ESSENTIALS IN THE DARK
While we all spend at least some of our day in the literal dark, this time looks very different for each of us. Some may have a strict 9 p.m. bedtime — we tip our hats to you — while others spend these hours wide awake, working alongside the lonely traffic lights. No matter if you’re limiting this time to the few short seconds before hitting the light switch or stretching it out to allow for the calming of a racing mind, here are some products guaranteed to brighten up these hours.
Photogrpahy by Kalli Anderson
For the Night Owl
Created to simulate sunlight for those that do not get enough during the daylight hours, this light is proven to enhance mood, energy and sleep without the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.
Like the double meaning of this very issue, this title is both a literal reference to the spectrum beyond the ability of human eyes to detect and a metaphor for the invisible stories within World War II. A multi-award-winning page-turner, this book will surely have you up late to learn what happens next in the interweaving of two captivating tales.
We’ve all felt the annoyance of dropping our charging cords in the middle of nightly screen time. This adhesive cable holder set will be sure to not only keep all of your messy cables organized, but prevent you from having to balance on your bed or chair while reaching to grab your power source.
For the Midnight Snacker
A popular herbal tea with a variety of health benefits, evidence suggests that its antioxidants can reduce inflammation, lessen symptoms of anxiety and depression, boost the immune system and promote sleepiness.
An excellent source of a variety of nutrients, almonds have been shown to lower the risk of chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, which research attributes to their monounsaturated fat and fiber content. Also filled with antioxidants and vitamins, almonds can provide over a quarter of daily manganese needs.
For the Early Riser
Popularized by TikTok and chosen as the all around best by the New York Times, this alarm clock simulates the sunset and sunrise during any time of day — which can be especially useful in rooms without windows.
Although physically small, this book promises wisdom on how to calm your mind and lighten your spirit. Read it in the morning to help guide you to the perfect way to declutter your thoughts.
For the Beauty Sleeper
Gentle on the delicate skin around the eyes, this face mask will block both natural and artificial light, ensuring a deep and undisturbed sleep. It is also great for those with sensitive skin given the hypoallergenic properties of mulberry silk.
Studies show that lavender oil increased the amount of slow and deep-wave sleep as well as vigor in the morning. So, if you’re looking for an even fresher and better smelling start to your day, start by applying some of this beautifully aromatic oil before going to bed.
This blend of melatonin, biotin and vitamin E will ease you into a sleep while strengthening your hair, skin and nails. All in a drug-free formula by a melatonin brand recognized #1 for customer satisfaction!