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The 18 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 Neom Organics bath and shower oil. Infused with English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine, this oil helps soothe and calm the body. The dreamy fragrance is enough to put anyone in the mood for a snooze.
If a hot bath is more your jam, up the ante with this affordable lavender bath milk. It's the best way to ease tensions in the joints, which is ideal if you’ve been sitting hunched over your laptop all day. It also helps calms your senses and soothe the nervous system.
If you don’t like the scent of lavender, why not try something a little different? These sleep-inducing bath salts use a calming blend of lemon myrtle, Melissa and valerian essential oils. Not to mention, it has a mix of Himalayan crystal salts and sea salts to help tackle any achey muscles. Add a spoonful to your next bath to relax both the body and the mind.
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.
Add this 2-in-1 body scrub into your nightly routine to help smooth your skin and soothe your mind. It comprises a blend of relaxing Epsom salts, lavender oil and chamomile, which you can use to exfoliate the skin or add into your bath. The gentle ingredients work together to ease the muscles and prepare your body for bed time.
While you’re in the bath, set the mood with a deeply relaxing candle from Neom Organics. This 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.
A great sleep aid supplement comes in the form of The Nue Co. Sleep Drops. This formula utilises a calming mixture of chamomile, valerian root and passionflower to soothe your anxious mind and mend the nervous system. Place them under your tongue up to 30 minutes before you hit the hay.
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 luxury fragrance and melts effortlessly into the skin.
Creating a regular skincare routine will also help your body unwind and your skin glow. Simply add a weekly facemask into the mix to help your skin recoup while you sleep. The Liz Earle 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.
Restore some inner zen with this handy roller ball from Aromatherapy Associates. It has a gorgeous blend of chamomile, sandalwood and vetiver, as well as coconut, peach, jojoba and patchouli essential oils. All of these ingredients help destress the mind and are perfect for bedtime, travelling and on-the-go stressful moments.
Spritz this pillow spray onto your sheets and indulge in the aromatic properties of chamomile, vetiver and lavender. This spray calms the senses and helps you drift off into a deep and peaceful sleep. This Works are the master of sleep aid products, easing all of our bedtime worries.
This small yet mighty bottle holds 22 essential oils, including Somali frankincense, 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 pipette to your night time bath.
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 aroma sets the scene for a super relaxing evening routine.
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 Holistic Silk is not only super pretty, but feels incredible next to the skin thanks to the soft cotton velvet lining. It is also filled with soothing lavender to aid sleep and send you off to the land of nod.
Another great eye mask option is this beautiful offering from Spacemask. This innovative eye mask contains jasmine to help soothe the senses and self-heats (yep, you heard us) to gently warm tired peepers. The Spacemask makes a great present for yourself or a stressed out loved one who deserves a much-needed break.
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.