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We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and it’s as essential to our survival as water and food. But even though we all know that quality rest is important for our mental and physical well-being, the stress of modern life (and, you know, surviving a pandemic) may well have interrupted your normal sleeping patterns.

Take these steps to redesign your bedroom into a sleep haven, and with a few clever tweaks to your bed, bedding, sleepwear and alarm clock, you’ll be sleeping like a log in no time. Transition from your busy day to a night of peaceful slumber with these smart selections available direct across Canada with quick shipping options available on some purchases for Amazon Prime members.

Beds and mattresses

Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base (starting at $1,546; ergomotion.com)

Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base
Ergomotion
Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base

Why have just an ordinary bed when you can have a smart bed? The Quest 2.5 from Ergomotion features under-bed lighting, dual USB ports and even a zero-gravity experience. The programmable presets mean you can move into your most restful sleeping position and activate massage with one touch on the wireless remote control. This is one clever bed.

Linenspa 3-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper ($124.99; amazon.ca)

Linenspa 3-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper
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Linenspa 3-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Extend the life of your mattress and ensure a comfortable night’s sleep with this memory foam mattress topper. It provides an extra 3 inches of ultra-plush comfort and contains temperature-regulating gel beads to keep you cool all night.

BedStory Lavender Memory Foam Mattress ($379.99; amazon.ca)

BedStory Lavender Memory Foam Mattress
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BedStory Lavender Memory Foam Mattress

Whether you are a back, side or stomach sleeper, this mattress will give you a great night’s sleep. The lavender scent will help to relax you and make your bed feel like a retreat.

Tatami Mattress (starting at $2,099; myessentia.ca)

Tatami Mattress
Essentia
Tatami Mattress

Shop Canadian company Essentia for its one-of-a-kind organic memory foam mattresses. The latex support foam moulds to your body, providing unparalleled comfort. The materials used are also allergy-friendly, and the mattress comes with a 120-night trial.

Sheets and bedding

Everyday Luxury Premiere Collection Bamboo Blended Bedsheet Set ($55; amazon.ca)

Everyday Luxury Premiere Collection Bamboo Blended Bedsheet Set
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Everyday Luxury Premiere Collection Bamboo Blended Bedsheet Set

Keep cool (the perfect temperature for sleeping) with these luxury microfiber and bamboo blend sheets. Available in a deep eggplant purple colour, they’ll make your bed look and feel positively regal.

Eucalypso Organic Eucalyptus Pillowcases ($106.12; amazon.ca)

Eucalypso Organic Eucalyptus Pillowcases
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Eucalypso Organic Eucalyptus Pillowcases

These luxurious pillowcases are your beauty secret weapon. Made from 100% eucalyptus, they are particularly gentle on sensitive skin and help to prevent breakouts. The silky fabric won’t pull on your skin or hair, and it’s cool to the touch all night long.

Hush’s Iced 2.0 The Original Cooling Weighted Blanket (starting at $359; hush.ca)

Hush's Iced 2.0 The Original Cooling Weighted Blanket
Hush
Hush's Iced 2.0 The Original Cooling Weighted Blanket

Keep cool on summer nights with this incredible blanket. Cool to the touch yet reassuringly heavy, this anxiety-relieving weighted blanket provides between 15 and 20 pounds of weight. And since it’s scientifically proven to decrease stress hormones while increasing melatonin, you’ll be drifting off into a restorative sleep within minutes.

Maxzzz Pillows Bamboo Fiber King-Size Pillow ($60.99; amazon.ca)

Maxzzz Pillows Bamboo Fiber King-Size Pillow
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Maxzzz Pillows Bamboo Fiber King-Size Pillow

These large, luxurious pillows will make you feel like your bedroom is a hotel room. The removable cover with a zipper allows for easy removal for washing. Meanwhile, cool-touch bamboo keeps you comfortable and is gentle on the skin.

Sleepwear

Gabriela Nightie Plus Size ($98; ca.montelleintimates.com)

Gabriela Nightie Plus Size
Lusomé
Gabriela Nightie Plus Size

Calgary-based brand Lusome has created incredibly comfortable and pretty nightwear that keeps you cool even if you suffer from night sweats. Available in a variety of styles, including nightshirts, shorts and pyjamas, they cover sizes from XS to 3X.

Cooling Pajama Shorts for Women ($45; coolrevolutionpjs.com)

Cooling Pajama Shorts for Women
Cool Revolution
Cooling Pajama Shorts for Women

Created by two women, Laura Musall and Mindy Ford, who both battled hormonal night sweats, this clever collection of sleepwear is breathable and sweat-absorbent. Made from a blend of bamboo, which naturally regulates your temperature, is antibacterial and moisture-wicking, choose from nightshirts, tops, shorts and pyjamas.

David Archy Men’s Bamboo Long Pants Loungewear Sleep Bottoms, 2-Pack ($28.99; amazon.ca)

David Archy Men's Bamboo Long Pants Loungewear Sleep Bottoms, 2-Pack
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David Archy Men's Bamboo Long Pants Loungewear Sleep Bottoms, 2-Pack

Made with 95% bamboo and 5% spandex, these men’s pyjama pants feel great against the skin and keep you cool and comfortable. Available in sizes small to extra large and in three different colour combinations.

Smart alarm clocks and accessories

Hatch Restore (starting at $256.10; amazon.ca)

Hatch Restore
Amazon
Hatch Restore

Ditch your old-school alarm clock and instead invest in a total sleep health machine that helps you develop a winning bedtime routine. Wake up naturally and gently with a sunrise light that gradually becomes brighter. Then, at bedtime, choose from a huge variety of relaxing sounds like rainfall or ocean waves to help you to drift off to sleep. Read our full review of the Hatch Restore here.

Dodow Sleep Aid Device ($79.90; amazon.ca)

Dodow Sleep Aid Device
Amazon
Dodow Sleep Aid Device

This modern metronome helps you to calm down and prepare for bedtime, while the lights help you to regulate your breath and to relax deeply, encouraging you to fall asleep naturally. Read our full thoughts on Dodow here.

White Noise Machine ($49.99; amazon.ca)

White Noise Machine
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White Noise Machine

If you can’t create a silent space during bedtime, the next best thing is to buy a sound machine that plays white noise to drown out disturbances. This one features seven white noises as well as 10 relaxing nature sounds, including birds and ocean waves.