Constantly waking up during the night can leave an unhappy mark on a person.
I remember when I became a new father to my firstborn. I was not prepared for the sleepless nights; many times, I would fall asleep and be woken right back up with a tiny cry. My son woke up a lot. He was a light sleeper.
Now you might be wondering why did my wife not get up? The reason my wife didn’t wake up was that most times, my son was waking up just because he decided it was time to get up, or he needed a diaper change. I didn’t wake my wife because I could do these bits to help him. She didn’t need to get up; she was already tired and needed her sleep.
My son eventually was able to fall into a cycle of sleeping throughout the night. But unfortunately for myself, I was not able to get back into that way of sleeping. I was constantly waking up during the night because my body had gotten used to it as well I guess I was in high alert, which may have been undue anxiety on my part.
It’s around this time that body pillows started popping up. My wife knowing I had sleep issues, bought me one. Probably one of the best sleep I had in a long time. Along the way, we have found other products which have helped as well.
Some people may be thinking about why they should buy sleeping gifts. Let me tell you I’m always happy if anyone buys me a gift which relates to me getting a good sleep at night. I have to tell you I love eating as well as the latest technology products, but my sleep is essential to me.
Ever since I realized how important sleep is to me, it makes sense that sleep would also be necessary to those people who are continually waking up during the night. Keeping those people and mind, today I bring you the 9 top-rated sleep aids.
Any of the products that I’m recommending today may be considered a luxury for some, but for those people lacking sleep, it may be a lifesaver or necessity. So if you find a gift here that you can give to someone who needs sleep, you should know you will be appreciated for that gesture.
1. AcousticSheep Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
AcousticSheep Sleep Headphones are one of the top quality and most trusted sleep headphones on Amazon. They were designed by a doctor to help you fall asleep quickly. The comfort level they provide when falling asleep is phenomenal.
These headphones will help to reduce outside noise such as traffic sounds, conversation, or other nightly sounds which hinder sleep. The headband is soft so it won’t disturb you during the night. It has a snug fit, so there will be no tension.
What I really like is that no earbuds will be digging into your ears or headphones into your head. You can lay on your back, tummy, or side, yet you will not experience any discomfort.
If you share a bed with a person who snores; and are that close to looking for a different place to sleep, these headphones may save your relationship. You can travel with them, listen to nature sounds, have your own storytime as you fall asleep. Some people even use them to work out.
Their sound quality is pretty superior as well as eco-friendly and lead-free. They are compatible with any device which has a standard audio jack. They are wireless so there will no worry about getting entangled in cords.
The speakers are removable and easy to clean, as well they are hypoallergenic, no need to worry about bacteria, germs, or allergies.
The headphones are available in two types of fabric, soft fleece which is lightweight or breeze fabric which will help wick the moisture away.
2. Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel and Memory Foam Double-Sided Pillow
Classic Brands reversible cool gel and memory foam double-sided pillow is porous as well is open, which means air travels through the pillow for regulating body heat. The cooling gel will create a cold sleeping surface.
It’s a reversible pillow. On warm nights when you need to remain cool you can use the gel side, on colder nights you can flip it over to use the fabric side. The pillow will contour around your head while keeping your neck and shoulders in the best sleeping position.
The pillow has a 5-inch loft, meaning that it is excellent for back and side sleepers. It is also hypoallergenic, great for people who have allergy issues. You can easily remove the custom cover and throw it into the machine for a quick wash.
It’s been a known fact that lower temperature is better for sleeping health benefits. This pillow provides a regulated temperature. The pillow arrives in a plastic bag without being compressed. It weighs around 5 pounds, meaning it’s of good quality and high-density foam.
The pillow does release some odor into the air, so you may want to leave it outside to air out for at least 12 hours before using it. The pillow is certified so you should have no concerns about dangerous chemicals being used.
Classic Brands created this pillow with cooling in mind. The dual-sided memory foam foundation is perfect for those people who prefer to have two pillows in one. The other cover is soft but piped with double stitched seams, where the inner cover helps the pillow to keep its shape as well as provide an extra barrier against damage.
The advantage of using this pillow is that any sweat or moisture from your body will be wicked away to ensure that you have a good sleep at night.
3. Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Glow Natural Himalayan salt lamp is handmade. The light that this lamp gives off is one part sunset while the other is molten lava. This goes on to create a light source that is captivating as well is soothing to all who observe the light.
The lamp is ETL certified. It arrives with a B 15 pre-install light bulb as well as 6 feet cord which has a dimmer switch on it. This means that you can change or adjust the brightness to match the ambiance in the room.
This lamp has been hand-carved from natural salt crystals from the Himalayas. The Himalayan salt is very unique, as no two hand-carved salt crystals will ever look the same.
This soft glow lamp will brighten up any room as well it will purify the air. The positives ions it admits will also provide you with a slight uptake of energy.
Because it emits positive ions to purify air there are many people who use it when they go to bed. By purifying the air allergens, dust mites, and other toxic germs in the air are cleared out.
The base of the lamp is made of neem wood which is native to Pakistan and is one of the best woods suitable for salt lamps. This lamp weighs about 11 pounds in weight, and measures about 5 “x 5 “x 9”.
4. LectroFan Evo White Noise Sound Machine with 22 Unique Non-Looping Fan
Some people just need a little bit of white noise in the background to drown out outside noises. Or even inside noises that come from inside the house.
The LectroFan EVO is a noise machine that is made by Adaptive Sleep Technologies. The noise machine provides 10 different white noise, pink noise, and brown noise settings. You will also get an additional two types of ocean sounds. They are calm water or a surfing sound.
But in addition to the 12 sounds that we’ve already discussed, the machine will also offer another 10 settings of realistic fan noises. So in all, you get 22 different types of noises to help you fall and stay asleep.
The beauty here is the sounds are non-looping, which means you can avoid the repetition of sound, which can get annoying after a while. Not only can you use it for sleeping, but some people also use it while studying for school or working in a home office.
The machine is lightweight, which means it is easy to carry around if you are a person who travels. The headphone jack allows you to listen to the noise privately if you’re in a public setting and are using it for other purposes than sleep.
This machine is even great to use for your baby all the way to a teenager. You will get excellent sound due to the high fidelity speakers.
You will have a one-year warranty from the date of purchase.
5. Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Some people have an issue sleeping throughout the night because their sinuses get clogged up. Having a clogged sinus means having problems breathing.
That’s where the Ultrasonic Cool mist Humidifier comes in. The humidifier is shaped like a bullet and is under 12 inches in height. The base measures about 1.5 feet. It comes in 1.7 pounds. So very lightweight and easily portable to whatever room you need to use it in.
It’s slim enough to sit on a nightstand to allow the mist to cover a medium-sized room. To fill the tank all you need is 2.4 L of distilled water. It has a LED indicator light to let you know when the water is running low.
Not only that, but the humidifier will also turn itself off so you will not need to worry about it overheating on you.
Once you fill-up the tank with 2.4 L of distilled water, if you keep the output of mist on the lowest setting, you will get at least 48 hours of mist. There is no bright light on the cool-mist humidifier; the only light is from the indicator which is tiny and not the gets in your face kind of light.
The machine itself is ultra-quiet, which means you will not be disturbed by any noises. The mist will help to purify the air as well as clear out your sinuses and lungs.
The humidifier comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
6. LUNA Weighted Blanket
Are you one of those people who wakes up with anxiety crushing your chest?
If so then the Luna Weighted Blanket may be precisely what you need to give you a gentle hug to provide that extra security you need at night. The construction of the blanket is fairly standard for weighted blankets, which means that it’s sturdy and provides an excellent anxiety reduced sleep at night.
The blanket not only works for people who suffer from anxiety, but it also helps people who have depression, anger issues, or insomnia. Often these are the types of problems that keep people from falling back asleep or being awoken from asleep.
The weighted blanket has a deep touch pressure which provides pressure to the body, which causes the release of hormones. The two top hormones released are serotonin and melatonin, which are required when a person needs to get their rest.
The Luna weighted blanket does not come with a removable cover. But you can buy one separately so that any time your blanket needs cleaning all you have to do is remove the cover to wash it. The blanket has an organic cotton filling, and there are plastic poly beads that add weight to the blanket.
You can wash the blanket itself on a cold light cycle and dry it on a cool heat. So if you don’t want to purchase the cover, you don’t have to do because you do have the option of washing the blanket itself. Many weighted blankets use glass beads and often are hard to wash, but not this one because it comes with plastic beads and it.
It comes in one size 16” x 80” and two weight options which are 15 pounds and 20. The return policy on this is a one-year low of limited coverage. I would recommend purchasing through Amazon; then you gain Amazon’s excellent consumer protection policy with your purchase.
7. Prosource Fit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Do you need to release or diffuse your energy to be able to have a nice relaxed sleep at night?
If so the Prosource Fit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set will come in handy when you need to apply acupressure to relieve pains and aches, but need it to be non-invasive.
Acupressure is a Chinese medicine that is applied through touch and pressure, precisely what this mat provides. What you will need to do is lie on the mat for 15 to 20 minutes, for optimal benefits for sleep.
There are over 7000 acupressure points that are covered in the mat and pillow combined. Each of these points will target a nerve in your body so that you can experience being a pain and ache free.
Not only will you reduce pain, but you will also release endorphins that block pain and will help your back muscles to relax. The mat is cushioned and is large enough to fit your full back. It includes a pillow covered in acupressure points which will support your neck to provide more holistic pain relief throughout your body.
Do not use this mat on your bed; otherwise, it will be uneven and not provide the full benefit that you can gain from it. By stimulating thousands of acupressure points, you increase blood flow to muscles. It is made out of 100% high-quality thick cotton.
This mat takes a little getting used to. But once you get used to it, the relief it provides is phenomenal. You should store your acupressure mat and pillow in a cool, dry place. To clean all you need to do is remove the foam core and gently wash the cotton cover. Do not machine wash or dry, or you’ll end up damaging the pressure points.
It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
8. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes of Pure Genuine Zechstein Chloride
Magnesium is a known sleep aid. But not everyone can take magnesium orally. For some oral magnesium may cause issues, if you’re one of those people, then the Ancient Mineral Magnesium Flakes may be exactly what you need to ensure that you retain proper magnesium levels at all times.
Magnesium helps to detoxify as well as relieves aches and pains in the body, which are a common reason why people wake up constantly throughout the night. It also helps to improve the nervous system support and is highly absorbable through the skin.
It is an ancient mineral and is one of the most recommended magnesium products by health practitioners and nutritionists worldwide. The magnesium flakes are dry flakes of magnesium chloride hexahydrate and other trace minerals.
They can be used in a bath or for soaking feet after a long hard day of work. The minerals once dissolved in warm water provide a medicinal bath of cell restoring throughout the body.
Once you soak your body in magnesium salts, you will be able to improve skin hydration as well as speed any wound healing and decrease inflammation. The flakes are extracted from an ancient seabed in Europe. This area has been well protected over the 250 million years, making the magnesium flakes pure as possible.
You can dissolve 1 to 3 cups of magnesium flakes into a tub full of warm water to allow your body to soak for 30 minutes for optimal benefits. Once you have completed your soaking, then rinse off with a shower.
For the best benefits use the ancient minerals magnesium flakes consecutively for at least three times a week for 3 to 4 months. This will ensure that proper restoration of cellular magnesium levels has been restored to your body.
The flakes are completely free of mercury, lead, arsenic, and fluoride. Although these bath flakes are relatively harmless, those with open or sensitive skin should use with caution.
9. Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Full Size Body Pillow
Some people require extra body support to get good sleep throughout the night. The Body Pillow By Snuggle-Pedic is made from hypoallergenic memory foam. This pillow provides full-body support while conforming to your body angles.
It’s been reported to be soft, yet supportive to reduce pain. This body pillow helps many people who have snoring issues because it helps to keep their jaws, nose, and mouth elevated to where the snoring becomes considerably less.
The pillow is 54 inches long, which is perfect for almost anyone. It is built to last; the only thing you need to do when you receive it is to air it out in order for all the odors to be released. The entire pillow can be washed in the machine but will take time to dry.
This pillow arrives in a box that is closer to a standard pillow size. When you open the box, let the pillow sit out for 10 hours to expand to its full size of 54 inches in length. If you want to expand it faster, then you can throw it into your dryer for 20 to 30 minutes.
The pillow is perfect for any sleeping position you desire. It will help your body fall into alignment because it contours around your body. It has shredded memory foam in it, you can add or remove foam to adjust it to be perfect for your body.
It is breathable, which means it doesn’t trap heat, so it’s great for people who have a hard time staying asleep during hot weather. You can easily move the pillow around so you can get right back to sleep it.
The manufacturers of this pillow have built an excellent reputation for producing high-quality products. When you purchase this pillow, you are given 90 days no-hassle money-back guarantee, plus a 20-year warranty.
My Final Opinion On Sleep Gifts
I know I appreciated what my wife did for me when I was constantly waking up during the night. In the best interests of those whom you love, but are suffering from lack of sleep, offer them the gift of sleep.
Each of the products I reviewed for you today is affordable as well they will change the life of the person who needs it most. The gratitude you receive will be for years to come. I know, because I’m still thinking my wife 18 years later on for paying attention to my quality of sleep.
Share in the comments below if anyone has ever bought you a gift to help you sleep.
The majority of my time is spent making sure my dog is happy by taking him on long walks. Other times we hike trails.
Over the past six years of my wife’s cancer battle, we have had to find different products to help her get a good sleep at night. Believe me, we have gone through many different buys to make sure her sleep is comfortable as can be.
But I also need a good sleep, which makes me a better person to be around. She doesn’t need a resentful sleepless person around, so some of the purchases have also been for me.
So other than walking my dog or helping my wife, the rest of my time is spent finding or discovering good sleeping aids which are not only good for us but from which you may benefit as well.