The Good Body’s Top Picks
You’ll find options at a range of prices in this article, but if you’re looking for a quick summary then here are a few of our favorites:
- Therabody SmartGoggles:
Prepare your body for sleep in the most innovative way
- Sleep Pod:
A snuggly wrap to help someone literally sleep like a baby
- The Nocturnal Journal:
A way to explore what’s keeping them awake at night
- Friendship Lamp:
Stay connected to a loved one
- Sleep All Day Sleep All Night Sloth Socks:
One stocking stuffer that is sure to make them smile
- Pillow Time Teas from adagio teas:
A tasty addition to their bedtime routine
Gifts to Help Sleep
1. Therabody SmartGoggles
Smart tech for the seriously sleep-deprived!
This brand new release from Therabody is the ideal sleep aid for someone who finds themselves tossing and turning at night.
Slip on the SmartGoggles and the hidden tech works to lower your heart rate and reduce stress and anxiety.
There are three customizable modes, Focus, SmartRelax and Sleep, all of which use a combination of vibration, massage and heat.
When you opt for the Sleep mode, you get a gentle temple massage designed to relax your mind ready for a great night’s rest.
Bluetooth capabilities mean you can also access multi sensory sound therapy experiences in the Therabody app, including the ‘Nightly Wind Down’.
Perfectly portable, they fold up easily for use wherever you are, plus they have the potential to last for 150 minutes when fully charged.
Shopping for someone who works at home in front of a screen all day? These SmartGoggles will give their eyes the break they deserve.
If you like the look of the SmartGoggles but don’t have the budget then iReliev offer a more affordable eye massager.
2. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
Inhale calm and exhale worries
If you’re looking for a small gift, then this Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is the perfect solution.
We know that your nose is a powerful force when it comes to slumber.
This natural remedy uses that knowledge to help people fall asleep faster, sleep deeper and wake up refreshed.
The aromatherapeutic mixture of lavender, vertivert and camomile is a blissful combination to calm both the body and mind.
It won’t stain bedding, is easy to apply and smells amazing — an essential addition to anyone’s sleep kit.
3. Sleep Affirmations: 200 Phrases for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep
Put someone in the right headspace
Reciting an affirmation at bedtime can be powerful for preparing your body and mind for rest.
In this book you’ll find phrases like “My breath is my guide back to peace” and “Sleep is calling me and I must go” which can start to rewire your thinking.
In fact, we’ve explored all the research around affirmations, and there is strong evidence to show it can help.
4. Lyapko Acupressure Mat
Wrap up the gift of acupressure treatment
A mat covered in metal spikes might not seem like a great idea for someone in desperate need of shut-eye.
However acupressure can have amazing benefits when used for sleep.
Lying back on the mat triggers the release of endorphins and invokes a deep sense of relaxation that encourages better sleep quality.
You might be worried that you’re inflicting pain on the recipient, and as a regular acupressure mat user, I’ve found it can be at first.
However you quickly get used to the sensation and the results are more than worth it.
5. Pillow Time Teas from adagio teas
Pour a mug of bedtime relaxation
A cup of herbal tea before bed can be a good way to prepare your body for sleep.
Gift someone special a box of Pillow Time Teas from adagio teas and they can choose from a selection of different slumber-inducing flavors.
In the set you get the perfectly named ’40 winks’, as well as a number of blends from our shortlist of the best teas for sleep.
These include chamomile and peppermint, both proven to help you sleep better.
Adagio teas are a trusted brand to choose too!
They’re a family owned company that carefully select teas from growers across the world to get the best possible taste.
6. Sleep Pod
Swaddle your loved one
This cosy Sleep Pod is designed to apply gentle pressure to your body as you sleep — kind of like a hug!
It’s perfect if you’re searching for 2023 Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
Made from a soft stretchy material, it’s breathable and temperature regulating, so despite being snuggly you won’t get too hot.
Those struggling with restless sleep report positive results with the Sleep Pod, describing how it stops them from tossing and turning throughout the night.
7. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams By Matthew Walker
Are you looking for a thoughtful but affordable gift? This international and New York Times bestseller is a must-read for anyone in need of a good night’s sleep.
It contains all the answers to the fundamental question: what happens if you don’t get enough sleep?
Written by one of the leading sleep influencers and experts, Matthew Walker, this book will not only be a real awakening but could potentially save lives (yes, you did read that right!).
Walker is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, as well as founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.
This is why there’s a ton of cutting-edge scientific research spanning 20 years, presented in an easy-to-digest way.
Find out the mind-blowing dangers of not getting enough sleep, and the huge benefits when people do.
Did you know that regularly sleeping less than six or seven hours a night increases your risk of cancer by 50%? That’s just one of many facts shared with us.
There are loads of actionable tips about how to ensure we all claim our full night’s sleep. This page-turner will send anyone to sleep – but in a good way!
8. OOLER Sleep System with Chili Cool Mesh
Treat someone to a cool and cosy slumber system
Imagine if you could control the temperature of your bed from your smartphone?
Well, with the OOLER Sleep System you can.
Gift someone this amazing product from chili sleep and you’ll give them the ability to control their bed from any temperature between 55-115°F (13-46°C).
Keeping cool is proven to help improve your sleep, but the ability to stay cosy too in the winter months makes this such a treat.
Using water to cool and warm, it’s available in half queen, half king and half cal king size. The control unit also looks great and can fit discreetly in your bedroom.
Shopping for a couple? You can treat them to a system made for two, with separate units and controls, so no more stealing the sheets!
Users suffering with night sweats were so grateful for the OOLER system, with many enjoy deeper sleep.
9. Urpower 2nd Generation Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser
Mist the air with sleep-inducing scents
Pop your chosen essential oil inside this Urpower Essential Oil Diffuser, and millions of vibrations will break the water and oil down into tiny particles to fill the air with a beautiful scent.
Combined with a changing LED light, you can set a mood in the room that prepares the body to rest.
With a large 300ml capacity, the diffuser will last for up to eight hours before the water needs replacing.
There’s also a handy timer so you can set your own treatment time – perfect if you fall asleep.
People loved how quiet the diffuser was and also how it set a sleepy mood in their home.
10. PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
Sanitize the air as they sleep
Now we know just how polluted the air in our homes can be, it can’t be ignored.
Apart from disrupting how much shut eye is gained, it can also lead to different health conditions.
This purifier will capture 99.7% of mold spores, dust, pollen, pet dander, household odors and smoke and then destroy any germs or bacteria you have lurking around.
PureZone’s device has a specially designed sleep setting – switch it on and it will purify the air in the room, so everyone can sleep well and be in better health.
People with allergies found the purifier particularly effective, and loved how discreet it was within their home.
11. Apollo Neuro
Stress-relieving wearable technology
Shopping for a stressed out person who’s struggling to sleep?
Slip an Apollo Neuro on their wrist and it might just be the answer to all their prayers.
The wearable technology sends gentle vibrations through the body to restore balance in the nervous system, giving the wearer better control over stress.
You can effectively choose how you want to feel in the Apollo Neuro App that pairs with the device, as well as the intensity and duration of your treatment.
Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many commenting on improved sleep and how much more clearly they can focus after a number of sessions.
Available in a range of different colors, it can be worn on the wrist or ankle, whichever you find most comfortable.
12. Couple's Split Blanket & Sheet Set
Stop the cover stealing arguments!
There is evidence to show that you can fall asleep faster, if you sleep next to someone you love.
However if your loved one is always stealing the covers, you might be waking up many times during the night.
Stop all the arguments with this blanket and sheet set for couples.
It has a split flat sheet that joins at the bottom so you can still keep your bed tidy, plus a thick microfiber blanket that has been halved so you can choose how much of the covers you really need.
Plus being 4” wider than a typical sheet, you still have plenty of space to move around.
Those who purchased the sheets loved the clever design and how it had stopped the bedtime game of tug-of-war!
Ideas for Insomniacs
1. The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind
A journal for late night thoughts
Journaling for just 15 minutes before bed has been shown to help you drift off faster.
However this journal is not for bedtime.
This is for insomniacs and people who find themselves awake in the middle of the night.
Using sleep prompts and fun illustrations, this is a way to help you understand the thoughts that are weighing down on you and keeping your mind busy at night.
One prompt encourages you to turn out the lights and draw what keeps you up at night, making it the ideal gift for someone kept awake by anxiety.
Journal writers loved how it helped them address and make sense of reoccurring thoughts and stressors.
People also appreciated the glow-in-the-dark cover!
2. Lavender Essential Oil by Sky Organics
A beautifully pure essential oil for sleep
Gift someone the sleepy power of lavender by wrapping up this lavender essential oil.
Like the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, put a few drops on your pillow at night and drift off peacefully.
This 100% pure essential oil contains no additives and synthetic ingredients.
Sky Organics pride themselves on responsibly sourcing their essential oils, and are 100% vegan.
Purchasers of this essential oil found the scent so beautiful, and noticed a difference to non-pure oils they’d bought in the past.
3. Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine
Your very own sleepy lullaby
This sound machine is ideal for anyone that can be easily disturbed by noises in the night.
But it’s not just any white noise machine, oh no.
Marpac’s Dohm has been given the gold standard for its noise reducing, sleep-inducing magical powers.
Noise can be massively disruptive – from preventing sleep in the first place, to causing a change in heart rate, blood pressure, and being the catalyst for movement between the stages of sleep.
White noise will save the day!
It’s a force to be reckoned with, drowning out obtrusive sounds and allowing the mind to quieten, enabling the whole process to be a notably gentler one.
The machine has two speeds placing the light sleeper in control before they drift off into blissful slumber.
Discover the ideal tone, lay down, unwind and bask in the ambient sounds.
4. Mindfulness for Insomnia: A Four-Week Guided Program to Relax Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Get the Sleep You Need
Learn how to break the cycle of insomnia
Rather than gifting something that makes insomnia easier to live with, why not treat them to a tool that tackles it head on.
The four-week guided program in his book is designed to break the cycle of anxious thinking that can keep us awake at night.
Written by a mindfulness expert and sleep specialist, it encourages you to address the stressors that are at the heart of your issues.
Numerous studies have shown how living more mindfully can boost your sleep quality.
Many called this book ‘life-changing’, loving the way it is filled with practical tips you can implement immediately!
5. Nite Nite And Wake Up Patches
Wind down then pep up!
Insomnia isn’t just an issue that people live with at night. It also affects them the following day when they need to find the energy to get through to bedtime again!
Nite Nite and Wake Up Patches are here to help.
The nighttime patches contain a mix of melatonin, hops and valerian root that is released gently during the night, helping you stay asleep.
In the morning B12 Awake including B12, caffeine and green tea extract gives you the boost you need to start the day.
Known as transdermal patches, the ingredients are absorbed through the skin with your body only taking the amount it needs.
You can treat someone to just the Nite Nite or the Wake Up patches, or a mix of the two.
6. Gaiam Yoga Mat - Premium 6mm
An extra thick yoga mat to help them master their practice
When looking at statistics about insomnia you can see why many people who suffer from the condition are searching for natural sleep aids.
Yoga is one remedy proven to be beneficial for people suffering with insomnia.
So how do you help someone get started in the practice? Well, you buy them the best yoga mat on the market!
Thanks to the sticky non-slip surface, this Gaiam Yoga Mat will provide excellent grip as they master their sleep inducing asanas. At 6mm thick it will also protect their joints on hard surfaces.
Plus you get a free downloadable yoga class with every purchase.
Dreamy Gifts for the Sleep-Deprived
1. Unplugged Sleep Helper
Guided meditation without the screen time
Meditation is massively beneficial for people who can’t sleep, but guided sessions typically mean having screen time before bed which we know can impact negatively on our ability to sleep.
Place the Unplugged Sleep Helper by their bedside and they can enjoy screen-free meditation.
Listen to the soothing voices of ‘Jessica’ or ‘Tim’ and drift off into a deep sleep.
Three simple keys are used to select various options — choose a guided session, nature sounds or breathing exercises.
Once charged the device lasts for a few hours so it can be used wherever they’re laying their head for the night.
Unplugged Sleep Helper is a truly unique sleep gift that will a wonderful addition to anyone’s nightstand.
2. Vekkia Rechargeable 4 LED Neck Reading Light
A gadget for late night, hands-free reading!
Being unable to sleep is really frustrating. If the sleep-deprived person you’re shopping for has tried every remedy, then instead treat them to something to enjoy while wide awake.
This Vekkia Rechargeable Reading Light is a clever piece of tech for nighttime reading.
Instead of a bright bedside lamp that could disturb a sleeping partner, this LED light hooks comfortably around your neck.
Equipped with two light settings, you can adjust it easily to avoid eye strain while you enjoy hands-free reading.
People love gifting this item, with many saying they’d bought it multiple times!
3. TouchPoints for Sleep
Soothe someone to sleep with micro-vibrations
Research shows that low-amplitude vibrations can help to induce sleep, without you even recognizing the vibration.
TouchPoint have taken that thinking and popped it inside two soft wristbands to wear in bed.
30 minutes before going to bed, place the sweatbands on your wrists or ankles and the clever micro-vibrations will relax your body.
You can then take them off, or they’ll switch off automatically if the 30 minute treatment sends you straight to sleep.
Shortlisted for the TIME’s Best Invention of the Year, case studies have shown they can encourage deep sleep within 15 minutes.
Buying for someone who is struggling with wakefulness?
If you wake up at night, place them on and they’ll soothe you straight back to sleep.
4. Supersized Sloth Warmies
A cutie to cuddle up to at bedtime
This cute companion might not be the answer to their sleep issues, but they’re sure fun to cuddle up with!
Each little friend in the collection contains a hidden heat pack, scented with real French lavender.
Pop it into the microwave then slip it back inside and the huggable pillow will keep you warm at night.
Alternatively, chill in the freezer for when you need cooling relief.
If you’re shopping for one of the 52% of children in the US who don’t get enough sleep, this is a real treat for the holidays.
They can place their hands in either side and enjoy a great big cuddle.
5. Friendship Lamp
Send a little light out into the world
We know that sleeping next to someone you love has actual benefits for your wellbeing.
However whether it’s long distance love, or trips away for work, it isn’t always possible.
Wrap up this pair of Friendship Lamps and when the person you love can’t sleep you can let them know you’re thinking of them.
Simply change the color of your lamp and it will automatically change the color of theirs, wherever they are in the world.
With over 250 color options, it’s a subtle and romantic way to feel a connection when you can’t be together.
Alternatively it’s also a good gift for a friend who can’t sleep, or anyone who might be feeling a little isolated.
Connecting via wifi, you can even stay connected when one of you isn’t near their lamp through the Friendship Lamp app.
6. ComfyComfy Premium Buckwheat Pillow
A miracle pillow
As one third of our lives is spent in bed, it’s crucial to pick the right pillow.
ComfyComfy’s Premium Buckwheat Pillow is a lovely gift for that person who is tired of waking up riddled with pains.
Buckwheat hull pillows have actually been around for centuries.
But what exactly is buckwheat hull?
It’s the outer shell of buckwheat seeds, the part that’s left over when the seeds are processed.
As they are slightly cupped, triangular and smooth, there are thousands of tiny air pockets between them when arranged in a pillow.
They’re ideal for anyone who gets hot in bed, as they don’t radiate or hold heat like a memory foam pillow does, providing a cool night’s rest.
Buckwheat is natural and hypoallergenic, giving much needed support throughout the night.
This versatile pillow can even be customized by the recipient of this thoughtful gift, using the extra hulls provided.
It will also ensure the perfect alignment for the neck, shoulders and spine – excellent for posture.
Real care has gone into the design – the fabric used started off as organically grown cotton from Texas, that was then milled into tightly woven cotton twill.
Gone are the days of tolerating lumpy pillows, sweating at night and suffering in silence.
7. Muse S (Gen 2)
Train their mind night after night
Another exciting meditation gift for sleep is the Muse S (remember, regular meditation helps you drift off faster!).
This wearable smart technology monitors your heart rate, breathing, physical movements and brain activity to improve the way you meditate.
Take a look at their generation 2 model and you can see the focus they’ve placed on sleep.
In fact, they refer to the treatment you can enjoy from the Muse S as a Digital Sleeping Pill!
Wear the headband at night and intelligent sleep soundscapes will help to lull you off to sleep.
“Imagine a bedtime story that helps you shut off your busy mind & cues your brain to sleep”.
Sleep tracking from the device also enables you learn more about your sleep patterns and quality to identify the root causes.
8. This Book Will Put You to Sleep: (Books to Help Sleep, Gifts for Insomniacs)
A sleep-inducing stocking stuffer!
There’s nothing that is guaranteed to put you to sleep, but maybe a few really dull stories before bed will help!
Add this book to your cart and it’s sure to raise a smile with the recipient.
They can enjoy snoozy stories like “The Correct Way to De-Seed Grapes” and “White Noise: A Technical Explanation”.
Each text has been designed to make you feel so bored, sleep will be the only escape.
Though a fun gift, many who bought it were convinced that it does actually improve your sleep.
Surprise a Nap Lover!
1. Mzoo Sleep Mask
This is no ordinary sleep mask…
There are so many advantages to sleeping with an eye mask, and they don’t come fancier than the Mzoo sleep mask.
Cleverly created to mold to your eyes, you can enjoy complete black out from the light.
Take a look at the eye space and you can see it’s been designed really deep so there is no pressure on your eyes and you can lay in it comfortably.
Available in four attractive colors, it has adjustable straps to fit all head sizes.
The mask arrives beautifully presented, complete with silk pouch and earplugs.
It’s not just great for keen nappers either:
Wrap up the Mzoo mask for someone who travels through timezones for work, or the person who works shifts and needs to block daylight out.
2. Sleepsia Full Body Pillow
Cradle your whole body
Give their nap a serious upgrade by gifting this Sleepsia Full Body Pillow.
It has been designed to support your whole body, providing comfort to delicate joints.
Containing shredded foam, this full body pillow is easy to adjust to get the firmness and shape your body needs.
At a huge 54 inches long, it’s ideal for snuggling up on when you’re napping on the couch.
3. Gravity Weighted Blanket
An anxiety-soothing sleep companion
When you can’t be around to give someone the hug they need, treat them to a weighted blanket.
The soothing weight can help send anyone peacefully off to sleep, reducing the tossing and turning that prevents shut-eye.
There’s science behind it:
Weighted blankets can provide calming physiological effects and reduce feelings of anxiety that might result in a restless night.
With a soft micro-plush cover, they’ll love unwrapping this super soft blanket, before they even realize its weighted power!
Choose 15, 20 or 35lbs of weight, whatever equates to roughly 10% of the person’s body weight.
Presents for People Who Love Their Bed
1. Luxury Sleep Well Set
Upgrade their bedtime routine
This luxury sleep gift set includes everything you need for an indulgent bedtime routine.
Apply the all-natural balm to your chest and pulse points, then slip on the plush microfiber robe.
Light the aromatherapy candle while you mediate or listen to music.
When it’s time for sleep, the silk eye mask completes the look, allowing you to drift off into peaceful slumber.
2. Sleep All Day Sleep All Night Sloth Socks
Socks for a sleep lover!
Socks are a classic gift, but these funny sloth socks are a little bit more special!
They acknowledge the recipient’s love of sleep with the ‘Sleep All Day, Sleep All Night’ caption.
Made from a lightweight and breathable fabric they’re perfect for everyday wear, as well as sports thanks to the moisture wicking properties.
Available in sizes 7 to 13, you choose women’s or a unisex pair — plus if you want to treat them to a couple of pairs, there are lots of alternative designs on Look Human!
3. Hatch Restore - Sound Machine
Soothing light and sound for a great night’s slumber
Lighting has a huge influence on sleep, with the blue light of technology particularly shown to have a negative impact.
Swap their late night scrolling for the soothing light of the Hatch Restore.
Wrapping up this smart light and sound machine allows the receiver to completely tailor their sleep-wake routine.
Hatch Restore can create a deeply relaxing mood through sound and light to help the mind and body unwind and prepare to rest.
It even creates a more positive way to wake up in the morning.
Be eased in to the day with the sunrise alarm clock and soothing ocean sounds.
In fact, it can be used at any time of the day so it’s also the perfect gift for someone who needs to find new ways to relax.
All settings can be controlled through a smartphone app, with touch control volume and brightness on the machine itself.
4. NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Body Oil
Prepare the body for the best night’s sleep ever
NEOM’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Body Oil will give the recipient exactly that.
Apply the oil just before bed and enjoy the beautiful scenes of English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine.
Put on your pajamas (or not — sleeping naked is good for you!) and sink into bed.
The expert blend of 19 pure essential oils hydrate your skin and encourage your body to relax and prepare for deep sleep.
NEOM products are renowned for being of an excellent quality and this one is no exception.
Sleepy shoppers appreciated the scent and felt it was just what you need to relax and unwind before bed.
5. Never Give Up Dreams (Black) Funny Quote Coffee Mug
Who doesn’t like a new mug?
Inspire someone you love to never give up on their dreams with this fun mug from Society6.
It’s an ideal low cost sleep gift that pokes fun at just how much they love dozing off.
Made from premium ceramic, it features a bold and clean print perfect for appealing to both men and women.
You can also choose from two size options, in case you’re shopping for one of those people that needs an extra large coffee in the morning!
6. Sun Away Portable Blackout Window Curtain
Keep out the light at night (or during the day!)
If you’re shopping for someone who loves sleep and also travels frequently, they’ll thank you for the Sun Away Portable Blackout Blind.
Even if they just want a way to enjoy hotel blackout curtains at home, this will make a great gift.
Sun Away’s curtain plunges any time of day in to complete darkness, perfect for enjoying the benefits of an early night.
Fitting to the window with suction cups, and with velcro to adjust the width, there are no tools required.
Night workers not satisfied with the light that sneaks in and around traditional blackout curtains, loved the way this product fitted to the window and blocked out the light.
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