Getting adequate sleep is non-negotiable. With so many benefits for both our mind and our body (such as improved mood and energy, enhanced productivity and concentration, stronger immune function, and a boosted metabolism), sleep is unarguably self-care. And while healthy daily habits — like exercising, avoiding caffeine later in the day, and reducing blue light exposure — can help improve your sleep hygiene, sometimes we need a little extra support. Plus, if you’re going to be *extra* about anything, it may as well be your sleep health! So, if you’re looking for some simple (yet totally life-changing) sleep products to enhance your slumber, we’ve got you covered. Trust us, you need these sleep tools!
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The Best Sleep Products That Will Change Your Life
If you tend to toss and turn or struggle with insomnia due to a racing mind, a weighted blanket is the sleep tool that will totally change your life. With gentle yet soothing pressure, weighted blankets help relax the nervous system and stimulate the production of calming and mood-boosting hormones like serotonin and melatonin. Plus, they’re cozy and comforting and feel like a big hug! We love this Bearaby weighted blanket.
Guided Sleep Meditation
Sleep meditation — like a lullaby for adults, with way more benefits. And with our FitOn library full of sleep meditations, you’ll be snoozing like a baby in no time. Simply press play and let our FitOn trainers guide you out of your head and into your body.
Here are some of our FitOn favorites:
Silk Eye Mask
Research shows sleeping in a dark room significantly improves your sleep quality — it’s even been shown to benefit your mental health! Sleeping with light, however, has been shown to have the opposite effect — even if it’s dim! So, really, investing in a sleep mask is a sleep necessity. Plus, this silk eye mask is cooling, non-irritating, and comfy.
Saje Sleep Well Essential Oil Blend
If you’ve yet to invest in a diffuser, here’s your sign to get one! Then, simply add a calming and stress-relieving blend of essential oils, like this one from Saje Wellness. Made with ingredients like roman chamomile, lavender, and valerian, you’ll be sending your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation and rest.
Loftie Sleep Clock
The clock of our dreams, for the sleep of our dreams. Designed with white noise and nature sounds for a deeper, longer-lasting sleep. Plus, a gentle (jolt-free) alarm that wakes you up as your body naturally would. With options for meditations, sound baths, and breathwork, it’s a dream come true! You can even sync it to your phone for your own music while keeping your phone (and that sleep-disturbing blue light) at a far distance.
Moon Juice Dream Dust
Brew yourself a magical moon milk made with the Dream Dust from Moon Juice. Made with sleep-supporting herbs (such as Jujube Seed, Chamomile, and Ashwagandha) used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, this blissful concoction will have you drifting away in sweet delight. Brew with warm water, or enjoy this floral blend with steamed non-dairy milk and a drizzle of honey.
Numi Sweet Slumber Herbal Tea
Speaking of sleepy tea, give this herbal blend from Numi a try. Free from melatonin, it’s a natural way to unwind and support tranquility for a sound sleep. Formulated with flowers and botanicals like chamomile, valerian root, passionflower, hop, and lemon balm for a science-supported sweet slumber.
Everlywell Sleep and Stress Test
Want to get to the root cause of your insomnia or sleep troubles? Try this sleep and stress test from Everlywell! This at-home test measures important sleep and stress hormones (including melatonin and cortisol) in order to determine your baseline levels and gauge where you’re out of balance. Plus, they provide you with feedback and recommendations based on your results — definitely a life-changing sleep tool!
Read Yourself to Sleep
If you want better sleep, try turning off the electronics and cozying up to a book. Shown to improve sleep quality and reduce stress, reading before bed has benefits for both our brain and body. While we all have different interests, try reaching for a book that’s engaging yet not overly stimulating!
Some great options include:
- Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety by Drew Ramsey
- The Energy Paradox by Steven Gundry
- Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Caroline Leaf
CALM Magnesium Powder
Magnesium is a science-backed sleep supplement and a must-have part of our evening routine. Shown to benefit sleep quality, sleep duration, and mental health issues contributing to sleepless nights (such as depression and anxiety), we’re all about adding this mineral to our nightcap. While we’re big advocates of Calm’s original powdered fizzy drink, this mind and stress formulation is our newest sleep obsession. Made with magnesium and L-theanine, it’s truly a cup of calm.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Spritz yourself to sleep with the soothing scents of Lavender, Chamomile, and Vetiver. Reviewed by neuroscientists and tested in clinical trials, this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray has been shown to improve sleep time in a therapeutic way.
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
If you’re going to splurge on sleep, you may as well invest in a super-luxurious set of sheets. Silky smooth satin sheets, 480-thread count, and independently tested for harmful substances. Enough said.
If you want to biohack your sleep and make changes based on factual data, the Oura Ring might just be the life-changing sleep tool for you. It tracks your heart rate and heart rate variability, monitors your core temperature, and tells you how long you slept in each sleep cycle. Plus, it provides insights into your activity level, oxygen levels, and for women, menstrual cycle. Providing you with an overall sleep score, it’s a great way to see what areas you need to improve upon with real-time data to back it up!
Struggling to Sleep? Try These Sleep Products!
Say goodbye to sleepless nights! With these simple (but life-changing) sleep products, your sleep routine is about to get a makeover. With real-time data from wearable technology and lab tests, to sleepy teas, silk eye masks, and satin sheets, you’re about to drift off into a slumber like no other! While there are plenty of lifestyle hacks to support a healthy sleep, treating ourselves to the occasional wellness gift can be a game-changer!