How to Set Yourself Up for A Good Night's Rest
Those first few months (and really years) with a baby, nothing is more top of mind than sleep – or lack thereof. (Sidenote: if you haven’t read this hilarious post, you should.) And just when your little starts snoozing on the regular, you’re hit with a bout of insomnia. Nip it in the bud with these all natural, but super-effective, remedies.
With a huge capacity (20 hours straight), a modern design, and a reasonable price tag (under $30), this is the diffuser to get. A few drops of this very potent sleep blend (lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile, and sage) and you’re off to dreamland.
Sip to Sleep
Four Sigmatic’s reishi mushroom elixir has almost magical properties, soothing a restless body and mind, in preparation for good sleep. We recommend mixing it with some almond milk, cacao, and stevia for an after-dinner treat that also satisfies a sweet tooth.
When your mind is racing and you need to take it down a notch (or ten), reach for your phone. No seriously, open the award-winning Calm app and partake in a guided meditation, do some gentle stretching, or listen to a bedtime story narrated by Bob Ross (yes really).
Take A Chill Pill
Goop’s Knock Me Out chews come at insomnia with a sleep-inducing trifecta – melatonin, L-tryptophan, and vitamin B6 – all wrapped up in a delish chocolate mint bite. It only takes one to do the trick, trust us.
Dress The Part
Cozy Earth’s classic PJ’s, crafted from breathable bamboo (i.e. no night sweats), are as comfy as they are cute. And when you want to feel less cute, more, well, you know, Hill House Home’s silk teddy is perfection – and comes with a matching bow scrunchy for the win.
Set Yourself Up For Success
Ensure your kids are prepped for their best sleep with organic cotton pajamas safe for sensitive baby skin. You can’t top the comfort and quality of Hanna Andersson’s infamous sleepwear, and Burts Bees is a close second for a fraction of the price.
Drown Out The Noise
Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. The Dohm classic sound machine has been emitting a uniform sound since 1962. No fancy bells and whistles, just some good old-fashioned white (well technically pink) noise on a high or low setting.
Main image courtesy of Comme Si, @commesi. Photographer: Valentin Chenaille for Tania Espinasse