A healthy lifestyle and diet are the staples for good sleep. But sometimes we need a little extra help actually wake up feeling rested in the morning. Fortunately, there are many products available that can promote better sleep hygiene and improve sleep quality.
From organic mattresses to soothing sound machines, these products can create an optimal sleep environment and support our natural sleep-wake cycles.
A NON-TOXIC (and comfortable) mattress
We’re all for saving money where we can, but we believe a mattress is an investment worth spending some extra money on.
If you’re looking for a mattress, It’s important to find one free from synthetic chemicals commonly found in conventional mattresses, such as flame retardants and pesticides. And ideally, a certified organic one. This can reduce your (or your child’s) exposure to these harmful chemicals and their potential health risks. Sleeping on an organic mattress can promote better sleep quality, respiratory health, and overall well-being.
Our mattress brand of choice: Avocado Green Mattress. Avocado mattresses are made from high-quality, eco-friendly materials like as organic cotton and natural latex, making them a great choice for those who prioritize sustainability and health.
We’ve tried both the hybrid pillow top Avocado Green Mattress and their more affordable version, the Eco Organic Mattress, and they’re both comfortable and provide options for every sleeper type.
Red light wavelengths have a soothing and healing effect on the body – and also the most conducive wavelength of light for restful sleep. Using red light before bed can help your body transition into its natural sleep cycle.
Our pick: The Joovv. Joovv devices come in multiple sizes depending on your use and needs. Joovv’s Go 2.0. is the perfect device for frequent travelers to optimize their sleep on the go.
A pillow DESIGNED for your unique sleep style
Buying a pillow that matches your unique sleep style can promote better spinal alignment and reduce pain and discomfort, allowing for a more restful and rejuvenating sleep. And just as you would look for a non-toxic mattress, it’s just as important to go with a non-toxic (and ideally, organic) pillow.
Our pillow brand of choice: Coyuchi. Their pillows are non-toxic, certified organic and hypoallergenic. And if you’re not sure what pillow you should get for your unique sleep style, check out their guide here.
Your body naturally produces melatonin every night, but adding it to your supplementation can benefit you if you struggle falling asleep. And if you currently take melatonin and don’t feel like it helps, you may want to try liposomal.
Liposomal melatonin has a higher absorption rate, allowing for more efficient delivery of melatonin to the bloodstream and brain, resulting in a quicker onset of action and more potent effects.
Our pick: Quicksilver Scientific Liposomal Melatonin. The supplement is formulated using liposomal technology, which enhances the absorption and delivery of melatonin for more efficient and effective results.
Magnesium is something most people can benefit from. It promotes relaxation, it reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality – things we all want and need for optimal health.
Magnesium also plays a crucial role in the production of melatonin, which regulates sleep-wake cycles and promotes brain detoxification. By incorporating magnesium into your diet or taking a supplement, you may experience better sleep quality, reduced wake-ups during the night, and a shorter time to fall asleep. As always, to talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new supplements.
Our magnesium of choice: BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough. Magnesium Breakthrough is an oral supplement that offers a blend of seven different forms of magnesium for optimal absorption that you can *actually* feel. Discount code: THEHIVE
Maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature is crucial for a good night’s sleep. Look for bedding that is designed to regulate temperature, such as sheets and blankets made from moisture-wicking fabrics.
Our pick: Sijo TempTune Cotton Sheet Set. The sheets are made from a unique blend of temperature-regulating cotton and Tencel fibers, designed to cool you when you’re hot, and warm you when you’re cold. Made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials that are free from harmful chemicals.
PEMF therapy can help regulate the circadian rhythms, which are the natural 24-hour cycles that control many of the body’s functions, including sleep-wake cycles. PEMF has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels, which can often be a barrier to good sleep.
Our PEMF device of choice: the HAELO. HAELO’s patent-pending technology is delivers low-frequency electromagnetic waves to the body in a controlled, non-invasive manner to improve cellular function and reduce systemic inflammation. Read our full HAELO review here.
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An actual alarm clock (not your phone)
It’s tempting to rely on our devices for everything, including waking up in the morning. However, using your iPhone as an alarm clock may not be the healthiest option due to the potential exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that smartphones emit.
Our choice: the Loftie. The Loftie alarm clock offer a variety of soothing alarm sounds, such as white noise, nature sounds, and guided meditations, that can help you wake up feeling more relaxed and refreshed compared to the jarring sounds of a typical phone alarm. They’re are designed to minimize screen time and reduce distractions, which can help you establish healthier sleep habits and limit your exposure to blue light that can interfere with natural sleep patterns.
Vagus Nerve Support
The vagus nerve is a critical component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest and relaxation. Supporting your vagus nerve can optimize many aspects of your health, and especially your sleep.
One of our favorite ways to support the vagus nerve: OSEA Malibu’s Vagus Nerve Bath Oil. This luxurious bath oil is formulated with a blend of essential oils and botanical extracts that are believed to help support the vagus nerve, which is involved in regulating relaxation and rest. By supporting the vagus nerve, this bath oil may help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality (plus, who doesn’t love taking a bath at night?) Use code HIVE10 for 10% off your entire OSEA purchase.