Examine the Healthline Sleep Store

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When we started writing about products that could improve our readers’ sleep hygiene, we quickly realized how many sleep-focused products and brands were out there — and how many of them claimed to solve all your sleep-related woes.

From endless bed-in-a-box companies to CBD oils all aimed toward better sleep, the sleep industry is a busy market to say the least.

That’s why we created the Healthline Sleep Shop. It’s a place for you to explore all the products we’ve approved in our editorial content and — hopefully — find something that’s a fit for your specific health goal or condition.

Are you having a difficult time falling asleep? We might have the right CBD oil for you. Are you looking for a pillow to relieve neck pain? We have a section of the shop that aims to help with that.

And, just like our editorial content, our team goes the extra mile to ensure the brands and products we feature are up to our standards. We independently select all the items in our shop and verify them with external experts.

You can also rest assured that every product you see in the shop has passed our rigorous vetting process. In vetting, we check for:
Fact-checked claims. We verify every brand’s health claims to make sure their products are safe and effective.
Medically-vetted recommendations. We evaluate whether a product’s health claims align with the current body of scientific evidence.
Ethical and reputable businesses. We vet business practices and strive to showcase brands that meet our social impact standards.

So, whether you’re in search of a bed-in-a-box for side sleepers or a supplement to send you off to Dreamland, we likely have a product for you.

Keep your sleep patterns regular
Try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Ideally, you should be getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

If you struggle with your sleep, avoid lying in.
It’s tempting when you’re tired, but a lie in can mess with your body clock and make it harder to sleep the following night.

Be active in the day
Try to tire yourself out by being physically active during the day. For some people, that means getting plenty of exercise, and for some that means pottering around the garden or walking to the local corner shop.

Spending time outside in the sun or sitting by a sunny window can also make you feel more tired when it comes to bedtime.

Make bedtime feel like bedtime
You can make your brain feel like it’s time to shut down by having some sort of evening ritual.

This is totally personal so try out some different things before you settle on what’s right for you. You could try reading a book, having a bath, or doing some gentle stretching.

Once you’re in bed, try not to look at your phone or tablet and avoid watching TV if possible.

That’s because LED light from digital screens may prevent the brain from releasing the sleep hormone melatonin.

Watch what you eat and drink
Eating a heavy meal late at night can make it harder for you to get to sleep. Lighter meals earlier in the evening are ideal. A good rule of thumb is to eat dinner at least 3 hours before you go to bed.

Drinking coffee after lunch can mean you’re too caffeinated to get to sleep, so it’s good to stop as early as possible.
Alcohol affects your sleep too, so if you’re used to unwinding with a glass of wine in the evening, why not try cutting down for a bit and seeing if it makes a difference to your sleep?

Don’t lie awake if you can’t sleep
Despite doing everything right, you still might wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to nod off again. If that happens, wait it out for 20 minutes. If you’re still wide awake, get up and go into another room.

Find something relaxing to do like reading or listening to the radio – try to avoid any activities that are too involved, like housework or watching TV, as these can both wake you up too much. After 20 minutes, go back to bed and see if you can fall asleep again. If not, repeat the process.

 

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