We could all use a little relaxation in our lives. Work, family, and our busy schedules can really pile on the stress throughout the week, tying all our muscles into little knots. While not all stress is bad, the harmful kind of stress can take a toll on your body and even exacerbate other health problems. In this busy modern world, it’s even more important to manage your physical and mental health — and there are lots of helpful products out there to keep you feeling calm and happy.
1. VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier ($29): One of the most popular anti-stress remedies is aromatherapy. This humidifier not only conditions the air but is also great for distributing essential oils to soothe your senses.
2. Adorn Everywhere Mist ($12): When you’re in a pinch and there’s pressure on you to get things done, a small spritz of relaxing or uplifting room spray can help you feel refreshed.
3. Lake Industries Rakaposhi Natural Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp ($28): Himalayan salt rock lamps look great, sure, but they also have a wealth of health and anti-stress benefits. They’re said to clean the air, reduce allergy and asthma symptoms, help you breathe better as you sleep, and work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation, which can make you feel fatigued.
4. Spire Stone Stress Management and Activity Tracker ($130): One great way to manage stress is by taking steady, cleansing breaths. This device’s patented respiration sensor measures your breathing patterns all day, sending you a gentle notification via an iOS or Android device if your breathing becomes tense.
5. Origins Peace of Mind On-The-Spot Relief Lotion ($14): If you need a little self-soothing while you’re on the go, just reach into your bag and pull out this lotion. Its peppermint scent will soothe you as you dab it on the back of your neck, temples, and earlobes.
6. Adaptive Sound Technologies Sound+Sleep ($93): Managing stress also means managing your sleep. This little machine has 30 immersive, non-repeating, high-fidelity sound environments for better sleep, relaxation, and sound masking. Perfect for people who live in a noisy city (or just have noisy neighbors)!
7. ProSource Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set ($26): Tap into the power of your pressure points. This mat and pillow set has tiny plastic points to promote restoration and relaxation throughout the body. (Don’t worry: Thanks to the distribution of your weight, the points are totally painless.)
8. Uncommon Goods Calming Lavender Heat Pillow ($35): Get the best of aromatherapy and heat therapy in one handy-dandy little pillow. Just pop it into the microwave for a minute or two, then get ready for muscle-relaxing relief.
9. Bach Rescue Remedy Dropper ($13): Bach’s Rescue Remedy is a special blend of herbs specifically crafted to relieve stress. The makers state that just four little drops is all you need to feel the effects so you can keep going about your busy day.
10. Gaiam Restore Hand Therapy Kit ($13): Just like when you get a back or shoulder massage, your hands could use some TLC too. These three little balls of varying firmness will help you build strength so your hands are less fatigued at the end of the day.
11. YnM Weighted Blanket ($120+): Ever come home after a stressful day and thought that you just needed a hug to make it better? Well, this blanket is basically a hug in fabric form. It ranges in weight from 15 to 25 pounds for the perfect amount of good, stress-relieving pressure. (Aim for about 10 percent of your body weight for the best effects.)
12. Art of Tea Chill Tea Blend ($45 for eight ounces): Sometimes, all we need is a hot cup of tea. At the end of the day, brew up some of this caffeine-free blend to relax away your cares.
13. Body Back Company Scalp Massager ($13): You’ve probably experienced the spine-tingling effects of one of these massage tools before. But it doesn’t just feel funny: It also increases blood flow and relaxes muscles.
14. IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow ($11): Consider this mask a weighted blanket for your face. It totally blocks out light and can even be used as cold therapy to soothe tired eyes.
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