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    22 Things That'll Help You Take The Best Nap Of Your Life

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    1. A light-blocking, contoured eye mask that serves as a very strong counterpoint to "you snooze, you lose."

    Promising review: "I needed something to block out light during my naps. These are great! I love that there is room for you to open your eyes while wearing it and not have smashed eyelashes or eyelids. I also notice that my family members are behaving in a much quieter manner around me when I have it on because they know that I am serious about sleeping when wearing it. Yay, me!" —Anna Banana

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in two colors).

    2. A nap tee in the signature Gap typeface that you'll look forward to dozing off in.,

    Get the men's crewneck T-shirt (left) from Gap for $9.97+ (available in sizes M-XXL) or the women's forever favorite T-shirt (right) for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    3. A set of sound-muffling door bumpers, because you're not going to get much mileage out of any napping product until your roommate stops slamming all the kitchen cupboards.,

    Promising review: "I live in a studio where the neighbor’s kitchen cabinets are on my side of the wall. After enduring months of cabinet slamming, I finally decided to talk to my neighbors to resolve the problem only to find out they had no door bumpers, or at best the really flat ones. I checked my cabinets and had the same thing. I placed two orders — gave one to my neighbors and used the other on my cabinets. They’re peel-and-stick, have a “nipple” cushion in the middle (mutes better than a flat surface), and a bargain — 100 for less than $12. At the home improvement stores you only get 12 for that price. Took me less than 15 minutes to install on the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors and drawers. I even placed them on the top/middle/bottom of my sliding closet doors. Nice little treat in the box are picture hangers and little bumpers for frames to protect your walls." —Cleosaby50

    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $4.46.

    4. A sworn-by lightweight sleeping mask to add some luxury to your current mode of napping.

    Promising review: "I love this product. I’m on my third jar and just placed my fourth order. I have combination skin and have never broken out with the product. When you visit the US website, the product claims that using the product will result in 'skin looking and feeling radiant, refreshed, and soft.' Let me just say that this product owns up to every word it says. It comes with a small spoon or spatula, and I do like using the spatula to grab the product — I feel like I’m not contaminating the product with my fingers." —Kia V

    Get it from Amazon for $20.45.

    5. A comfy travel neck pillow for those on-the-go moments when you don't have much to work with.

    Promising review: "Do you have a few hours? Because I need to tell you about this neck pillow thing my wife just got me. Imagine your neck is swimming in a bowl full of noodles, unable to grasp any support through the turbulence on your flight from LAX to, say, Pittsburg. Then, imagine, just as your neck is about to drown in the limp pasta, a hand reaches down from the heavens and baby Jesus himself wraps your supple, tired neck, barely keeping its cricoid above the surface of the linguini soak, in a velvety, formfitting embrace. Sure, other necks in the pot are just fine, floating casually next to you, but your neck, your poor, poor neck, is writing goodbye letters to its loved ones — clavicles, humeri, and the like. But then, the sweet Jesus baby appears and wraps it up in what might as well be the brazier of the mighty Athena...and all troubles are forgotten. This is how I felt when I first strapped into this pillow." —Traveled

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    6. Or a massaging neck wrap that'll give you the best z's in years, if you can get past its uncanny resemblance to a chicken drumstick.

    Promising review: "It was great for overnight bus trip, kept my neck warm, comfortable, and pain-free. I often have neck pain from stress and arthritis. It was quiet. I did not disturb other travelers. It was so easy to travel with. I also use it at home with my back massager. It does not interfere with that operation at all. The combo works very well." —Buyer

    Get it from Brookstone for $39.99 (available in gray and blue).

    7. A lightweight flannel-fleece blanket that won't be excessive during the warmer summer months.

    Promising review: "It's a lightweight blanket that's still very fluffy, soft, and super cozy. It's light enough to be a summer blanket but it also keeps you warm enough during the chilly summer to fall nights. It also has two different kind of 'textured' sides — one side is more 'sleek' and the opposite side is more 'fluffy.' Has become one of my favorite bIankets, I would definitely order again!!" —Emmy Liang

    Get it from Amazon for $11.44+ (available in three sizes and 13 colors).

    8. Or, opt for a more on-the-nose blanket that speaks to your unique skillset.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this throw. The price was bit steep, but I knew I had to have it when I first saw it on UO. I'm so glad I bought it! Looks great with my living room decor and its pretty comfy to nap with (my cat loves to snuggle with it on the couch). It also smells good, which is kind of a weird thing to comment on, but true nonetheless :)" —SunnyCali

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $108.

    9. A gel fiber pillow, if you've wondered what it might be like to wake up in a tub of butter. In a good way?

    Promising review: "My husband LOVES this pillow!! Super soft yet it holds its shape and it's firm enough to prop up on, but not hard like a Tempur-Pedic pillow. It's a little heavy in weight when compared to traditional pillows but it is so soft! The outer material covering is super soft as well, and we did not notice any odor from the pillow at all. Great product for a picky pillow person!" —stayathomemom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. An amber light bulb that'll produce natural melatonin and, in turn, train your brain to start winding down for a lil' shut-eye.,

    Promising review: "After reading up on the ways that yellow/amber light better trains our brains to sleep, I bought this and swapped it for the low-watt bright white bulb I had in my bedroom. Now I can still leave the light on without feeling bad about energy consumption while I'm winding down or reading, but it's much easier to fall asleep without a bright blue-white light keeping me up." —B. Booth

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    11. A soothing balm you can rub on your temples or under your nose to help you relax.

    Promising review: This is the most calming scent. I got it for myself for some trouble falling asleep. I have ended up using it on myself, my children, and my husband. It is soothing and calming without being overpowering. Love and recommend. —bbee22

    Get it from Amazon for $6.52.

    12. A sound machine, if you prefer the gentle hum of the ocean or the chirping of birds over, say, a garbage truck.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about noise lulling me to sleep. Couldn't have been more wrong. I used to lie in bed for what seemed to be forever listening to my husband snoring but not catching any z's myself. Now I turn on the sound machine, usually the rain setting, and fall asleep in no time." —A Michele Sims

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    13. Or, a pair of bed-friendly headphones that'll block out ambient noise (and double as an eye mask) to help you hit the hay much faster.

    Promising review: "I asked for these for Christmas last year and everybody made fun of me. Now they've all gone and bought a pair. These things are the best ever — and definitely better than earplugs and an eye mask! I put on binaural beats and pull the headband down over my eyes and sleep like the dead all night. Can't hear the annoying neighbors partying, spouse snoring, the rattling heater, nothing. Almost missed a meeting the first time I used it because I was so completely zonked! Great for travel, too. Hotel room is on the third floor right over a busy street? SleepPhones to the rescue!" —K. Long

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    14. A long-lasting water hammock pool float so you can drift off while getting some sun (and while wearing sunscreen; this is your dermatologist speaking).

    Promising review: "We added these hammocks to our collection of Kai Floating Luxuries floats and are very happy with them. This line of floats is excellent — workmanship, durability, comfort, and value surpass all other brands we have tried. Perhaps the most amazing feature is that they simply won't fade or get moldy! We have a couple of floats that we left out all last summer and through the winter (we live in Central Florida) — they still look NEW — seriously, after being exposed to the sun, rain, and humidity for a year and they look as good as the ones we just received. At last count we had nine of these floats in various styles...I won't buy anything else for our pool." —angiec

    Get it from Brookstone for $69.99.

    15. An alarm clock that projects the time onto your wall and gently wakes you with the sound of your favorite music.,

    Promising review: "Here are some features I really love about it: The ceiling time projection feature seems dumb until you use it. No more reaching for the clock or angling one's neck to strain to read it when you want to know why you woke up at 2:47 a.m. When I hit the snooze button for the first time (not a morning person), I can hit it again to dim the readout — which in the morning is really bright and annoying. Other times, you will want it to be bright. The dimming feature is great for early — before you are ready to commit to getting out of bed. It also has auto Daylight Saving. Maybe this is standard now, but this is the first alarm clock I've owned with it. And lastly: It has a superior antenna. Seriously. Every alarm clock I've ever owned has gotten crappy reception. This one produces NO static as long as the little antenna is not caught under the base...and you have it extended out." —srvlives

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A pair of super-cozy lounge pants you can buy on a budget and still feel like royalty in.

    Get the lack lounge pants from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors) and the purple sweatpants for $6.46+ (available sizes S-XXL, including petite sizing, and in nine colors).

    17. A cozy beanbag chair that you can plop yourself on after a particularly exhausting workday.

    Promising review: "It's big, super comfy, built to last, and good for anything from napping to playing video games. Give it a few days to expand and air out, and you'll be happy you bought it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $87.20+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    18. A pack of ultra-soft earplugs for blocking out even the loudest of crying airplane babies.

    Promising review: "What? Are you talking to me? I can see your lips moving when I look at you, but I can't hear a word you are saying. Yes, they are almost that quiet when you get them correctly inserted. These are the most quiet earplugs I've ever used. Got a screaming kid next to you on that four-hour flight from Denver to Boston? Shove a couple of these down your ears and you'll be able to completely ignore that wailing toddler. These are also great for muffling loud power tools, silencing yard equipment, deadening engine noise in small aircraft cockpits, quieting wind noise in convertibles, tolerating any loud concerts, dampening early morning construction noise from the house being built next door, napping on road trips while the driver listens to music to keep themselves awake, taming noisy hotels where the teenagers on a class trip run amok up and down the halls at all hours of the night, overruling apartment neighbors who want to make sure you enjoy their new 5,000-watt home theater as much as they do, coping with that new drum set/electric guitar/horn you now wish you'd never gotten your kid for name it." —Still Chilly in Colorado

    Get a 50-pair set from Amazon for $8.07.

    19. Some blackout curtains so you can PTFO day or night.,

    Promising review: "I am SUPER happy that I purchased these drapes. On a typical summer day, the inside of my room would reach up to 90+ degrees. As soon as I hung these drapes, it immediately blacked out the room. No sunshine whatsoever was able to get in and it also helped to block the heat. After only about an hour or so, the temperature dropped from 90 to nearly 80 degrees and this was around high noon. The next day, outdoor temperature reached 102 degrees, and it was a comfortable high 70 degrees in my room. This is after letting the A/C stay at about 75 degrees and running a ceiling fan and two small fans. Any other day, it would still be 90+ degrees, so I know for SURE that these drapes made the difference. It kept my room cool, blocked out all the sun, and I have no sneezing issues." —Veronica

    Get a pair of panels from Amazon for $21.45+ (available in two sizes and in 15 colors).

    20. A Brookstone nap robe that is probably (no, definitely) softer than all the robes you've tried on before it.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most comfy robes I have ever owned. This robe runs big, so I would recommend getting a smaller size if you are on the lower end of the sizes (e.g., I usually wear a large, so I ordered a small/medium, not a large/XL). I have plenty of room to wrap this robe around me." —Perplexed Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in eight colors and in S/M and L/XL).

    21. An essential oil diffuser (and humidifier!) to help create the perfect ambience for your nap.

    Promising review: "I have used several different diffusers/humidifiers and I have to say this one is my favorite. I have it next to my bed while I sleep. It lasts all night and beyond. I love the size of the reservoir. I have had others that run out in the middle of the night. Doesn't happen with this one. There are several different settings, so I think that anyone would be pleased with it. One of the best purchases I've made!" —Aubrey

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    22. A kit of relaxing essential oils (including lavender, peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus) to use in that new diffuser of yours.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome starter pack for someone just getting into essential oils — which was me at the time! I bought them to use with a bamboo diffuser and loved them. With just a few drops, I had a room that smelled great for eight hours. I've gotten some other oils made by other companies and the smell would fade or be undetectable after only four hours. This is a great choice!" —Eric R

    Get a kit of four oils from Amazon for $15.59.

    Good night.


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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