Manage Your Thoughts
Turn off before you turn in. At bedtime, clear your head of all thoughts by writing them down, or they may keep you awake. It is a therapeutic solution for busy minds.
Sleep on it with: An LED light, storytelling app or a very soothing blanket
Lights Out with Dodow
The Dodow is a device that projects a ring of blue LED light onto the ceiling that shrinks and expands. But fret not, it won’t remind you a casino or theme park. Instead, it is said to improve your natural sleep patterns by re-educating your brain to fall asleep.
This happens when you instinctively match your breathing to the speed of the pulsing light, thus encouraging your heart rate to slow down and your body to move towards the alpha state – the first step on the way to a good snooze. What’s more, it promises you will achieve that in less than half the time you would usually take.
Slumber Storytelling App
To prove that there’s an app for everything, download Slumber for some downtime.
This soporific solution combines a calming collection of soothing sounds, bedtime stories and meditations to induce sleep. Choose from the sound of the ocean, rain and rustling leaves, or a relaxing meditation.
But if you prefer to slow things down with a bedtime story, this setting comes with a clever function in case you feel sleepy midway through the tale; just hit the ‘Delay The Ending’ option.
Bearaby Napper Weighted Blanket
The weighted blanket has to be the veritable security blanket. As a tangible source of comfort, it reduces stress and increases relaxation by creating the feeling of a gentle embrace.
The Gravity Blanket was among the first such product on the market. Filled with beads, it provides deep-touch pressure therapy to promote blissful sleep.
These days, there are other alternatives, like the Bearaby Napper. Made only with layers of organic cotton, it looks more like a hand-knitted throw but much more comforting.
Sleep on it with: Comfy mattresses, pillows and treat to help you wind down