goop senior social media manager Alexis Antoniades returns to her favorite bed.
In partnership with our friends from Avocado Green Mattress
For many of us, both sleep and sex have suffered over the past year – and it’s time to get the bedroom back. It starts with leaving screens, work and exercise equipment elsewhere, and then becomes more interesting: from the ultimate GOTS-certified organic mattress, the softest new pajamas and the best new sleeping techniques to glowing skin care and sexy candles, these are some great new ways to optimize your bedroom to make you feel the sexiest i the most sleepy (of course, not at the same time).
Make a bed over the bed (and bedside table)
The ultimate mattress
The dream’s definition: sleeping on twenty-nine layers of GOTS-certified ethical organic materials – including cashmere, Indian heritage wool and Peruvian royal alpaca – and restored and sustainably grown hardwood, all handcrafted by the team to the seams of artisans. We worked with Avocado Green Mattress – a certified B Corp whose values match the goops perfectly – to create this, the most luxurious bed on the planet. Handmade in hundreds of hours in a workshop with GOTS and GOLS certification for avocados in Los Angeles, it is also certified for a climate neutral system. You can customize almost anything related to it, so, regardless of your sleeping style, problems or preferences, this is your bed. Those of us who were lucky enough to try it, have been dreaming about it ever since – there’s nothing that even comes close to feeling.
goop x Avocado
Avocado green mattress, $ 38,000
Data for better sleep
Both GP and our senior director of science and research, Gerda Endemann, swear by the Oura ring, a thin health carrier that carries twenty-four hours of feedback on the quality of your sleep, how ready you are for the day (based on sleep) and physical activity . It collects data on your body’s natural signals: resting heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, body temperature, nighttime movement, sleep quality, and periods of light, deep, and REM sleep. It then throws out clear, useful insights – like how to adjust your habits for better sleep – via the Oura app. (In a recent independent evaluation, the Oura Ring was one of the two most accurate devices on the market for measuring sleep efficiency; many other devices overestimate or underestimate.) Wondering if that last glass of wine might have disturbed sleep a bit? Find out.
goop, $ 299
Fresh air, all night
Dust, dog hair, germs float in the air – everything is taken care of by the portable air purifier of the Doctor Doctor. It is equipped with a damped fan (no sleep interruptions here), an air ionizer (to deal with foul odors) and a sensor that automatically adjusts the filtration level based on the air quality in the room (whoa).
4-in-1 air purifier
goop, $ 495
Sipping something warm before bed can make you feel soothing, gently telling your mind it’s time to start relaxing. This golden milk with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and coconut milk is a light powder that mixes nicely with any vegetable milk. Turmeric is traditionally used and widely praised for its ability to promote balance, well-being and a healthy immune system, and this blend is warming and slightly spicy.
Original turmeric latte blend
goop, $ 29
This lubricant is nothing short of a genius. Simply place one of the Pulse accompanying pods in the warmer, press the button, wait a minute and hold your fingers under the dispenser for two seconds; delivers an evenly measured amount of heated lubricant to the fingers. (If you’ve ever handled a self-lubricating lubrication bottle, you’ll appreciate this feature.) The heater automatically shuts off an hour after last use and has a locking function so it never shuts off when I don’t want to. This set comes with a heater and four H2Oh! Pods, a water-based lubricant that is smooth, toy-friendly and made without parabens or added fragrances. When you are ready to replenish lubricant supplies, there is a refill package for this.
goop, $ 199
Night foot massage
Another moisturizer with a great payoff overnight is a foot cream. This one is thick and rich: shea butter, jojoba oil and avocado oil intensely moisturize, while hydrating herbs like distilled myrtle and tea tree oil purify and prevent odors. The feeling is amazing, it smells subtly of flowers and will bring even the roughest and driest skin into shape.
Thera-intensive foot cream
goop, $ 28
Pure silk for hair and skin
Sleeping on a pillow made of pure silk mulberry helps deter breakage and split ends, keeps puffiness like nothing else and makes your skin smoother than it would be if you slept on cotton, canvas or any other fabric. This set also includes our other favorite silk sleeping basics: a sleeping mask that soothes your eyes and skin as it blocks light and two sizes of hair ties that are incredibly gentle on your hair and never leave the slightest dent (even after a long, energetic hour of yoga or running).
Ultimate Beauty Sleep Set
goop, $ 140
Chic, cozy PJs
The only thing more attractive than matching pajamas? A matching set in a charming parrot print. And in 100 percent organic cotton this one is also quite comfortable and breathable. Lie in it, sleep in it, be up all night watching Netflix in it …
Desmond and Dempsey
goop, $ 180
The best lip balm
This ultra-hydrating clean lip balm has the creamiest smooth texture which is a pure luxury for the lips. Tasty, nutritious, high-performance and subtly fragrant, it took three years to make: “Worth it!” Says GP. “My lips get very dry in the winter, and this balm soothes and moisturizes like nothing else.” Consumed by consumers and approved by dermatologists, it is made from the richest, highest quality botanical oils – coconut, argan, castor seed, jojoba and sunflower – plus pomegranate extract and shea butter. It’s amazing for chapped, chapped or dry lips like every day (and it comes in the sweetest packaging).
GOOPGENES Pure Nourishing Lip Balm
goop, $ 20
Drinking golden milk (or really anything) from this handmade cup is pure pleasure. Designed at Kaneko Kohyo, a century-old ceramic workshop that originally specialized in Shinto and Buddhist altar paintings, glazed porcelain mimics the warm rustic look of hand-shaped clay. The curved handle lies comfortably in the hand. And a handy bonus: it’s safe for both a microwave and dishwasher.
Roman and Williams Guild
Kaneko Kohyo Rinka Mug
goop, $ 50
The goop book about sex
This series of intimate, serious conversations with experts we trust comes with lots of funny anecdotes and real-life wisdom. Regardless of your sexual orientation, gender or level of adventure, Question about sex it is full of ideas, personal stories and research. GP’s words trigger and resonate throughout.
Question about sex
goop, $ 26
Sleeping gum made of chocolate and mint
Occasional difficulty sleeping is common, and its effects spread beyond the next morning. We wanted a solution that we would actually look forward to at the end of a long day. Each “Knock Me Out” chewing gum is formulated not only with melatonin but also with L-tryptophan and vitamin B6 to support the body’s own production of hormones. *
Knock me out
goop, $ 55 for 60 chews / $ 30 for 30 chews
Water, water everywhere
Few things are worse than waking up in the middle of the night with a dry throat and no water nearby. But this often leaves us weighing the alternative of having to get out of bed and go get something. That’s why this hand-blown glass jug and matching water glass are our new bedside beds.
Hawkins of New York
Sky Chroma Pitcher
goop, $ 30
Do the same over the bathroom
Designed to keep the nasal passages open while you sleep, NasalAid can help you breathe better overnight by providing temporary relief from transient causes of breathing difficulties, such as occasional congestion. Opening the nasal passages can reduce snoring and lead to better sleep. (And if your sleeping partner is a snorer, maybe sleep is better for you.) Since its internal structure is made of thin, spring-loaded steel wire, it can adapt to your body: simply adjust the device to a comfortable fit by aligning the two free ends, tuck them in the nostrils and breathe easily.
goop, $ 49
Help with mild sweating
If the quality of your sleep has changed over the years, hormonal fluctuations can contribute. Madame Ovary is a dietary protocol containing herbs, adaptogens and vitamins formulated for women approaching, in torment or just menopause. goop editors swear by this product to help ease the transition in menopause. *
goop, $ 90 / $ 75 with subscription
Oil altitude is a magical aromatic oil a favorite of OG: We bring it with us everywhere and inhale a blend of lavender, pine, patchouli, peppermint, lemon myrtle and more to clear your mind, invigorate your senses and improve everything from air travel to a mediation session. Acupuncturist and aromatherapist Annee de Mamiel took her best-selling oil and combined it with pink Himalayan, epsom and Dead Sea salts to achieve a similar transformation in the context of a warm relaxing bath. To say that it is an absolute sky is an understatement.
Altitude oil bath
goop, $ 78
* The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.