I’ll admit it. The older I get, the more I become a high maintenance sleeper. I’ve had issues with falling asleep for years and recently it has been more restless sleep. That being said, I started adding in various elements that claim to help sleep and I have to acknowledge that I’ve been sleeping a lot better in recent weeks! Are all the below items responsible? Who knows! But, I will say, I’ve since gotten into a steady ritual before bed this year and as a result I’ve been averaging about 8 hours of sleep at night! #Blessed
Read on for some of my favorite products to pursue the ever-important beauty sleep we all need and deserve!
I wrote about the Inscape app in this post (and my pursuit of practicing meditation here) but on nights when I’m feeling particularly stressed or restless, I take 15 minutes to do a meditation session. I’m instantly more calm and it is a far better way to wind down vs. scrolling through social media or watching TV which I’m guilty of doing all too often. I really like the way the sessions are guided and how approachable they make meditation feel.
WelleCo Sleep Welle Calming Tea:
I recently listened to Elle MacPherson being interviewed on Garance Dore’s podcast and I loved everything she was saying about treating our bodies well. She swears by drinking this tea she formulated for her new wellness brand before bed and I love it! I also love this tea so I’ll switch it up each night but having a sleep tea before bed has pretty much become a must-have for me.
UMA Pure Calm Oil:
I just included this oil in my February Monthly Favorites but had to include it here as it has been part of my sleep ritual ever since I got it. It lives up to its name as I feel instantly more calm after dabbing it inside my wrists before I close my eyes.
OLLY Restful Sleep Gummies:
I don’t take these every night but if I really need some extra Zzzs, if I’m taking a red eye or sleeping in an unusual place, I’ll take one of these.
Slip Silk Eye Mask:
I don’t have shades in my bedroom so I tend to wake up naturally which isn’t a bad thing most days but sometimes I still want to sleep a bit more. I keep this eye mask in arm’s reach and pop it on when I first start to wake. I also swear by it for travel for use in hotels and on planes.
ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray:
Spray this on your pillow and instantly feel more calm! I talked more about it here.
And remember when I asked you guys for an alarm clock recommendation? I finally found one! It turns out finding an analog alarm clock is easier than you think. I ended up buying this one and it’s been serving its purpose perfectly as I am no longer looking at my phone in the middle of the night!
p.s. my favorite sheets (seriously obsessed and a lot of my friends have bought them & love them now!) and easy ways to update your bedroom.
I just got that eye mask and I’m obsessed! It’s so soft. Sleep is just the best!!! (Lol, but seriously!)
It really is!!!
OH NO! you forgot to mention the enVy Anti-Aging pillow!