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We all know a good night’s rest is important for general health and mood, but these days, it seems like it’s harder to come by the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night, and when you do finally doze off, it feels less than rejuvenating. And now, there’s even something researchers have dubbed “coronosomnia,” which is an increased loss of sleep due to the pandemic. If you feel like you’re always tired, welcome to the club. Collectively, we’re such a tired world of people that according to Pinterest trends, sleep care is the new self-care. We’re practically losing sleep over the fact that we’re not getting enough of it. So, if you’re looking to catch a few more quality winks and not have to, say, drink an entire pot of coffee every day to function, here are 13 products that may help you finally fall and stay asleep.
It’s time to retire the giant, the worn-out T-shirt you currently sleep in, and invest in some luxurious pajamas that you can’t wait to put on at night and maybe have a hard time changing out of in the morning. This set of pajamas is made of soft silk, which is thermoregulating, which will keep you sleeping comfortably regardless if you run warm or cold. They come in a variety of colors and sizes from XS to 3XL. Best of all, the silk is machine washable, so you don’t have to take a special trip to the dry cleaners to make sure your favorite PJs are always clean and bedtime-ready.
Hatch Restore – Sound Machine, Smart Light – amazon.com
This smart sleep assistant can help you fall asleep and get up less painlessly by letting you personalize your own bedtime and wake-up routines. It has a library of peaceful sounds and light colors for use at night, and a sunrise alarm that simulates morning light to gently arouse you from slumber, so you’re not jolted out of bed by a deafening clock. Everything is controlled by touch or via the free companion app.
Coop Home Goods – Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow – amazon.com
Finding the best pillow for you can be like a Goldilocks type of situation — some are too soft, some are too firm, others are too flat or too tall. The Coops Home Goods pillow is fully adjustable to your needs; simply remove or add fill (it comes with an extra half-pound bag of fill) to make your pillow just right. It has a breathable case that’s made with a fabric derived from sustainable bamboo, and is filled with a blend of memory foam and microfiber to make it both soft and supportive.
Mulberry Silk Eyemask – brooklinen.com
An eye mask is useful for blocking out that extra bit of light — whether it’s city lights outside the window or a partner watching late-night TV. This silk eye mask is lightweight, breathable, and cool to the touch, and it comes in seven different colors, enough for each day of the week if you’re so inclined to start a collection.
Vitruvi Sleep Essential Oil Blend – anthropologie.com
Scents can help set the right mood before you turn in. Keep the chill vibes going throughout the night with a diffuser blend that can give you a relaxing, fragrant embrace while you snooze. Vitruvi’s sleep diffuser blend is made with a combination of all-natural soothing ingredients including lavender, frankincense, ylang ylang, chamomile, and vetiver. Take a deep breath and enjoy some peaceful ZZZ’s.
YnM Weighted Blanket – amazon.com
Weighted blankets add some pressure on your body and are designed to feel kind of like a big hug. The YnM weighted blanket has close to 30,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and comes in numerous colors, sizes, and weights ranging from five to 30 pounds. It has a seven-layer design and small inner pockets to help keep the weight (glass beads) evenly distributed and conform the blanket to the shape of your body.
Buffy’s eucalyptus sheets are more breathable than cotton and softer than linen, and eucalyptus requires 10 times less water to grow than cotton. The sheets are also sewn with recycled thread and colored using natural dyes created from plants and minerals, so you’ll feel good about sleeping better. The set comes with a top sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.
NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains – amazon.com
If you’re the type of person who needs complete darkness in order to fall asleep, you might want to look into blackout curtains. Not only do these triple-weave curtains keep your sleeping area nice and dark, but they also help insulate your room from outside noises and regulate the temperature inside. They come in various colors and lengths to match your room, and they’re also machine washable.
A few minutes of meditation can be a great way to focus on the present and help lower any stress that’s been hanging over you all day. If you don’t know where to start, an app like Calm can provide guided meditations of varying lengths so all you have to do is sit back and try to relax. Calm has meditations for anxiety release, restful sleep, deep sleep, and more. You can also find gentle music tracks and sleep stories (think bedtime stories for grown-ups), which are narrated by celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Kate Winslet.
Sakara Superherb Herbal Tea for Sleep and Relaxation 20pk – amazon.com
For a soothing, warm way to end the day, sip on a cup of this caffeine- and stimulant-free Sakara tea. It’s made with organic ingredients including passionflower, valerian, catnip, chamomile, and lavender to help you wind down and fall asleep faster. Each box contains 20 tea bags.
THISWORKS Deep Sleep Bath Soak – nordstrom.com
There’s nothing quite like a warm bath to relax you in the evening, so make yours even better by using a soak that can help prep your body for bed. These bath salts are made with a blend of lavender oil, chamomile oil, and vetivert oil to help release any tension physically or mentally so you can enjoy a deep sleep afterward.
CBD + Melatonin – elixinol.com
You may have heard that melatonin and CBD can help with sleep, now you can try a blend of both. These Good Night capsules contain plant-derived melatonin to help regulate sleep cycles and full-spectrum hemp oil to help calm your mind. There are no synthetic chemicals, colors, or fragrances, and the capsules are also vegan and vegetarian-friendly.
Moon Juice – Dream Dust | Adaptogenic Blend for Sleep – amazon.com
Get your daily dose of adaptogens and help your sleep while you’re at it. Moon Juice’s Dream Dust is a caffeine-free blend of Ashwagandha, Jujube, Polygala, Chamomile & Schisandra to help the body cope with stress and promote restful sleep. Blend one teaspoon with milk, hot water, or tea, and it’s off to Dreamland you go.