10 Must-Haves to Get Better Sleep, According to Former Insomniacs

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By: Eloise Reyns | September 2020


A good night sleep is essential to balance our mood and creativity. It doesn’t matter how much coffee we drink, if we don’t rest well at night, we’ll really struggle the next day. But wanting more sleep isn’t always achievable, when worries about tomorrow and the day’s events are the most common causes that bother us at night. So in order to get more sleep, we try diverse products available on the market – although not always efficient. It’s good to know that real insomniacs have found actual remedies for a blissful night. Here are the products they swear by, and can’t live without.


Silk Eye Mask, 100% Mulberry Silk

Etsy.com

This gorgeous 100% silk mask is handmade and will keep the skin around your eyes smooth and rested! It's a great gift or simply treat yourself, you deserve it! Available in 4 colours. Dispatch within 2 days.

"It’s perfect! I over researched this quite a bit as I wanted to get the right mask with a silk back, good quality, dye doesn’t run and good fit. Ticks all the boxes!" Maria

Silk Pillowcase, 100% Mulberry Silk

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Say bye to hair frizzes and tired skin with this handmade 100% silk pillowcase. Available in 8 colours. Express international delivery.

"This shipped to me in NYC from Australia INCREDIBLY fast. In five days?!?!? I would not believe it if I were not resting on my new gorgeous silk pillowcase right this moment. The dye is perfectly true to color and the silk itself is so luxurious!! I’m obsessed with silk pillowcases (I have tried so many) and I think this might be one of the nicest ones I have." Allisson

Lemur Grey Faux Fur Throw

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, snuggling in a blanket decrease anxiety and increase serotonin levels, two essential things to a good night sleep.

"I ordered this blanket for my guest bedroom as a bedspread. It fits perfect on my queen sized bed and looks as luxurious as the picture. The fur feels real to the touch. Fast delivery from the UK to the US. Thank you!" Lydia.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Amazon.com

This spray can help you relax and fall asleep. It contains Lavender, vetiver and chamomile, known for their soothing action on the nervous system.

"After using the spray I've seen a noticeable change in the quality of my sleep. I've been waking up more refreshed, taking less to no naps during the day, sleeping for longer at night & looking less tired. I even let my boyfriend try it and he said he slept a lot better too!" Keisha.

SNOOZ White Noise Sound Machine

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You'll find multiple white noise sound machines on the market. But SNOOZ is one of the best because it has a fan inside it, providing a real soothing sound. Fan-based withe noise machines are supposed to be the most effective.

"This is an amazing machine. I have had many white noise devices and this is by far the best. Totally worth the higher price. I also wear earplugs and between the two it effectively blocks the majority of household noises. Very pleased." Dawn.

Dodow Sleep Aid Device

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Dodow is a metronome with a light system that re-teaches you how to fall asleep naturally, without taking any medicine. It already helped over 500,000 people suffering from stress, restlessness, chronic insomnia and waking up in the night.

"Bought this with a high degree of skepticism : but if you are like me and find it difficult to drop off you will try anything : anyway, noticed an immediate difference - really can't recommend this product highly enough." Amazon customer.

Manta Sleep Mask - 100% Blackout Eye Mask

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Light sleepers won't be able to spend a night without the Manta sleep mask after trying it. The adjustable cups block all light without adding any pressure to your eyes.

"I absolutely hate sleep masks. I am a light sleeper and struggled falling asleep with something touching my face. I decided to try this sleep mask and was thrilled with the result! Due to the unique design, it doesn't touch your eyes which was my issue with every other sleep mask. The head strap is very soft and doesn't leave any marks on your face from sleeping with it on. Highly suggest!" Lindsay

5HTP + Supplement

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5 HTP + is a great food supplement if you suffer from stress and anxiety which impacts negatively your sleep. 5-HTP is the precursor to Serotonin, which contributes to the feeling of well-being and happiness, and Melatonin, which is key to regulating the sleep-wake cycle.

"These have made a huge difference in my life. Within hours after taking them I started feeling much happier and less anxious and better able to deal with stress at work. Others have also noticed a difference in my mood. I have been taking 2 per day, 1 with breakfast and 1 before bed to help me sleep. I would definitely recommend to anyone suffering with anxiety, depression and problems sleeping." Elaine

Tisserand Aromatherapy - 3 Step Ritual to Sleep Better

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A blissful bedtime 3-step ritual made with sumptuous jasmine, warming sandalwood and soothing lavender 100% natural pure essential oils to help you sleep well and start the day refreshed. Step 1- Massage and body oil after a bath or shower. Step 2- pillow mist spray over your pillow before bedtime to help your mind drift off and dream. Step 3- roller ball once in bed, roll onto pulse points at the temples, neck and behind ears.

"I use this sleep routine every night and I love it. The smell is so calming and lovely, the massage and body oil is so relaxing and makes my skin feel so lovely! The pillow mist smells amazing but isn’t overpowering like others I have tried! The roller ball is so soothing and again makes me feel very calm just before bed! 100% recommend!" Freya

AYO: Premium Light Therapy

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AYO’s sleeping aid light is an award winning technology that can help you improve your sleep quality within 14 days! With AYO, falling asleep and waking up feeling naturally refreshed is easy. They can also help with preventing jet-lag and ease seasonal depression disorder.

"I ordered the glasses 'cause I've tried everything to combat my (seasonal) insomnia. Literally everything. From herbal teas to exercise. Nothing really helped. I notice a lot of versions of these glasses, but these seemed legit. I was surprised by the high quality packaging and how solid the device itself felt. The app is also very intuitive and easy to work with. I've tried the glasses for about a week now and already noticed a huge improvement in my sleeping pattern. Falling asleep is easier and I wake up fresh now. I hope this will continue for the coming months. All in all very satisfied with my purchase." Sarah.

Author: eloise
Date: 30 September 2020