We’re about to teach you how to get the rest you need!
National Sleep Awareness Week. Have you heard of it? It’s possible it missed your radar, considering all the millions of things that fill your day. From morning to night (and, as parents know, sometimes all through the night), we’re always on the go. We get up, make breakfast, make lunches, get kiddos out the door, go to work, clean the house, do school pick up, help with homework, make dinner, put the kids to bed, and attempt to squeeze in a little time for ourselves. All of those things that actually make it harder to get the rest we need. So if National Sleep Awareness Week 2023 escaped your attention, it’s not really a surprise. And if you’re perpetually looking for tips and tricks to nighttime bliss, you’re not alone!
The ultimate message of the National Sleep Foundation’s Awareness Week is to emphasize how important sleep is to our emotional health, physical performance, and overall well being. It may feel like sort of a “well, duh” statement (we won’t blame you if that was your first thought), but proper rest is beyond critical, especially for us moms. We think it’s the perfect time to offer you some sleep solutions to help make the sleep you do get as effective and restful as possible. While we can’t guarantee more sleep, we can definitely help to improve the quality of the rest you get. Keep reading for some of the best sleep solutions we’ve found to make waking up much easier.
Apollo Neuroscience Wearable
The Apollo Neuro wearable will change the sleep game for you. It was developed by neuroscientists and physicians for better sleep, relaxation, and focus. It uses gentle, non-invasive technology to send silent, soothing vibrations to the body that help you feel safe and in control. Use the Apollo Neuro app to choose a mode or create a daily schedule to help you transition throughout your day. Developed by physicians and neuroscientists, the Apollo wearable has proven outcomes across sleep quality, focus, heart rate variability, performance, and recovery, and is appropriate for both adults and children.
Hers Mind Unwind Drops
A soothing blend of chamomile, ashwagandha, and other calming ingredients helps you to de-stress and decompress so you can relax and fall asleep easier.
Nectar Premier Soft Memory Foam Mattress
Get ready for the best sleep ever with this mattress from Nectar that's especially perfect for side-sleepers. Is that you? Check out this gone-viral addition to your bedroom!
Boppy Total Body Pillow
Whether you're pregnant, nursing, or just struggling to find a comfortable sleeping position, the Boppy Total Body Pillow is a must. Your hips, lower back, and shoulders are all supported at the same time, so those pressure points are cushioned all night!
Big Blanket Co Sateen Dreams Sheets
You've heard of the original 10x10 Big Blanket. Now meet some of the best sheets from the brand! Oversized top sheet so no more nighttime tugging alone or with your partner, deeeeeeep pockets to avoid midnight pop-ups, and the most breathable sateen fabrication. Comes in 3 colors.
Google Nest Hub
Not only is it handy for connecting to your home's smart devices, watching movies, looking up recipes, and more, but the Google Nest Hub can also track your sleep habits (without invading your privacy!), play guided meditations and relaxing white noise, and wake you up slowly with a glowing sunrise light! You'll wonder how you lived without it.
Manta Sleep Mask
The sleep mask that took the world by storm! With over 12,000 glowing Amazon ratings, zero eye pressure, completely adjustable design, and snag-free fabrics, it's easy to see why people can't say enough good things about it.
Kitsch Vegan Satin Pillowcase
Protect your hair and skin with one of the best-selling (and most affordable!) satin pillowcases out there! It stays cool, helps prevent breakouts and frizz, and absorbs less dirt and oil than traditional pillowcases. Our Shopping Editor won't sleep without one!
HUM Nutrition Beauty zzZz Gummies
Do more with your sleep supplement. Dual benefit formula with melatonin and FOS prebiotic fiber helps you fall asleep faster while balancing digestion. 15 minutes or less to fall asleep? We're there.
Warmies are the lavender-filled, totally microwavable, weighted and soothing plushes that are perfect for kids and adults (just ask Oprah—Warmies are one of her Favorite Things!). They come in a ton of different adorable animals so you can find the perfect bedtime buddy!
ettitude Woven Vegan Cashmere Throw Blanket
Just as soft as traditional cashmere but much more sustainable, the ettitude Vegan Cashmere Blanket is such a great luxury investment for your bed (or couch, or favorite chair...)!
Luna Weighted Blanket
If weighted blankets are more your speed, the Luna Weighted Blanket is breathable through all seasons. Weighted blankets help relieve stress by boosting serotonin and aiding in natural melatonin production. It comes in several colors and was featured on the TODAY Show!
JJwinks Girl Trip Nightgown
A classic style, but updated! The JJwinks built-in bra you know and love combines with this timeless nightgown in buttery-soft fabric you'll never want to change out of!
Qunol Sleep Gummies
If melatonin just isn't cutting it, Qunol Sleep Gummies are a 3-in-1 supplement blend that includes melatonin, L-Theanine, and Ashwagandha. They help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. They're gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO, too!
Kiss My Face De-Stress Body Butter
Imagine the richest body butter you've ever used combined with the soothing scents of lavender and ylang ylang and you have a bedtime dream come true!
Clevr Blends Sleeptime Superlatte
A caffeine-free nightcap infused with potent sleep-supporting botanicals that help quiet the mind, calm the body, and make it easier to fall—and stay—asleep. It's a comforting step in your nighttime routine (even Oprah thinks so! Yep, Clevr Blends is another on her Favorite Things list!). Oh, and that creamy consistency comes from oat milk, so even the dairy sensitive moms out there can enjoy!
Mitcent Air Purifier Fan
This bladeless 2-in-1 air purifier + fan is the perfect bedroom addition. It's a super powerful (but gentle) fan with included purifier so you can sleep at your best temperature and breathe easy!
Verilux HappyLight Luxe
Plug it in and get happy! All the benefits of the essential sunlight we need without the harmful UV rays in a completely customizable lamp that you can keep indoors.
Nestl Cooling Pillow (Set of 2)
Almost 6,800 Amazon reviews rave about the Nestl! These pillows are filled with gel-infused cooling memory foam for better ventilation and cooling technology that draws heat away from your body.
Iris&Romeo The Reset Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray
Your skin absorbs product better at night (that's why nighttime skincare is so important), so seal your evening facial routine with this incredible 3-in-1 hybrid skin spray. It's your secret to dewey, bouncy skin that you can use anytime!
Actsyl-L Eyelash Growth Serum
Get flutter-ready lashes while you sleep! Simply use the included fine-tipped brush to line your lash line every night and watch sparse lashes fill in over time. Plus, Actsyl-L is one of the most affordable lash serums on the market.
Beautyrest Zuri Reversible Faux Fur to Mink Electric Blanket
Chic and cozy, this faux fur heated blanket offers auto shut-off, virtually zero EMF, and machine-washable!
Zenfinity Bath Pillow
One of the best ways to relax and unwind before bedtime is a hot bath, and you'll definitely want this (machine-washable!) bath pillow along with you.
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