Hand balm - I always apply hand balm before I go to bed so it's handy to have one right by my side! The one I'm currently using is Burt's Bees Hand Salve, which you can read more about in my previous post here.
A notebook & a pen - I scrawl to-do lists and ideas in this notebook and keep it here because I often need to scribble something down in the middle of the night so I don't forget it!
A good book - I'm a total book worm and always have to be reading something. Right now I'm reading Trust In Me by Sophie McKenzie which is a whodunnit page turner that I can't seem to put down!
A magazine - The latest issue of Glamour is on my bedside table at the moment. I've already read it but I always keep a magazine by my bed to flick through.
Phone & charger - I rely on my phone for my alarm so always keep it by my bed and charge it overnight (I've read lots of horrible theories about how that is really bad for you, but here's hoping those theories are proved wrong!)
What are your essentials to keep by your bed? I'd be particularly interested to hear if any of them are different from mine!