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The Best Christmas Gifts To Help You Sleep

It’s that time of year again where it starts getting cold and festive, so we’ve got the best stocking fillers for you! With our unique list of possible gifts to improve your sleeping at night, here’s just a few ideas of how you can get a great night’s sleep with just a few new items.


1. Bach Rescue Night Dropper

The night time edition of the ‘Bach Rescue Remedy Dropper’, this natural anxiety reliever can be a great way to relax before you fall asleep for the night. Made from a combination of 5 natural flower essences, it can help relieve you at the end of the day. Suitable for all the family, it would be a great stocking-filler and a great way to wind down at the end of the day. For those interested in the standard rescue remedy, there is also a ‘Bach Kids Rescue Remedy’ to relieve anxiety throughout the day. You can purchase this from the Bach website, or any popular chain including Boots and Superdrug.

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2. Eye Mask

Using an eye mask during the night can have a list of benefits to help you get a great night’s sleep. You’ll find that you have less trouble falling asleep, prevents exposure to harmful light, helps you relax, and improves your quality of sleep. This is because eye masks block out natural light, boosting your melatonin levels (the hormone that help you to sleep). If you’re using one of these, you should find yourself sleeping through the night more often.

3. Spotify

Music can have hugely positive effects on our sleep and can often help you wake less during the night. With such a huge range of different music available, we know it can be hard to find the right songs to help you drift off. To help you out, we’ve created a blog on our top 5 Spotify playlists to help you sleep which is definitely worth a read.

4. Blackout Blinds

Similarly, to owning an eye mask, excess light in your bedroom can disturb you sleep and any way to reduce this can help you to get closer to a great night’s sleep. Blackout blinds keep your room nice and dark throughout the whole night and are often more effective than standard blinds. Pair this with an eye mask and you’re on for a great chance of a perfect night’s sleep.

5. Herbal Tea

This is a perfect example of don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! With herbal teas, there’s a flavour to suit everyone and even if you think they aren’t your thing, give them a go and then decide. Herbal teas can help to reduce fatigue and improve sleep quality, with a hot, caffeine-free drink being a well-known method to helping you get a better night’s sleep.

6. Heated blankets

During the winter there can be challenged for us to face to get a quality night’s sleep. One of the main issues being an obvious drop in temperature. A heated blanket can be set to warm your bed up before you get into it at night, as well as stay at a constant temperature throughout your sleep, hugely reducing the chances of you waking feeling cold. To read more about how to sleep in the winter, follow the link here.

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