Remember sleep? Yeah, me neither. With two little ones, I’m happy if I can catch some sporadic shut-eye, let alone six or seven consecutive hours. Getting more than 40 winks feels like a distant memory for this exhausted mama, and I literally dream about, well, dreaming. This year, I’m taking sleep off the back burner and prioritizing rest, relaxation and quality Z’s — and you can, too, with a little help from a few innovative insomnia products. Whether you’re sleep-deprived because of crazy kids, a demanding job or anything (and everything!) in between, there’s hope for you yet. Pour yourself some decaffeinated tea, climb under a cozy blanket and browse these Sandman-approved picks.
Water-Repellent Faux-Fur-Lined Moccasin Slippers, on sale for $14-$18 (was $24.99)
You could buy similar brand-name slippers and pay triple the price — or save big and get this perfect pair from Old Navy. Their non-slip faux-fur-lined slippers are super comfortable, plush and cozy for the winter.
Keeping your drink cold has never looked so chic. Thanks to S’well’s 12-oz drink chiller, you can keep your favorite canned or bottled beverages – from cold brews to rose wines – cold for up to six hours.
Whether she’s an experienced yogi or just starting out, this lightweight, compact mat fits easily in your bag and features a sticky texture to keep you in place for a mindful practice. Om for the holidays!
Want to stuff a friend’s stocking with something sweet and small? This Trish McEvoy travel perfume is the perfect find. The Gold 9 Pen spray features one of the brand’s most popular scents. It’s playful, sensual and totally delightful.
Know someone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer? Give them the gift of blue light protection. Blue light exposure can negatively impact sleep quality, damage eyes and have other potential health consequences. These frames look cute, and the included lenses will help filter out blue light — function meets fashion. You can also add magnification if reading glasses are required.
Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Home Candle, $69
Want to wow someone with a super luxe and lucious candle? If you know someone who loves to cozy up on the couch with the flicker of lights, give them the ultimate indulgence: a Jo Malone candle. This one features the fragrance of basil, white thyme and lime. It’s unexpected but totally divine.
This little roller is like magic for your face and neck. Rose quartz helps to boost circulation, improve elasticity and ease inflammation. It’s like a DIY day at the spa, so whoever is the lucky recipient will adore this pick (and adore you for it).
Can you ever really go wrong with a timeless sweater? The answer is no! This cozy sherpa option is a bit oversized for optimal comfort, and can be dressed up or dressed down all season long for versatility and comfort any Loft lady will absolutely love.
Take the stress out of your seasonal shopping, and have fun spreading cheer with great gifts for all the people in your life. And while you’re at it, save money and time — plus earn Cash Back — by shopping with Rakuten. If you’re not yet a member, join for free today and enjoy a $10 Welcome Bonus on your first qualifying purchase.
Lauren is a digital editor, freelance writer, and Instagram aficionado with a feisty five-year-old boy and a sassy two-year-old diva at home. With a passion for family, travel, style, and alliteration, she spends her days chasing children, chugging coffee, and daydreaming about sleep. As a veteran lifestyle editor and media mom, Lauren loves to find ways to make the aspirational attainable for all the overwhelmed parents out there—because we really need to stick together! Lauren lives with her husband and kiddos in the suburbs of New York City.