You Can’t Buy Good Sleep (or Can You?)

Birchbox global Editor-at-Large Christine Ajudua has zigged and zagged around the world in search of everything from prehistoric wildlife to foreign pharmacy finds to ridiculously remote (and super-chic) hotels. It’s no wonder, then, that she’s always looking for ways to stay healthy on the road. (Just check out her secrets from a Swiss expert on sleeping while traveling.) Here, some of her own tips for on-the-road snoozing.

Nap-Happy Pillow

The team behind the Ostrich Pillow has come up with a more streamlined yet still super-cushiony (and somewhat comical) version of everyone’s favorite portable head cocoon: the Ostrich Light, designed for power-napping on the go. Ps: You could also find a place to rest your head via Google Naps (yes, there is now such a thing).

Tired Skin Savers

To give your beauty sleep a boost, apply Dr. Jart+’s skin-drenching Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask before bedtime; just remember to rinse in the morning. Wake up bleary-eyed? The botanical GinZing eye cream from Origins will help brighten dark circles. To hide them, try Benefit’s light-reflecting Fakeup concealer.

High-Tech Helper

If you feel like you’re turning into a digitally wired zombie, kept up later and later by the glare of your computer, tablet, and/or smart phone, download f.lux. It adjusts your device’s backlight to match the time of day and avoid disrupting your body clock. I’ve been using it for months—it works.

One-Stop Sleep Shop

With everything from soporific chocolates and teas to bespoke bedsprings and (my favorite find) an amber-toned book light that encourages the production of melatonin, New York’s recently opened Sleep Studio is a dream.

—Christine Ajudua

Photo: Paramount Pictures

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