This article was first published 2 March 2022.
One of the most frustrating things in life is not being able to sleep when you want to. It can cause us to feel drowsy the next day, affecting our mood and ability to focus on our tasks. Not to mention that not getting enough snooze time has negative health consequences including a higher risk for heart disease.
The good news is there are ways you can ease yourself into sleep. Aside from visiting your doctor, these 12 best products for people who want to sleep fast and well may also help. No need for special delivery arrangements, you can buy all these in Singapore.
21ST CENTURY Melatonin Quick Dissolve Tablets Cherry Flavour (SGD29.90) are quick dissolvable tablets that contain melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that signals our body to rest, which can help you fall asleep easily. It’s convenient to use; you just need to place a tablet under the tongue for 15 to 30 seconds before swallowing. It’s recommended to be taken 30 minutes before bedtime. A precaution: this product is not for pregnant or nursing women and children under age 18.
Adults who have trouble sleeping can also benefit from using a white noise machine. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the sea, rain, chirping of birds, and more with the Dreamegg Portable White Noise Machine (SGD94.65). It can play the sounds on loop endlessly but it also comes with an auto-off timer so you can save on electricity.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (SGD37.37) gets rave reviews for a reason. It boasts a sleep-inducing blend of lavender vetivert and white chamomile that will prep your mind for a deep slumber. It’s also great for when you’re travelling and need a little help beating jetlag. Simply spritz onto your pillow and enjoy the relaxing fragrance.
Did you know that the quality of your head pillow can affect your sleep? You should look for one that’s breathable and comes with good head support. The IKEA KLUBBSPORRE Ergonomic Pillow (SGD59) ticks all the right boxes with its memory foam and cooling gel layer features that work together to ensure you have a good night’s sleep.
The Calm app offers meditations and relaxing sounds that will ease your journey to dreamland. It’s perfect for meditation beginners who need a little guidance in honing their mindfulness skills. It’s free to download but you may need to subscribe to its premium service (USD69.99/~SGD95.09 yearly) to unlock various services. Available on IOS and Google Play.
Diffusers don’t just make your bedroom smell nice, but they could also help you sleep better. Aromatherapy has been shown to help with sleep quality, even for those who have anxiety. The bestselling Asterism Ultrasonic Diffuser (SGD158) will efficiently dispense your favourite store-bought or handmade calming essential oil scents so you can doze off with ease. It also doubles as decor thanks to its minimalistic design.
There’s nothing quite like feeling safe while cocooned under a literal security blanket. Some studies even suggest that weighted blankets could help decrease insomnia severity. Want to give it a try? Add the Weavve Weighted Blanket (SGD215) to your cart. This hypoallergenic product features an even weight distribution that will envelop your body with a snug, hug-like feel so you can sleep like a baby.
Like pillows, mattresses also have an effect on the quality of our sleep. Goldilocks got it right; you need a mattress that strikes the balance between softness and firmness. The Origin Hybrid Mattress (SGD399) combines the benefits of both firm memory foam mattresses and the softness and bounciness of latex types. The result is a comfortable and durable mattress that will last you a long time.
This sleeping night oil (SGD88) is infused with blue tansy and German chamomile, relaxing your senses to prepare you for a relaxing slumber. It also includes a trans-retinoic acid ester (retinol) complex to help reduce the appearance of pores and visible signs of pre-mature ageing.
Infused with soothing essential oils like lavender, bergamot, and lemon, this soy candle (SGD38) promises to help you achieve a calmer state of mind, resulting in improved sleep quality.
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