Get Better Sleep Now With These Bedroom Essentials
The most wonderful time of year is almost here! March 14 marks daylight savings time (yay to longer days), which also coincides with National Sleep Awareness Week (March 14-20). Given that many people are sleep-deprived these days (COVID-somnia, anyone?), this is a good time to reevaluate and possibly redesign your sleep space for better sleep. Here are bedroom essentials plus snoozy tips to rock more restful zzzs this season.
Several Brit + Co staffers swear by this GREENGUARD Gold-certified (read: no harmful chems) customizable pillow. Adjust for just the right firmness + support by adding or removing the memory foam fill to suit your sleep style (side, back or stomach).
Puffy Mattress ($800+)
A comfortable mattress can make all the difference in how you sleep. Check out the award-winning Puffy Mattress for an affordable memory foam mattress catered to all sleeper types. (Score a free pillow with every mattress purchase too).
Level up your sleep wellness with flavorful melatonin and CBD gummies. (Two of these at night really did the trick;).
Get that bear-hug feel with a silky soft weighted blanket that keeps you perfectly cool throughout the night.
Molekule Air Mini Purifier ($399)
The Molekule Air Mini, designed to purify air in rooms up to 250 square feet, uses a technology that destroys viruses, VOCs, allergens, bacteria and mold so you can sleep and breathe more soundly. Comes in five fan speeds, from whisper quiet to boost, and a cute wool handle to bring with you anywhere.
Removing electronics/your phone from your bedroom is key to a better night's sleep (no circadian rhythm disturbances). Make your bedroom a place for only sleep and instead invest in an old-school alarm clock. This one has a digital beep that doesn't scare you awake, plus the minimal design gets extra style points.
Papier Journal ($27)
Write down your thoughts at the end of the day to clear the clutter in your brain and avoid the dreaded toss and turn. These personalized journals are perfect for scribbling ideas, reminders and general musings.
We're big fans of this full-coverage silky sleep mask. It doesn't mess with your hair and fully blocks out all the light so you can sleep soundly through the night.
B Yoga Mat ($96)
A relaxing yoga session before bed will release any anxiety or stress and can improve the quality and duration of your sleep. This ultra grippy mat will keep you grounded in your practice and is stylish enough to keep bedside.
This calming blend of lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus, and coconut will help you slip into full-on relaxation. Public Goods vegan candles are hand-poured in small batches and made without lead, dyes, BPA or phthalates.
A PJ set that's as comfy as it is chic will make you feel good inside and out while hitting the hay.
Walden Meditation Cushion ($145)
Meditation is another pre-sleep practice that will prepare your body for some excellent shut-eye. This cushy seat will keep your mind on your breathe vs. any discomfort.
Danika Faux Fur Slippers ($38)
Get your tootsies ready for bed with a comfy slipper, like these oh-so-cozy slipper boots, perfect for grabbing the paper on a chilly morning. Minnetonka moccasins are a fourth-generation company that started Minneapolis in 1946.
Diffuse your favorite essential oils from this cool and compact device for relaxing scents and sleepy vibes.
Good night, y'all!
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Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
Let Office Depot OfficeMax help you stand out in the crowd. From signs, posters & banners to promote your business, to marketing materials to keep your customers informed, Office Depot OfficeMax offers a full suite of business services & solutions to help you & your business get noticed.
Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.