The nicest thing for me is sleep

In the new year, I have made a conscious effort to get more sleep. Because I have a long commute to work, I end up waking up at 6:00 am every day. While I have always been used to going to bed around 11:00 pm or later, I have definitely noticed myself feeling a lot more sluggish than usual after getting less than seven hours of sleep a night.

After seeing the article about how much sleep experts have finally decided we need, I remembered that sleeping is as important as exercising and eating healthy; if I don’t get enough sleep, I won’t be putting forth my best self throughout the day. Here to break the cycle are these snooze-worthy items:

COVER UP WITH THESE

Blanket: Target $25
If you want to be cozy and warm, this blanket will be calling your name.

Duvet and Shams: West Elm $139 $50 and $29 $10
West Elm has the best bedding; I got a stripe sheet set from them and it makes all the difference against my white comforter!

Throw: West Elm $119 $70
I love the unique dip dye coloring of this blanket; it’s the perfect size to cozy up in for a relaxing night.

 

PUT THESE ON

Ear Muffs: West Elm $29
When you’re on public transportation trying to avoid the person next to you who is eating/chewing gum/humming/making that irritating noise, these can help fuzz out the sound.

Robe: Sleepy Jones $225 $134
I love my robe so much that sometimes it ends up doubling as pajamas. This shrunken one from Sleepy Jones has a gorgeous floral print that you won’t feel bad wearing around.

Eye Mask: Anthropologie $38
Sleeping in total darkness is better for you, so if it’s difficult for you to keep your eyes shut while you’re falling asleep, try a cute eye mask!

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THESE

Candle: Anthropologie $10
I was given this candle in santiago huckleberry for Christmas and it smells heavenly! Having a pleasant smell can get you feeling extra cozy.

Chair: World Market $429 $350
Even when you aren’t ready for bed yet, it’s nice to curl up in a comfy chair (that was on sale) with a book to mentally prepare for bed.

Neck Pillow: West Elm $49 $20
Whether traveling or just relaxing, a fur neck pillow is always a good idea.

 

XO
Amanda

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