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The 16 Best Sleep Aid Products to Help You Get a Good Rest
Sleep is a tricky thing, the more you will it to happen the longer it takes. Clock watching doesn’t help either, especially when you know you need to be up in a few hours. And what with everything going on in the world right now, it's harder than ever to switch off.
Now, we know we can't be the only ones struggling to sleep, which is why we've collated our favourite night time necessities. While we can’t promise to cure your sleep problems, these sleep aid products can help you feel a little more relaxed and soothed by the time your head hits the pillow.
Top Tips for Sleep
Before diving in, the Cosmetify gang have rounded up our top sleep aid tips. Yes, you may already know most of them, but how many of these tips are you sticking to?
- Cut down on the screen time – the blue light is NOT your friend in the evening as it messes with your sleep cycle
- Limit your caffeine intake during the day and switch to herbal teas in the evening
- Stick to a routine with similar waking hours every day to help reset your body clock
- Delve into the world of ASMR – whether it’s rainfall sounds, soft whispers or ocean noises, soothing sounds can help you drift off quicker
- Consider buying a weighted blanket – these may be an interiors fad, but plenty have praised their ability to ease tensions and combat stress
And of course, adding some of the following natural sleep aid products into your routine can't hurt either. So, take a look at our roundup of the best sleep aid products at Cosmetify.
The perfect sleep routine obviously starts with a relaxing bath or shower – whichever you prefer! What better way to unwind and relax at the end of the day than with this ELEMIS duo. Infused with orange, cardamom and ginger, the Clarity Elixir helps sharpen the mind, while the Sleep Elixir contains soothing essential oils to put you in the mood for a snooze.
Soothing your atmosphere is just as important as soothing your skin. As well as promoting relaxation and being used to treat anxiety, headaches, depression and more lavender oil promotes sleepiness and reduces the effects of insomnia, so you can finally drift into a peaceful sleep. A few drops of Grace & Stella Calm Yourself Lavender Essential Oil will having you drifting off in no time.
Feeling a bit bunged up in the evening? Clear your head with this ‘breathe well’ bath essence. It contains a peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus blend, which helps revitalise the senses before you head to bed. And of course, it includes a magic mixture of lavender and chamomile for the ultimate zen moment.
Prepare your bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep with this diffuser and oil set. Simply add a few drops of the jasmine, sandalwood and lavender blend into your device to diffuse a fine mist across your room. The beautiful home fragrance sets the scene for a super relaxing evening routine.
This small yet mighty bottle holds a potent blend of essential oils, including lavender, bergamot and sweet orange, which encourages a deep and peaceful slumber. The oil is specially formulated for people who struggle with busy minds who need a little extra helping hand to switch off. Apply to the sensory points of the body or add a small dash to your night time bath.
Spritz this pillow spray onto your sheets and indulge in the aromatic properties of ylang ylang, mandarin and lavender. This spray calms the senses and helps you drift off into a deep and peaceful sleep.
Up the ante at shower time with this luxury shower gel. It's the best way to ease tensions and caress the skin, which is ideal if you’ve been sitting hunched over your laptop all day. It also helps calms your senses so you feel refreshed and relaxed.
Add these bath salts into your nightly routine to help smooth your skin and soothe your mind. It comprises a blend of relaxing Dead Sea salt, Epsom salts, Himalayan salts with lavender, bergamot and neroli, which you can add into your bath. The gentle ingredients work together to ease the muscles and prepare your body for bed time.
Soak away negative thoughts and feelings with the ultimate self-care essential. This bath soak helps achey muscles to unwind whilst soothing the mind with a cocktail of relaxing essential oils.
We think you should treat yourself to a pamper session with this irresistible body butter. The process of massaging this rich cream into the arms, legs and torso will help you unwind and relax after a hard day. Plus, the nourishing formula has a luxury fragrance and melts effortlessly into the skin.
Restore some inner zen with this handy spray from OLVERUM. It has a gorgeous blend of bergamot, amyris and lavender to create the ultimate soothing scent. All of these ingredients also help destress the mind and are perfect for bedtime, travelling and on-the-go stressful moments.
Creating a regular skin care routine will also help your body unwind and your skin glow. Add a weekly face mask into the mix to help your skin recoup while you sleep. The deluxe Votary overnight mask is an obvious choice, as it deeply moisturises and boosts radiance. You’ll be glowing come morning, even if you can’t get a full 8 hours.
A luxurious multi-award-winning bath oil that soothes you to sleep. Pampering both body and mind, this exquisite bath-time remedy aids restful nights and energised mornings
While you’re in the bath, set the mood with a deeply relaxing candle from Neom Organics. This scented candle contains pure essential oils that help you create a calming presence and a sleep-inducing aroma. Just make sure you blow out the flame before you head to bed.
Ok, so this silk pillowcase won’t exactly help you fall asleep, but it does have plenty of skin and hair benefits. The silky fabric is gentle on your hair and helps prevents frizz and flyaways. It also doesn’t absorb any of your expensive face creams, so your skin feels soft to the touch come morning. And better yet, it’s a luxury addition to your bedding which makes getting into bed a little more exciting.
The final step in any sleep routine is an eye mask. This one from Slip is not only super pretty, but feels incredible next to the skin thanks to the soft cotton velvet lining.
Written by Rebecca Jenkinson
Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.