If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep or feeling permanently tired, it's time to up your sleep game! Invest in some clever products for your bedroom and you'll be feeling well rested and energised in no time.
1. The Ostrich Pillow
Rest your weary head int his warm cocoon pillow. It provides super soft support for your head that can also block out any surrounding noise, the perfect combination for the best power nap when you're travelling or the ultimate sleep when you're in bed with a snorer.
Get it here - www.ostrichpillow.com
2. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Effectively this is just a large piece of pure Himalayan salt with a small bulb inside, but the benefits are huge. Not only do they emit a warm, relaxing glow (the perfect antidote to the blue screen) but they contain negative ions which can counteract positively charged things like abourne mould, bacteria and allergens. Leaving this lamp on before and during bed time can help decrease throat and nasal irritants so you can breathe and sleep better.
3. Tempur Super Sleep Mask
According to sleep experts, Tempur, two things make the dream sleep mask: total darkness and a perfect fit. Their sleep mask promises to take care of both, with it's super soft mouldable velour material and shapeable fit. A great idea if you work night shifts or have sensitive eyes.
4. Bear Hug Pillow
Your solo sleeping will no longer be lonely with this snuggly bear hug pillow from Huggy Bear. It provides just the right about of support for your neck and you can snuggle right up to it. Go on... get in the nook!
5. Sleepphones for sweet (sounding) dreams
Made from the softest fleece and featuring high-quality integrated headphones, these 'sleepphones' allow you to snooze soundly while you listen to your preferred music via a wireless connection. Whether it's soothing whale music or a pod cast, you can listen in without disturbing anyone or waking up caught up in wires.
As well as linking to your smartphone and tablet, this genius products also connects to your TV so you can catch up on your favourite programs while your partner sleeps. Find out more at www.sleepphones.co.uk
6. The Hoodie pillow for the ultimate lie-in
If your partner wakes up earlier than you, shield your eyes from the light with this genius hoodie pillow. You can also sleep uninterrupted till noon. Get it on Amazon.
7. Heated massage cushion for pre-sleep relaxation
We all sleep like babies after a nice massage so why not invest in this Heated Shiatsu Massage Cushion. The soothing heat helps ease sore muscle and can be adjusted to target back, shoulders, lumbar area and legs. It's even remote controlled for total relaxation.
8. The 12 foot full body support pillow
Support pillows are usually for babies and children, but some clever person has created this 12ft adult version. Deisgned to provide absolute support for your entire body, this wrap-around pillow is perfect for both side and back sleepers. Grab it on Groupon before they go.
9. Motion-sensored lights for your bedroom
If you're partner wakes you up in the night with their midnight toilet visits, invest in some MyLight motion-sensored LED lights. They fit under your bed and emit a gentle glow when someone steps out of bed. They'll be able to safely make their way to the bathroom without switching on the lights and you'll be none the wiser! This is a great gadget for kids and baby bedrooms, too.
10. The aromatherapy alarm clock
Nobody loves the rude awakening of a buzzing alarm clock. For a far kinder wake up, invest in the Lumie Bodyclock. The smart design merges the benefits of aromatherapy and a simulated sunrise to wake you up in a more natural way. As well as waking up to a fresh citrus scent and a warm glow, you can also set it so you go to bed with a gently fading light and the scent of soothing lavender. Check out Healthista for a complete review.
11. Side sleeper arm pillow
You've heard of regular side sleeper pillows but we now live in world where side sleepers who like to rest on their arm now have their own pillows. This multi-position pillow provides support and includes a convenient hole for your arm. Great for side sleepers, stomach sleeps and back sleepers.
12. The Dreammate vibrating sleep aid
If you struggle to get a decent night's sleep, the Sleep Inducer may just be answer to your problems. It's a watch-like wristband that is worn on the left hand wrist. It works on the 'sleeping golden triangle' method and gently vibrates sending you off to sleep, relaxing your muscles and helping to alleviate stress. Find out more at Hivox
13. A dreamy soft silk pillow
You haven't lived until you've tried a silk pillow. The benefits are ten-fold. Amazingly soft to touch, the silk regulates your body temperature by trapping air next to your skin so you're kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Silk pillows also have health and beauty benefits! They can help retain moisture in your hair and skin which minimises frizzy/static 'bed head'hair and even winkles in your skin. Amazing!
14. A smart bulb that helps you drift off and wake up
Can a lightbulb change your life? Maybe. Read on...
Regular light bulbs emit what is known as short wavelength blue light. This can delay melatonin - the hormone that helps us fall asleep, hence why staring at your phone before bed is the worst thing you can do if you need a restful night's sleep. This smart light bulb filters out any blue light by 50% which in turn increases your body's melatonin levels when you go to sleep and decreases when you wake up.
15. A Boon Glo nightlight
Perfect for kids. The Boon Glo nightlight has three removable light-up balls that can be picked up and take with them around the home. Great for night time toilet trips or if they're afraid of the dark. You can get one on Amazon.
16. The iKettle for that morning cup of tea
Not a sleep gadget per se, but if you love a morning cup of tea the iKettle will certainly help you wake up. The world's first wifi kettle, you can activate the boil function from your phone via their app. Unfortunately, it won't make the cup of tea for you - sob!
17. Monitor your sleep with a Fitbit
This year's must-have gadget, not only does a Fitbit monitor your fitness levels and calories burnt but it also tracks your sleep patterns. See how well the above sleep gadgets are working by finding out how long you spend deep in REM sleep. Check out Fitbit to find out more about what it can do for you.