Flowers and chocolates are the go-to choices for how to treat your mother on Mother’s Day. While these are lovely ideas, there is a third option that your mum would love this Mother’s Day – the gift of a good sleep!
What Good Does Sleep Do for Your Mum?
Every mum deserves a day of pure relaxation and indulgence – especially when you think of all the sleepless nights she’s muddled through since you were born. The perfect day of relaxation must start with the ultimate treat – a nice, long lie-in in a comfortable, snuggly bed. Breakfast in bed would complete this pampered morning.
Dan Schecter, VP of consumer products at Carpenter Co. and creator of sleepbetter.org, highlights that most mums need “a chance to re-charge their batteries”. If you can’t create a life of luxury for her, you can still “help her make the most of the sleep opportunities that she does have”. A good night’s sleep does work magic on skin, mood, and energy levels.1 So, getting an uninterrupted snooze will have a similar effect for your mum as the expensive face cream you’ve been eyeing. She’ll enjoy brighter eyes and skin as her body goes into repair mode overnight. Plus, her skin, blood, brain cells, and muscles will be regenerated – all because of a few extra hours of sleep.2
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for a Good Sleep
If you’d still like your mum to have something to open on Mother’s Day, here are some gift ideas that would help your mum enjoy a great sleep this Mother’s Day.
1) ThisWorks Sleep Balm 10g
A relaxing pulse point balm with aromatherapeutic benefits, this balm helps you to unwind and enjoy a better sleep. The potent blend of Lavender, Manoi, and Coconut Oils are released by the warmth of your pulse points. Plus, ThisWorks’ award-winning Deep Sleep blend helps to calm a busy mind, nourish your skin, and calm your senses so that you look refreshed and revitalised in the morning. This balm will help your mum sleep well and look great. You can find it here.
2) ThisWorks Deep Sleep Shower Gel
Beautifully fragranced, this shower gel calms the mind, protects the skin, and helps you to cleanse away daytime stresses so that you can enjoy a restful snooze. Give your mother the gift of the perfect relaxing sleep with this shower gel. Read more about its benefits here.
3) Chamomile tea
A box of chamomile tea can encourage your mother to relax with a cup of tea before bed. Chamomile tea contains an antioxidant called apigenin, which will help your mum drift off easily into a refreshing sleep by relaxing the nerves and muscles. There are other teas that could help your mum relax – find them in our article, ‘The Best Bedtime Teas for Sleep‘.
4) A bedtime fan
Warm weather is on the horizon, so a fan for your mum’s bedroom could make a great gift idea. It will help to cool the room – if the room is too warm, your mum could have a restless night of poor sleep. Plus, the white noise that fans make can be soothing and help drown out outside noises that could wake your mum up, like traffic or birds. The DCH6031 Ceramic Cool Air Heater from DeLonghi features a cool blow setting that’s perfect for sleeping through those warm summer nights.
5) New bed sheets
Nothing could make your mum more excited to get into bed like a set of new bedsheets can. Look for bedlinen between 200 and 400 thread count – anything higher can trap body heat and this’ll keep your mum from sleeping well. Choose natural fabrics like cotton, linen, and bamboo, as these materials can wick away perspiration while your mother sleeps peacefully. You can browse our bedlinen here. You could also consider giving your mum a cooling product that’ll make sure she sleeps soundly no matter how warm the room gets. The Viscofresh Cooling Pillow from Velfont will keep the sleeper at just the right temperature with its thermo-regulating fabric, while the SlumberCool Climate Control Mattress Protector will let your mum enjoy a breathable, comfortable, and healthy sleep.