More than one-third of American adults don't get enough sleep, and the holidays may cause us to lose even more zzz's due to stress and changes in our normal routine. Quality sleep is essential for our mental and physical health. Why not give that gift to someone you care about? We put together this quick guide with five products that we love and know you will, all of which are designed to help you get a better night's sleep during the holiday season and beyond.
Top 5 Sleep Aid Products of 2021.
1. OOLER by ChiliSleep
One of the most common reasons people wake up in the middle of the night is a lack of temperature control. According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, having a cool room temperature is one of the most important factors in getting a good night's sleep, with up to four out of five respondents stating that it is important to them. The ideal bedroom temperature for sleeping is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to accomplish this is to cool the mattress rather than the room, which is exactly what OOLER does.
2. Hatch Restore
Hatch Restore is an all-in-one sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and alarm clock. The "smart sleep assistant" enables you to create a personalized routine that will assist you in falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up refreshed. There are even options for infants and children.
3. Twilights Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Overexposure to artificial light, also known as "junk light," disrupts our sleep patterns and can have a negative impact on our overall health. Limiting screen time in the hours before sleep is critical for healthy sleep. Because many people find this difficult, you should consider wearing Blue Light Blocking glasses. Twilights were created by Bio-Hacker Dave Asprey, and we highly recommend them. Wear them an hour before going to bed for maximum melatonin production and a restful night's sleep. Within minutes, 70% of Twilight wearers noticed a difference. Twilight lenses filter out up to 100 percent of harmful blue light while also encouraging natural melatonin production for better, deeper sleep.
4. Oura Ring Sleep Tracker
Understanding how you sleep is an important aspect of sleep health. How can you improve if you don't know what's going on? You don't have to do a complicated sleep study anymore; just put on a sleep tracker and get incredible data. The Oura Ring is a tiny titanium device that collects a variety of data in order to provide a more complete picture of what's going on inside your body. Though it is primarily a sleep tracker, measuring the amount of time spent in each sleep stage, the ring also records your heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, skin temperature, and a few other metrics.
And last... but certainly not least.
Try a natural sleep supplement instead of melatonin or prescription sleep aids. Many people are unaware that the Melatonin found in all supplements is a synthetic chemical created in a lab that fools your body into thinking it is ingesting melatonin. Even if it were natural melatonin, which is obtained by extracting it from an animal's pineal gland, there is no need to fool your body's hormonal system. So, if you're looking for a sleep supplement, make sure it doesn't contain the potentially harmful synthetic melatonin. We recommend using a natural product containing adaptogens and CBN if you want a better, more restorative, deeper sleep without the morning grogginess. REST is available from Raw Botanics in both Tincture (Oil) and convenient travel-ready extra strength Softgels with 25mg of CBN per softgel.