20 Sleep Accessories to Help You Get a Better Night’s Rest
Set the scene for a better night’s rest ‘ in comfort and style ‘ with our picks of the best sleep accessories
Luxurious Sleep Linens
Better bed linens really do mean better rest. These dreamy sheets and comforter are a high thread count for a super-soft feel and 100 percent cotton to keep you just the right temperature all night long.
Pottery Barn PB Essential 300-thread-count King Pillow Cases, $25 for Set of Two and Belgian Flax Linen Diamond Quilt (King), $395; potterybarn.ca; and West Elm Harmony Sheet Set (Pillowcase shown), $119 (King); westelm.com
You can’t go wrong with pretty and functional. These Canadian-made PJs contain the
latest moisture-wicking fabric to keep you drier through night sweats.
Lusomé Donna Shirt, $82; and Debra Nightie, $88; lusome.com, thebay.com
A sweet treat that will help you sleep? Count us in! This gummy melatonin supplement can help increase total sleep time, help you fall asleep faster, and even reduce the side effects of things like jet lag, daytime fatigue or sleep disturbances.
Vitafusion SleepWell, $9
Himalayan Salt Lamp
This handcrafted salt lamp is made of salt crystal harvested from the geological range of the Himalayan Mountains. It naturally produces negative ions, which help clean and purify the air, and has a soothing and calming effect.
Lumiere de Sel Natural Shape Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp, $35.50; well.ca
Journal Your Thoughts
Experts say that doing a “brain dump” (writing down your to-dos and worries) before bed can help clear your mind so you’re more likely to have a restful sleep.
Spiral Journal Hello Lovely, $15; indigo.ca
The scents of marjoram, camomile and neroli will help usher you off to dreamland. Use three to five pumps at bedtime, misting overhead or directly on bed linens, to promote relaxation and sleep.
Saje Sleep Well Restful Sleep Mist, $13; saje.ca
A soft light, which gradually increases over 30 minutes, stimulates your body to wake up naturally. By the time light has filled your bedroom, your chosen natural sound (think lapping waves or chirping birds) ensures that you’re up and at ’em.
Philips Wake-up Light, $99
In the Neck of Time
Oh your aching neck – no more. Ergonomically designed, this pillow features Octaspring technology memory foam “coils” to give your neck support and keep your spine in alignment no matter what sleeping position you’re in. And, the mesh panels around the sides ensure a cool and comfortable rest.
Dormeo Evolution Dream Memory Foam Pillow, $189; available exclusively at Sleep Country Canada or octaspring.ca
Bedtime Bath Bliss
Relax in a warm bath as this CocoCreamer bath bomb dissolves and releases organic coconut oil, creamy coconut milk, lavender essential oils and the sweet aroma’s of hibiscus.
CocoCreamer Bath Bomb, $9; bathorium.com
Proud Canadian company Endy Sleep is changing the way we buy our mattresses – online, shipped right to your door. Competitive pricing, quality construction and maximum comfort is topped only by the fabulous customer service and extras like a 100 night trial and a 10 year warranty. Finally, the sleep you’d thought you’d only be lucky enough to dream about.
Endy Sleep Mattresses, $650-$850; endysleep.com
This overnight mask plumps, hydrates and reduces signs of stress, so you can wake up to a more radiant complexion.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Masque, $80
Sleep with Less Stress
More than 80 percent of Canadians have sleep issues, with 66 percent of sufferers citing stress as the cause. Enter the first time-released sleep aid with stress-relieving ingredients, including chamomile, rhodiola, l’theanine (amino acid in green tea to reduce anxiety) and skullcap, which promotes sleepiness.
Jamieson Healthy Sleep, $19 (30 caplets)
Botanical oils restore moisture while natural exfoliants fight fine lines, leaving skin looking brighter. We love that this made-in-Canada skincare line boasts at least 80 percent organic and 99 percent natural ingredients.
Refresh Botanicals Night Restore Complex, $24; refreshbotanicals.com
Eyes Wide Shut
Total darkness will help you sleep better. We love this bamboo eye mask’s soothing lavender scent.
Spa Relaxus Silk Eye Soother, $8; relaxus.com
This retinoid oil will help reduce pore size, improve damaged skin and even help fight wrinkles. Get firmer, more radiant skin by morning.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $130; geebeauty.com
This delicious herbal tea blend is caffeine-free and boasts snooze-inducing ingredients like camomile. Sip a cup before you turn in to get you primed for sleep.
Davids Tea Organic Sweet Dreams Herbal Infusion, $8 for 50g; davidstea.com
Heat-activated pads gradually release the calming scents of lavender and camomile into the air for eight hours of aromatherapy. The plug-in is portable, so you can pack it for your next overnight business trip.
ZzzQuil Scented Plug-In, $11
With no melatonin, Pascoflair contains 425mg of pure extract of passionflower, a plant native to the southern United States, Bermuda, and tropical Asia. It has been used historically as a medicinal plant in traditional medicine for sleep disorders, anxiety states, and nervousness, and is now available in Canada as a natural sleep aid.
Pascoflair, $19 for 30; passion-flower.ca
Sometimes a little inspiration is all you need for sweet dreams.
Indigo Expression Dream Pillow, $40; indigo.ca