If you’ve ever struggled with sleep, there are a lot of components to consider. Do you have the right mattress? Did you have coffee after 2PM? Are you running your to-do list on a loop?? A variety of things can offset your sleep cycle. Whether you deal with insomnia or just have noisy neighbors, the best gift you can give yourself is a great sleep set up. Start with the basics: your sheets!
If you’ve ever stood in the bedding aisle for what feels like forever, you know there are a lot of factors that go into selecting sheets. We decided to ask an expert, so we tapped Missy Tannen, founder and head of product and development at Boll & Branch. “For Boll & Branch, the materials matter more than most,” she shared. “We only source the finest 100% Fair Trade organic cotton, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means there are no toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde or GMOs.”
It makes sense that you’d want to be cognizant of the materials, given the fact that we spend so much of our time in bed. “We spend one-third of our life asleep; you deserve to be sleeping in a clean, chemical-free and incredibly soft set of sheets,” Missy said, and we wholeheartedly agree.
Once you’ve handled the sheets, the rest is simply there to better your experience. We have done loads of loungewear research and Lake Pajamas are above and beyond other options, both in style and comfort. We have recently started using the MYK Silk Pillowcase and Scrunchies, which are great for your skin and also help reduce hair breakage. (Don’t worry, MYK Silk is OEKO-TEX 100 Certified, meaning their products have been clinically tested to be safe, hypoallergenic, and free of harmful chemicals.)
For stress relief, we utilize the Calm App — their guided meditations help us unwind after a long day. (And both Naturopathica Stress Tea + Naturopathica Chill Aromatic Alchemy help to bring things down a notch.) Finally, in the name of a nightly routine, we’ve been using the Shyn Toothbrush and didn’t realize we could love a toothbrush so much! It’s pressure sensing, so it prevents you from over-brushing and protects your teeth and gums. And the massage mode is super relaxing, so by the time the auto-timer turns the brush off, we’re totally zen!
Shop the Story: 1. Lake Pajamas, $94 // 2. MYK Silk Pillowcase, $18 // 3. Calm App, $60/year // 4. Naturopathica Chill Aromatic Alchemy, $29 // 5. Shyn Toothbrush, $60 // 6. Boll & Branch Organic Sheet Set, from $200 // 7. Naturopathica Stress Tea, $19