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SHOPPING | Goodies and gadgets to help you get a good night's sleep

With insomnia and anxiety becoming more common, investing in a good night’s sleep has never been more important

20 March 2022 - 00:00 By Leana Schoeman
Nina Double bed R6,499 with Juno bedside pedestal R4,999, coricraft.co.za
Nina Double bed R6,499 with Juno bedside pedestal R4,999, coricraft.co.za
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GET THE BASICS RIGHT

Replacing your old or uncomfortable mattress can be pricey. If you’re not ready for that unplanned expense, a great way to add comfort to your existing mattress is by investing in a mattress topper. A good topper can help, plus it definitely helps to prevent aches and pains from sleeping in the wrong position. 

• Memory foam mattress topper R2,299 at woolworths.co.za  

SOUND ASLEEP

Having a smart speaker in your bedroom could be a great tool to voice-prompt sleep sounds, add a sleep meditation app or ask for the time.

Plus, it doesn’t have the negative impact of a phone or screen, which have been proven to interfere with a good night’s sleep.

• Google Nest Audio Smart speaker, R4,199 at superbalist.com 

Memory foam mattress topper R2,299 woolworths.co.za
Memory foam mattress topper R2,299 woolworths.co.za
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Google Nest Audio Smart speaker R4,199 superbalist.com
Google Nest Audio Smart speaker R4,199 superbalist.com
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BETTER BEDDING

Investing in sustainable bedding made of natural fibres is always a good start. Not only will it improve sleep with breathability that regulates body temperature and add to your overall comfort and health, but it will also last longer.

Choosing 100% cotton or linen sheets with a decent thread count might mean that you have to fork out a little more, but if you follow the care instructions and change bedding regularly it can last longer and bring you many nights of luxurious comfort.

• Brae 100% cotton quilt cover in Moss Green produced in partnership with the Better Cotton Imitative R1,699, Country Road at woolworths.co.za

Brae 100% cotton quilt cover in Moss Green, R1,699, Country Road at Woolworths.
Brae 100% cotton quilt cover in Moss Green, R1,699, Country Road at Woolworths.
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Zoned dough and bamboo charcoal memory foam cut out pillow specifically designed for side sleepers, R1,999 by Malouf at home.co.za
Zoned dough and bamboo charcoal memory foam cut out pillow specifically designed for side sleepers, R1,999 by Malouf at home.co.za
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NO MORE PILLOW FIGHTS

Gone are the days when where a pillow was just a pillow — now you can choose a pillow to accommodate your every need, whether it’s ideal firmness and contour, your favourite sleeping position, regulating your body temperature or relieving pain points for improved sleep. Plus, zoned dough and bamboo charcoal memory foam cut-out pillows are in — specifically designed for side-sleepers.

• R1,999 by Malouf at home.co.za


CLEAR THE AIR

Keeping your room well ventilated will help prevent occasional night sweats by helping you regulate your body temperature while you sleep.

Investing in something quiet and that filters and purifies the air by removing irritants like pollen and dust particles might just be worth considering.

• AM11 Pure Cool Purifying Fan R8,999 Dyson at woolworths.co.za

BREATHE EASY

Embrace the calming power of aromatherapy during your nightly routine by adding a few drops of organic lavender, chamomile, ylang-ylang or jasmine essential oil to an aroma diffuser. This will help you unwind and improve the quality of your sleep and overall health.

• Ultrasonic Glass Iridescent Diffuser, R1,299 by Aura at superbalist.com

Ultrasonic Glass Iridescent Diffuser R1,299 by Aura at superbalist.com
Ultrasonic Glass Iridescent Diffuser R1,299 by Aura at superbalist.com
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Drifter alpaca and wool blanket in Caledon colour way R1,427 mohairstore.co.za
Drifter alpaca and wool blanket in Caledon colour way R1,427 mohairstore.co.za
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HOME-SPUN WARMTH

Invest in a luxurious, locally produced blanket woven in natural fibres like mohair, alpaca or wool. These blankets ensure warmth and breathability without the heaviness of more synthetic fibres.

Products are guaranteed to last you nearly a lifetime, and you will be supporting the local industry.

• Drifter alpaca and wool blanket in Caledon colour way, R1,427 at mohairstore.co.za

CALM IN A BOTTLE

To help you get a better night’s rest, VitaminMe’s Sleep & Anxiety supplement offers an excellent formulation of key natural ingredients.

The best part is that if you sign up to their personalised supplement solution service, you will receive a tailor-made month supply subscription to ensure that you never run out.

• One-time purchase R269 or subscribe every 30 days for R228.65 at Vitaminme.co.za


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