"Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your abilities to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories." (Why do we need sleep?) Here our some much needed bedtime essentials to add to your sleep routine.
Silk pillowcase Sleeping with a silk pillowcase prevents wrinkles and keeps hair healthy. Plus, it looks so cute so why not?!
Hair tie or scarf Keep your hair out of your face! Save yourself by putting hair up or tying it down with a silk headscarf or bonnet.
Sleep mask “Being exposed to light at bedtime can interrupt your body’s natural sleep cues. This is because artificial light suppresses melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone in the body,” says Rosie Osmun, a certified sleep science coach from Sleep Junkie. Not having enough melatonin can lead to sleep issues or disorders, like insomnia. An eye mask can block out artificial light that can prevent you from falling asleep. Eye masks can really help improve your overall quality of sleep,” Osmun says. They can also provide a calming effect that may encourage you to nod off faster.” (Sleep Masks)
Humidifier “ A humidifier increases moisture in the air, which keeps the nasal passage and throat from drying out. It improves breathing and creates a comfortable atmosphere, which helps people sleep better at night. A humidifier prevents and reduces the intensity of: congestion, allergies, snoring, asthma, cough, and nose bleeds.” (Sleep with Humidifier)