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OTO CBD Sleep Drops & Pillow Mist

OTO CBD Sleep Drops & Pillow Mist

For those who are restless or having difficulty sleeping each night, OTO is the benchmark for quality when it comes to CBD products. Their pillow mist contains a combination of CBD, lavender, roman chamomile and vetiver with the sleep drops produced from lavender, butterfly pea flower, field mint and CBD. Both have a distinct purpose to help alleviate stress, anxiety and pain while offering a host of other benefits given the distinct ingredients. From healing properties and enhancing memory capacity to a plethora of antioxidants and vitamins. Tested and tried by someone who suffers from insomnia, I can happily tell you; they work.

£69 – £98, available at OTO CBD.

SEGA Flux

SEGA Flux

There’s nothing quite like looking up at the stars, completely in awe of the ever-expanding universe. Thanks to SAGA, you can now do this at home. For anyone thinking this may be a bit gimmicky, it’s not. It may be created by SEGA Toys but the reality is a planetarium created by world renowned Japanese innovator, Takayuki Ohira who has spent decades in this field. As the evening draws in, thousands of stars allow you to completely unwind, reduce your anxiety levels and feel at one with yourself. Over 30 discs are available should you wish to have a different scene. From shooting stars to planets and even the aurora borealis.

£169, available at Sega Toys.

La Marzocco Linea Mini

La Marzocco Linea Mini

Routine is so important, and it starts from the moment we wake up and begin our day. I’ve been a huge coffee fan for years and tested many machines – but my preference has always led me to a craft Italian producer called La Marzocco. The Linea Mini is based on their classic machine which is used and celebrated by thousands of top baristas across the planet. Having that same technology be a part of your in-home ritual gives you a sense of quality to kickstart each day on top form.

It’s not often I have an emotional bond with a kitchen appliance, but this is the exception. With custom panels, auto turn-on via a La Marzocco phone app and an array of other benefits to make your life easier and your coffee better, this is the top machine on the market. Welcome to the espresso revolution.

£3,984, available at La Marzocco.

Parks Candles

Parks Candles

There’s just something about the way Parks create their candles that makes me feel so wholesome and comforted. Whether I’m working from home and need a boost of energy, in the bath and want to melt into pure relaxation or just want a background scent that keeps my cortisol levels down and my serotonin up – they’ve got it all. My personal favourites are Feu de Bois, Amber, Tobacco & Leather and of course Bourbon & Maple – but I’m sure you’ll fall in love with something that resonates with you too.

From £9, available at Parks Candles.

Click & Grow

Click & Grow

The past 12 months have been… yes, we won’t even go there. While 99% of the population took up making banana bread, those with gardens decided to plant flowers and herbs – how successful they were is another story. While we weren’t all lucky enough to have an outdoor space to unwind, Click & Grow have brought the greenery to us. This revolutionary technology is like an indoor greenhouse, allowing you to grow seed to plant or flower in as little as two weeks. Tried and tested, we can happily swear by it.

From £100, available at Click and Grow.

NeoRhythm

NeoRhythm

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapies are becoming an increasingly popular alternative therapy. It may sound a little off-putting to send electromagnetic fields pulsing through your body, but it’s completely safe and the benefits are both scientifically backed and supported. Essentially, this is a non-invasive therapy normally used to stimulate your muscles and increase recovery which, in turn, enhances performance.

NeoRhythm uses this exact technology to target the brain, without you needing to visit a clinic. This revolutionary PEMF device has a number of functions, allowing you to feel relaxation, rejuvenation or synchronization from the comfort of your own home. We exercise to keep fit – why not start with the brain?

£220, available at OmniPEMF.

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffusers

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffusers

One thing I learnt in 2020 by spending so much time at home is that scent is crucial to our mental health and wellbeing. Whether it’s flowers, candles or something more permanent, we all need that little something to help make the same environment more bearable to be in. Enter, Vitruvi.

Brought to us by a sibling duo of scent experts who have intertwined the world of botanicals to produce a number of essential oils to lighten up our mood, mind and day-to-day happiness. With blends, single origin and essential oil collections, there’s a heck of a lot of scents to choose from. I for one am rather excited about welcoming 2021 by enhancing more senses than my tastebuds. It’s time to let smell become an even more important part of mental health.

£119 for the white diffuser, available at Vitruvi.

Somnox Sleep

Somnox Sleep

The idea of sleeping with a robot might make you feel a little uncomfortable at first, but the technology behind this has been proven to help those who suffer from being unable to sleep. Controlled breathing has always been a technique to clear our mind and calm ourselves when feeling anxiety, but it turns out the same thinking allows us to sleep easier too.

This sleep robot essentially guides you into a rhythmic breathing with its life-like expanding and deflating breathing programme. Completely natural, there is no need for medicine to help your slumber – users have reported feeling safe, secure and comforted when next to Somnox, helping them drift off into a peaceful sleep with better, deeper relaxation, resulting in more energy.

£499, available at Somnox.

About the author

Aidy Smith

Aidy Smith

Aidy Smith is a wine and spirits personality and one of the presenter trio behind Amazon Prime TV Series, The Three Drinkers. In better times, he is often found scouring the globe for his next tipple. It’s a hard life, but someone’s got to do it. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at @sypped.

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