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It’s the middle of the night. You’re lying in bed, wide awake, thoughts rushing through your head. No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t fall asleep… and you feel like you’re the only  person on the planet who’s still awake.

If you’ve ever experienced this (or even worse, if this is a nightly occurrence for you), then there’s a product that might be a dream come true – literally!

Lush’s Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion is being hailed by users online as “happiness in a jar,” with people going so far as to claim that it’s “pure magic” and a “miracle” cure for insomnia.

What’s its secret?

The cream contains lavender oil, ylang ylang oil, tonka bean and oatmeal. For any of you seasoned insomniacs, you’ll know quite well that lavender has long been known to have an immediate calming effect on the body – but when you mix it with these 3 other ultra-relaxing ingredients, you get an incredibly potent and highly effective sleep potion.


Skeptical yet? You can rest assured knowing that it’s more than just a case of smart marketing and overrated hype. Several social media users have recently taken to Reddit to back up some of the wild claims:

“As someone with an incurable and not so common chronic [illness] which result in chronic pain and insomnia because of the pain, sleepy lotion is the one product that can actually help me through the worst of my nights, wrote one user.

Another user, @jesssicaaalynne, posted that “I used to take anxiety medication for 11 years and had to stop recently which was pretty terrible. But I found that using and smelling Sleepy can help my anxiety not be as bad. It’s such a relaxing scent and I love using it!”

One customer even raved about how the cream helped her restless toddler sleep 14 hours a night without any disruptions: “if someone told me about this a few months ago I wouldn’t believe them, but it’s amazing.”

Lush originally released Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion as a holiday special, but due to its constantly growing popularity, they recently added it to their permanent line of products.

The lotion is available at Lush stores across Canada for $20. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Lush to treat yourself to the best sleep of your life — you know you deserve it.