Remember sleep? Yeah, me neither. With two little ones, I’m happy if I can catch some sporadic shut-eye, let alone six or seven consecutive hours. Getting more than 40 winks feels like a distant memory for this exhausted mama, and I literally dream about, well, dreaming. This year, I’m taking sleep off the back burner and prioritizing rest, relaxation and quality Z’s — and you can, too, with a little help from a few innovative insomnia products. Whether you’re sleep-deprived because of crazy kids, a demanding job or anything (and everything!) in between, there’s hope for you yet. Pour yourself some decaffeinated tea, climb under a cozy blanket and browse these Sandman-approved picks.
Block out light without putting pressure on your delicate eyes with this cushy and conforming contoured sleep mask. Nighty night.
This two-in-one product will set the Zen tone for a calm and quiet night. Diffuse essential oils that promote sleep while benefitting from the built-in cool mist humidifier. Plus, the cool colors have an almost hypnotic effect.
White noise is your friend, whether you are trying to drown out a rowdy neighbor or create a relaxing ambiance at home. Enjoy the soothing sounds of rain, ocean waves and thunder — it’s like music to your tired ears.
Spritz this deep-sleep night oil on your body or sheets, and you’ll soon feel your mind calm and your body still. Made with chamomile, lavender grape oil and vetivert, it helps with hypertension and insomnia.
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.