You ever wake up cranky, annoyed, and it feels like you have to peel yourself off the bed to get shit done? There’s one thing we can all agree on: not getting a good night’s sleep is the worst.
Sleep helps your body and brain function properly – it’s science! – but despite all its benefits, 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. But ULTRA is here to help with a few tips and products that ensure you sleep long and well.
Melatonin Sleep Gummies
Melatonin is a hormone that tells your brain it’s time to go to sleep. Your body produces it naturally, but sometimes you need an extra dose. While several melatonin brands can give you a foggy, hangover feeling in the morning, these gummies help you wake up fresh and ready to tackle the day ahead. Buy here.
This diffuser will mist your favorite scents into the air and create a zen and incredibly relaxing environment. Plus, this model has an auto-off function, meaning you can drift off peacefully to bed without worrying about hitting the power button. Buy here.
Try pairing these essential oils with your aromatherapy diffuser, so that you can create a unique cocktail of aromas that work for you. This pack has all the relaxation essentials scents: lavender, geranium, clary sage and frankinsense. Buy here.
This is a wild card to throw in the mix: Passion flower, also known as Passiflora incarnata or maypop, is a popular herbal remedy for insomnia. This can be consumed as a tea or as a supplement – but we highly recommend the tea. Buy here.
Cotton Weighted Blanket
If you haven’t tried a weighted blanket yet, you’re missing out. Weight is evenly distributed in the blanket, making it feel as though you’re being hugged as you sleep. This blanket is special in that it uses glass beads for the weight distribution rather than fibre, so that you can use it all year round without feeling too hot. Also great if you’re feeling lonely – just close can close your eyes and pretend it’s someone hugging you. Buy here.
You’ve heard of marijuana, but what about CBD oil? Think of the physical components of being high – relaxation, pain reduction – but subtract the psychoactive qualities that come with smoking a blunt. The scientific community confirms the oil can help ease anxiety and elevate chronic pain, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with consumers as a sleep aid. A few drops of this bad boy each night and you’ll be sleeping like a baby. One bottle should last you roughly one month. Buy here.
A contoured memory foam sleep mask
This contoured memory foam sleep mask will help alleviate pressure on your eyes – you’re basically going to feel your stress melting away as you drift off into a luxurious slumber. Buy here.
Gif by Emma Baynes.