In the same way that a weighted blanket can have a calming effect, the same concept could apply to a light weight put over the eyes, but sleep masks can be flimsy and eye pillows are often too small to stay in place. Enter the Rêve Pillow, which gets its name from being a “reverse” pillow that goes over your head instead of under it. There are plenty of ways to block light, but with its organic ingredients and aromatherapy elements, the Rêve is our pick.
Why We Like the Rêve Pillow
- Use of organic buckwheat hulls instead of standard pillow fill create weight while allowing for airflow.
- Given its length, the pillow can block both light and sounds since it drapes over the head.
- It’s made with Tencel fabric, which is derived from eucalyptus.
- Dried herbs can enhance sleep through aromatherapy, and include lavender, hops, and rose.
- It’s made in the United States since the creator wanted a traceable manufacturing process and guaranteed chemical-free materials.
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TOA Waters Bubble Baths
Considering the breadth of lavender-scented products tied to sleep, you may feel a bit of floral fatigue occasionally. That doesn’t mean you need to skip the luxury of a good soak before bed. TOA Waters offers a creamy milk bath infused with botanicals that are unique in the bubble bath world. For example, Lockwood Forest brings together sage, oakmoss, vanilla, and amber. There are whole aisles chock-full of bubble bath options, but its earthy, camping-under-the-stars flair makes TOA our choice.
Why We Like TOA Waters Bubble Baths
- All products are paraben-free, made in the United States, and guaranteed cruelty-free.
- The bubble baths are enriched with whole milk, B-vitamins, and calcium, all designed to give you softer skin.
- In addition to the woodsy blend, there are other formulations that bring together ingredients like thyme, dark cocoa, patchouli, and cedar.
- Twenty percent of net sales are donated to the American Cancer Society.
Get TOA Waters at toawaters.com
For any of the above, especially if it’s something taken internally or applied to the skin, it’s best to discuss potential benefits and risks with your primary care or integrative medicine practitioner. Poor sleep may be a sign of underlying medical issues, such as medication side effects, lung problems, or sleep apnea. So if you are really struggling with sleep, consult your physician.