In normal times, around 35 percent of American adults fail to obtain the recommended 7 hours of sleep every night. Add the anxiety of a major pandemic, and that figure is probably much higher right now. If you are one of those unfortunate insomniacs, it might be worth making a change to your bedtime routine. Here are five great upgrades, now with up to 60 percent off at the PopSci Shop.
Often used to help people with anxiety, weighted blankets help to calm your brain through deep-touch stimulation. This velvety-soft example has one minky side and one microfiber side. On the inside, glass beads provide reassuring weight that is evenly distributed. Normally priced at $149.99, it’s now 60 percent off at $59.99.
As we enter the warmer months, even the cold side of your pillow might not provide relief. With 3,000 times more airflow than a regular pillow, the Aloe Ice Pillow Gel will keep you comfortable all night. It’s made from a special kind of breathable water-based memory foam, which is infused with soothing aloe vera oil. Usually $109.00, the pillow is now just $81.99.
Aloe isn’t the only scent that promotes relaxation. This nightstand diffuser lets you explore a huge variety of oils, while a ring of LED lights glows in seven soothing colors. At the same time, the device can add humidity to your bedroom to make breathing easier. You can get it now for $17.99 with free shipping included.
With no fixed schedule, it’s easy to miss your bedtime and unsettle your body clock. With the Robin Day Clock, you can set yourself reminders that appear on the 8-inch digital display. It also has an auto-dimming function, which ensures you can nap during the day without being disturbed. Rated at 4.7 stars on Amazon, the clock is now 9 percent off at $53.99.
Running a ceiling fan is a smart way to stay cool. Fans use less energy than most light bulbs, but let you raise your thermostat by 4°F without feeling a difference. Star 7 is one of the best around, offering six different speed settings and an LED plate for modern lighting. This DC fan retails for $330, but it’s now 19 percent off the MSRP at just $264.95.
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