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The best sleep aids: From apps to bras to balms to earbuds


Get some rest (Picture: Kokoon/The White Company/Yummie/Boots)

Sleep is essential, and a run of bad nights can make you feel like a shadow of yourself.

Getting good sleep can help keep you healthy, reduce stress and help maintain good mental health among many other things.

So if you’re not getting the right amount of sleep, chances are your desperate to fix it.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of sleep aids to help you drift off and stay off.

Kally 3D Eye Mask

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This sleep mask has wide, deep coushioned spaces for your eyes, giving them plenty of room.

The mask’s cushions are also removable and made of memory foam for maximum comfort.

Price: £14.99

Get it from KallySleep.

Kokoon noise-cancelling headphones

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The price tag isn’t small, but these headphones have some pretty great features and reviews.

Noise-cancelling and designed to be a sleep aid, these bluetooth headphones also come with access to the Kokoon Relax mobile app which lets you listen to CBT audio programmes and sounds like white noise to help you drift off.

Price: £349.99

Get them from Kokoon.

NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Wonder Balm

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This balm is made using almond oil, sunflower oil and shea butter to keep your skin nice and soft.

It also smells soothingly of lavender and chamomile, with a view to helping you relax into sleep.

Price: £16

Get it from LookFantastic.

Lush’s Beauty Sleep face mask

Two of our favourite things are skincare and sleep, and the Lush Beauty Sleep mask ticks both those boxes.

This hydrating mask smells like lavender and neroli oil and includes valerian and lemon verbena to help you wind down and get ready for sleep.

Price: £13 for 125g

Get it from Lush.

This works deep sleep body cocoon

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Use this moisturiser as part of your calming night-time routine.

It’s got shea butter, crambe, camelia and sativa oils to keep your skin moisturised and lavender, camomile and vetivert to chill you out before bed.

Price: £25

Get it from This Works.

Sleep with Me podcast

This podcast is unique in that it deliberately sets out to be meandering, even boring.

Host Drew Ackerman, aka Scooter, lets his voice drone as he tells various bed time stories for ‘ladies, gentleman and friends beyond the binary’, to keep them company ‘in the deep dark night’. Prepare to get addicted.

Price: Free

Listen on Spotify.

Calm app

Calm is the much-hyped relaxation app that comes complete with things like meditation aids and sleep stories red by celebs ranging from Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy to Stephen Fry and Idris Elba.

There are also different stretch routines and calming playlists to enjoy.

Price: £28.99 annually or a one-time payment of £299.99 to get Calm for life

Get it from the Calm website.

Tanya bralette

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This sleep bralette is designed to keep your breasts comfy and under control.

It also promises to keep your temperature regulated all night long.

Price: £41

Get it from Yummie.

Bloom & Blossom Matilda’s Magical Pillow Spray 

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This budget-friendly spray is suitable for kids as young as newborns, and for anyone with sensitive or eczema-prone skin.

All you have to do is spray some on to your pillow and enjoy the scent of sweet orange, eucalyptus, bergamot, satsuma, lavender and patchouli.

Price: £4.99

Get it from Boots.

The White Company’s Portable Electronic Diffuser

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This night not be the cheapest diffuser on the market, but the fact that it’s portable is an interesting selling point.

It’ll be easy to use anywhere around the house and take with you on any trips – all you need to bring is your favourite relaxing oil.

Price: £40

Get it from The White Company.

John Lewis & Partners Specialist Synthetic Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets are famed for their ability to relax and lower stress levels.

This one from John Lewis comes in 4.5kg, 7kg and 9kg variants.

Price: £80

Get it from John Lewis.

Lumie Sunrise Alarm

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This alarm is a cheaper yet still well-reviewed alternative to some of the more costly sunrise alarms out there.

The idea is the light slowly dims 30 minutes before you want to go to bed to ease you off to sleep, and brightens 30-minutes before your alarm the next morning to wake you up gently and naturally.

Price: £33.99

Get it from Boots.

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