March 12, 2018


Okay, let’s dive right into this topic of sleep.

Because I’m BATSHIT, PSYCHO when it comes to my sleep. Just ask Andrew. He knows. I sleep with 9453862978 different types of gadgets, and if I don’t have all of them I become the crazy chick from The Ring. Remember that movie?? LOL

Nothing is worse than being sleep deprived, in my opinion. I bet all the moms reading this want to punch me in the face right about now. In all fairness, my time will come when I’ve got children climbing into my bed at 6am. And I’m sure all the sleep deprivation is totally worth it. But for now, I will thoroughly enjoy waking up at 11am on weekends. (Sometimes even 12…)

Sleep plays a huge role in our health and wellbeing. Not getting quality sleep can affect your mental health, physical health, quality of life.

So yes, when it comes to my sleep, I need it to be OPTIMAL. I want to function to the best of my ability, always.

Let’s discuss my sleep gadgets, shall we?

I won’t share ALL the 9453862978 gadgets I sleep with, but I will share the ones I think you guys should get if you’re having trouble sleeping.

A black out sleep mask:

If you’re sensitive to light, get one of these! Sometimes, black out curtains just aren’t enough. They’ve got all sorts of amazing sleep masks these days. Memory foam, ones that curve to the shape of your nose, etc. It’s kind of a test/trial with these things. You have to find one that’s perfect for YOU. So, you may need to test out a few different kinds. Always head to Amazon, I feel like they have everything for everyone.

A sound machine:

GAME CHANGER, you guys. Especially if you sleep with a snorer. (Ahem Andrew…who by the way doesn’t think he snores) Also, I’ve tried ear plugs – not a fan of them. They hurt my ears. I also just LOVE the sound of a fan. And yes, I have an actual fan/heater, but we’ll get to that in the next point. Sounds machines are the new thing. I found mine online at Best Buy, and it just seemed perfect for me. They have SO MANY options! The ONLY sound I want to hear when I’m sleeping is the sound of a fan. None of the nature, birds-chirping, waves-in-the-ocean type of sounds. No no no. I don’t want to feel like I’m sleeping in a forest. The volume of these sounds machines are also great. The louder the snoring…the louder the sound machine goes. 

Fan/ heater duo:

ESSENTIAL. Because if your body temperature changes, you need to adjust the temperature of the room immediately. I don’t want to get out of my bed, turn the lights on, find the thermostat and then adjust the temp. By the time all that happens I will be wide the fuck awake. I just want to turn over, adjust accordingly, and fall right back to sleep. Is that SO lazy of me? Whatever. So, I have a little fan-heater duo that sits beside my bed. I usually keep the fan on all night, and then in the morning I’ll switch to a little heat action. Because it’s ALWAYS cold in the mornings…

Stacked Pillows:

Okay, this might age me a little, but if you’ve got joint pains in your back, hips or knees, get on board with stacked pillows. Honestly, I can’t sleep without these. I take two of my throw pillows and stack them one on top of the other, and then put my left knee over them as I sleep on my right side so that my hips are in line. Basically parallel to each other. I find that this really helps with my hips. It’s kind of like a hip-opening stretch while you sleep. Think of it as a yoga pose. HAHA

A cute bedside water bottle:

Again, nothing more annoying than getting thirsty in the middle of the night and NOT having water right beside you. If I wake up in the middle of the night (which is rare) but IF I do, it’s always due to dehydration. I never go to bed without having water beside me. I don’t need a lot of water (unless I’m hungover). Just a few sips so that I don’t have to pee. Cause HOW ANNOYING would that be?? Also – make sure your water bottle is BPA free.

Okay, your turn! Do we have any psycho sleepers over here?! Am I missing anything from this list that I need in my life? SHARE.

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was very low-key. I took a weekend off from blog shoots. I feel like it’s necessary to just chill and do nothing some weekends. Most weekends are go go go, so this was a nice, relaxing one.

If you know me, you know I love a cup of espresso on Saturday mornings. I like to sit in silence, sip on my coffee, and clear my mind of anything. I find so much peace in doing that. It actually prepares me for the rest of my day. Moments like that are so rare, so try and fit that in whenever you can.

Okay, I’m off to start my bedtime routine. Should I do a post on everything that comes BEFORE I get into bed? It’s like a 25 minute process. LOL.

Chat soon.

Xx, kim

If you liked this post, check out my post on Learning How To Wind Down & Everything You Need To Know About Buying Bed Sheets.



  1. Imara
    March 12, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Yes bed time routine! My friend’s routine is also 25 mins and then there’s me…after the shower, I just wash my face and put cream! Lol should probably take more care at share your routine Kim 🙂

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 12, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      HAHA – yes girl, you defs need to take more care of your skin! I will share that nighttime routine! xx

  2. March 13, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I really need a sleep mask. Our room gets so bright so early in the am and it always wakes me up immediately. These are great tips!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      Yes, I swear by my sleep mask! Thanks for your comment! xx

  3. March 13, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I really need to get a sound machine and a mask. I also need to get into a more scheduled routine, hehe. 🙂

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      Haha – yes, it’s usually 10pm for me 🙂 And sound machines are pretty much my life now.

  4. March 13, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I have so much trouble sleeping and staying asleep unless I take some form of sleep aid. I hate having to take it. I will be trying to get some of these items to start and see if it helps. Thanks for the article!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      I’m sure these will help! These and some peppermint tea before bed. You’ll be snoring. 😉

  5. March 13, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    I have all of those things! And I cannot sleep unless I have water at my bedside.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      HAHA – I’m glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  6. March 14, 2018 / 12:53 am

    I recently started sleeping with stacked pillows, due to neck issues. Such an easy game changer! Sleep is super valuable to me, if I don’t get my 8 hours I go slightly (ok, very) crazy!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      Oh me too, girl! Me too! Thanks for your comment xx

  7. March 14, 2018 / 4:35 am

    I’ll so anything to get a better night’s sleep! Never thought about a sound machine. Definitely going to look into that one.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      It’s literally amazing! You can even travel with it, which is so great. 🙂

  8. March 14, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I need to invest in a sound machine so badly!!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      YES YOU DO! 🙂 Thanks for your comment. xx

  9. Diana Tidswell
    March 14, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I do have a bad sleeping habit. I always wanted to have a better sleep at night. This is something that I really need.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Definitely try out some of these. Good sleep = good mood. 🙂

  10. March 14, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Waterbottles are essential. I always wake up in the night super thirsty.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      SAME. Thanks for your comment xx

  11. Angela Cardamone
    March 14, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    These are all great tips! I have a sound machine and love being lulled to sleep between the ocean waves from it!!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      Haha – ocean waves! Good for you. I love my fan sounds. 🙂

  12. March 14, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    We always use fans and that helps our sleep so much. I sometimes turn on the laundry before going to bed which, funny enough, lulls me to sleep.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      LOL, that’s actually a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  13. March 14, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I can’t live without my blackout mask. It gets rid of every bit of light while making me keep my eyes closed, ha!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      March 14, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Lol that’s awesome. Yea, I can’t live without my sleep mask either! xx

  14. March 14, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    A sleep mask os a great idea. I used to have one but I do not know what I did with it.

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