Gifts For Insomniacs may not be at the top of your giving list. However, it is something that you should consider. Most sleep deprived people would appreciate anything to help them get their much needed sleep. There are many reasons why an insomniac cannot sleep. Sometimes it is because they simply cannot relax and turn their minds off. A thoughtful gift to help them relax and get comfortable may be all that is needed.
We believe that gifts should fit the person that is receiving the gift. So this post is a way to help you find a great gift for the insomniac that you may know and love. Maybe you even need to consider some of our ideas for yourself.
Products That Help With Sleep Make Great Gifts for Insomniacs
It is very important that the bedroom is a very comfortable one in order to promote good sleep. There are many articles about how to get better, more restful sleep. We won’t go into all the details of that here but we do want to mention some of those remedies that you might want to choose for a gift.
We will include things that help you sleep such as:
- Comfortable quality bedding sets
- Sound machines
- Blackout drapes
- Blue light blocking glasses
- Some Teas that promote safe natural sleep
Are you ready? Let us begin!
Quality Bedding Sets Make Great Gifts For The Insomniac
Comfortable cozy soft bedding can help a person relax better so that they can sleep easier. Bedding also makes good gifts for almost any age bracket. What is so great is that there is now such a tremendous variety of fabrics and colors available for sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. As a result, it is so easy and fun to personalize your bedding gift to suit the giftee for any season. There are two issues we want to address for the Insomniac regarding bedding.
- Comfort… if you are not comfortable in your bed you will not be able to sleep. You need some good bedding that feels soft and cozy.
- Temperature… This really is part of comfort. If you are too hot or too cold then you will not be comfortable either. We feature some bedding sets to help with each of those.
Micro Fleece Sheet Sets
One of the most thoughtful gifts that I have ever received came after my husband passed away. The lady who gave it to me said that after her Mother lost her husband, she was not able to sleep at night. She had spent many years lying next to her husband and now he was gone.
After getting a bedding set like this, she was able to sleep soundly again. After putting my set on the bed I was able to see why. It was soft, cuddly warm and so comforting I cannot accurately describe it. When someone is grieving they need something warm and comforting to hold onto.
Although lightweight, these sheets are thick and would be best for the winter months for some people. I noticed though that others have chosen to use them year round for the luxurious feel. These sheet sets are available in many colors and sizes. They wash nicely and fit mattresses up to 16 inches deep.
Microfiber sheet sets
Queen Size Sheet Set – 6 Piece Set – Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets – Extra Soft – Deep Pockets – Easy Fit – Breathable & Cooling Sheets Hotel Collection Luxury Soft Brushed Microfiber 4-Piece Striped Sheet Set – Embossed Stripes – Queen – BurgundyTwin Size Sheet Set – 3 Piece Set – Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets – Extra Soft – Deep Pockets – Easy Fit – Breathable & Cooling
On the opposite end of the spectrum are those people who get too hot at night. Whether it is simply their metabolism or hot summer months, being too hot will hinder good sleep. Microfiber is a good choice because of it’s silky softness, it’s ability to breathe, and allow you to feel cooler.
These microfiber sheets are a perfect gift for that person who tends to get too hot at night. They are also quite durable.
All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter – Hypoallergenic Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Comforter
We couldn’t talk about bedding without mentioning a nice cuddly comforter. That is something else that enables a person to relax in cozy comfort. This all season Down Alternative quilted comforter is lightweight but still creates warmth with it’s plush microfiber fill. It is machine washable and dryable as well. It has the corner Duvet tabs in case you want to use it as a duvet insert or you can use it as simply a stand-alone comforter.
Nature Sound Machines and White Noise Machines for Sleeping
Machines that recreate the sounds of nature or white noise for sleeping make great gifts for insomniacs. These machines produce natural sounds that most people find relaxing.
Have you ever noticed how the sounds of soft music, rain and low thunder relax you? We both remember such a recording that was popular some time back. It was really soothing and we often fell asleep while listening to it. You might consider either a white noise machine or a CD with soothing music as a gift for your insomniac.
White Noise Machine, with 6 Nature Sounds and Timer, Spa Relaxation, Sleep Therapy for Home, Office and Travel, Sleep Sound Machine with 6 Soothing Natural Sounds Music Timer for Baby, Kids, Adults, Perfect Anytime GiftHigh Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine with Real Non-Looping Nature Sounds, Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Adaptive Sound TechnologyWireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker with Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Ocean Sounds for Sleep Sound Masking 6 Relaxing Sounds Including Fan, White Noise, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night and Lullaby, Built in USB Output & Timer
Blackout Drapes help to darken a room so that light from outside does not keep a person awake. This is especially useful if someone has to do their sleeping during the day. It is well known that the darker a room is, the easier you can fall asleep. We found a good selection of insulated room darkening drapes and curtains. These also keep the heat or air conditioning from being lost as well.
Black Out Curtain Panel Shade – NICETOWN Black Solid Energy Efficient Eyelet Top Window Blind for Linving Room (Single Piece, 42 Inch Wide by 63 Inch Long, Black) Blackout Curtains and Draperies – (Olive Green Color) 52 inch wide by 95 inch long, Set of 2 Panels, Thermal Insulated Window Drape Panels for Living Room Blackout Curtains and Drapes for Kitchen – Extra Long Room Darkening Thermal Insulated Solid Window Blackout Draperies (1 Pair, 52 x 95-Inch, Navy Blue)TURQUOIZE 2 Panels Solid Blackout Drapes, Jet Black, Themal Insulated, Grommet/Eyelet Top, Nursery/Living Room Curtains Each Panel 52Window Curtains Blackout Drapery Panels – (Toffee Brown Color) 52 Inch x 84 Inch, 2 Pieces Set, Solid Blackout Drapes for Theater by NICETOWN Home Decorations Thermal Insulated Solid Grommet Top Blackout Living Room Curtains / Drapes for Winter (One Pair,42 x 84-Inch,Red)
Blue Light Blocking Glasses and Screens
Light, particularly blue light stops the production of melatonin which is needed for sleep. There are a number of products that block the blue light that inhibits melatonin production. Some are in the form of eyeglasses and some are screens designed to cover your TV, computer, tablet, or cellphone.
That is why it is a good idea to turn off devices like computers, TVs and cellphones that emit blue light an hour before bedtime. You should have a warm rather than cool light in your reading lamp as well. That brings us to another good gift combo for Insomniacs…A set of blue blocking eye glasses and a good boring book. Why boring? You do not want a book that will stimulate the imagination at bedtime.
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens – Highly Recommended most effectiveFitover Anti-Blue Blocking Computer Glasses Enhance Sleep Cycle | Reduce Eyestrain Migraine Headaches InsomniaBlue Light Blocking Glasses – Swannies Gamer and Computer Eyewear for Deep Sleep – Digital Eye Strain Prevention –
Here are a few of the many screen protectors that are available.
EYES PC Blue Light Blocking Screen Protector Panel for 23 and 24 inch Diagonal LED PC Monitor (W 21.06 X H 13.78 inch)Cyxus Blue Light Filter [Sleep Better] UV Blocking 9H Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 8/iPhone 7 (4.7 inch) Universal Anti Blue Light Laptop Screen Protector for 15.6 Inch Laptop Display 16:9, Blue Light UV Filter Reduce Eye Fatigue
Teas That Promote Safe Natural Sleep
Finally, now that we have the bedroom comfortable, cozy and dark, we want your insomniac friend to be able to just relax. A good cup of hot tea with a little honey before bed can do just that. We found these teas that would be great way to unwind at bedtime.
Insomnia, Organic Sleep Aid, Relaxation, Restful Sleep, Bedtime, Nighttime, Good Night’s Rest Herbal Tea, Smooth Taste, Valerian, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Total Knockout for Insomnia Tea, 4ozYogi Tea, Bedtime, 16 Count (Pack of 6), Packaging May Vary promotes restful sleep with soothing blend of herbs used for centuries to promote relaxation and sleep.
Finding a gift for someone who just can’t sleep is not so very hard after all. We think that these would all make good gifts for those who have difficulty sleeping. We wish you all a good restful night of sleep.