Sleep-Inducing Products to Help You Fall Asleep (Or Wake-Up Easier)
From supplements and cannabis oil to night-lights and linen sheets, here are the newest sleep products you need to try.
High-tech isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what you’re looking for in a duvet, but that’s exactly the selling point on this new duvet from Endy. The warm yet lightweight duvet incorporates Phase Changing Material (PCM) fibres, a technology that was developed by NASA engineers and helps wick away moisture and regulate body temp.
The Endy Duvet, $270 for a Double/Queen and The Endy Duvet Cover, $135 for a Double/Queen at endy.com
This natural supplement contains L-Theanine (an amino acid that promotes relaxation), L-5-HTP (an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body and is needed to make serotonin) and passionflower (used in traditional medicine as a tonic for anxiety and insomnia). Take one capsule 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep. We recommend doing a few soothing yoga poses during that half hour as well.
Sleep Like Buddha, $40 (60 capsules) at niyamayogawell.ca
This unique light helps lull you to sleep in the evening and gradually wakes you in the morning. At bedtime the warm light fades over 45 minutes (or your preferred countdown); in the morning, a soft light gradually brightens helping your body to wake naturally. It’s also portable so you can take it with you as a nightlight on midnight trips to the bathroom. Simply flip to turn it on and twist to adjust brightness, or just wiggle it for a low, gentle light.
The Glow Light, $140 at casper.com
The star ingredient in this fruit infusion tea is holy basil, a calming herb known to help you unwind. Brew a cup for a nighttime ritual. Oprah reportedly has a bath every night before she can go to bed. Read up on these other bizarre sleep habits of the super successful.
Tulsi Tranquility, $10 for 50 G at David’s Tea and davidstea.com
Luxe Linen Sheets
These premium linen bedsheets from Montreal-based Maison Tess are woven from 100 percent French flax for a luxurious feel that gets softer with every wash. Linen is also incredibly adaptable and works for both hot and cold weather. Yes, it’s light and airy in hot weather, but it also acts as a natural insulator when the temperature is cold. Perfect for maintaining the optimal bedtime body temp.
Maison Tess Washed Linen; available at maisontess.com
Combat the dark circles your lack of sleep has left behind with this brightening eye cream. Formulated with vitamin C to brighten and a vitamin E antioxidant complex to hydrate and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Olay Eyes Brightening Eye Cream, $34 at mass market retailers
Wake-Up Essential Oil
If you’re like 98 percent* of the population and mornings are a struggle for you, add this essential oil blend to your diffuser stat. One whiff of Morning Expert Wake-up Drops in the A.M. and you’ll be feeling all sorts of motivated. The invigorating blend of 100 percent natural peppermint, lavadin and rosemary essential oils help sharpen your focus and improve alertness.
(Editor’s Note: *Not an actual statistic, but it’s probably close, right?)
This Works Morning Expert Wake-up Drops, $25 at sephora.ca
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