It’s thought that as many as 16 million adults in the UK struggle with getting that all important shut-eye. We all know how important sleep is for our physical and mental health. Bad sleep affects everything from our mood to energy levels, stress-resilience, immune system, productivity, concentration, memory, and the list goes on and on. What we are doing during the hours before bedtime influences our sleep. Why carving out a soothing bedtime routine is essential. Here we round up some of our favourite sleep wellness gifts for you or someone you know suffering from sleep deprivation…
If your brain is overstimulated during the day, it can be difficult to slow down at night. Maybe you are overwhelmed at work, or you are constantly distracted by notifications, or you have a very busy household… There are numerous reasons why you may feel very tense and alert. Lowering your stress levels during the day can help calm your mind at bedtime. With NOWATCH you can continuously measure your stress levels and predict your cognitive zone up to 60 minutes in advance. If your NOWATCH predicts an overstimulated mental state, the watch will provide a vibrational signal for a reminder to do a relaxation exercise.
TRIP CBD DRINK
CBD, a compound extracted from hemp plants has anecdotally been used as a sleep aid for centuries. It’s thought that CBD binds with receptors in our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Our ECS helps the body achieve internal homeostasis – balance – which includes helping us to sleep better. Many take CBD as part of their nightly routine to: help find calm, relax and unwind, aid anxieties and settle stresses from the day. Try swapping that evening glass of red wine for a CBD infused drink like TRIP instead.
SLIPSILK SLEEP MASK
Aside from waking you up, light and disturbances can cause you to frown at night, contributing to lines and wrinkles. To defy this ageing danger and ensure that your beauty sleep remains utterly uninterrupted, Slip’s Pure Silk Sleep Mask shields your eyes in the most gentle, comfortable way possible. Crafted from 100% pure mulberry silk inside and out, the mask offers breathable temperature control, protecting the delicate skin around your eyes from any damage. Pure silk filler and a silk-covered elastic band makes it even more plush, while the sublime ‘Paisley’ print, designed by Alice + Olivia, adds a little extra luxury to your bedtime routine.
HIGHERDOSE PEMF MAT
The Infrared PEMF Mat combines two powerful healing technologies to create the ultimate recovery tool, preparing you for a sound night’s sleep. PEMF grounds you in earth’s magnetic field for a full-body reset, while Infrared’s deeply penetrating heat stimulates neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is essential for sleep and recovery. This is our go-to mat for deepening our meditations and experiencing total-body relaxation.
COSMIC DEALER ‘SHE SLEPT FOR 100 YEARS’
An Ayurvedic infusion from Cosmic Dealer for deep and restorative sleep. Toasty buckwheat (grown and roasted in Brittany) gives the body a warm embrace, coaxing it into relaxation with subtle notes of caramel. Ayurvedic herbs (like cinnamon, star anise and fennel) seduce the mind into a deep slumber.
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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.