There’s nothing more fundamental to self-care than getting enough sleep each night. Stress, too much technology, and overdoing it on caffeine can all wreak havoc on your precious nightly rest. Not only does regularly sleeping well help protect your mind-body health overall, it also promotes an easy breezy attitude when it comes to managing stress.
While maintaining a daily bathing habit supports good health and peace of mind, nightly soaks can also help you catch your zzzs more easily. Establishing a comforting bath time to bedtime routine can calm your mind, while gently winding down your body as evening sets in. Further, it’s important to cultivate good sleep hygiene. Sleep is as important to your health as wholesome foods and regular exercise are, so love yourself well by creating healthy sleep habits. Creating a peaceful bedroom atmosphere, dimming the lights as the sun goes down, and going to bed at the same time each night can help you rest more deeply.
No matter what your preferences are in terms of nightly self-care, adding new tools and products to your routine can help you find what nurtures you most. Whether you love elaborate rituals, or prefer a swift and simple self-care regimen, adding new elements to your routine from time to time can help keep your practice vital and fulfilling. Here are ten of our favorite products and tools for getting more restorative rest.
1. TUFT & NEEDLE MINT MATTRESS
Buying the highest quality mattress you can afford is essential to healthy sleep. Tuft & Needle’s Mint Mattress boasts three luxurious foam layers that cradle your body as you drift off to dreamland. Also offering a 100-night free trial with free returns, you can test out your new mattress before making any final decisions to make sure it’s the best fit for you.
2. THE GROUND THERAPY SLEEP MAT
Ultimate Longevity’s Ground Therapy Sleep Mat emits a continual stream of electrons all night long as you doze. According to Ultimate Longevity’s website, the “Ground Therapy Sleep Mat removes harmful electrical charges from manmade EMF’s that build up ... and disrupt your body’s natural electrical frequency and stability.” As a result, you get anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits, along with deeper rest.
3. PLUTO’S CUSTOM-BUILT PILLOW
Pluto’s custom-built pillows are made based on your comfort preferences, how you sleep, and what you love most in a pillow. Pluto offers free shipping along with a 100-night free trial to make sure that you adore your choice. Each pillow is personalized via a brief questionnaire and made entirely by hand.
4. LUNYA‘S DREAMY SILK SLEEP MASK
Lunya’s Washable Silk Sleep Mask is offered in seven colors. If you’re not a fan of blackout curtains in your bedroom, sleep masks are a fantastic, light-blocking alternative. This dreamy silk sleep mask doubles as a headband, so you can wash your face before bed and then doze off. When you’re ready to wash your mask, just toss it into the washing machine and lay flat to dry. Easy peasy.
5. SUNDAY CITIZEN’S WEIGHTED BLANKET
Sunday Citizen’s Weighted Blanket contains thousands of pieces of clear quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst crystals. Applying gentle pressure all over your body, weighted blankets can help you feel comforted, relaxed, and ready to rest with regular use. Weighted blankets may also be helpful for easing chronic pain and can promote deeper sleep.
6. STONE ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER BY VITRUVI
This gorgeous Stone Essential Oil Diffuser by Vitruvi is not only the perfect choice for your aromatherapy practice, it’s artful design makes for a beautiful piece of decor. While white is their best-selling color, according to the Vitruvi website, the diffuser is also available in four other colors, including terracotta, black, and blush.
7. RESTORE SMART LIGHT SOUND MACHINE
The Restore Smart Light + Sleep Sounds machine by Hatch can help personalize your bedtime routine so that you fall asleep quickly, sleep well, and wake up feeling good. A selection of soft, soothing lighting, before-bed sounds, and “wind-down content” can ease your body into deep sleep mode, according to the website. Additionally, you can customize a gentle Sunrise Alarm that promotes healthy cortisol levels.
8. NATURAL VITALITY CALM MAGNESIUM
Natural Calm is a classic in the supplement world, and makes for a wonderful pre-bedtime drink. Promoting deep rest, healthy digestion, and anxiety-relief, Natural Calm provides a balance of magnesium and calcium that can provide major stress relief. Available in several flavors, including an unflavored option, simply mix with water and sip before bedtime.
9. BALANCE SLEEPWEAR BY DAGSJEMAN
Balance Sleepwear by Dagsjeman is designed for optimal comfort and breathability. Not only are these pjs made from super soft, all natural beechwood, they help regulate your body temperature as you sleep. According to the Dagsjeman website, their micromodal is six times more breathable and four times better at “evaporating sweat” than cotton is.
10. REN’S & NOW TO SLEEP PILLOW SPRAY
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the most difference, and giving your pillow a spray of Ren’s & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray can help you end your day in a dreamy way. A soothing mix of essential oils, including Frankincense, Lavender, and Hops, this light mist can help you release anxious thoughts and fall asleep more deeply.
Making the effort to support healthy sleep is a cornerstone of any self-care practice worth its (hand-harvested) salt. No matter what products you use or methods you choose, aim for simple and effective strategies that you genuinely love. Better sleep makes everything in life just a little bit easier, so make sure to take care of you.