If you’ve been tapping into your “soft life” lately, that is, you’re consciously making decisions to decrease your stress and hardship, you know firsthand that one of the key components to embracing this life of leisure is to get an adequate amount of rest.
You might be surprised to learn just how much sleep can play a role in your health and lifestyle. A survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council reported that factors such as physical pain, personal finances, and social isolation/loneliness can all be negatively impacted by our sleep habits, with stress being the “leading driver of poor sleep quality.” In fact, “33% of the adult population are struggling with chronic insomnia” according to a study in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. That’s why it’s important that we explore the full range of sleep aid options to assist in getting us the downtime and recovery we need each night.
For Better Sleep Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness around the benefits of a balanced sleep routine and how rest can improve our overall health and well-being, we’ve put together a list of products that will have you catching more Zs and contribute to less stress.
CVS Health Relaxed Breathing Light
This personal sleep aid soothes you into a peaceful night’s rest, all from the palm of your hand. With two breathing rhythm techniques to guide your breathing and calm your mind and body, this friendly assistant will have you dozing off in no time.
Deep Sleep® Revitalize Engineered Sleep Sound Alarm Clock
If you’re looking for an alarm clock that offers an all-in-one design, look no further than Homedics. The alarm is made with eight sleep programs, four white noise tones, and 10 additional sounds; two of which are designed for meditation. The device’s dual speakers give you a surround sound experience that will help you drift straight to sleep.
Breathwork is a powerful tool that can guide you into a gentle slumber. And with Somnox’s newest sleep technology, you’ll have a sleep companion that will improve your quality of rest with built-in sensors used to gradually lull you into dreamland.
This knitted, weighted blanket is for those who struggle to sleep due to stress or intrusive anxious thoughts. Providing “deep touch pressure” all over your body, this blanket is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting calmness.