Nothing refreshes, recharges and revitalizes us like a good night’s sleep. However, that’s hard to have these days.
It’s vital to create a routine and an environment that make you feel safe, comfortable and helps channel your mind to the zzzs.
It starts with a good air purifier for me. As allergens and other irritants can accumulate in the day, sneezing in bed isn’t ideal.
I found that the UV Kleene UVK-A01 Air Purifier makes your room a place where you can truly breathe. It has a seven-stage air purification process. This includes the prefilter, which captures large particles, dust, lint, hair; Hepa 13 filter that filters up 0.05 percent of 0.1 micron particles per liter of air; the carbon filter that removes gases, chemicals, VOCs and odors; and the cold catalyst that absorbs and decomposes formaldehyde and tiny dust particles. After, there is the photocatalyst that cleans the air of benzene, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and other polluting gases.
Finally, there is the UVC lamp that neutralizes microorganisms, germs, bacteria and viruses, and the anion filter that energizes the air with health-beneficial negative ions.
You’ll find that the nightly bouts of sneezing won’t bother you any more, facilitating more normalized breathing.
The next thing you should do is to prepare your body. A warm bath or a long shower always helps. Cap it off with the Lush Sleepy Lotion.
This product was the rage just a few seasons ago and continues to be a favorite. The sensation it gives you soothes the mind and the skin. It is made of a gentle oatmeal infusion, lavender flower and sweet tonka absolute, combined with a rich, malty and floral perfume. The organic cocoa butter and lavender water cool the skin.
Make you bed a sanctuary. This is why I love Sealy. A Sealy Posturepedic Mattress is made with orthopedic support, absolute conformance and unparalleled comfort.
This is done through their twice-tempered PostureTech Titanium Coils, a revolutionary patented technology that provides proper spinal support and long-lasting comfort along with other features like breathable smart fabrics that combine a highly effective moisture management technology with an innovative antibacterial finish based on silver ions. This means the bed stays cool, fresh and dry. Sealy is the mattress for the world’s best hotels.
I also find that weighted blankets help you get the right sleep. Sunday Citizen Super Soft Weighted Blanket takes it to the next level. “Instead of the usual glass pearls,” the product info says, “this one’s filled with thousands of tiny crystals—amethyst to relieve stress and lend a little extra calm, plus clear quartz for its all-around natural healing perks.”
Make your room as dark as possible. Darkness helps signal your brain that it’s time to sleep, helping it produce the necessary hormones to make you sleep.
To help block off light further, I advise you to get something like the Slip Silk Eye Mask. It’s made of pure mulberry silk so there’s less skin friction to help prevent wrinkles and counteract eye puffiness. The elasticated band keeps your hair free from creases and doesn’t press on your temples.
UV Kleene is available at uvkleene.com; Sealy via sealy.ph; Slip at Net-A-Porter; and Lush via lush.com.ph