I don’t know about you, but I keep a massive amount of products and items in my bedside table. It’s like an Aladdin’s cave at the best of times, I’m really trying to declutter all parts of my life right now, and reduce the stuff in my bedside table to just essentials. If you need some inspiration on which items you need in your bedside table keep on reading.
Bedside Table Essentials
Lamp – this is such a boring one, but a true essential. I personally have a Taotronics lamp which has a USB charging slot which is ridiculously helpful, as I’m able to charge my phone overnight without needing another charger. You don’t even need to have the bulb switched on for it to charge, and obviously, it helps give you some much needed light as well.
Hand Cream – I’m pretty good at applying hand cream throughout the day as my hands get super dry. If you struggle to remember to apply hand cream, or you just hate waiting around for your hand cream to absorb, night time is the perfect time to apply some. You can apply it just before going to sleep, and you don’t have to worry about using technology with greasy hands either.
Lip Balm – this is a product I’m not great at remembering to use during the day, so I keep an intensive, rich lip balm in my bedside table to remind me to apply a generous layer before bed. This then allows the balm to work as more of a lip mask, which leaves your lips looking and feeling amazing by morning.
Jewellery Dish – I don’t like wearing any jewellery whilst I sleep as I just find it uncomfortable. So every night before bed I remove my rings, necklace and earrings and place them on my jewellery dish. It helps to keep them safe, whilst also looking cute on my nightstand. It also means I won’t have the mad panic worrying that I’ve lost something, as they’re always safe on my jewellery dish.
Diffuser – this year I tried an electric diffuser and I’m now a total convert. I’m not talking about Reed diffusers either. The diffusers where you add water into the tank, and a few drops of an essential oil, and the machine emits a scented vapour into the air. I like using lavender based oils, for their calming benefits and it’s now become a ritual I enjoy before bed.
Sleep Mask – I always thought sleep masks were pointless as I slept in the pitch black anyway, but now I can’t sleep without a sleep mask now. I always fall asleep quicker wearing a mask compared to when I’m not, and they’re great for masking any lights from outside, and LED lights in the room from chargers etc, and also stop me getting distracted looking around my room. My sleep mask almost works as a switch, shutting off my brain and helping me to think about only sleeping. I like silk sleep masks the best, and like to keep a few in my bedside table so I can use one every night.