Best sleep aids from independent brands

29 sleep aid products from indie brands for a better night’s sleep

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From silk pillowcases to soothing bath soaks and shower mists, these are the products helping us unwind. 

Inconsistent sleep patterns are something many of us experience at some point or another, whether this is caused by work or health-related anxieties or uncertainties to do with the pandemic, there are various factors which can affect our sleep. 

So, here at Stylist, our editors have put together a special curation of products from independent brands that we have featured on The Drop – all designed to help you have a better night’s sleep. 

Scroll down to discover the item that will help you doze off safe and soundly…

  • Their Nibs Ladies Pink Mardi Gras Shortie Cotton Pyjama Set

    Their Nibs Short Cotton PJ Set
    The Drop: Their Nibs Short Cotton PJ Set

    Mark our words – shirt/shorts co-ords will be huge this summer. But if the thought of wearing one to the beach or park isn’t for you, there’s no reason why you can’t swan around the house in Their Nibs’ cheery shortie pyjamas when summer arrives (not to mention wearing them to bed, of course).

    Made from 100% cotton, the joyful pink design features a riot of mardi gras daisies combined with other brightly-coloured flowers and peacock feathers that will help you wake up in a good mood every morning.

    Shop Their Nibs Ladies Pink Mardi Gras Shortie Cotton Pyjama Set at The Drop, £30

  • Le Colonel Liberty cotton pyjama shorts

    Le Colonel Shorts
    The Drop: Le Colonel Shorts

    When you think of chic floral prints, there’s no doubt Liberty’s iconic designs spring to mind. Dresses, bags, pillowcases, you name it – swathe it in a Liberty print and the appeal automatically quadruples. So it’s no wonder we’ve brought back the bestselling Liberty lounge shorts from French atelier Le Colonel in two new prints, with an exclusive £5 saving only available on The Drop.

    Handmade in Le Colonel’s Lille studio, naturally the French touch adds elegance to the classic pyjama short silhouette with a soft silk bow and micro side slit without compromising on comfort thanks to the elasticated waist.

    Shop Le Colonel Liberty cotton pyjama shorts at The Drop, £30

  • Their Nibs ladies traditional cotton pyjama set, white spring hare

    Their Nibs PJs
    The Drop: Their Nibs PJs

    Whether Peter Rabbit and his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail are your favourite Beatrix Potter characters or you’re looking for an outfit to mooch around the house in over the weekend, Their Nibs’ spring hare pyjamas have nostalgia written all over them.

    Made from 100% breathable cotton in a traditional PJ style with contrasting piping, we’re particularly loving the trousers’ elasticated waist.

    Shop Their Nibs ladies traditional cotton pyjama set, white spring hare at The Drop, £32

  • The Big Silk luxury pure mulberry silk robe

    The Big Silk Mulberry Silk Gown
    The Drop: The Big Silk Mulberry silk gown

    If you dream of starting the day like a 1950s Hollywood starlet (rather than a slightly frazzled hybrid worker), this slip-on pure silk robe is the easiest shortcut to fabulousness. Perfect for keeping the chill out now that warmer temperatures are on their way, The Big Silk’s signature robe is the style we’ll be wrapping ourselves in.

    Available in blush pink or white, the versatile kimono style has a suits-all shape. Plus, pocket devotees will be pleased to know that the robe delivers on the storage front, too. And thanks to its temperature-regulating, lightweight mulberry silk, it’s as cooling as it is luxurious.

    Shop The Big Silk luxury pure mulberry silk robe at The Drop, £135

  • Their Nibs ladies traditional cotton pyjama set

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    The Drop: Their Nibs traditional cotton PJ set

    We don’t care what Miranda Priestly said – florals for spring may not be groundbreaking but that doesn’t mean wearing the sartorial version of a flower meadow to bed won’t cheer us up. So it makes sense that British sleepwear label Their Nibs has brought some plant power to this 100% cotton pyjama set.

    Inspired by sprawling wild flowers, we love the contrasting white trim, the comfortable elasticated waist tie and the even more comfortable pockets (because let’s face it, all clothing is better with pockets).

    Shop Their Nibs ladies traditional cotton pyjama set at The Drop, £32

  • Their Nibs sunflower PJs

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    The Drop: Their Nibs sunflower PJs

    Made from 100% cotton, the flowery print set against the moody navy shade provides the perfect contrast of spring and summer in a cool, deep blue shade. 

    Meanwhile, the comfortable elasticated waist, button-down shirt and contrast piping means you’ll have to force yourself to put them in the washing machine…

    Shop Their Nibs sunflower PJs on The Drop, £32

  • Made By Coopers sleepy head room & pillow mist

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    The Drop: Made by Coopers sleep pillow spray

    If you’re not already spritzing a calming aromatherapy-based scent around the bedroom or on your pillow just before bed, you don’t know what you’re missing. Sussex-based beauty brand Made By Coopers know all about this, with the founders Clare and Dan having travelled across India to discover all they could about Ayurveda and the power of scent.

    Their bestselling room and pillow sleep spray includes a concoction of de-stressing aromas including organic lavender, chamomile and frankincense. Simply spray 2-5 times evenly around your room, on pillows and linen and you’re in for a great night’s sleep.

    Shop Made By Coopers sleepy head room & pillow mist at The Drop, £17.50

  • Elan Skincare set of 6 aromatherapy shower steamers – energise & revive

    The Drop Elan Skincare: Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
    The Drop Elan Skincare: Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

    If you’re feeling congested or are in need of a reinvigorating shower to kick your brain into gear, look no further than Elan Skincare’s set of six handmade, hand-painted aromatherapy shower steamers. 

    Packed with four stimulating essential oils – plus menthol crystals extracted from organic mint oil – sprinkle the steamer with water at the start of your shower and get ready to inhale the refreshing scent it releases into the air. Consider your shower game officially upped.

    Shop Elan Skincare set of 6 aromatherapy shower steamers – energise & revive at The Drop, £9.98

  • Their Nibs ladies satin shadow swan pyjamas and robe

    Their Nibs Robe & PJs
    The Drop: Their Nibs Robe and PJs

    We’re blaming Gucci and its cult heron-themed wallpaper that’s been doing the rounds on Instagram as the culprit for our new bird print obsession. And it’s spreading to our wardrobe – Their Nibs’ burgundy swan print pyjamas and matching robe is ideal for swanning around the house.

    Made from liquid-feel satin and available in sizes XS-XXXL, this set of night-time (and daytime, if we’re being honest) essentials puts you on the fast track to lounging about in style. 

    Founded by Laura Bell, ex-head of womenswear at Laura Ashley, we’d expect nothing less from this label…

    Shop Their Nibs ladies satin shadow swan pyjamas & robe at The Drop, £28

  • Elm Rd Sleep aromatherapy roll-on

    Elm Rd Aromatherapy Roll On
    The Drop: Elm Rd aromatherapy roll on

    There’s so much on offer for those trying to nail down a sleep routine that’ll stick. There is one thing that’s been working for decades though: aromatherapy. Its healing powers lie in the blend, and Elm Rd’s sleep aromatherapy roll-on is our pick of the litter.

    A blend of calming lavender and chamomile mixed with warming vanilla and sandalwood, it’s a soothing concoction that’ll put anyone in the mood for a great night’s sleep. Simply roll onto wrists, neck or any other pulse point and breathe in. Ready, set, sleep…

    Shop Elm Rd Sleep aromatherapy roll-on at The Drop, £15 

  • The Silk Collection 100% mulberry silk pillowcase & eye mask gift box

    The Silk Collection The Pure Silk Sleep Set
    The Drop: The Silk Collection the pure silk sleep set

    Available in three subtle shades – classic white, champagne or oyster grey – and with an exclusive price only on The Drop, this bedtime duo will provide Good Hair Days and Good Skin Days forever more. 

    Unlike cotton, silk doesn’t drink up expensive creams and works to smooth hair overnight, making this pillowcase and eye mask your new secret beauty weapons.

    Shop The Silk Collection 100% mulberry silk pillowcase & eye mask gift box at The Drop, £60

  • OTO International Sleep Drops

    OTO Sleep Drops
    The Drop: OTO Sleep Drops

    Containing 10% CBD as well as a complementary blend of botanicals like lavender and butterfly pea flower, the recipe has been hand-selected to help you wind down, relax and better prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep. 

    OTO’s one-of-a-kind tincture provides a refreshing taste of mint making it stress-free and enjoyable to use after brushing your teeth.

    Shop OTO International sleep drops at The Drop, £69

  • Sleep Goddess Slumber beauty sleep shower mist

    Sleep Goddess Slumber Shower Sleep Mist
    The Drop: Sleep Goddess Slumber shower sleep mist

    If you’ve dreamt about turning your night-time showers into a spa-level relaxing experience, prepare to be metaphorically lullabied. Simply place a few scoops of the essential oil-packed powder in the corner of your shower and let its soothing scent fill the steamy air. With a saving of more than 15% off exclusively on The Drop, your dreams will be even better.

    Shop Sleep Goddess slumber beauty sleep shower mist at The Drop, £16.99

  • Kate Barnet cotton pyjamas

    Kate Barnet PJs
    The Drop: Kate Barnet PJs

    Made with maximalist floral cotton and complete with contrasting cuffs, we’re tempted to get extra mileage out of the pieces by wearing the bottoms separately with a white vest, denim jacket and flip-flops and the shirt over a pair of bike shorts or cut-off shorts. Because why keep something that looks this good just for bedtime?

    Shop Kate Barnet cotton pyjamas at The Drop, £60

  • Nicola Rowlands lavender eye bags

    Nicola Rowlands Lavender Eye Bags
    The Drop: Nicola Rowlands Lavender Eye Bags

    Hand-sewn in Manchester, then filled with organic pearl barley and Yorkshire-grown lavender, Nicola Rowlands’ eye bags are your secret weapon for relieving tension and promoting relaxation and drowsiness. 

    When laid gently across your eye area, they have a calming weighted blanket effect.

    Shop Nicola Rowlands lavender eye bags at The Drop, £20

  • Mustard Monday cotton PJ bottoms (with free scrunchie)

    Mustard Monday PJ Bottoms
    The Drop: Mustard Monday PJ Bottoms

    Fact: there’s nothing better than fresh pyjamas. Especially when they’re stylish enough to pass as house trousers for those days when you just can’t be bothered to get properly dressed. 

    These bottoms are available in three unique patterns and a contrasting scrunchie is thrown in for extra measure.

    Shop Mustard Monday cotton PJ bottoms with free scrunchie at The Drop, £29

  • Eclat Skin London rose blossom hydro-gel eye pads

    Eclat Skin London Rose Blossom Glow Hydro Gel Eye Pads
    The Drop: Eclat Skin London rose blossom glow hydro-gel eye Pads

    Designed to awaken your under-eyes and reduce visible signs of fatigue, the pads are filled with antioxidant-rich flower extract serum that feels cool on the skin. 

    Key ingredients include paeonia albiflora flower extract and rhodiola rosea root extract, which have antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals. 

    Simply apply and take 15 minutes to escape the day. 

    Shop Eclat Skin London rose blossom hydro-gel eye pads at The Drop, £10

  • Soak Sunday rose utopia botanical bath soak

    The Drop: Soak Sunday Bath Soak
    The Drop: Soak Sunday Bath Soak

    Soak Sunday’s vegan Rose Utopia Botanical Bath Soak is the at-home spa experience you’ve been hoping for. 

    Relax with indulgent Himalayan salt filled with magnesium and potassium to detoxify, refine and soothe your skin and soul; lavender and red rose petals to calm, sage to clarify the mind and jasmine to melt away cares.

    Shop Soak Sunday rose utopia botanical bath soak at The Drop, £12.60

  • Fox & Taylor eco vegan silk serenity pyjama set

    Fox & Taylor Silk Pyjama Set
    The Drop: Fox & Taylor Silk Pyjama Set

    With a career designing for some of the world’s most luxe lingerie brands, Michelle Buttery’s designs are multifunctional and can be worn to sleep, lounge or socialise.

    The T-shirt has Fox & Taylor’s morning mantra “trust. breath. believe. receive” on the front. The brand is also donating £1 from each sale to the UK-based mental health charity Mind. 

    Shop Fox & Taylor eco vegan silk serenity pyjama set at The Drop, £45.99

  • Leaves and Flowers skin sleep cream

    Leaves & Flowers Skin Sleep Cream
    The Drop: Leaves & Flowers Skin Sleep Cream

    Leaves and Flowers is a luxury skincare line that harnesses the power of nature, including CBD. Their Skin Sleep Cream has earned serious plaudits from across the beauty industry.

    With a special price for The Drop, this multifunctional overnight treatment is a nourishing balm texture formulated with a powerful combination of 200mg CBD, plankton extract and bespoke Bulgarian rose.

    Shop Leaves and Flowers skin sleep cream at The Drop, £36

  • Olverum restful sleep pillow mist

    Olverum Restful Sleep Pillow Mist
    The Drop: Olverum Restful Sleep Pillow Mist

    Scientifically formulated to support each stage of your sleep cycle, this mist is a soothing bedtime ritual which imbues linens with a serene natural fragrance, to nurture a tranquil mind and a restorative sleep.

    Shop Olverum restful sleep pillow mist at The Drop, £23

  • Nightire Organic bamboo eye mask

    Nightire Organic Bamboo Eye Masks
    Nightire Organic Bamboo Eye Masks

    Nightire’s organic bamboo mask blocks out light, blue screens and the rest of the world. Lightweight and breathable, these beauties are the perfect partner to a good snooze.

    Shop Nightire organic bamboo eye mask at The Drop, £15

  • My Doris velvet eye mask

    My Doris Velvet Eyemask
    My Doris Velvet Eye Mask

    You’ve got the luxe pyjamas, the silk pillowcase and weighted blanket – now My Doris’s embellished velvet eye masks are here to complete your bedtime set-up of dreams. “Despite being a naturally talented sleeper, I’m a big advocate of eye masks,” says The Drop editor Gemma Crisp. “Blocking out pesky ambient light not only means you sleep for longer, but you also sleep better.”

    Available in three elegant colours – slate grey, midnight blue and magenta – each double-sided velvet mask features a beaded motif to elevate your slumber even more. 

    Shop My Doris Velvet Eye Mask at The Drop, £24

  • House of Lady Muck Chill Out Babes gift set

    HOLM Chill Out Babes Set
    HOLM Chill Out Babes Set

    We all have one friend who squeezes something into every milli-second their calendar has to offer – they just. don’t. stop. So, when time calls for some much-needed R&R, we’ve found them the perfect present via House of Lady Muck’s Chill Out Babes gift set.

    The clue’s in the name – with a nourishing coconut and almond bath oil, a calming sleep spray to help them nod gently off into the good night and a wonderfully Insta-worthy baby pink cloud candle, this gift set is a chilled evening personified.

    Shop House of Lady Much Chill Out Babes gift set at The Drop, £25

  • Spritz Wellness Liberty print aromatherapy eye pillow

    Spritz Wellness Aromatherapy Eye Mask
    Spritz Wellness Aromatherapy Eye Mask

    Whether we’re gazing at our laptops all day or attempting to complete Netflix, our eyes are one of the hardest-working parts of our body. So, when you get a chance to give them some TLC, make sure you do it properly. 

    Whether it’s at the end of a yoga class, during meditation or a quick lunchtime power nap, Spritz Wellness’ Liberty print eye pillows help to relieve facial tension, promote relaxation and soothe the senses. What’s not to love?

    Shop Spritz Wellness Liberty Print Aromatherapy Eye Pillow at The Drop, £25

  • Nighttire Slumber Society scented candle

    Nightire Slumber Society Scented Candle
    Nightire Slumber Society Scented Candle

    If soaking in relaxing baths or dousing yourself in essential oils isn’t your thing, there’s another way to get a hit of sleep-inducing scents. 

    “If, like me, your mind needs a little coercion to get into sleep mode, I’ve found major sleepy success with this candle,” says Stylist contributor Shannon Peter. “The melting soy wax fills your entire bedroom with wafts of lavender, rose and CBD, a potent combination that can settle even the most active of brains.”

    Shop Nighttire Slumber Society Scented Candle at The Drop, £25

  • Coco Roses Sisterhood T-shirt

    Coco Roses Sisterhood Tshirt
    Coco Roses Sisterhood T-Shirt

    If you’re a ‘I always sleep in a comfy T-Shirt person’, same here. Made from 100% cotton, this exclusive to The Drop by Stylist, this tie dye number puts the extremely empowering notion of sisterhood to the forefront. 

    Shop Coco Roses Sisterhood T-shirt at The Drop, £30

  • Nighttire Beautiful Bodies short sleepwear set

    Nightire Beautiful Bodies Sleepwear Set
    Nightire Beautiful Bodies Sleepwear Set

    Want to upgrade your sleepwear but can’t justify the cost? With this set from Nightire, your cost-per-wear just plummeted. 

    Featuring a subtle limited-edition ‘Beautiful Bodies’ pattern by illustrator Sarah Donde, rest assured that if you do decide to wear this set to bed, it won’t let you down.

    Shop Nighttire Beautiful Bodies short sleepwear set at The Drop, £75

  • Eve and Keel Joy Heart chakra roller

    The Drop: Eve and Keel Chakra Roller
    Eve and Keel Chakra Roller

    Eve & Keel’s Joy Heart chakra roller is the elixir of a contented life and a happy heart and comes with a special price for The Drop. 

    This delicately scented roller blends rose geranium for beauty and balance, melissa to replace fear with love and bergamot for its boundless optimism. A welcome antidote to the heaviness of recent times, simply roll across your pulse points (wrists and temples) to open your heart to a flow of joyful energy. 

    Added rose quartz and aventurine crystals enhance the energy of the heart chakra allowing joy to flow freely – we’re ready for the rest of the year thanks to this little fella.

    Shop Eve and Keel Joy Heart chakra roller at The Drop, £23

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