Tisserand Aromatherapy Sweet Dreams Roller Ball and Badger Sleep Balm Review

It’s not because I’m stressed that I can’t sleep sometimes, it’s that my mind won’t shut up! It has totally random thoughts flying around it all day and then creates really busy detailed dreams for me all night, you’d think there would be a period in between where it would slow down so I can actually get to sleep but no. You can see why I tried both of these now, right?

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I have a little ritual in the evening which involves changing into my jammy’s, making the bed, filling a bottle with filtered water to take to bed, removing my makeup and then massaging in moisturiser. I have to do all of this before I’m tired or I will just drop, spill and miss-place everything.

Tisserand Remedy (Sweet Dreams) Roller Ball $12.73 for 10ml

I put a little bit of this behind my ears and a big streak across my pillow around an hour before going to bed. It took this huge amount of time for me to forget that I’d applied it to my pillow, so when I lay down I started to wonder what the lovely flowery fresh scent was which me feel calm and happy. Every time my thoughts wandered I brought them back to the scent and my breathing. I drifted off to sleep fairly quickly and had some really lovely creative dreams. I don’t think I’ll use this every night as I’ll get too used to the scent and stop recognising it. I’ll save it for those nights when my body is really tired and I have to get up early in the morning but my mind isn’t as convinced. I’ll also take it with me if I’m staying over at friends or when I’m on holiday and I’m sleeping in a bed I’m not used to.

Badger Sleep Balm $5.99 for .75oz

How adorable is this fat little tin! The Bloke asked “Can I have that tin when you’re done for screws and stuff” “No I have to keep it.” “Why?” “Because it has a cute sleepy badger on it” Duh!

This balm has a much subtler scent of lavender and bergamot than I was expecting. My sense of smell isn’t the best I’ll admit but it was barley detectable, which is possibly a good thing if you are sharing a bed with someone who (rather annoyingly) has a super sense of smell. I applied a little bit of balm behind my ears, to the nape of my neck and to the middle of my collar bone about 20 minutes before going to bed. I did have quite a few things on my mind such as upcoming appointments and unresolved issues but I was quite surprised at how relaxed my body felt. I wasn’t wriggling around and I felt perfectly comfy, so I did fall asleep quicker than I normally would when my mind is busy.

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In my opinion if a persons mind is really stressed and their muscles are tense I think it will take more than aromatherapy to knock them out. An Indian head massage maybe, seeing as we’re being holistic here. However, if you simply need a little help relaxing and getting into sleep mode then I recommend both of these.

Chrissie xx

A great cure ring for snoring!

As anyone who has to put up with a partner who snores like an angry lion roaring will tell you, it can be really frustrating. Frustrating to the point of wanting to boot them out of bed – literally. I got a bit of a shock when my bloke informed me that I also snore “like a little dog”, which isn’t as cute as I thought and actually quite annoying apparently.

I was really pleased when another blogger informed me that Good Night Anti-Snoring Rings existed and I asked Good Night if I could put them to the test. My bloke was rather skeptical but willing and I was just plain desperate.

Good Night Anti-snore Ring

How It Works

The ring uses acupressure theory by applying pressure on specific points using two Acu-Activators which work on different pressure points S12 & HT9 located on the little finger. This works in harmony with the body’s bio rythms.

Good Night Anti-snore Ring

Info

You need to wear the ring for at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep.

Going of the Chinese belief of Yin and Yang men should generally bennefit from wearing the ring on their right hand and women on their left. If the person is a very heavy snorer however, they can wear one on each hand!

Wear the ring ONLY when you are about to sleep and for no longer than 12 hours.

The ring is not suitable for pregnant women or for people under 18 and it’s also not suitable for people with sleep apnea.

The Anti-Snoring Ring is available in three sizes Small J-P, Medium N-S. Large S-Z

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Good Night Anti-snore Ring

Putting Them To The Test

After 4 nights:

“This ring really works, it’s amazing!” we are both saying.

After 5 nights:

Aaargh! Really bad night of snoring from my bloke, what the heck is going on?

After 7 nights:

Throughout the night when he’s on his back my bloke makes a quiet rumbling noise every now and then. I pressume this is when he’d normally be snoring loudly if it wasn’t for the ring.

After 14 nights:

Blissful sleep for the majority of the time. We realise the first snoring instance was because my bloke confessed he wasn’t sure he had the ring on the right way round that evening. I must admit I tried to put it on my ring finger a few times… ha ha, don’t even go there people! . The second instance was a result of my bloke consuming a large amount of beer (always a bad snore omen) and then being woken by me as I desperately tried to shove the ring on his finger. Hardly a great start to a relaxing nights sleep.

Our Verdict

Over all we are really impressed! The Good Night Anti-snoring rings which we refer to as ‘our snorings’ have become a nightly his and hers accessory. I haven’t snored once while wearing mine and I find it very comfortable. One could argue “Well you might not have snored anyway during those nights.” but the fact our snoring stopped and only returned when we didn’t use the rings correctly is a kind of default test, as I see it.

I must let my Mum know about these rings as she still hasn’t got accustomed to my Dad snoring, even after 40 years of marriage!

Money back guarantee on website:

‘If you are not satisfied that after using the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring that it has not stopped or reduced your snoring after using the ring and wearing it each night correctly and according to instructions for a minimum of 21 days, we will refund your purchase price less the postage and packaging.’

Rings cost £30.

Rating 5/5