To welcome World Sleep Day on March 18, we’re compiling the best products that’ll help you get a night of well-deserved rest
A study has found that sleep disruption heightens stress responses, which then impacts daily functionality, including cognition and mood. Long-term consequences include hypertension and weight gain. There’s also evidence that it may increase your chances of certain cancers and deaths.
To help you get a good night’s rest, we’re listing out the best sleep-enhancing products on the market. From meditation apps that’ll help you drift away to dreamland and science-backed supplements to a sunrise lamp that’ll trick your body to sleep better, take a look below at our selections.
Meditation apps such as Headspace and Calm’s sleep features will teleport you to the dream world. From special sleep meditations that’ll help you let go of the day and rest your mind and body, to sleep music and bedtime stories that’ll help you relax, you’ll be snoring in no time.
Read all about The Best Meditation Apps To Calm And Guide Your Mind
Like the feeling of being hugged all night? Weighted blankets offer deep pressure stimulation, which is believed to increase your body’s production of serotonin and reduce stress hormones. It has become a popular product with those who suffer from anxiety and insomnia.
Try Dormu’s cooler weighted blanket which keeps you cool during the hot months, while keeping you snug at night.
Anatome’s recovery and sleep pillow spray combine lavender, chamomile and frankincense essential oils. Spray it on your pillow before you head to bed, and let the calming floral scents melt all stress away.
CBD Sleep Drops
Oto’s sleep drops contain 10 per cent CBD, as well as a blend of lavender and butterfly pea flower essence to help you relax for a peaceful night’s rest. Put a dose under your tongue before bed for quick absorption, and let your anxiety and stress melt away as the CBD works its magic.
Editor's Note: At the time of writing, CBD without THC is currently legal to purchase in Hong Kong
Sunrise Alarm Clock
Been staying up late too many days in a row? Sunrise alarm clocks are here to help. The alarm clock imitates the gradual sunrise effect, allowing your body to gently ease into the morning.
If you want to start going to bed earlier, the nighttime sunset feature, which slowly dims throughout the evening, is sure to help.