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We all know that if we want to have a good day it’s important to get a full night’s sleep. But what helps when insomnia or seasonal changes disrupt your peaceful slumber?
Maybe it’s time to invest in a new mattress or maybe you just need to change your habits a bit. You can give these tips a try, or you can enlist the support of one of the following products to help get you the best sleep possible.
Do you get enough sleep?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders including insomnia. Without sufficient sleep, daytime problems like fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, accidents at work or while driving, and mood issues can occur.
Additionally, seasonal changes can impact your sleep schedule as your body adjusts to the light, temperature, seasonal rhythms and humidity differences – further increasing the likelihood of issues during the day.
So, what can you do to improve your sleep? Aside from maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen, using a pillow to match your ideal sleep position and avoiding large meals before bed, there are numerous products that can help. When you’re ready to catch your optimal Z’s – come on, get cozy and check out our favorites!
Nodpod Weighted Sleep Mask
Fragrance-free with gentle microfleece on one side and cooling Jersey cotton on the other (try it fresh out of the freezer), the Nodpod Weighted Sleep Mask effectively relieves headaches, insomnia and eye strain. Similar to a weighted blanket, the mask molds against the contours of your face with four evenly weighted, light-blocking pods, easily secured in back with a pull-through slit. Machine washable. Available in yellow (shown), purple and black. Buy it here.
Light Therapy Lamp
If you can’t get near natural sunlight during the day, this full-spectrum white light therapy lamp can help balance out disorganized circadian rhythms for a better night’s sleep. Set it up in your workspace as shown or sit in front of it wherever its convenient for you. Brightness is easily adjustable and the unit is lightweight for ease of portability. In an average of 15 to 60 minutes per day, this Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 Light Therapy Lamp can help boost your mood, aid concentration and dial up your energy. Comes with a two-year warranty and bulbs last 50,000 hours. Buy it here.
ThisWorks Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray
Created free of chemicals, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances, ThisWorks Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray syncs with your body’s natural clock to ensure a good night’s sleep. Just spritz a little on your pillow before bed and enjoy the superblend of botanical and natural essential oils including lavender, chamomile and vetivert for a peaceful, restorative slumber. Clinically proven to restore normal sleeping patterns when used as directed. Buy it here.
Healthful Sleep Guided Sleep Meditation CD
The Healthful Sleep guided sleep meditation CD from Health Journeys creates a supportive meditative state ideal for slumber with the comforting voice of Belleruth Naparstek and the enchanting music of Steve Kohn. Extremely popular, this guided sleep meditation works for anyone in need of better sleep. Some regular listeners have even been able to stop taking their sleep medications. 60 minutes long. An Amazon’s Choice product. Buy it here.
Suibety Ear Plugs
With a Noise Reduction Rating of 32, these earplugs cut out all the excess sounds for optimal tranquility. BPA-free and snug for most ear sizes (average to large), Suibety Ear Plugs come with a handy carrying case. Waterproof, reusable and hypoallergenic. Good for ear protection at concerts and construction sites, while swimming or in an airplane. Buy it here.
Lush Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion
Made thick and rich with oatmeal, almond oil, lavender and cocoa butter, Lush Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion soothes irritated skin while soaking in its calming, long-lasting fragrance for those who need help falling asleep. Previous customers rave about it and say it’s well worth the price. Vegan; never tested on animals. Buy it here.
Good Day Chocolate Melatonin Supplement
Comprised of only the best non-GMO ingredients including premium, fair trade milk chocolate and chamomile, Good Day Chocolate Melatonin Supplement Natural Sleep Aid is a tasty solution to sleeplessness. With 1 mg of melatonin in each piece, you won’t need many before you’re drifting off to sleep. Doctor-founded. Coloring made from fruits and vegetables. Give your doctor a call before any taking new medication or supplements to make sure it’s right for you. Buy it here.
Sleepytime Tea from Celestial Seasonings
A favorite gentle, herbal remedy, Sleepytime Tea from Celestial Seasonings is a staple in countless household cupboards. Just steep a teabag (or two) in very hot water for five minutes, then sip and enjoy nodding off to sleep like the teddy bear on the box. Comes in additional flavors on occasion (if you find it in peach flavor – grab it – it’s delicious!) Always all-natural with no artificial flavors or colors, non-GMO, certified kosher and gluten-free. Each box has 20 packs of two teabags. Buy it here.
LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine
Tune out extraneous noise and get to sleep faster with the gentle whir of your choice of fan sounds or pink, brown or white noises. Compact and lightweight, the LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise machine is easy to move around, perfect for travel or keeping on the nightstand at home. Comes with precise volume control and a 60-minute timer. Comes in six colors and styles. Buy it here.
Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper by Dreamfoam Bedding
While we can’t always replace our mattresses as directed, we can replace our mattress toppers quite easily. The Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper from Dreamfoam Bedding is the company’s top-selling mattress topper. In addition to the cradling cushion it provides, the gel swirl is infused with components to improve circulation and draw heat away from the body. Comes with a three-year warranty. Available in eight mattress sizes. Buy it here.
Which items look best to improve your slumber? Do you have another favorite that we missed? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Sweet dreams!