Let’s face it—Christmas is stressful.
For some, it’s the family gatherings and for other it’s the cooking. But most people can say that gift buying is at the top of the stress list.
We all have people in our lives that are impossible to shop for.
But, this holiday season, we don’t want you to worry too much about finding the perfect gifts for your night owls. To help you out, here’s a Christmas gift guide for the insomniac in your life:
Commonly known as a SAD lamp, the wake-up light is becoming extremely popular, not only among those with seasonal affective disorder, but those with sleeping troubles.
This lamp works in the same way as the sun. Kind of.
It’s meant to wake you up just like the sun does—by slowly brightening the room. So really, this lamp is an alarm clock that, instead of buzzing you awake, gently lifts you out of sleep.
Weighted blankets have been all the rage as of late.
And for good reason.
They are scientifically proven to reduce the feeling of anxiety by providing a calming experience from deep touch pressure.
Deep touch pressure signals to your brain to produce more serotonin, which leads to the production of melatonin.
Melatonin is the wonderful hormone that makes us feel sleepy.
The other great thing about weighted blankets is that they reduce tossing and turning in the night. Restlessness is often the cause of sleep deprivation.
Humidifier and Aromatherapy
If you have a friend or family member who has trouble falling asleep at night, get them a humidifier and some aromatherapy. This is a great gift that won’t break the bank.
Studies have proven that certain scents actually help you fall asleep. Eucalyptus is one of the best, so make sure to add this to the list.
If you’re really stuck for an idea and don’t want to spend a lot of money, give your insomniac friend some herbal tea.
There’s a reason why people sip on peppermint or camomile tea before going to bed—because it relaxes the mind and body and prepares you to go to sleep.
A Good Pillow
Having a bad-quality pillow is a major cause for restless sleeps. So, if your friend tends to have pain while they sleep, give their pillow an upgrade.
Latex pillows are among the best in the industry because they offer support and comfort. They also have natural properties that keep the pillow cool throughout the night.
Want to learn more about how you can get a better sleep? Talk to our staff at Majestic Mattress! We’re always happy to help with all your mattress needs.