9 Nighttime Routine Essentials You Need for a Restful Sleep
Catching Zzzs isn't always easy — especially in times of stress. But there are plenty of steps you can take, short of reading Marcel Proust or anything by Nabokov, to lull yourself to sleep, from Himalayan salt lamps to eye masks that up your glam overnight. Here, a roundup of the snooziest options, as heartily approved by Swearby's literal dream team.
So Well Gray Himalayan Salt Lamp
“I don’t know if I should put this in ‘decor’ or ‘health’ or ‘beauty’ because I have been re-doing my house to be more ‘hygge’ aka COZY and this salt lamp is EVERYTHING. Salt lamps are claimed to help us sleep better, combat EMF pollution, and overall enhance wellness. But for me – the overall ambiance of having one nearby makes me feel less anxious. I have this gray-colored one and I swear by it.”—Kate Salley
Dohm White Noise Machine
“I always joke that if Marpac asked me to quit writing and become their publicist or spokesperson, I 100% would. This white noise maker has completely changed my life and I’ve converted many friends, family members, and boyfriends into using this every night. It also works great to drown out the noise when trying to study or get work done.”—Daley Quinn
Luzern Nuit Eye Masque
“This is one of the eye masks that I alternate between on my beauty nights. I put it on right before I go to bed, a little dab will do it with this stuff. I went into Sephora looking for a lip mask and one of the girls turned me on to this. I love discovering new products that way! I try to use it about twice a week max, definitely not every night because it’s so intense.”—Janis Spindel
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
“I truly swear by this mask, and cannot count how many tubs I’ve gone through. In the winter, I’ll use it as a sleeping pack. In the summer, I use it as a treatment a few times a week to keep my skin plump and healthy. If I’m going out and feel a little tired, I’ll throw this on for 20 minutes with some Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream as well – double masking action.”—Lexi Ehrman
Seat Of Your Soul Buckwheat Meditation Cushion
“This meditation cushion upped my meditation game!Before this cushion came into my life, my legs would fall asleep after 20 minutes or so. The rise provided at my tush drops my knees below my hips allowing me to sit comfortably so I can clear my mind rather than focus on discomfort in my body. I also love the crescent shape that provides the perfect space for my feet to nestle into for full-on zen mode.”—Whitney Goff
Insight Timer Meditation App
“I’ve been meditating for many years but usually in a class setting. This is the first app I have found that I like enough to use outside of a yoga class. The options are abundant. My 13-year-old son even listens to it at night to fall asleep. If a 13-year-old boy swears by it, you can bet it’s worth the download.”—DJ Cunningham
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