Décor & Design

5 Sleep Essentials For A Better Night’s Rest (Win!)

March 12, 2023

Research shows that sleep is crucial for physical, emotional and cognitive health, and while sleeping well doesn’t need to be complicated, it is highly personal. To help you create a customized and all-natural sleep environment that promotes the healing benefits of restorative rest, Canadian brand Resthouse has recently released a step-by-step guide on how to sleep better. See the guide below, and enter to win! —Vita Daily

The 5 Sleep Essentials

Start with the head and neck: proper head and neck alignment is critical for achieving quality sleep. As we are all unique in size and shape, look for head pillows like Resthouse’s own customizable Kakun Organic Pillows, that can be molded and adapted to every individual’s natural structure and form.

Correct alignment and avoid should collapse: deep, rejuvenating sleep can only be achieved if restlessness is overcome. Tossing and turning is a result of alignment being compromised due to incorrect body positioning. Body pillows in varying sizes, like the Kakun Premium Body Pillow, keeps your neck and back comfortably straight and legs supported.

Customize for full body support: every body is different, so it’s no surprise that small, personalized adjustments to an individual’s sleep environment drastically improves sleep quality. With an interchangeable layered design like the Kakun Organic Mattress allow sleepers to adjust their mattress based on their unique bodies, sleep habits and goals.

Maintain ideal sleep body temperature: body temperature plays a fundamental role in the quality of one’s sleep. Sticking to naturally breathable fabrics, like the Kakun Wool Comforter made of organic cotton, ensures natural thermoregulation so sleepers stay cozy and cool all night.

Top with breathable softness: keeping to high-quality, organic materials, low thread count sheets are proven to be thermoregulatory. With breathable sheets, like the Coyuchi Organic Cotton Crinkled Percale Sheet Set, sleepers stay temperature regulated while wrapped in soft-to-the-touch sheets.

Lastly! If you love restorative sleep (who doesn’t!?) and want to be a part of solving the sleep industry’s environmental crisis, you can now become a co-owner of Resthouse through their recently launched Frontfundr campaign. For more information on becoming an investor, check out their FrontFundr page and campaign video here.


Win! A $600 Resthouse Prize Pack To Celebrate World Sleep Day!

Congrats Sarah F. of Big River, SK, who will receive a $600 Resthouse Prize Pack including Resthouse’s Queen Shredded Latex Pillow (x1) and a 4lbs Body Pillow (x1)! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. laurel jones

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:11 am

    dark cool room

  2. J. Tam

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:19 am

    My recipe for good quality sleep is a hot shower, a cup of camomile tea and then some red light therapy before bed 🌛🛌💤 @jcont 1234

  3. Josie Semenov

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:21 am

    A good nights rest is booking a 1 hour massage and sleeping through it 🙈 .. my kids wake throughout the night so never good rest.

  4. Blair wardrop

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Black out curtains + a sound machine on! I got used to the machine since having children haha


  5. Jodi Tweed

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I like a cool, dark room and work at having a consistent bedtime.

  6. Gina Hildebrandt

    March 13th, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Blackout curtains, Weighted blanket, loving spouse beside me. ❤️

    IG – lumberduckswife

  7. Mary Ann Dudragne

    March 13th, 2023 at 11:06 am


    I am not a good sleeper, but turning down the heat guarantees a better sleep than if I forget to.

  8. Tracy Trottier

    March 13th, 2023 at 11:24 am

    A hot tubby by candlelight before I go to sleep

  9. Elaine G

    March 13th, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Reading a book before bed helps me sleep better

  10. Wendy Hutton

    March 13th, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    For a great night sleep a fluffy pillow is a must,and a cooler room @wghutton

  11. Janet M

    March 13th, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    I am a side sleeper and I read a book before bedtime. @asherares

  12. Tiana Dewar

    March 13th, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    @tatdewar electric blanket and same time every night

  13. jan

    March 13th, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Staying away from the tv and phone an hour or so before bed

  14. Shirley O

    March 13th, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    A cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime. @backinbloom2

  15. Teresa

    March 13th, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Quiet and dark room

  16. Lillian Brown

    March 13th, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    I have sleep problems myself but I know to stay off your devices before bed and a cool room helps on ig lillianmb23

  17. Neil Anderson

    March 13th, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Black out curtains and no heat in the room

  18. Chelsie

    March 13th, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Fluffy blankets and a body pillow!

  19. Sharon Klingbell

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    I need to fall asleep to noise so listen to Gilmore Girls and have some sleepytime tea. @sharonklingbell

  20. Nolan Smith

    March 13th, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    A warm bath and a cup of tea before going to bed. @sass.ls

  21. Leah Hagerty

    March 13th, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    A good nights sleep is helped by body pillows, earplugs, a face mask and magnesium.


  22. Annette Chai

    March 14th, 2023 at 1:11 am

    A cool temperature bedroom

  23. Nicole Graham

    March 14th, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Getting to bed on time and a comfortable pillow are essential.

  24. Tabby72

    March 14th, 2023 at 6:40 am

    Go to bed the same time daily. @tabby_1972

  25. Bobbi Pentney

    March 14th, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Put your phone away an hour before you plan on going to sleep. You want you brain to be settled.

  26. Amy

    March 14th, 2023 at 7:10 am

    Clean non-toxic bedding. Dark room. Bedtime routine. And no phones!


  27. MaryM

    March 14th, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Dark cool room and ear plugs 😂 @maryandcedar

  28. David S.

    March 14th, 2023 at 9:11 am

    A firm bed, comfy pillows and a cool dark bedroom. @coach_Daves9

  29. Rachel

    March 14th, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Make sure you are in a cool, dark room @1975boler_

  30. Jessica Tan

    March 14th, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Go to bed at a regular time! @jessy.neil

  31. Amanda Masters

    March 14th, 2023 at 9:42 am

    My husband gently rubs my back and tushie every night so I drift off blissfully. Its important I fall asleep first as he is a snore factory, so this helps us.

  32. Alan Parker

    March 14th, 2023 at 10:29 am

    no blue screens after 9 pm


  33. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    March 14th, 2023 at 11:59 am

    I like a dark cool room with comfy bedding

  34. So La

    March 14th, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Cool, dark room with a comfortable bed for me. @farting_frog

  35. Jiajie dong

    March 14th, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Not playing my phone while on bed


  36. Wayne S

    March 14th, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Turning off the tv and all devices at least 30 minutes before bed! @guelphwayne

  37. Stephanie Mac Isaac

    March 14th, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    #2 Turn off the tv, lights, and cell phone

  38. Rachel C.

    March 14th, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    showering beforehand and getting to bed nice and early!


  39. Silvia D

    March 14th, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    comfy pillow and lots of warm blankets @sapphireraynebow

  40. Tracy Ross

    March 14th, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Fan on, black out curtains and no noise. Seems to work best for me

  41. Carole D

    March 14th, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Dark cool room and watching a little bit of TV works great for me. Also no food before bed time. @caro.craftnook

  42. Ashley Spooner

    March 14th, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    I love a good pillow, good sheets, and some lavender oil! That’s my recipe for good sleep!


  43. Florence Cochrane

    March 14th, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    I have a set bedtime I stick to. @fcochrane2019

  44. Connie Sparrow

    March 14th, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Consistency in bedtime and rising time! @Connie8051

  45. Sonal

    March 15th, 2023 at 9:34 am

    My essential for good sleep is cozy clothes , pillows , sheets and a mug of hot chocolate before bed .
    Instagram handle – @sonal.k_c

  46. Claire

    March 15th, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Reading an hour before bed and having the AC cranked up.

  47. Ron F

    March 15th, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    My recipe for a good night’s sleep is tea and going to bed early. On IG as @dogdadwalking

  48. Shiwei

    March 15th, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Sleep early and not playing my phone


  49. Lianne

    March 15th, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    A cool, dark, quiet room.


  50. Darci Paice

    March 15th, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    A hot bath, no electronics or snacks a couple hours prior and going to bed and waking at relatively the same times each day 🙂 @darcipinbc

  51. Jax Bailey

    March 15th, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Getting cozy under my weighted blanket works for me @jaxbailey17

  52. Anthony S.

    March 15th, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Consistent sleep time and no phone in the bedroom. @crazyalbertan9

  53. Nathan

    March 16th, 2023 at 6:56 am

    A cool dark room and white noise. @joy_inallthings

  54. Danny M

    March 16th, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Using a weighted blanket and a cool room is essential for me to get a good night’s rest. @maibdan

  55. S Ferg

    March 16th, 2023 at 9:26 am

    I need comfy bedding and a sleep mask to help me sleep. The quieter the better. @sffamilylakelife

  56. Deborah

    March 16th, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Consistent routine every night, dim bedroom lights, turn down bed, glass of water, warm shower, scented body cream and in bed the same time every night.

  57. Jim Greene

    March 16th, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I have a Bible reading and then read a certain number of pages (no more than 25) from leisure reading. I then put some Vick’s vapor rub on my nostrils and try to make it as dark and quiet as possible.

  58. Lindsey Keibel

    March 16th, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Always the same beauty routine every night , then a glass of water, then a bit of a read from a real book , ending with massaging my favourite hand cream into my hands while I lie in complete darkness.

  59. Melanie Camirand

    March 16th, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    A good pillow.

  60. Alisa Petrisch

    March 16th, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    My perfect night sleep is a hot bath before bed with camomile tea, a cool dark room and cozy, warm bedding.


  61. Johanna Newman

    March 17th, 2023 at 1:07 am

    I take a warm bath before bed with spa music and lavender essential oil.

    IG @JohannaNewman88

  62. Karla Sceviour

    March 17th, 2023 at 8:57 am

    I wish I knew the recipe for a great night’s sleep! I do try to calm myself down and relax before bedtime. A comfy new pillow would surely help!

  63. Kristi

    March 17th, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    I like to meditate before bed for a better night sleep. On IG as @kpallaround

  64. Lesley

    March 17th, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Dark, quiet and very cool.


  65. Tanya

    March 17th, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    A quiet, cool, but warm, dark room.

  66. Mary D.

    March 18th, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    No screens 1/2 hour before bed, usual hygiene routine, 5 minutes of meditation to wind down and 1/2 hour of reading.

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