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You should be selective about what you should have on your nightstand. Between lotions, books, and the mandatory glass of water, the space on your bedside table is limited, so it is important to avoid clutter. You need to have only the necessary items to help you get your eight-hour beauty sleep.
Wondering which items deserve a spot on your bedside table? Well, start with the essentials: a bedside table lamp, a refillable glass of water, and a sleeping mask. Below you will have seven nightstand essentials to help you get some much-needed sleep without creating clutter on your bedside table.
WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND
After getting into bed and turning off all of the lights, it is important to have some source of light nearby. It will allow you to turn it on if you need to get up during the night. Your nightstand lamp also doubles as your reading light. Choose a soft, natural bulb that will be easy on your eyes and help you relax as you read your book. Plus, your bedside table lamp is part of your bedroom decór, so pick an aesthetically beautiful yet functional piece.
Shop → Serena & Lily Gallaway Ceramic Table Lamp • $548
REFILLABLE GLASS OF WATER
We all have woken up during the night feeling thirsty. Keep a carafe set, complete with a drinking glass, by your bedside to ensure you will never have to get out of bed in order to satisfy your thirst. You can refill the cup from the carafe to be sure your glass is always half full.
Shop → Nude Glass Mr. & Mrs. Night Water Clear Carafe Set • $121
To help you achieve an uninterrupted night’s sleep, I highly suggest wearing a sleeping mask. A lightweight sleeping mask will ensure that no bright lights in the middle of the night will interupt your beauty sleep.
Shop → Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask • $50
Another great way to wind down at the end of the day is a warm shower or bath before bed. No one likes to climb in between the sheets with dry skin, and that’s where This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil steps in. It is a luxurious anti-aging body oil with a comforting scent that helps create a relaxing environment for a good night’s sleep. It absorbs quickly and easily, leaving skin feeling soft and looking smoother and more radiant.
Shop → This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil • $46
Reading a book, not staring at your iPad or iPhone is the best way to wind down and prepare yourself to fall asleep. Pick your favorite kind of genre book and spend an hour before you go to bed reading.
Shop → Leather-Bound Madame Chic Book • $85
A NOTEPAD FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
Sometimes the best ideas pop into your head while you’re in bed and you need somewhere to write them down before you forget them. Empty your mind by writing down what’s bothering you or your to-do list before you go to bed for a better night’s sleep.
AN AROMATHERAPY CANDLE
There is no easier way to transform your bedroom into a full-blown spa than by lighting an aromatherapeutic candle. Turn off the lights and let the lit candle transform your surroundings into a haven of calm and serenity to relax in. One small thing: Don’t forget to blow it out before you fall asleep.
Shop → Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle • $69
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