Some would argue that one of the best days of the year is the end of Daylight Savings Time. For those of us who suffer through Daylight Savings time, for the last six months we’ve lost an hour of sleep. Now our big day (or night) is finally here! We get back that extra amazing hour of sleep, and we want to make the most of it. The end of Daylight Savings Time normally falls on the first Sunday in November, though it could be argued that an extra hour of sleep is always a good way to spend a Sunday morning.
We here at Wrapped in a Ribbon believe any event is a great time to celebrate, an extra hour of sleep definitely falling in that category. So whether you are shopping for a friend, that special someone in your life, or maybe just someone you know with insomnia, we offer up 4 amazing gifts to help make the most of that extra hour of sleep (or to help get a better night’s sleep any night of the year).
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One very important part of getting a good night’s sleep is blocking out the light. Light can be hugely disruptive to sleeping, and you do not want to have the sun pouring through the window waking you up when you know there is an amazing extra hour of sleep to be had. Blackout curtains are a great way to keep the light from a room, but in lieu of those, I’d suggest a sleep mask. Rated among the best, the Asutra Weighted Silk Sleep Mask is a great choice for getting as much sleep in the morning as possible. Place this over your eyes before bed, and you are guaranteed to sneak in every minute of those extra sixty.
After light, one of the top reasons people have a hard time sleeping is because of silence. I know! It seems strange. Like silence should help us fall asleep rather than keeping us awake, but added background noise can very much help lull us into a peaceful night’s sleep. Your sleeper can rely on a simple fan or air conditioning unit for white noise, but an amazing gift to help them sleep through the night is a white noise machine. The Dreamegg Sound Machine is a wonderful choice for adults, kids, or infants. Use it during the day in your office while working, use it at night while falling asleep, this model offers 24 unique and soothing sounds and a nightlight.
The power of a comfy pillow should never be underestimated. From the moment we lie down at night and place our head on it, the pillow is performing a tough and important job. It has to move with us, adjusting to our every move, making sure we don’t wake up in the morning with a stiff neck. Memory foam pillows have become all the rage, and the Dream Rite Shredded Hypoallergenic Memory Foam Pillow is a popular choice for helping humans get a great night’s sleep. The filling is removable, allowing you to adjust your sleeping experience to your comfort level. The fabric is breathable and cool, making sure you don’t wake up in the middle of the night with sweat soaking into your hair. And the memory foam melds to your body, no matter what position you sleep in.
Whether you want to or not, at some point you will actually have to get up out of bed. There are many different alarm clocks, but when you are maximizing your sleep, one of the most relaxing ways to wake up is with a dawn-simulating alarm clock. The Philips Wake-up Alarm Clock has both colored sunrise simulation and a sunset fading night light, making both going to bed and waking up in the morning a peaceful experience. Waking with light brings us back to the days of our ancestors when there were no alarm clocks and humans relied on the rising sun to tell them when it was time to get up in the morning. Since at the end of Daylight Savings Time, we’re all trying to get that extra hour of sleep, with this awesome alarm clock, we can create our own sunrise to wake up to.