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7 Helpful Sleep Essentials That Will Make You Sleep Well

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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, achieving a night of truly restful sleep has been more complex and challenging. However, fear not, for we’ve curated a list of seven helpful sleep essentials poised to revolutionize your slumber. We’ve covered you, from the perfect pillows that cradle you into dreamland to cutting-edge sunrise alarm clocks that offer a warm wake-up routine.

Creating a simple yet effective sleep routine with these essentials is an excellent form of self-care. Check out this post for more ways to easily incorporate self-care.

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How do Sleep Essentials Contribute to Better Sleep?

Sleep essentials play an important role in improving your sleep quality.

A comfortable mattress and supportive pillows align the body for restful sleep, while high-quality bedding and linens enhance comfort.

Accessories like blackout curtains and white noise machines create an optimal sleep environment by reducing disruptions. Sleep gadgets and technology can monitor and regulate sleep patterns.

Investing in the right sleep essentials can transform your sleep experience, waking you up feeling refreshed and energized.

Sunrise Alarm Clock and Sound Machine

Block out unwanted noises or disruptions with background sounds, such as white noise and light rain. Use the sunrise light and calming noise to help you wake up gradually and gently without being jolted out of bed with a loud alarm.

“…If you want a better night’s sleep, if you want to wake up feeling good, and if you don’t want to wake up feeling like you just got birthed from an alien body, get a Hatch Restore. It has all the bells and whistles that the other brands are missing…”

Brian Huh

Sunrise Alarm Clock and Sound Machine
Photo: Hatch


Microfiber Sheet Set

These sheets are so soft that you feel you’re staying at a luxury hotel while living your best life. They are made of high-grade microfiber, making them wrinkle-free while keeping you cool on hot nights and warm on cold nights.  The set includes 1 Fitted Sheet, 1 Flat Sheet and 2 Pillowcases.

“…these are currently my favourite sheets. I recently bought 3 or 4 new sheets to find “the one” and so far, these are the best. I usually sleep warm, but I don’t find myself soaked in sweat with these…It’s frigging amazing. These sheets are extremely soft…I am going to buy another set of these in a different colour.”

– A and S Microfiber Sheet SetPhoto: Amazon


Plush Fiber Pillows

These pillows are soft on the outside and supportive on the inside. The outer chambers are filled with long, silky fibres for a light, plush feel that helps lull you to sleep. Shorter fibres in the inner section offer responsive support that moves with you comfortably in any position—designed to support all sleep positions!

“…I’ve tried every kind of pillow imaginable to help alleviate the neck pain I experience at night…I tried this Casper pillow… [and] It’s only gotten better since then. The pillow is firmer than a down pillow, but it still has a fluffy (not thick) feel to support me whether I sleep on my side or my back. I can fold it around my shoulder or tuck it under my chin or against my cheek. The center of it, where my head rests, feels firmer than the sides.”

– Debbie Wesslemann

Plush Fiber PillowsPhoto: Amazon


Natural Pillow Spray

This vegan and cruelty-free pillow spray is proven to help you get a better night’s sleep.   Made with a natural blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver, it’s the perfect sleep essential bound to create a calming environment and wake up refreshed.

“I tried this product for the first time, relying on the many positive reviews. Lying in bed…I realized I had the spray container on my end table…two squirts of the spray on my pillow, absorbing the unique lavender scent…. And I was out …. I was amazed, anticipating and wondering how long I have to stay awake until I can sleep…this was the quickest method that got me out…”

– Thomas C

Natural Pillow Spray
Photo: Amazon


Thermal Insulated Room Darkening Curtains

These curtains do a great job of darkening your room to block out most of the morning sunlight. They are easy to install and are machine washable for easy cleaning. The fabric is thick and durable, with a pleasing texture that adds a touch of elegance to any room.

“Picking out curtains online is kinda like trying to find a bathing suit that looks just as good on you as it does on the model, who just happens to be twenty years younger and 50lbs lighter… I wasn’t sure what to expect with these curtains but after reading a hundred reviews…I ordered two sets of 42×84, and I’m so glad I did!  They are lightweight but sturdy.”

– vakristine Thermal Insulated Room Darkening CurtainsPhoto: Amazon


Moulded Night Sleep Mask

A memory foam sleep mask with space for your longest volume lash set. The soft mask blocks the light for a comfortable night’s sleep.

“I was intrigued by the memory foam padding on it. So, let me start off by stating my reason for a sleep mask, it’s I hate light when sleeping; it needs to be pitch black. This mask is better at this than my other mask, which, while dark, was thin, and it wasn’t solid black; it was just extremely dark, still very much so useable, and I do love it, but this one does get darker, which is nice.”

– TheMovieHeroMoulded Night Sleep MaskPhoto: Amazon


U-Shaped Full Body Pillow

This full-body pillow is so comfortable for anyone – not just pregnant women! It provides well-needed support for your hips, knees, back, head and neck. You can put the pillow in various configurations and use the pillow while sitting in bed or on the sofa!

Editor’s Pick: This happens to be my all-time favourite sleep essential. Sleep has never been the same!

“I still use this pillow even after birth because adding the lower part between your legs is actually good for your health. You can look it up because it helps to prevent back pain. So anyone reading this comment, be sure to get this pillow and try it out because you will not go a single night without missing sleep.”

– Bushra

U-Shaped Full Body Pillow
Photo: Amazon


Kay | Motherhood Blogger

Welcome to The Mama Compass! I’m Kay, just another parent navigating the realm of health and wellness and all the beautiful chaos that comes with it. With a focus on parenting, travel, and wellness, I share my own experiences, comforting insights, and reassuring discoveries from my journey alongside my sweet son, Maui. We all encounter similar joys and challenges, and my aim is to connect with you on a relatable level. Join us as we embark on a shared exploration of practical tips for nurturing a healthy lifestyle, exchange stories of mindful parenting, and immerse ourselves in exhilarating travel escapades, Maui-style. We’ll embrace the harmonious blend of family, wellness, and wanderlust on this enriching journey. Together, we’ll find your ‘true north’ on The Mama Compass!

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