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The First Ladies of Sleep Holiday Gift Guide

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Cindy Bressler and Lisa Mercurio

Sleep / / December 17, 2014

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‘Tis the season.  So we’ve made a list of our favorite gifts to give….and to receive.  Naturally, the theme is bedtime. 

Lounge around in style and comfort in these classic pajamas.  You can personalize them with a monogram!  Available in white and light blue.​
 
​​​There are so many “trackers” on the market and choosing the right one can be overwhelming.  We’re partial to The One.  It tracks your activity and your sleep.  It also has a silent alarm that vibrates to wake you without disturbing your partner.​
 
We love the fabrics and patterns of these sleep masks.  Some are whimsical.  Others are classic.  There’s a style for everyone.​
 
This beautiful wrap is incredibly versatile. It’s just the thing to keep you cozy and chic on a cold day and it’s the perfect “blanket” to bring along when flying.  Wrap yourself in it as soon as you board and you’ll be off to the land of nod before you know it!  Available in more than ten colors.​
 
These all-natural sleep oils, balms and mists really help the mind and body shift gears from daytime to bedtime.  Made with lavender flowers, marjoram leaves, cedar wood and ylang ylang petals, the scent is so relaxing you’ll look forward to using it every night.  Founder Valerie Bennis has created travel sets too so you can bring this ritual on the road.​
 
We discovered this tea at a hotel in Los Angeles and have been fans ever since.  This caffeine-free blend is soothing and will help you relax after a long day.  The teas are sold in cool tins that will look great on the kitchen counter.  Available in two sizes (50 or 100 tea bags).  We’re also big fans of starting our day with Tealeaves’ Organic Health & Well-Being Green.
 
This family-owned company makes such unbelievably soft robes and blankets.  You’ll find something irresistibly cozy for the kids and grown-ups on your list.​
 
Decreasing your exposure to artificial light in the hours right before bedtime is important for getting a restful sleep.  But it isn’t always easy to put down a favorite book.  The readers in your life will adore this unique book light.  By emitting less blue light than ordinary bulbs, this light allows your body to produce melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep,  and improve the quality of your sleep.​
 
Warming up your feet with a pair of socks can often help you fall asleep faster.  Warming the feet dilates the blood vessels and cues the body that it’s time for sleep.  Stance offers such unique socks, you’ll definitely find a pair for everyone.  The selection is so fantastic, you’ll want to do more than sleep in them! ​
 
This award-winning, musical sleep solution is based on real science. It was inspired by a Case Western Reserve University study which found that listening to classical and jazz music at a 60 to 80 beat-per-minute tempo leads to a more restful night' sleep.  The music can be downloaded to your smartphone so you can listen at home and when traveling.
It’s the perfect bedtime ritual for all ages.
 

We’re always in search of that special something so if you’ve got suggestions we can add to this list, please send them our way.  Just drop us an email: sleepypeeps@bedtimenetwork.com

Happy Holidays to all.  And to all a GOOD NIGHT.

Cindy Bressler & Lisa Mercurio
A.K.A - The First Ladies of Sleep
Categories: Holiday, Sleep
About The Author
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Hailed “Best of the best,” by Entrepreneur.com along with business partner Lisa Mercurio, Cindy Bressler believes that the secret to a good night’s sleep lies in what you do at bedtime.  She is the co-creator of "Bedtime Beats", the award-winning music series and the co-founder of BedtimeNetwork.com.

Formerly an excellent sleeper, Cindy is now on a quest for the ideal bedtime ritual.  At her husband’s request, Cindy does not have a television in her bedroom and she works hard not to let in her smartphone or iPad. She relishes the hunt for all things sleep-related and can often be found scouring flea markets, antique shops and home goods stores around the globe for that special something.

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