Experts say that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. With three little kids, a whining dog, and a spouse that gets up before the sun, this feels unattainable much of the time.
I know I’m not the only sleep deprived parent out there, so I’m sharing my favorite sleep essentials. From splurges to steals, these five sleep items help me maximize the quantity and quality of my sleep.
I am now at the age of waking up with a neck ache for no apparent reason, and that is why this pillow from Tempur-Pedic is the MVP of sleep essentials. It helps me get the support I need to fight the old lady aches and pains that plague me. The pillow has a firm feel and a hypoallergenic cover that is removable and washable. It comes in three sizes and is a great option for side and back sleepers.
A friend gave me these pajamas from Target right after I had my third baby. The button-up style was convenient for nursing, and they are also just great pajamas in general. The material is super soft and lightweight, and I love the capri-length style. This set comes in sizes XS-XXL.
Instead of recorded noise, the Yogasleep Dohm Classic creates fan-based natural white noise. There are two settings, and it is perfect for blocking out noisy traffic, strange house noises, and a snoring spouse. We have tried several sound machines and white noise apps in our home, and this is the favorite by far. Yogasleep also makes the more compact Rohm, which I love for travel.
Acure’s Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream is a rich yet lightweight moisturizer, perfect for nighttime. This cream is marketed for normal to sensitive skin, and my sensitive skin has tolerated it well. It does have a light scent, so keep that in mind if you prefer unscented formulas. When I have the time, I love massaging the cloud cream into my skin with a jade roller as part of a relaxing bedtime ritual.