No one really gets enough sleep as it is, so we’ve been on the lookout for products that make those few we can squeeze in hours really count.
Lavender is the magic aromatherapy ingredient when it comes to helping you fall asleep. Choose one of these scented sleep aids, or create a relaxing ritual by using a few.
Start with AGoodnightKiss’s Tub Tea ($24); the Lavender Herb scent contains a blend of herbs and natural oils for a relaxing soak. Follow up by lighting LAVANILA’s huge and clean-burning Healthy Candle in Vanilla Lavender (above left, $32), then rub Molton Brown’s Cedrus Temple Soother (above center, $27) onto pulse points. Finally, Tivoli Couture’s lavender eye pillow (above right, $18) will help you relax while blocking out the glare of your neighbor’s TV.
Some suggestions to help you sleep better: Brush with melatonin-laced Pearlydreams toothpaste ($20) to ease your body into a peaceful slumber, hug a beating heart pillow (above left, $35-$50) for a soothing heartbeat sensation, and buy your partner an airway-opening Silent Snooz (above center, $20) so he or she will stop snoring already.
When it’s time to wake up, let the Sleeptracker Pro (above right, $179) figure out the best moment to ease you out of your sleep cycle – it won’t wake you when you’re in deep sleep, unlike that bleating alarm clock from 1997.
Finally, take those six or seven hours and do something good for your skin: Decleor’s night balms ($67-$89) and Patricia Wexler Intensive Night Reversal & Repair Cream ($42.50) are specifically made for overnight use, providing moisturizing and anti-aging benefits while you slumber. Rest your head on a Satin Serenity pillow case ($25-$30) to keep the appearance of sleep lines at bay and maintain the moisture balance in skin and hair.