Do you ever have problems drifting off to sleep? Perhaps you wake up in the middle of the night, and your brain switches into thinking mode. Whether it’s anxiety, stress or general worries of daily life that are keeping you awake, Sleepy Love is here to help, and I was lucky enough to get to try it out, thanks to Lombardia Drinks and The Vegan Lifestyle Association.
Sleepy Love is a special mango drink, which contains a combination of soothing and calming Bach Flower Essences. But what are Bach Flower Essences, I hear you ask, and how exactly can they send me into the land of nod?
Bach Flowers are a safe and natural healing method. They restore the balance of mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as worry. These are the seven essences included in Sleepy Love:
Honeysuckle – For homesickness, nostalgia and bereavement. Great for those ruminating over the past.
Walnut – Helps with adjustment to change, and for letting go of the past. Can be used for those who can be easily led away from their ideals due to the opinions of others.
Rock Rose – The emergency remedy for fear or terror. Particularly good for panics and nightmares.
Impatiens – Helps those who are impatient or anxious. Great for anyone who fidgets.
Cherry Plum – For those who fear losing control, or losing their mind. Worry about doing fearful/dreaded things.
Clematis – For those with a lack of interest and concentration. Good for those who withdraw from the world and daydream.
Star of Bethlehem – For those under great distress or unhappiness. Good for shock and post traumatic stress.
I’ve had previously wonderful experience from flower remedies before, particularly Rescue Remedy which I think contains the same 7 remedies as Sleepy Love. It was the thing that got me through lots of exam nerves and helped me to keep calm. This drink is just as wonderful.
It’s a really easy drink to make – just use a whole sachet for a strong drink, and half for a weaker drink – I actually found I only needed a third of a pouch at a time, as it packs quite a punch. Mix with hot – or cold – water and enjoy in a relaxing setting. Be mindful about drinking your Sleepy Love – taste every mouthful and breathe in the scents.
I’ve found it very effective indeed – it does take at least a week for the effects to kick in, as advised on the website, it’s a gradual build up effect. After the Bach Flower Essences have gathered in your system, you should feel more calm and relaxed, and find a more peaceful sleep. I certainly did. I wake up much less in the middle of the night now, and find it easier to go back to sleep if I do.
It costs £7.99 in Holland & Barrett for a pack of 4 sachets – which can give up to 8 servings based on half a sachet each time. You can also buy on the Lombardia Drinks website. It’s great value when you consider the difference a good night’s sleep can make to your day.
This review has been organised by the VEGAN Lifestyle ASSOCIATION. This is my genuine and unbiased review of the product.
Lombardia Drinks are listed with the VLA and you can see their listing here.