Gizmos that will get you to sleep no matter where you lay your head

Finding it difficult to get to sleep? These gadgets may help …

Gizmos that will get you to sleep no matter where you lay your head

Let’s face it, sleep may not come so easy when you’re in a strange bed in another country, but these travel gadgets go a bit beyond counting sheep and will make sleeping a dream.

Sound + Sleep Mini
One thing that always helps me get to sleep is the sound of my fan, which is fine in summer, but when winter comes, forget about it. White noise, such as that made by fans, wind and rain, is well known for helping relax a busy mind. The Sleep + Sound Mini is a handy little unit that puts out your choice of soothing sounds designed to block out ambient noise. You can choose rain, ocean or fan sounds in white, pink or brown noise programs. What does it all mean, you ask? It means you’ll find it easy to get to sleep at night. You can also learn more about Sound + Sleep Mini at

sleep + sound mini sleep technology

By emitting calibrated white light directly into your ears, this technological wonder can help you get to sleep, reduce the effects of jet lag and can beat away the winter blues. Oh, and the HumanCharger is aptly named too, as it can help improve your energy levels. Just turn it on for 12 minutes each day as a form of light therapy.


Three alternative travel pillows
The Grand Trunk Hooded Travel Pillow is basically a hooded jumper with a memory foam neck pillow, while the Trtl Pillow’s built-in flexible internal supports act more like a scarf that holds your head upright than a pillow. The Travel Halo is a headband with two stabilisers at the back and a pull down visor that blocks out the light, helping you to sleep in an upright position.

three travel pillows

The Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat
The Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat utilises acupressure points on your back that release endorphins and hormones to help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed. Its innovative design is around the size of a pillowcase and rolls up for easy storage.

bulletproof sleep mat

Do you know of any good travel sleep aids?



    To make a comment, please register or login
    23rd Aug 2017
    Hi Leon,
    Would have been useful if you put prices on these things. Even a ball park figure would help to know which ones are a waste of time looking at DSP doesn't leave much for anything else) and no point looking at something I can't have
    19th Mar 2019
    The Mind-Spa sound and light machine is only one of several similar machines that have been around since the 1970's. I chose Mind-Spa 11 years ago because it offered a money-back, no questions asked guarantee to cure insomnia (among its many other benefits). What can I say other than that it is a small miracle? Search on Duck Duck Go for details. Everyone to whom I've lent this treasure has had similar results, provided that they persevered for a few weeks. It takes a while to coax your brain towards healthier sleep patterns. After all, it takes many years to perfect true insomnia so that it becomes an entrenched habit.

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