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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.
BATH AND SHOWER SLEEP AID
This Works Sleep Plus Bath Oil£14.23 £16.77 (16% off)
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 bath oil? Infused with a calming and relaxing blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver essential oils, this oil ensures you'll have a stress-free, restful sleep.
Sunday Rain Sleep Easy Soaking Bath Salts£6.00
Or you might like to try these bath salts, which contain real lavender buds and sea salts to provide the ultimate relaxing end to your day.
Weleda Relax Aroma Shower Gel£8.63
And for those who don't have time for a bath or just aren't into them, we love this relaxing shower gel, which is infused with scents of soothing lavender, citrus-y bergamot and warm, woody vetiver. The nourishing, creamy texture of this gel will also help you reach a sense of total wellbeing, perfect for a great night's sleep.
SLEEP AID BODY CARE
Votary Intense Overnight Mask£76.50 £85.00 (10% off)
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.
This Works Deep Sleep Overnight Cream£21.53 £25.39 (16% off)
While of course you're going to love the plumping, hydrating and brightening action of this night cream as ceramides, copper PCA and Persian silk tree extract get to work, it also has a lavender scent that will soothe your senses as you get ready for bed.
SLEEP AID AROMATHERAPY
Grace & Stella Lavender Essential Oil£14.60
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.
Alexandra Kay Time To Sleep Oil Blend Organic£18.00 £19.00 (6% off)
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.
Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Aroma Spa Diffuser & Oil Blend Set£41.40
We also love this diffuser and oil set, which, instead of applying to your skin to relax, fills your bedroom with a peaceful fragrance. 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 Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle£29.16
Light this candle while you're having your bath or doing other parts of your evening routine, and let the calming ambience of lavender and Roman chamomile fill the room.
Evolve Beauty Tranquillity Essence Pillow Mist£18.00
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.
OLVERUM Restful Sleep Pillow Mist£26.50
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.
Anatomicals You Don't Need Meds To Get More Zeds Lavender Pillow Spray£8.81
For less of a luxe pillow spray and more of a fun, cheeky one, pick up this Anatomicals lavender-scented spray. As a bonus, this spray is all-natural and comes in a travel-friendly small bottle!
Slip Silk Queen Pillowcase£85.00 £89.00 (5% off)
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.
Slip Silk Sleep Mask£44.00 £50.00 (12% off)
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.
Slip Sleep Mask Contour£55.00
And how could we not include this luxe option, designed to protect your lashes and prevent wrinkles - with the added benefit of blocking out light and helping you get a better night's sleep.
Grace & Stella Hot + Cool Gel Bead Sleep Mask£12.35
We also love this sleep mask, which can be kept in the refrigerator for a cooling sensation or microwaved for a peaceful, spa-like experience that can also help with congestion!
We hope these sleep improvement products can help you get the shut eye you well and truly deserve. For more top tips, take a look at How to Get Glowing Skin Overnight and The Best Supplements for Skin Care. And don't forget to search our well-being pages for more great products!
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.