Is there anything more annoying that not being able to fall asleep? Well, probably, but it's definitely up there. Especially if you have to go to work the next day or you have a job interview or something else important that you really need your full faculties for.
But sometimes it just doesn't happen and you're left in bed with your mind fully alert, even though you know you're tired and you can feel you're tired. It's a bloody pain when that happens.
Well, now, it looks like there might be a viable solution that doesn't involve necking a bottle of Night Nurse or taking sleeping pills and is much more effective that putting drops of lavender oil on your pillow - namely Lush's new Sleepy body lotion.
By all accounts, the product - which is available in two sizes (95g, which costs £7.95, and 215g, which will set you back £13.95) - does exactly what it says on the tin and lulls you incalm and relaxing sleep.
That, at least, is according to the reviews on the Lush website and on Twitter, where people have been going absolutely nuts about it. And rightly so - sleep is awesome, so anything that can help us get there on the nights when it eludes us is practically a godsend.
The description on the Lush website reads as follows: "You'll sleep well after dipping into this dreamy lotion, made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute.
"A rich, malty and floral perfume conjures up visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream while the heavenly ministrations of creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool and enrich the skin. Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pyjamas for snuggly nights beside the fire."
Not only does the Sleepy body lotion help ease you into Slumberland, but, according to this lot, it apparently makes you feel incredibly relaxed and smells amazing:
Now, while most product descriptions on the websites of the companies that makes them are hyped up marketing BS that bends the truth a little bit, judging by the response on Twitter it seems that Lush might just be telling the truth.
Featured Image Credit: Lush