According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 3.3 million Canadians above the age of 15 suffer from insomnia today. Above and beyond feeling fatigued, hypersensitive, and less productive--sleep loss has a wide array of other negative health implications. Losing just three hours of sleep per night over an extended period of time makes you more susceptible to viral infections, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, heart disease, impaired cognitive ability, and memory loss.
Unfortunately, insomnia is not a new problem. The good news is that, as a society, we are beginning to not only understand the negative implications of a lack of sleep, but we are enjoying the wonderful benefits of getting enough sleep. We know now, through the many emerging studies on the science of sleep, that with proper sleep hygiene you can improve your memory, decrease inflammation, inspire creativity, improve your performance both physically and mentally, sharpen your focus, maintain a healthy weight, and lower your stress level. We are prioritizing self-care and taking our health more seriously.
As we make the transition from summer to fall, the days gradually get shorter until the time officially 'falls back' by one hour on November 5th. Adjusting our sleep schedules for the changing seasons can always be a challenge, especially when Daylight Savings Time ends.
To make sure no one loses sleep 'falling back' this year, we sourced the best natural bedroom and sleep products on the market to help reset your internal clocks for the upcoming time change.
1. Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet
The Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet is a natural sleep solution that has also been proven to help reduce anxiety, tension and stress through the use of their proprietary natural frequency technology. The technology is based on the theory that our bodies are falling out of sync with the Earth’s natural frequencies due to inundation of human-made frequencies emitted by technology like cellphones. This disconnect causes insomnia, as well as both stress and anxiety. To combat this disconnect, the bracelet is embedded with a specially designed disk to act as an antenna to reconnect the Earth’s natural frequencies back into the body to help you to relax and fall asleep naturally.
At first, when I initially read about the concept, it seemed a little hard to understand. But, when I thought about it more critically, it makes perfect sense. We live in a world of electronic technology. In my bedroom at bedtime, there is always two cellphones, a television and an Apple TV usually all in use within 20 minutes of trying to sleep. Most people know that you aren’t supposed to use these devices before bed because it is said to make it harder for us to sleep BUT, we all do it anyway because we can’t sleep. It becomes a vicious cycle.
For me, this bracelet is the tool I needed to break this cycle of insomnia. I know that I don’t need to keep the TV on anymore in hopes of tricking myself into falling asleep because when I put on my bracelet, I can feel myself start to relax. Finally, I feel that connection I was missing between knowing I am tired and wanting to sleep and actually being able to relax enough to fall asleep.
For all my fellow insomniacs out there, this product is an absolute game changer.
2. Driftwood Decor Organic Soy Wax Candle
The soft glow of a candle of a scented candle is a perfect way to get cosy on a cool fall night. Peppermint is an excellent scent to burn in the bedroom as it helps you to unwind and relax. Driftwood Decor Organic Soy Wax Candles are scented with essential oils and burn with a cotton wick, which means that they are completely natural and won’t aggravate headaches or allergies and they are handcrafted in North America.
3. Sleepenvie Violet Pillow
Speaking of aromatherapy, our ultra-comfy Violet pillow is infusion with lavender. The lavender scent is known for its calming properties so you will soar you into dreamland in no time with Violet. The luxurious velour cover is removable and washable. Aerated memory foam cradles your head and neck for optimal comfort while the gentle lavender aromatherapy helps coax you to sleep in no time.
4. The New Sex Bible by Jessica O'Reilly, PhD.
According to sex and relationship expert and author Dr Jess O'Reilly, sex and sleep are absolutely related. She explains,
"We have a wealth of data indicating that a good night’s sleep and a healthy sex life are positively correlated. It just makes sense. When you’re tired, you’re not going to be in the mood for sex. Even if you’re the exception, lack of sleep also leads to relationship strife, which detracts from the likelihood of getting busy. When you’re well rested, you’re more likely to exercise, eat healthy foods and feel at ease — each of these factors is tied to libido. And sex and sleep go hand in hand, as the rush of hormones after an orgasm helps to lull you into a restful sleep."
Dreamwater is a combination of three natural ingredients: GABA, melatonin, and 5-HTP, that help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. GABA helps you relax and reduce anxiety, melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the body’s internal clock and your natural cycle of sleeping and waking, and 5-HTP helps promote sleep and relaxation and improve the quality of sleep by stimulating the production of melatonin. These three natural ingredients are mixed together in a small 74mL TSA Compliant bottle so it is perfect for helping you avoid jetlag when travelling.
6. Sleepenvie Eye Mask
Using an eye mask is a simple and effective way to naturally induce sleep because when your brain senses pure darkness, it produces melatonin which helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. This is especially handy when your partner may want to stay up and read or watch TV in bed when you are ready to go to sleep. Toss on your Sleepenvie eye mask, and let nature do the rest ;). It seals out the light while providing soft cushions under your eyes for support. 100% cotton.
We have partnered with these industry leaders in all things bedroom and sleep to give away a special Fall Back Into Bed prize package (including one of each of the above items with a total value of over $500) to one lucky winner to help prepare for the upcoming time change. Our contest will be run on social media from October 24 to November 1. Be sure to check it out on Instagram and Twitter for your chance to win @sleepenvie.
Sleepenvie is a Canadian online mattress-in-a-box and bedroom lifestyle brand that focuses on customization, convenience, and charitable contribution.
We make the mattress-buying process easy by delivering it directly to your door in one easy-to-handle compact box. We strongly believe in customizability, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. An easy one-minute quiz matches you to the ideal mattress for your lifestyle and sleep habits.