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How to get a good sleep and wake up feeling refreshed

Monday, March 14th 2022, 11:30 am - Studies suggest the average person gets 40 minutes less sleep on the Monday after the clocks change in the spring when compared to other nights of the year. You can count on these items to help you get a restful night’s sleep while you're adusting to Daylight Saving Time.

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Studies suggest there are many benefits of getting a full night’s sleep. It can boost your mood, strengthen your immune system and your heart health, improve your memory, and increase productivity at work or school. So you don’t have to lay in bed counting sheep for endless hours, we’ve put together a list of products to help catch your best zzz’s.

Wake Up Light Digital Alarm Clock Sleep Aid with Sunrise & Sunset Simulation

Amazon, wake up light, CANVA, DST


Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey! This sleep aid digital alarm clock is designed for everyone but is especially effective for heavy sleepers and kids. The sunrise simulation light has seven natural sounds that will gradually brighten before the time you set the alarm for.

Why it made the list:

  • Timed exposure to light can help reset the sleep-wake cycle

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on more than 13,000 Amazon reviews

  • Features include a dual alarm clock, FM radio, light colour selection, adjustable brightness level, and a built-in backup battery function

White Noise Machine - Dreamegg Sound Machine for Sleeping and Relaxing

Amazon, Dreamegg, CANVA, DST


When the moon rises, turn up the white noises! The Dreamegg is a trusted product for all ages that helps you fall and stay asleep. This product has a selection of white noises, fans, and relaxing nature sounds. While there are many benefits to using a sound machine in a baby’s room, it can also help tinnitus patients, shift workers, insomnia sufferers, and people who live in loud environments obtain better quality sleep.

Why it made the list:

  • A sound machine can help you create a more relaxing environment that promotes high-quality sleep

  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on more than 3,000 Amazon reviews

  • Features include a warm glow night light, timer for various settings, volume control, and a convenient headphone jack

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Sleep Well Restful Sleep 10 ML Remedy Roll-on

Saje, Sleep Well roll-on, CANVA, DST



Adding this roll-on to your bedtime routine will help you drift off and get the restful night’s sleep you’re dreaming of. You can apply this product in a number of ways such as rolling it on your temples, throat, and wrists or by rolling it onto the palm of your hand, rubbing your palms together, cupping your hands over your nose and mouth, and inhaling deeply three times through your nose.

Why it made the list:

  • Three key ingredients have relaxing effects on the body and help you cope with new DST sleep habits: lavender, chamomile, valerian

  • 5-star rating based on personal use!

  • Features include being licensed as a Natural Health Product, easy to travel with, and available in a Sleep Well refill size

mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask - Unisex

Amazon, sleep mask, CANVA, DST


Put your ‘do not disturb on’ when you’re wearing this ergonomic mask, created to fit every head size and block light anywhere, anytime. The mavogel sleep mask uses a patented bending cartilage design, which means it can be easily adjusted to fit your nose shape, leading to better light blocking capability than its competitors.

Why it made the list:

  • Masks provide you with a more consistent sleep

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on more than 36,600 Amazon ratings

  • Features include a triangle wing design that helps the mask stay in place and minimizes pressure on your face, five layers of soft, breathable fabric, and is finished by hand to ensure smooth seams that minimize rubbing

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

Amazon, Fitbit, CANVA, DST


This tracker from reputable brand Fitbit will not only track your sleeping patterns, but will also help you stay active and manage stress. Wear it on your wrist overnight to collect in-depth information about your sleeping stages and review your in-app Sleep Score to easily find out if you were happily in dreamland or tossing and turning.

Why it made the list:

  • Sleep trackers tell you exactly when you fall asleep and wake up, providing you with information to make informed decisions about your health

  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on more than 57,700 Amazon reviews

  • Features include the ability to use Spotify with app controls on your wrist, meaning you could select a sleep time playlist to soothe you into a good night’s sleep

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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