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19 Sleep Gifts: Ideas for Those in Need of a Better Night’s Slumber

From an affordable little treat to the latest gadgets, there are so many amazing sleep products available on the market right now.

Whether you’re shopping for a full-blown insomniac or someone who simply loves sleep, we’ve put together a list of 19 perfect sleep gifts for you to choose from:

Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Inhale calm and exhale worries

If you’re looking for a small gift, then this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is the perfect solution.

We already know that your nose is a powerful force when it comes to slumber.

This natural remedy uses that knowledge to help people fall asleep faster, sleep deeper and wake up refreshed.

The aromatherapeutic mixture of lavender, vertivert and camomile is a blissful combination to calm both the body and mind.

It won’t stain bedding, is easy to apply and smells amazing – an essential addition to anyone’s sleep kit.

2.Aku Mat

Wrap up the gift of acupressure treatment

A mat covered in metal spikes might not seem like a great gift for someone who needs a good night’s rest.

However acupressure has been shown to have amazing benefits for sleep. Plus we’ve reviewed the market and there’s no better acupressure mat than the Aku Mat.

If you’re new to acupressure, laying back on the mat triggers the release of endorphins and invokes a deep sense of relaxation that encourages better sleep quality.

Unlike competitor mats that use plastic spikes, the Aku Mat is covered in 2,710 spikes made from copper, silver, zinc, nickel and iron.

You might be worried that you’re inflicting pain on the recipient, and Akuspike’s CEO said it can be painful at first! But you quickly get used to the sensation and the results are more than worth it.

Like the spikes? Aku offer a range of different products covered in their signature metal points.

3.TouchPoints for Sleep

Soothe someone to sleep with micro-vibrations

Research shows that low-amplitude vibrations can help to induce sleep, without you even recognizing the vibration.

TouchPoint have taken that thinking and popped it inside two soft wristbands to wear in bed.

30 minutes before going to bed, pop the sweatbands on your wrists or ankles and the clever micro-vibrations relaxes your body.

You can then take them off, or they’ll switch off automatically if the 30 minute treatment sends you straight to sleep.

Shortlisted for the TIME’s Best Invention of the Year, case studies have shown they can encourage deep sleep within 15 minutes.

Buying for someone who is struggling with wakefulness?

If you wake up at night, pop them on and they’ll soothe you straight back to sleep.

4.Hatch Restore - Sound Machine

Soothing light and sound for a great night’s slumber

Lighting has a huge influence on sleep, with the blue light of technology particularly shown to have a negative impact.

Swap their late night scrolling for the soothing light of the Hatch Restore.

Wrapping up this smart light and sound machine allows the receiver to completely tailor their sleep-wake routine.

Hatch Restore can create a deeply relaxing mood through sound and light to help the mind and body unwind and prepare to rest.

It even creates a more positive way to wake up in the morning.

Be eased in to the day with the sunrise alarm clock and soothing ocean sounds.

In fact, it can be used at any time of the day so it’s also the perfect gift for someone who needs to find new ways to relax.

All settings can be controlled through a smartphone app, with touch control volume and brightness on the machine itself.

5.Mzoo Sleep Mask

This is no ordinary sleep mask…

There are so many advantages to sleeping with an eye mask, and they don’t come fancier than the Mzoo sleep mask.

Cleverly created to mold to your eyes, you can enjoy complete black out from the light.

Take a look at the eye space and you can see it’s been designed really deep so there is no pressure on your eyes and you can lay in it comfortably.

Available in four attractive colors, it has adjustable straps to fit all head sizes.

The mask arrives beautifully presented, complete with silk pouch and earplugs.

It’s not just great for sleep lovers:

Wrap up the Mzoo mask for someone who travels through timezones for work, or a passionate meditator wanting to get deeper in to their practice.

6.Sleep Lavender Bath Salts from San Francisco Salt Company

Sink in to relaxing lavender bath before bed

Lavender is a powerful herb for sleep, and what better way to enjoy it than in a hot bath before bed.

These soft lavender colored bath salts are packaged in the classic San Fransisco Salt Company bag that gives them a really premium feel.

As well as helping to relax the body at bedtime, the salts are also great for softening and cleansing the skin.

Those living with chronic pain that was impacting their sleep loved this product, and felt they needed to order in bulk next time!

7.The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind

A journal for late night thoughts

Journaling for just 15 minutes before bed has been shown to help you drift off faster.

However this journal is not for bedtime.

This is for insomniacs and people who find themselves awake in the middle of the night.

Using prompts and fun illustrations, this is a way to help you understand the thoughts that are weighing down on you and keeping your mind busy at night.

One prompt encourages you to turn out the lights and draw what keeps you awake at night, making it the ideal gift for someone kept awake by anxiety.

Journal writers loved how it helped them address and make sense of reoccurring thoughts and stressors.

People also appreciated the glow-in-the-dark cover!

8.Lavender Essential Oil by Sky Organics

A beautifully pure essential oil for sleep

Another great way to use the sleepy power of lavender is gifting this lavender essential oil.

Like the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, put a few drops on your pillow at night and drift off peacefully.

This 100% pure essential oil contains no additives and synthetic ingredients.

Sky Organics pride themselves on responsibly sourcing their essential oils, and are 100% vegan.

Purchasers of this essential oil found the scent so beautiful, and noticed a difference to non-pure oils they’d bought in the past.

9.Urpower 2nd Generation Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

Mist the air with sleep-inducing scents

If you like the lavender essential oil then why not also gift this Urpower Essential Oil Diffuser.

Pop your chosen oil inside and millions of vibrations will break the water and essential oil down in to tiny particles to fill the air with a beautiful scent.

Combined with a changing LED light, you can set a mood in the room that prepares the body to rest.

With a large 300ml capacity, the diffuser will last for up to eight hours before the water needs replacing.

There’s also a handy timer so you can set your own treatment time – perfect if you fall asleep.

People loved how quiet the diffuser was and also how it set a great mood in their home.

10.Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams By Matthew Walker

Must-read alert!

Are you looking for a thoughtful but affordable gift? This international and New York Times bestseller is a must-read for anyone in need of a good night’s sleep.


It contains all the answers to the fundamental question: what happens if you don’t get enough sleep?

Written by leading expert in this field, Matthew Walker, this book will not only be a real awakening but could potentially save lives (yes, you did read that right!).

Walker is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, as well as founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.

This is why there’s a ton of cutting-edge scientific research spanning 20 years, presented in an easy-to-digest way.

Find out the mind-blowing dangers of not getting enough sleep, and the huge benefits when people do.

Did you know that regularly sleeping less than six or seven hours a night increases your risk of cancer by 50%? That’s just one of many facts shared with us.

There are loads of actionable tips about how to ensure we all claim our full night’s sleep. This page-turner will send anyone to sleep – but in a good way!

11.Organic Hercules Muscle Spasm Tea

Relax your muscles ready for a wonderful night’s sleep

Organic Hercules Muscle Spasm Tea is great for relaxing muscle tension in your body.

However more than that, it contains three of the four herbal allies that are included in our top 8 teas for better sleep.

Chamomile, valerian and passionflower, as well as skullcap which is described as having benefits for those suffering from insomnia.

Producers of the product, Sun God Medical, initially started growing their organic herbs in Oregon to help a family member who was suffering from a lack of sleep.

You can enjoy this delicious tea hot or cold, and it can be steeped for up to 30 minutes so you can get the strength and flavor you need.

Tea drinkers said it really helped them relax and mellow, and that they enjoyed the strong and earthy flavor.

12.Quility Weighted Blanket

Hug it better

When you can’t be around to give someone the hug they need, treat them to a weighted blanket.

This huggable companion can help send anyone peacefully off to sleep, reducing the tossing and turning that prevents shut-eye.

There’s science behind it:

Touch can provide calming physiological effects and reduce feelings of anxiety that might result in a restless night.

Made from 100% breathable natural cotton and filled with premium glass beads that are non-toxic, odorless and evenly distributed, the blanket allows for that essential comfort in bed.

This isn’t just to be used in the bedroom when it’s cold.

Quility’s weighted blanket ships with a removable cover that will give a cosy and cool feeling in the summer. It’s also handy when on the couch watching tv or reading a book.

Remember that due to its effects, a weighted blanket is not just for poor sleepers. It’s suitable for anyone that has a restless mind, feels stressed or edgy.

What better way to help your friends and family sleep well, than sending a hug!

13.OOLER Sleep System with Chili Cool Mesh

Treat someone to a cool and cosy slumber system

Imagine if you could control the temperature of your bed from your smartphone?

Well, with the OOLER Sleep System you can.

Gift someone this amazing product from chili and you’ll give them the ability to control their bed from any temperature between 55-115°F (13-46°C).

Keeping cool is proven to help improve your sleep, but the ability to stay cosy too in the winter months makes this such a treat.

Using water to cool and warm, it’s available in half queen, half king and half cal king size. The control unit also looks great and can fit discreetly in your bedroom.

Shopping for a couple? You can treat them to a system made for two, with separate units and controls, so no more stealing the sheets!

Users suffering with night sweats were so grateful for the OOLER system, with many enjoy deeper sleep.

14.Turejo Foot Spa / Foot Bath Massager

Enjoy a relaxing foot massage before bed.

Encourage someone you love to slip their feet inside this Turejo Foot Bath Massager.

Foot massage can be a great way to unwind from the stresses and strains of the day before heading to bed.

We scoured the market for the best foot massager and this one definitely made the shortlist.

Combining warming bubbles with 14 shiatsu massage rollers you can enjoy a deeply satisfying massage.

Set the exact temperature you want and this clever foot massager will maintain the temperature throughout your session.

You also get mini acupressure massage points that are carefully positioned to treat the feet to the advantages of acupressure.

15.Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine

Your very own sleepy lullaby

This sound machine is ideal for anyone that can be easily disturbed by noises in the night.

But it’s not just any white noise machine, oh no.

Marpac’s Dohm has been given the gold standard for its noise reducing, sleeping inducing magical powers.

Noise can be massively disruptive – from preventing sleep in the first place, to causing a change in heart rate, blood pressure, and being the catalyst for movement between the stages of sleep.

White noise will save the day!

It’s a force to be reckoned with, drowning out obtrusive sounds and allowing the mind to quieten, enabling the whole process to be a notably gentle one.

The machine has two speeds placing the light sleeper in control before they drift off into blissful slumber.

Discover the ideal tone, lay down, unwind and bask in the ambient sounds.

16.Sun Away Portable Blackout Window Curtain

Keep out the light at night (or during the day!)

If you’re shopping for someone who loves sleep and also travels frequently, they’ll thank you for the Sun Away Portable Blackout Blind.

Even if they just want a way to enjoy hotel blackout curtains at home, this will make a great gift.

Sun Away’s curtain plunges any time of day in to complete darkness, perfect for enjoying the benefits of an early night.

Fitting to the window with suction cups, and with velcro to adjust the width, there are no tools required.

Night workers not satisfied with the light that sneaks in and around traditional blackout curtains, loved the way this product fitted to the window and blocked out the light.

17.PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier

Sanitize the air as they sleep

Now we know just how polluted the air in our homes can be, it can’t be ignored.

Apart from disrupting how much shut eye is gained, it can also lead to different health conditions.

This purifier will capture 99.7% of mold spores, dust, pollen, pet dander, household odors and smoke and then destroy any germs of bacteria you have lurking around.

PureZone’s device has a specially designed sleep setting – switch it on and it will purify the air in the room, so everyone can sleep better and be in better health.

People with allergies found the purifier particularly effective, and loved how discreet it was within their home.

18.ComfySleep Rectangular Buckwheat Hull Pillow

A miracle pillow

As one third of our lives is spent in bed, it’s crucial to pick the right pillow.

ComfySleep’s buckwheat hull pillow is a lovely gift for that person who is tired of waking up riddled with pains.

Buckwheat hull pillows have actually been around for centuries.

But what exactly is a buckwheat hull we hear you ask?

It’s the outer shell of buckwheat seeds, the part that’s left over when the seeds are processed.

As they are slightly cupped, triangular and smooth, there are thousands of tiny air pockets between them when arranged in a pillow.

They’re great for anyone who gets hot in bed, as they don’t radiate or hold heat like a memory foam pillow does, providing a cool night’s rest.

Buckwheat is natural and hypoallergenic, giving the much needed support throughout the night.

This versatile pillow can be customized by the recipient of this thoughtful gift, using the extra hulls provided.

It will also provide the perfect alignment for the neck, shoulders and spine – excellent for posture.

Real care has gone into the design – the fabric used started off as organically grown cotton from Texas, that was then milled into tightly woven cotton twill.

Gone are the days of tolerating lumpy pillows, sweating at night and suffering in silence.

19.Withings Sleep Tracking Pad

Advanced sleep tracking technology

This gift is for anyone that enjoys a slick gadget and wants to optimize their sleep.

We can’t improve our sleep if we don’t know what is going on once we shut our eyes.

Lack of knowledge won’t lead to blissful ignorance, but grogginess, weight gain and potentially serious illnesses.

This sleep tracking mat is a real game-changer.

Slip it under your mattress, and its advanced sensors will provide everything there is to know about your sleep.

Learn about your duration, depth, interruptions, your sleep schedule and the time taken to drift off and wake up.

All the data is sent via wifi to an intuitive app on your smartphone, so you can keep track of everything.

The built-in coaching program acts as a best friend, providing much needed guidance and reassurance.

Lazier ones in your life will love the fact that it can also control the thermostat and lights, enabling you to set the optimal conditions.

If you’re shopping for a real health nut, they’ll love adding sleep optimization to their self-care routine.

This article first appeared in The Good Body on October 29, 2020. To read the full article, click here.

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