Sleep has the power to make or break you. There's no way around it. As we adjust to daylight savings time, it's obvious that many might have a good night's rest on their minds. Cue the appropriately timed Sleep Awareness Week, the third week of March 2021 devoted to the importance of rest and wellness.
If you're having issues getting some good shuteye, iHeartRadio has suggestions on ways in which you can make your evening that much better. Yes, putting aside your gadgets, wine and sweets will help, but we can never use enough life hacks — especially when it comes to time in dreamland. Scroll on below to see some of the items that might help you improve your sleeping experience.
Unless you're sleeping in a blackout room, eye masks are necessary to swerve the light that might be seeping in through your curtains. CILQUE offers 100 percent silk eye masks that help you enjoy your beauty sleep in style and comfort. Not only do they come in a variety of colors, these go-to masks act as compact travel companions.
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Subscriptions exists for just about anything, including pillows. One Fresh Pillow is the world's first pillow subscription that offers the good ol' fashioned pillow constructed with a different fill on each side: fluffy on one (siliconized polyester fibers) and supportive on the other (polyester). The family-owned company was developed by a licensed message therapist and offers members pillows that can be replaced as often as they'd like.
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Wanna know what it's like to feel a dream? Well, The Comfy has come pretty close with The Comfy Dream, a wearable one-size-fits-all blanket made of microfibers that'll have you feeling soft from the minute you put it on. It comes in various patterns and designs. If you think you've seen this before, it's because you probably have. The item was previously featured on an episode of Shark Tank.
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If you're looking for an aromatherapy experience, Bleu Lavande will help with a pure lavender essential oil experience. Not only are Bleu Lavande products made with certified essential oil, they omit ingredients like sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances or dyes and are certified cruelty-free. The Sweet Dreams set, in particularly, features a number of ways to experience the benefits, including a linen water, room spray and an oil roll on.
OLLY Sleep Melatonin Gummies work as a means to boost your body's natural sleep hormones that help you unwind, calm your sense and get a good night's rest. Available in blackberry zen flavor with a fresh hint of mint, the bedtime treats are made of a blend of Melatonin, L-Theanine and botanicals like chamomile, passionflower and lemon.
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PeachSkinSheets have been previously featured on the TODAY show and for good reason. The reversible brushed PeachSkin finish on both sides makes for a go-to option with a 1,500 thread count level of softness. Additionally, it targets both the warm and cool sleepers!
Aside from gadgets and sleeping amenities, there's nothing like some good ol' tea to help comfort and sooth your body upon dozing to sleep. Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea offers a total of 120 tea bags that are caffeine free and all natural to sip on before heading to dreamland.
If you're looking for a fancier option to aromatherapy, you might want to try the VicTsing essential oil diffuser, which features a modern wood grain exterior to make for a decorative piece. On top of a seven color light option and four timer setting, the diffuser lasts for 10 hours on a low mist level and elevates your atmosphere with a fragrance.
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You've heard of the Calm app before and there's a reason why millions have used it for a better night's rest and less anxiety. In addition to providing relaxing music and mediation coaching, the app presents a number of friendly voices, including the likes of Harry Styles, Keith Urban and Kelly Rowland, to share some soothing stories and music.
You already know the importance of staying hydrating, but smartwater+ recently released a collection of premium waters with unique ingredients and flavor extracts that are meant to keep you calm. More specifically, their smartwater+ tranquility option features ashwagandha and tangerine extracts to level up emotional calmness.