My Favorite Things Series Volume 5 : Sleep Edition
Today’s favorite things are all things SLEEP related. All of my must haves and favorites. Sleep is like the best thing ever (obviously) and I used to have the harrrrdest time falling asleep and it would take me sooo long and was really really frustrating. Not being able to fall asleep is so stressful. Sometimes if I knew I had a lot going on the next day it would take me hours because I was so anxious about knowing how much I NEEDED sleep that it made me not be able to sleep. UGH. So I did discover one thing that was legit life changing for me.
Bed Sheet Set
Okay first up is my favorite sheets. Did you see the price on these?! It is actually shocking how cheap they are lol. We have used these exact sheets for over 3 years now! We started using them because they were so cheap and now we just use them because I like them sooo much! They are so soft. And soo comfy. And the best part is if they get stained from the kids or whatever – no big deal because they are so dang cheap. Anyways, I know there are probably really lovely sheets out there that are super expensive and nice but I love climbing into these!!!
USB Power Strip
We keep these by our beds and don’t ever move the cords so they are always there! We really like
these so we can have multiple things plugged in and we can keep our laptops, phones, iPads, whatever
it is charged up at night.
Sleep Stories & Sleep Meditation
The Calm App
Sleep stories and sleep meditation! This is what has been life changing for my sleep! If you have a hard time sleeping try these. There are sleep stories where they basically tell you an adult bedtime story haha but they are really nice and always put me to sleep. The next is sleep meditation – you can pick how long you do it – sometimes I do 10 min, sometimes if I am really tired I do 5 min or if I am not tired at all I will do longer like 15 minutes. But it is just a meditation that they take you through and I am literally OUT every single time before it is over – I have never heard how they end haha! I use the Calm app – I bought the year membership like 6 months ago so I have the upgraded version of that. But I have also heard that Headspace is good – but I have never tried it! Anyone feel free to leave your favorite app for this in the comments!
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
I randomly got a package full of products from this company (or their PR company) and I decided to try them! I really like this spray. I haven’t really tried any of the other products yet but this spray smells really good and has lavender in it so it is really soothing and just really nice! Not necessary but def makes the whole going to bed experience feel nicer.
The ones I am wearing in these pics are from Eberjey from their collab with Rebecca Taylor. Ideally I would wear fancy silk pajamas like these to bed every night but it breaks my heart too much when the kids get strawberry jam on them in the morning haha. So I do usually only wear these once in a while. I normally am just in cozy sweats and a big tee or sweater. I LOVE this Brandy Melville oversized, cropped henley that I just got. I always mix it up though. One of my favorite brands to get pajamas from is Splendid because they are soo soft. I just always make sure I specifically put on pajamas. I don’t ever wear my work out clothes to bed or anything like that.
Quilted Fleece Heated Blanket
I don’t know how many other people sleep with a heater blanket buuuut I LOVE sleeping with one and always have. I just love getting into a toasty warm bed. I have always just had Sunbeam ones that I pick up at Target. I have gone through multiple because when Chauncey was a pup he would chew on the cord ha. Luckily he has grown out of that phase.
Cool Mist Humidifier
The kids have had these coughs that won’t go away. So we have been using a humidifier and we want to just use it every night because its so nice to have on. We use this Crane one and it is good but I have nothing to compare it to.
Those are really all the products we use when it comes to going to bed! Although we do have really soft down pillows I love that I just got at Bed Bath and Beyond forever ago but I can’t find them on the website and we do need some new ones because we have had these for sooo long! What are your favorites? I am wanting to try a new brand!
Other things I do that help me sleep….
1. I have to go through our day with David so we are both on the same page and know what the plan is before we go to bed.
2. I always always always wash my face. I HATE the feeling of sleeping with make up. It makes me cringe – I always feel so dirty when I wake up. I also always put on my creams and whatnot.
3. Finish my emails and go through my to do list so I don’t realize I forgot something once I am in bed.
4. Lock the doors. Lol.
What do you love to have or do to sleep better?!