Sleep is essential to your health and quality of life. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, getting plenty of sleep ensures optimal brain functioning and promotes your emotional well-being. It also keeps you alert and safe during your waking hours. Think falling asleep behind the wheel. The NHLBI also states that a lack of sleep is linked to health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Knowing all this, you want to make sure that you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, as recommended by the Mayo Clinic.
I came across a product that claims to tantalize your senses, soothe your skin all while helping you fall asleep and sleep better at night. It’s called “Dream Silk Comfort Cream” made by Earth Therapeutics. Here’s my experience using this cream. Hopefully it comes in handy.
Dream Silk Comfort Cream comes in a 6 fluid-ounce tube. Normally the tube costs $6, but I managed to snag one up at Marshalls for $3.99. Still, even for $6, you get a good amount of lotion that will most likely last all month with daily applications. The white lotion has a somewhat watery consistency and contains valerian and lavender. It’s aroma is said to relax and calm the mind, and the lotion is said to comfort your body like a pair of silk pajamas.
Like the packaging suggested, I applied the lotion religiously after taking a warm shower and drying off. Because of the watery consistency, I had to rub thoroughly to make sure the lotion was fully absorbed into my skin. Instantly, I noticed the strong herbal-like scent that engulfed my surroundings. The scent lingered on my skin for a long time and was quite pleasant. Just as recommended on the packaging, I took deep breaths to get the full experience.
I used the sleep lotion each time before bed, fully moisturizing my body from the neck down. The biggest thing this lotion has going for it, is its scent. Other than that, I don’t find Dream Silk Comfort Cream a very good moisturizer. I find that after applying it, my skin is still dry, almost to the point where I want to apply another moisturizer over it. As for sleep, I want to believe that this so-called liquid pajama helps me fall asleep and stay asleep, but for some reason, I don’t feel like I’m sleeping any better than I did when I wasn’t using the cream. However, even though I don’t think it really promotes sleep, I would buy this cream again, just because of the pleasant price and scent. And maybe also because I want to believe that it works.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute