10 Gift Ideas for People Who Really Need Sleep

10 Gift Ideas for People Who Really Need Sleep

What could possibly be better than the gift of a good night’s sleep?

For most adults, the concept of a solid night’s sleep is an elusive dream that we just learn to live with.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way! If you, or someone on your gift list, spends their nights tossing and turning, we’ve compiled a list of 10 gift ideas that will help everyone get some more shuteye.

10 Gift Ideas for People Who Really Need Sleep

Silk Eye Mask

Rest easy with a silk eye mask that is both extremely soft and naturally hypoallergenic. This gift is perfect for someone who frequently fights nightly distractions, or needs complete darkness to fall asleep. Not only does a silk eye mask help you make the most of your shuteye, but it also helps prevent wrinkles and is naturally soothing to the skin.

Silk Pillowcases

Much like silk eye masks, silk pillowcases prevent friction to the hair and skin, thus nearly eliminating irritation and damage. They also provide a cleaner surface for sleeping and help your skin retain moisture. In addition to beauty benefits, a silk pillowcase also helps create a luxurious environment making you feel more elegant and relaxed. The more relaxed you are, the higher your chances are of falling asleep faster and having a better night’s rest.

Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is a wonderful, natural alternative to pharmaceutical interventions for sleep disturbances. For those who struggle to fall asleep at night, natural essential oils may help. Lavender, jasmine, chamomile, peppermint, ylang ylang, sandalwood, bergamot, and sweet marjoram oils are known for their soothing effects and abilities to help tackle insomnia.

There are a number of different ways to use essential oils for better sleep:

  • Put a few drops of essential oils into an air diffuser that will disperse the scent throughout your room.
  • Mix essential oils with water and add to a small spray bottle to spray in your room or on your pillow before going to bed.
  • Put a few drops of essential oils into a bath with epsom salt for a relaxing way to wind down before bed.
  • Boil a pot of water and add a few drops of essential oils to it, then inhale the steam coming from the pot.
  • Rub a few drops of oil onto your wrists, neck, feet, or chest. Be sure to mix the essential oil with a little bit of olive oil to avoid any skin irritation.

Humidifier

Believe it or not, simply adjusting the humidity in your room can lead to a better night’s rest. If you suffer from common annoyances like air that is too dry in your home or nasal passages that aren’t sufficiently lubricated. Sleeping with a humidifier can highly benefit those with respiratory issues that negatively affect their quality of sleep. They may also help people who suffer from bloody noses, dry skin, allergies, irritated eyes, overall dryness in throat or airways, and sinus headaches. 

Lavender Shower Gel and Body Lotion 

The natural scent of lavender has been proven to help you drift off to sleep more easily. Studies have shown that lavender can help slow down the heartbeat and relax muscles, thus setting the stage for a sounder sleep. Using lavender-infused shower gel and body lotion after your evening bath can help your body feel more relaxed as soon as you slip into bed.

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have recently been growing in popularity thanks to their ability to help the body relax and fall asleep more quickly. The pressure created by a weighted blanket mimics a therapeutic technique referred to as deep pressure stimulation. This pressure has been proven to relieve anxiety and pain, as well as improve moods.

These therapeutic blankets weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds, and as a general rule should be 5 to 10 percent of your body weight.

Air Purifier

Polluted air in our homes is not something that should be ignored, especially for those who suffer from sleep issues. An air purifier helps to capture over 99% of dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and other household odors as well as eradicate any germs or bacteria that might be floating around.

Blue Light Glasses

Blue light glasses are a great gift for anyone that spends a lot of time in front of screens (which includes most of us these days). If working from home has turned you, or someone you love, into a real computer-potato, it might be time to check out some blue light glasses.

Spending too much time on digital devices like computers, smartphones, tablets, and even the TV, can wreak havoc on your sleep cycle. Overexposure to blue light can cause eye strain, headaches, eye fatigue, and even prevent us from falling asleep at night.

Luckily, blue light glasses can help eliminate the side-effects of too much screen time, so that you can keep scrolling as long as you’d like. Be sure to check out this article on “All You Need to Know Before Buying Blue Light Glasses” so that you can find the perfect pair.

Ear plugs

Noisy neighbors, a partner that snores, or living on a busy street, are all annoyances that light sleepers have experienced far too many times. Luckily, the price of silence can cost as little as $10. Giving the gift of complete silence is something that surely every light sleeper will appreciate this holiday season.

Books

Did you know that simply reading a book before bedtime accelerates the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep? Reading a book before bedtime calms the brain and reduces stress, which improves sleep quality. Not only will gifting someone a book for Christmas help them fall asleep faster, it will also help them stay away from electronics before bedtime, which has been proven to improve sleep quality.

This list of sleep gifts is all about celebrating a solid night’s rest. We hope you found something in this guide that will help someone you love get the restorative night’s rest that they deserve!

Sweet dreams and happy shopping!

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