Help Your Sleep-Deprived Friend Snore the Night Away With These 11 Snooze-Ready Gifts
2019 was the year when we all realized we needed more sleep, but not all of us actually got more sleep. If you've got a quasi-insomniac on your gift list (there's one in every friend group), now's the time to give them the present they'll really cherish: some shut-eye. Or, more specifically, one of these 11 trendy (but actually really useful) sleep tools. They're designed to help us fall asleep, stay asleep, or sleep more deeply, a true gift for anyone with snooze-averse tendencies. With your help, your loved ones will be making 2020 their most well-rested year yet.
Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine
I've used a white noise machine for years. The quiet, soothing noise helps me drift off and masks ambient sound to keep me asleep even when garbage trucks roar and leaf blowers whine outside my window. The Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine ($17, previously $30) layers on other comforting sounds, like rain, waves, or crickets, on top of the humming white noise.
Pixel Computer Glasses
Exposure to blue light — aka the light that shines out of phones, computers, and TV screens — makes it harder to fall asleep at night. Ensure that bedtime Instagram habit doesn't hurt the zzz's with blue light-filtering glasses, like Pixel Computer Glasses ($75). One POPSUGAR editor test-drove this pair and gave her stamp of approval.
Kin Euphorics Dream Light
These trendy drinks are designed to help you fall asleep, and they really work — one POPSUGAR editor confirmed it. Kin Euphorics Dream Light ($39) blends melatonin, adaptogens, other relaxing herbals into a drink that, when mixed with a glass of warm or cold milk, makes falling asleep a dream come true.
Gravity Thermo-Comfort Weighted Sleep Mask
The Gravity Thermo-Comfort Weighted Sleep Mask ($50) is a comfy fleece eye mask with heating and cooling capabilities! It also places one pound of gentle pressure over your eyelids to facilitate sleep. Like a weighted blanket, but travel-ready and cheaper.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture
CBD affects everyone differently, but its potential upsides are impressive: taken correctly, CBD can relieve anxiety and may even result in better sleep. This Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture ($60) could make a good gift for any of your sleep-deprived, CBD-curious friends.
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lavender & Cedarwood Body Cream
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lavender & Cedarwood Body Cream ($10) uses a blend of essential oils to soothe your senses and relax your body until sleep feels inevitable. A gift that'll moisturize the skin and aid with sleep — what's not to love?
Pukka Night Time Organic Herbal Tea
A sleepy, relaxing blend of lavender, oat flower, and lime flower, Pukka Night Time Organic Herbal Tea ($12 for a three-pack) has rave reviews on Amazon. Wrap it up with a mug and you've got a thoughtful, useful gift for any sleep-deprived friend.
Softvox Ear Plugs For Sleeping
I'm calling it: noise-cancelling ear plugs will be the stocking stuffer this year. Softvox Ear Plugs For Sleeping are soft, comfortable, and small, but still pack a noise-reducing punch. I'm a big fan of the handy, clip-on carrying case too!
Plush 15-Pound Weighted Blanket
Science backs it up: weighted blankets are the real deal, soothing anxiety and easing the drift off into sleep by helping you feel grounded and secure. Give the gift of cozy, sleep-inducing comfort with this Plush 15-Pound Weighted Blanket ($139) from Urban Outfitters.