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Sleep. Everyone needs it, everyone craves it but not everyone gets to have it – unfortunately.
Why?

Because life itself doesn’t make sleep come easy.

Here are the most common reasons why we miss out on a lot of good sleep:

  • It all starts with babies being born. 

Infants and young babies need to feed, have their nappies changed, get too hot, too cold, a bit colicky, or simply need to be held by their mom or dad in the wee hours of the morning. Exhausted parents need to keep up every single night!

A major survey shows that new parents lose a staggering 350 hours of sweet, restful sleep at night before their child’s first year of life. That equates to 2 weeks of missed sleep! And the child isn’t even a year old yet. Wow. 

  • And then school comes next. 

From active schoolchildren to busy high school students, sleep deprivation is a reality among the younger generation. 

Chief among the reasons why (for young kids, especially) is because of the excessive use of gadgets. Bedtime for younger ones may be a real tussle of negotiation between parents and their children about how many more minutes they can use the iPad or how long they still have on the gaming console.

Bedtime among older kids has more real pressures, though. Calculus homework, a term paper for French class, an exam in Physics plus all anxiety rooted from peer pressure, bullying, and even mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts makes sleep for teenagers simply elusive. A Stanford survey describes sleeplessness among American teens as an “epidemic” and that 87% of teens actually do not get the recommended 10 hours of sleep.

  • Adulting takes a toll on our daily lives. 

Work, kids, day-to-day obligations, meetings, appointments, errands, you name it – adulting not only takes up a huge chunk of our time but takes a LOT of time out of sleep, too. 

Simply being a legal adult brings about a different set of stress-inducing scenarios that makes one miss crucial hours of sleep! 

Mental health issues plague thousands of Americans that make sleep deprivation a primary symptom of those who are battling mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and more.

  • Even after retirement, some older people need a bit of help sleeping. 

Anyone who’s never had the pleasure of retiring will think that it’s a long, endless vacation. And yes, while that is mostly true and there’s a lot of chance for rest and relaxation during one’s golden years, aging comes with its own set of sleep challenges.

Of all age groups, it is seniors that probably find sleep to be challenging. With their sensitive digestive systems and a host of physical health problems, lack of sleep is sometimes something that seniors constantly battle.

If you live with an elderly parent, grandparent, or loved one, you’ll probably know all about them puttering about late at night or waking up at the early hours of dawn. Or even those just in their retirement age (60’s – mid-70’s) take up hobbies or other activities that occupy their minds while they struggle with sleep.

  • Health issues and certain serious ailments set us back seriously from hours of sleep. 

Any parent who’s given birth to a premature baby or a child with special needs will know what it’s like to be sleep-deprived. 

Anyone who’s ever had to look after a loved one who is in constant pain or in need of special medication to help them live comfortably will know all about how much sleep they miss.

Some of us live through that struggle and know it very well. The smallest step in aiding towards better sleep matters.

  • People dealing with sleep disorders require intervention and therapy to help them overcome their struggles. 

Can you imagine being tired to the bone but unable to sleep? Or, the opposite – when you’re struggling to stay awake but you find yourself dozing off in the middle of simple activities like eating or cleaning the house? 

Certain sleep disorders disrupt life as we know it. It’s an uphill battle but with the right treatment and therapy coupled with effective sleep aids, people struggling with sleep disorders can get the help that they need. Even better news – some sleep aids/treatments actually help them get better and live life as normally as possible.

  • Pets (and pet parents) need help with sleep, too. 

Not many people might know it but common household pets such as dogs and cats can suffer from sleep-related disorders such as narcolepsy and insomnia. Some dogs just can’t snooze as other dogs can. Even cats with their proverbial nine lives need a little help when they struggle with their own feline sleep troubles. 

Sometimes, sleep disorders manifest in dogs in an almost comical way. Such as suddenly jumping and slamming into a wall. Or cats sometimes look funny when they suddenly collapse into a heap and have trouble staying awake. But these symptoms are neither comical or funny. Just like humans, our furry friends need the right amount of sleep to function properly.

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How can our sleep accessories and product reviews help you?

Our comprehensive reviews and guides will help you gain answers and insights that help you find:

  • The newest tech tools and aids designed for better, smarter sleep
  • Up-to-date guides for apps and accessories for sleep hygiene
  • The best innovative sleep products
  • Natural sleep therapy and aids
  • Babies’, kids’, teens’ and parents’ best sleep products
  • Top-rated sleep aids and resources for pets
  • Sleep accessories to create an ideal sleep environment

Overall, we just want to give you the necessary sleep tools for your overall sleep health. Whether you’ve been struggling with insomnia or you simply want to make a relaxing sleep atmosphere in your own home, we’ve compiled everything you need for a better night’s sleep.

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A Word About Covid-19 And Sleeplessness

It’s no surprise that many people are finding it hard to sleep at night amidst living in these uncertain times.

In truth, we have all lost something due to this pandemic:
You may have lost a loved one to COVID-19.
You may have lost your job.
You may have had to close down your business.
You may be an over-exhausted medical frontliner longing for the safety of home.
You may be an essential worker who needs to still clock in at work to serve others.
Your usual day-to-day routines may now be impossible to do.
Your children can’t go to school and see their friends.
Your pets can’t take their usual walks.
You and your family are learning to live in today’s new normal.

And while all our experiences are different at some level, all of us do one thing in common at the end of each day:

We try and sleep at night.

With a deadly, invisible virus going around, that’s understandably hard to do.

In fact, many experts say that anxiety is at an all-time high and that America should expect another kind of pandemic once this is all over – a mental health pandemic.

However, as difficult as it might be for some, getting adequate sleep is essential to helping battle COVID-19 on a daily basis. 

The right amount of sleep will:

  • boost your immune system
  • keep you mentally, physically, and emotionally alert
  • prepare you for the daily challenges of life

If you are struggling with getting a good night’s rest due to the overwhelming stress of the pandemic, we advise you to find some detailed tips and advice straight from the experts.

You can quickly jump to the following top 4 COVID-19 resources to help you sleep better:

Quick Tips For Coping With The Corona Virus Pandemic

Inspiring Dreams wants to inspire you to cope with the pandemic in healthy ways! 

Here’s what you can do to keep your mind and body occupied while staying safe from COVID-19:

  • It’s all about perspective.
    Circulating around social media is the current mantra of “I am safe at home, I am not stuck at home”. We think that this is a great way to appreciate being healthy and having every opportunity to spend lots of time with our loved ones. As they say – Health is wealth. That said, helping out by contributing to your favorite charity or even leaving essential needs outside your homes such as food, generic medicine, diapers, Tampons, books, and magazines for your less-fortunate neighbors to take what they need is something we can do to help us cope with the times. Being kind, after all, never goes out of style, helps change our world view, and is one of the best forms of natural therapy.
  • Talk to friends and loved ones over Skype or Zoom regularly.

    Imagine if this pandemic happened in the ’80s or ’90s? Our landlines, beepers, fax machines, and dial-up internet connections may just all blow up! Kidding aside, the internet is an amazing piece of technology to have while we are living through this pandemic. Use it well. Call friends and family over your VOIP of choice, catch up, talk about your day, how you feel, or simply prop your phone or tablet by the dinner table while friends and family are also enjoying dinner on the other side of the screen in another part of the country (or somewhere else in the world). This will allow you to feel connected even while we’re at home. You can do this with other activities, as well e.g. virtual family games nights, virtual family movie nights, read stories aloud to each other, and lots more fun activities.

  • Take advantage of free (or heavily discounted) online classes.

    From Harvard to Udemy, lots of reputable academic institutions and online learning platforms are currently offering free classes covering just about anything. If you’d like to DIY, there are many YouTube tutorial videos that you can access for free,  as well. Pick up a hobby you left off years ago or take the time to upskill within any niche, from digital marketing to knitting – nothing is off the table. Now is a great time than ever to learn something new or re-learn an old childhood skill.

  • Exercise and find time to get closer to nature

    A fit body means a fit mind, as well. While it can be a challenge to exercise while at home, it’s a must that you keep your body fit and active. If your city or state allows walks or runs, so much the better. Just make sure to take the necessary precautions and to maintain social distancing. If you live near a hiking trail, lake, beach, river, or other similar natural places, taking regular walks in these areas is recommended as nature therapy is beneficial for both adults and children. Yoga, Zumba, meditation, cycling, swimming and other non-contact exercises that allow you to either do at home or while being socially distanced are great ways to keep fit during this pandemic, as well.

  • Keep and follow a schedule.

    Lots of parents now share stories of their kids staying up as late as 4:00 AM and waking up at noontime. Even us adults have trouble keeping time these days due to the humdrum and routine of just being within the 4 walls of our homes. However, we must do our best to try and keep a routine. This will help us maintain our mental and emotional well-being during these uncertain times. While there are apps available to help us do this, we still feel it’s best to keep track of our schedules in an old-school way: make a hand-written list and tack it up the wall or the fridge.

  • Stay informed but keep it at a minimum.

    Keeping up with COVID-19 news can sometimes cause conflicting emotions. People who suffer from anxiety may take news and updates negatively as they tend to overthink the facts and figures. However, we cannot stress the importance of staying informed. We feel the best way to do this is to “turn off” certain news items that discuss only the negative outcomes of the pandemic and “turn on” social media pages of a few reputable news outlets that talk about all sides of this pandemic – the good and the bad. Bottom line: know your facts but keep it at a minimum. Just like any piece of negative news, this can cause stress and anxiety.

  • Turn your passion into a small, online business – a lesson on flexibility.

    Millions of Americans have lost jobs, businesses, and careers to this pandemic. Needless to say, the economy is one of the hardest-hit sectors of COVID-19. While some are still coping and we recognize it’s not easy for every single one of us – but if you have a passion for cooking, baking, sewing or art – now is a great time more than ever to pursue these passions and use it to earn a bit of money. Some of us may have had different careers for several years and may find it difficult to switch to something else, but for the time being, returning back to our passion projects may just be the healing balm that we need for our souls.

  • Be kind – to yourself and to others.

    We feel that this is the most important piece of advice – to always be kind (or even kinder) to yourself during these times. The world did not see this coming and we were ill-prepared, to say the least. It’s good to be productive but if you have days where you just want to take time off, do it. And unlike other natural disasters or epidemics happening in certain places that we normally view from the news on the other side of our screens, this pandemic is affecting us all and we are all experiencing this together. So remember to be kind to others, as well as the rest of the world heals from this.

On a more serious note:

Are You In Danger Even While At Home?

Aside from lack of sleep and an increase in anxiety/mental health issues, another disconcerting (and dangerous) public health crisis that is on the rise is that of domestic abuse – not just in the 50 States but worldwide, as well.

If you or a loved one is experiencing abuse amidst this pandemic, call 911 immediately

You may also visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website to “get help without saying a word”.

The feminist.org also lists a number of resources for anyone who ever needs any help.

For more serious mental health conditions that lead to suicidal tendencies, staying at home may pose certain triggers. 

If you or a loved one is going through depression during this time, it’s best to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They also have chat services available.

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BEST SLEEP ACCESSORIES - 2020 TOP PICKS, REVIEWS & PRODUCT GUIDES

We all need a little help sleeping from time to time. But what if you owned something that helps you sleep better each and every night? Wouldn’t life be so much better? Check out our latest, up-to-date reviews and product guides for the best sleep accessories.

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2020’s Best Sleep Accessories

From diffusers to reading lights, here’s a full round-up on this year’s best sleep accessories. Choose a product to read our full review:

2020’s Best Sleep Accessories

Best Sleep Accessories: Our Top Picks, Product Guides & Helpful Articles

If you’re looking for something more specific, browse through our reviews and buyer’s guides below.

Best White Noise Machines

Best Sleep Accessories for the Ears

Best Budget Earplugs Product Reviews

If you’re looking for something more specific, browse through our reviews and buyer’s guides below.

If you’d like to get a full rundown on the 9 Best Bedphones of 2020, check out our product review here.

Looking for something else? Here are more top-rated headphones for sleeping:

Best Headphones for Sleeping

Best Sleep Accessories for the Eyes

Best Sleep Accessories for Snoring

Anti-Snore Pillows Product Reviews

Best Snoring Mouthpieces

More Anti-Snoring Sleep Aids

Best Snoring Chin Straps

Best Sleep Trackers & Sleep Monitors

Best Sleep Climate Systems

Best Bed Cooling Systems

Best Bed Fans

Best Cooling Mattress Pads

Best Bedwetting Alarms

Best Bedroom Blackout Curtains

Best Blue-Light Blocking Glasses for Better Sleep

Best Pillow Speakers & Speaker Pillows

A quick differentiation for both sleep products that sound remarkably similar:

Pillow Speakers – are portable speakers that are designed to be small enough to work with standard pillows for sleeping. These can be placed underneath the pillow or positioned around it, whichever works best for the sleeper.

Speaker Pillows – are your regular sleeping pillows that are designed with built-in speakers.

Both are great alternatives for anyone who finds it uncomfortable wearing headphones or headphone headbands but needs ambient music or sound to block surrounding noise.

Best Pillow Speakers & Speaker Pillows

Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) are medical-grade breathing devices that are designed to aid patients who suffer through sleep apnea and breathing difficulties.

Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Best Wake-Up Lights

Best Sleep Accessories for Travel - Read Our Buyer Reviews & Comprehensive Product Guides

Not many may admit it – but one of the best parts about travelling is actually sleeping! On the train, on the plane, on the boat, in the car, in the bus, you name it. Given, it is sometimes uncomfortable but when done right and with the right sleep accessories, it can help travelers recharge after several hours on the road. 

Check our our list of the best sleep accessories and travel essentials for smooth snoozing while travelling:

Best Sleeping Essentials for Travel

Best Sleep Accessories for Camping & Outdoors

Best Travel Pillows & Blankets for Sleeping

Non-Drug Sleep Therapy & Aids - Fall Asleep Faster, Better & Naturally

One of the best ways to treat sleep disorders is through natural and non-drug therapies and treatments. If you’d rather go all-natural then our extensive knowledge base will give you everything you need to know about natural, non-drug sleep remedies.

We’ll answer important questions about CBD oil, essential oils and other nature-based therapies to help you get more comfortable zzzzzZZZZzzzz’s.

Natural Sleep Aids

PAP Therapies & Complete Information for Better Sleep

Referred to as the gold standard for treatment of mild to severe sleep apnea in both adults and children, PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) Therapy is known to be safe and works well for everyone of all ages. 

According to experts, however, if you do not always feel sleepy during daytime, you may not need PAP Therapy.

Here are our reviews and recommendations for PAP machines, sleep masks, pillows and more.

PAP Therapies & Complete Information for Better Sleep

PAP Machine Reviews

Best Sleep Products Families - Promoting Healthy Sleep & Sweet for Parents, Babies, Kids & Teens

There is nothing more precious to families than sleep! When parents get better sleep, they’re able to function better, when babies get enough sleep, they’re much happier and healthier and when teens get the sleep they need, they’re able to give out their best in school and in their everyday lives.

We’ve gathered the best sleep products, accessories and informational articles to help families sleep better – all night, every night.

Best Family Sleep Accessories: Our Top Picks, Product Guides & Helpful Articles

If you’re looking for something more specific, browse through our reviews and buyer’s guides below

Best Sleep Products for Parents

Heads up, moms and dads! These sleep products are known to help exhausted parents get much-needed sleep.

Best Sleep Products for Parents

Best Sleep Aids & Accessories for Our Furry Loved Ones

Our fur babies need all the sleep they can get! Dogs require 14 hours of sleep per day and cats

Pet Sleep Essentials - Our Top Picks, Product Guides & Helpful Articles

If you’re looking for something more specific, browse through our reviews and buyer’s guides below.

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