There simply aren’t enough hours in a day to accomplish everything on my to-do list. I spend nine to ten hours at work each day, running from meeting to meeting and trying to get work done whenever I can. When I get home, I’m back on my laptop or my smartphone answering emails as I receive them. I often toss and turn at night, worrying about the things I didn’t have time to do that day.
And I’m in good company. Thirty percent of people in the US suffer from insomnia, making it the most common sleep disorder in the United States. The growing awareness about the health dangers of not getting enough sleep has led to a boom in the sleep aid products industry. I like to have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a safe and natural product that can help me fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.
Here are the top 10 best natural sleep products on the market designed to promote more restful sleep.
The free smartphone app uses soothing music and relaxing sounds designed to induce the relaxation response. Sleep Genius was developed based on the technology utilized by NASA astronauts to help them sleep. Instead of using the typical harsh tone of an alarm clock, the app uses soft sounds to wake the mind and body gradually. Over time, the app helps “train” the brain to a new sleep/wake rhythm to help wake up naturally.
There’s nothing worse than a lumpy pillow that fails to support my head and neck. But Sleepenvie pillows use cooling technology to promote a more restful night’s sleep. Sleepenvie's cooling technology features a gel memory foam layer and an ice yarn cover to prevent the head and body from getting too warm at night. One pillow in the Sleepenvie collection, the Violet pillow is infused with the sleep-inducing scent of lavender to add a bit of aromatherapy.
Slick Sleep Wireless Headphones
Sometimes I just want to listen to some calming music in bed, without disturbing my partner. But I find typical in-ear headphones uncomfortable. The Slick Sleep Wireless Headphones helps solve that issue by building headphones into a super soft headband. Designed by a family doctor, the headphones use Bluetooth technology to connect to any compatible device easily.
When worn at night, the Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension, and promote a more restful night’s sleep. The sleek-looking bracelet uses proprietary wearable technology to help the body increase its production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin safely and naturally. The Sleep Bracelet’s embedded metal disc taps into the Earth’s beneficial natural frequencies and channels them back into the body to promote relaxation and better sleep.
Beddit3 Sleep Monitor
The Beddit3 Sleep Monitor is a sensor that uses ballistocardiography (BCG) to monitor and track respiration, heart rate, blood flow, and movement. The Beddit3’s sensor looks like a thin and comfortable strip that runs across the mattress. The Sleep Monitor pars with any smartphone via Bluetooth technology. The Beddit3’s app analyses the data collected by the sensor to come up with a unique “sleep score” that measures overall sleep quality.
Vitruvi Sleep Aromatherapy Oil
Essential oils are more popular than ever – especially blends that help people sleep better. Vitruvi Sleep Aromatherapy roll on oil is a mixture of rest-inducing scents, Roman chamomile, French lavender, vetiver frankincense, and ylang ylang. The almond, apricot seed oil, and castor oil are 100% natural and free of harmful parabens, artificial dyes, and sulfates. Apply the oil to pressure points on the body like the insides of the wrist, temples, and behind the ears.
Getting a better night’s rest can be as simple as learning how to breathe in a way that relaxes the mind and body. 2breathe includes a wearable sensor that helps sync breathing with guiding tones via an app. When worn around the abdomen, the 2breathe sensor sends each inhale and exhale wirelessly into the 2breathe app. 2breathe then uses guided tones to prolong exhalation to induce drowsiness. After several minutes, the mind and body are calm, relaxed, and ready for sleep.
Full Leaf Tea Co. Organic Sleeping TranquiliTea
Sipping tea is a common remedy to help relax the mind and body. TranquiliTea is an organic blend of calming herbs like rooibos, chamomile, valerian root, peppermint, and lavender. The unique formula helps calm the mind and body to encourage a more restful night’s sleep.
For many couples, snoring is a problem – for both the snorer and the snorer's partner! SmartNora is an under the pillow device that “listens” for snoring sounds. If detected, SmartNora makes gentle movements via a bedside pump to stimulate throat muscles and help the snorer breathe more naturally. Instead of interrupted sleep, couples and individuals can sleep better and wake up feeling more rested.
Dri-Tech Moisture Wicking Performance Sheets
With Dri-Tech Moisture Wicking Performance Sheets, there's no more waking up in a pool of sweat! Dri-Tech Moisture Wicking sheets help sleepers stay cool by wicking away heat and moisture. Air-X mesh sidewalls and hems provide maximum airflow and temperature regulation. The sheets are cling-free and stay put throughout the night without bunching.
Although the stress of modern life can often interfere with sleep, it’s good to know that there are some great sleep aid products that can make getting enough high-quality shuteye a little bit easier.
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