We always hear about the importance of beauty rest and how a good night sleep is pivotal to our long-term health. If you're someone who just can't seem to fall and stay asleep, you're not alone. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, up to 33 percent of adults experience insomnia in their lifetime. Luckily, there's plenty of products to help create a relaxing environment and promote a restful night of sleep.
Lifestyle expert Amy E. Goodman and tech expert Jennifer Jolly stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY this week to share their favorite finds to help you achieve that much-needed beauty rest, from customizable pillows to natural essential oils.
Keep reading to see the 12 products that can help you fall and stay asleep.
Top products for a good night's sleep
Jennifer Jolly's sleep picks
Jolly says this tracking pad is equipped with "highly-accurate" sensors that sense sounds, your heart rate, movement and more while you sleep. You can stick it underneath your mattress at approximately chest level to gain insight into your sleeping patterns, snoring habits and more, the brand shares.
This screen-free gadget features eight different guided meditation themes that you can access by turning the keys on the device. From light breathing to body movement, each theme (which consists of eight sessions and two durations) can help you gear down before bedtime.
A favorite of celebs, the Oura ring is a high-tech wearable gadget that Jolly says is worth the investment. You can wear it at night and connect with an app on your phone to track your sleeping habits, but you can also wear it during the day while you exercise (or are simply just out and about) to get a full scope of your health.
Amy E. Goodman's sleep picks
Not only can this oscillating tower fan keep you cool during the night, but it also acts as white noise for your bedroom. Goodman loves the remote control feature, so you can change your fan setting without getting out of bed.
Goodman says this shower head will melt away your tension. According to the brand, this hand held shower head has a massage force that's two times stronger than other retailers with seven different settings. It's also clinically proven to relieve muscle tension and promote restful sleep, says the company.
According to the brand this massaging shower head is FDA-registered and designed for "wellbeing." Featuring a rainfall spray effect, it has nine different spray settings for your preference of water pressure.
Turn your bedroom into a spa with the power of aromatherapy. Just add a few drops of this chamomile-infused essential oil into your diffuser to relax and calm your mind.
This body mist is packed with relaxing ingredients such as lavender and chamomile. According to the brand, you simply spritz your face and body before bedtime, which will promote a night of deep sleep.
Another essential oil option is this roll-on that can be applied directly to your body or can be added into a bowl filled of warm water. The brand says it works best when being applied to the soles of your feet, or directly under you nose — but don't forget your socks to prevent it seeping into the sheets!
Goodman loves this sound guide as a screen-free way to develop a mindful meditation practice. The sound machine is preloaded with nine guided-meditation tracks and includes three different sleep sounds.
This 10-pound weighted blanket gives you a calming feeling, says the brand. The blanket comes in four different colors and is made of 100 percent cotton.
Give your bed the ultimate upgrade with these customizable curved pillows. According to the brand, you can adjust the fullness by adding or taking out the foam filling, and it's suitable for all sleepers. Not to mention, it has over 4,000 Amazon ratings! One verified reviewer wrote, it "really gives your shoulders space on the bed and I can’t describe how comfortable and luxurious this feels."
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