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After a looooong day, there’s nothing worse than failing to fall asleep. From your roommate’s disruptive late night cravings to your mind racing through your day’s to-do list, there are a number of reasons why that dreamy bliss of sleep seems so elusive. And because sleep plays such a vital role in your overall health, it’s essential that you get a restful slumber.
Luckily, there are a few innovative and super relaxing products on the market that can help you catch those ZZZs.
Below, a diverse roundup of our faves — now put down your phone and go to sleep!
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1. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Blending the calming scents of lavender, chamomile, and vetiver together, this award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic spray will help you drift off to sleep with just a few spritzes on your pillow. Available at Sephora, $34.
2. Lush Sleepy Body Lotion
This lotion has been dubbed a “miracle” for those who suffer from insomnia. People are freaking out about it. And understandably — using a blend of lavender, tonka and ylang ylang oil, this stuff is almost guaranteed to send you straight to la-la-land. Don’t believe us? Check out the fanatics in this group on Reddit. Available at Lush, $9.95.
3. MySleep Button App
MySleep Button app will whisk you to dreamland (we’ve tried it! We’re into it!), thanks to cognitive science. Select how long you want the app to play, settle into bed, close your eyes, and then listen. By imagining the words the app says out loud, you’re actually distracting your brain, and breaking up the sequence of sleep-distracting thoughts that often plague us at night. In other words, the app brilliantly helps your mind relax. Available at your app store, it’s free on iOS and costs $2.99 on Android.
4. Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea
The active ingredients in the Kava root are known for their relaxation properties, which is why so many people use as a sleep aid. Sip on a warm cup of the good stuff (any brand of Kava tea will do) before bedtime to help soothe your anxiety and tired muscles. You will be sleeping like a baby in no time. Available at Amazon, $12, and most grocery stores.
5. Bodymate Body Pillow
Sometimes all you need is someone — or something — to snuggle up against for a good night’s rest. Body pillows can help eliminate tossing and turning during the night. Place it under your neck or hips to relieve any muscle strain. Plus it can just feel good to cuddle up. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond, $14.99.
6. Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask
This top-rated mask has that luxe spa quality that’s impossible to hate, but it also provides you the benefits of total blackout. For most people, the darker the room, the better their body is able to adjust to nighttime and get some quality sleep. It’s also perfect for catching ZZZs on planes, trains, and buses, making it the ideal travel accessory. Available at Amazon, $9.99.