Tag Archives: Sleep

To sleep or not to sleep

To sleep or not to sleep… that is the question.  Welcome to the blog of Shades of Sleep & Accessories located in historical Inglewood in Calgary, Alberta.  From our many lines of fine linens and sleepwear, let  us help you obtain the best night’s sleep possible. If you want a warm night’s sleep, the fluffy down duvets and  Giza Egyptian cotton sateen sheets  and duvet covers milled in Italy and sewn at St. Geneve, a Canadian company based in Richmond, British Columbia would be a great choice.   If you are after a cooler sleep, may we recommend soft linen sheets and linen duvet covers from Bella Notte.
See more bedding ideas on our website shadesofsleep.com

Our 4 Favourite Sleep Accessories for Your Bedtime Ritual

You’ve probably already heard, but the foundation of our well-being is sleep. Unfortunately, with busy lifestyles and increased stress, catching the proper amount of shut-eye can be hard to accomplish. Don’t give up! Studies have shown that establishing the proper sleep-time ritual can make a world of difference in your ability to fall asleep and have a quality sleep once you do doze off. Luckily, your sleep-time ritual doesn’t have to be boring and we have the perfect accessories to help you get started! 

 

1. The Algonquin Tea Company: Peace Tea

While you’re winding down from your busy day and getting ready for bed, make a warm cup of tea. Take the time to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet while you sip away. Our favourite before-bed tea is Peace Tea from The Algonquin Tea Company. Peace Tea is ideal for calming down before, during or after any busy period and is made with organic and ethically wildcrafted ingredients.

 

 

2. Archipelago Botanicals: Milk 60 Hour Candle

The glow and scent of a soothing candle can do wonders to calm you down and set you in the right frame of mind before bed. The Archipelago Botanicals Milk candle is a delicious blend of Oat, Mandarin, Vetiver, and Bergamot, with the slightest hint of coconut water. Perfect to light while reading a bedtime book.

 

 

3. The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix it

If you’re looking to dive a little deeper into your sleep troubles, The Sleep Solution takes you through sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific solutions to fit your lifestyle! We have a wide selection of other sleep books in-store as well! Crawl under the covers and crack open this read just before you turn the lights out. 

 

 

4. Warm Buddy Aromatherapy Eye Mask   

When you’re finally ready to lay your head down, there’s nothing better than total darkness and the wonderful scent of aromatherapy to help you drift off to sleep. The soft feel of these masks ensures that they fit comfortably on your face with no interruption during the night and when your brain senses pure darkness, it begins to produce melatonin, the chemical of sleep.

To browse through our full selection of sleep accessories, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221- 9 Avenue S.E. or call us with questions or orders at (403) 457-0092.