Gifts For That Friend Who Needs More Sleep
They say the best things in life are free. And that is technically true. Love, for example, is free. Friendship is free. Confidence is free. But dates aren’t free. Happy hour with friends isn’t free. The Pilates class you take to give you your confidence probably isn’t free, either. While the best things in life are free, there are usually a few activities and accessories that help us earn those that cost money. Sleep is another wonderful thing in life that is free. But sleep, like love, isn’t something we all come across easily. Some people say they’d give anything for a good night’s rest. Sleeping well means feeling happier, being more focused, and actually being healthier. If you have a friend who would give anything for a good night’s rest, surprise her: she doesn’t have to give anything but rather receive something. Here are gifts for the person who needs more sleep.
If you’re someone who wakes up to the drop of a pin, or a rather deep sleeper who just has neighbors who are louder than your sleep is deep, you need to block out the noise. These earplugs will make the world melt away.
Weighted blankets offer a form of touch therapy that is incredibly soothing. It’s recommended to get one that is about 15 to 20 percent of your (or the user’s) body weight.
If you’re a slide sleeper, then you know the woes your knees wake up to each morning. Having the thigh stacked on top pressing down against the one stacked on the bottom for hours leaves both your legs in pain. A knee pillow solves that issue.
A heated eye mask not only blocks out extra light and adds comforting weight to your eyelids, but it also keeps your face warm and cozy throughout the night.
Are you ready to know just how well (or poorly) you’re sleeping? A sleep tracker can tell you a lot about your sleep quality, including number of REM cycles and sleep disturbances.
If you really struggle to block out noises, you’ll want to combine our wonderful earplugs with a noise machine.
The right scent can ease your mind right into the perfect relaxing mode to get some sleep. An aromatherapy humidifier combines a soothing scent with clean air, so allergies won’t keep you up at night.
A Tempur-Pedic neck pillow will mold to the sleeper’s exact posture, and hug her like a cloud. If a stiff neck keeps you up at night, this can help alleviate some of that pain.
Sleep experts agree that you should sleep in a cold room, bundled up in a blanket. So get the struggling sleeper a quality fan. It will cool down the room and provide white noise.
Hot water is soothing on its own, but this tea provides a few extra perks that will calm the neurotic mind of an insomniac.
Two-piece pajama sets shift around during the night. You wake up with your tummy exposed or the cold button of the pants touching you. A onesie makes you feel like you’re sleeping in a blanket.
Perhaps it’s loud neighbors or roommates keeping your friend awake. If that’s the case, get her a cute quiet sign to notify others to keep it down.
What do you get when you combine lavender with an eye pillow? An ultra relaxing experience that soothes the body through several senses at once.
Give your friend the gift of a massage every night before she goes to bed, without buying her a lifetime supply of massage gift certificates.
If your friend already has a hard time getting settled at night, she shouldn’t have to get up to turn off the lights. This will help.