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    23 Products That'll Solve Your Little Morning Annoyances

    "Warm covers good. Cold floors bad." —morning brain

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A microfiber wrap that'll dry your hair in record speed — because you'd prefer not to walk outside with wet hair.

    Promising review: "I have wavy hair that needs product or it gets frizzy. When I took this off my head after my shower, my hair was ALMOST DRY and I had all these well-defined curls! I couldn't believe it. And the large button and wide loop make it easy to put on, unlike the others with the small button and tight loop that were so frustrating — they went right into the donation pile. Don't hesitate, this is worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in nine colors).

    Check out our full review of the Aquis original hair towel.

    2. A pack of super effective ear plugs for those mornings when the garbage truck swings by your window 30 minutes before you planned on getting out of bed.,

    Promising review: "I purchased these ear plugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. It's particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these ear plugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the ear plugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. My only complaint is perhaps these ear plugs work a little too well. I missed my an hour and a half. The ear plugs blocked every bit of noise. After the initial panic of being late for work wore off, I was slightly amused that my neighbors had to listen to my alarm while I, for once, slept through their douchebaggery. These will be the only ear plugs I wear from now on." —Emily Buss

    Get them from Amazon for $2.98 (for 10).

    Check out our full review of the Flents Quiet Contour ear plugs.

    3. A set of moldable mouth guards if you wake up feeling all sorts of pain from clenching your teeth overnight.

    Promising review: "These worked PERFECTLY. I clench my jaw all night, have sensitive gums, and my $340 mouth guard started to irritate them. I molded and trimmed one of the thinner guards in this pack and have worn it to bed for two weeks now. I will definitely never be buying guards from my dentist again. This is a wonderful product!" —VT

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (for four).

    4. Cleaning tablets to pop into your travel mug while you're getting ready so it'll be squeaky clean by the time you need to head out the door. (Because you know the struggle of opening your bottle only to find you forgot to clean it out the last time all too well).

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (for 12).

    5. A towel with snappable buttons so you can carry on with your daily routine without having to readjust every two minutes as it comes undone.

    Promising review: "This towel wrap is, of course, intended for use by men, and I'm sure it works well for that purpose. However, I thought I'd leave a review for any other petite females who may be looking for something like this, as I was, and haven't had much luck with the ones marketed for women. I was mainly looking for something that met two criteria: 1) didn't have velcro and 2) didn't come down to my ankles. I've owned similar wraps in the past and was always aggravated by the way the elasticized part felt on my chest, mainly due to the velcro. It also tends to get ruined when washed/dried, damages other items that are laundered with it, curls up, etc. I found a few wraps for women that had buttons or snaps like this one, but they were all way too long for me. I'm 5'1" and about 110 lbs. This towel wrap was exactly what I was looking for — it hits me at mid-thigh level, is thick but not heavy (I didn't want it to be see-through but didn't want to sweat while trying to get ready), is absorbent but soft, and it fits snugly but isn't too tight." —ally9

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in 14 colors).

    And find a hook-and-loop women's version for $19.95+ (available in S–XL and in eight colors).

    6. A four-way brush cleaner that is ready to (speedily) take on whatever mess you find on your shoes just as you're about to head out the door.

    The welt surface can be used on heavy scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles for light scuffs, arched half circle for rounded corners, while the thin protruding brush is ideal for getting those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A bamboo bath mat, because every memory foam brand claims to be "super absorbent" but isn't — why not pivot to natural wood to avoid a damp surprise?

    It also has four rubber stoppers to prevent slipping.

    Get it from Walmart for $23.50.

    8. A chic tea kettle that'll lessen the burden of doing anything resembling kitchen prep in the early hours of the day.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $56.99.

    9. A commuter mug that actually delivers on its promise to keep your bev hot (or cold) all day long so there's no obligation to chug it on your trek to work.,

    Promising review: "This thing can keep your coffee hot all day long. The Contigo will keep a full mug of coffee hot for about six hours. About four hours if you only fill it halfway or drink half. I put coffee from my French press into this little gem at 8 a.m. and drank from it all day and that evening at 6 p.m., 10 hours later, the last drink was drinking temperature, not just lukewarm. Wow, I was impressed." —Guyton

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes and in 12 colors).

    10. A fog-resistant mirror so you can jump right into your post-shower grooming without delay.

    Promising review: "Can't believe I am writing a review for a rubber bathroom thing. But this product is great. I've been trying to find something for a long time to fit in my tiny shower. Metal rusts. Plastic falls and breaks. This thing is rubbery and flexible. Hangs easily from shower nozzle and has small suction cups which help stabilize. Works perfectly." —Curious Skeptic

    Get it from Amazon for $11.20.

    11. A cold brew coffee maker that'll beat braving the line at Starbucks during a morning rush.

    Promising review: "I love having my cold brew coffee every morning! This coffee maker looks classy, the glass pitcher fits nicely in the fridge and the removable filter is very easy to clean. I would suggest this Willow & Everett product to anyone looking to make their own cold brew coffee." —Gary Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Check out our top picks for the best cold brew makers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    12. A humidifier to turn on overnight so when you wake up, your first thought won't be "why does my skin feel dry?"

    Promising review: "I have been using this humidifier in my bedroom for just about three months now, and I have nothing but positive feedback. I sleep and breathe easier at night, and I never wake up with a stuffy nose... unless I forget to turn it on overnight!" —Alvin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    13. A 100% polyester satin pillow cover that'll eliminate bedhead (and, in turn, shave a good chunk of time off your morning grooming).

    Promising reviews: "Best pillow case ever!! It feels so nice. stays cool, which is a need for me, I have a hot head! And it keeps my super curly hair from frizzing." —Lindsay Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    14. An renewing lip moisturizer to apply before you go to sleep so you can stay ahead of chapped morning lips.

    Promising review: "My lips have been in a constant state of cracking and peeling for many years. I'm always wearing quality lip balm, but it's never helped much. I got this stuff three days ago and have applied it every night, and now my lips are completely fixed! I'm actually shocked. They are completely soft and supple with no signs of past troubles. I'm really shocked that they could be repaired so quickly." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

    15. A honeycomb-style drawer organizer, because half the battle of every morning shouldn't be finding your other sock.

    The organizer is not only super easy to assemble (just snap the pieces together) but it's also easily customizable (the strips can be trimmed to fit just about any space).

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    16. A deceptively tiny space heater that gets the job done, so removing the covers from your body and facing the world will become far less brutal.

    Promising review: "Great minimalist design and simple, easy-to-use features. I use this small and compact heater in a 300-square-foot bedroom and it quickly and easily heats up the room. I have no doubt that it would be able to at least be used for a room double the size." —Your Public Name

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in black and white).

    17. A clinically recommended menthol formula you can apply to your sore, knotted back for instant relief.

    Promising review: “Biofreeze is a great product for aches and pains. My massage therapist recommended it years ago and I've been a dedicated customer ever since. Anytime I'm tense or have a knot in my neck or back I use it. It really helps to relax the area and allows me to work out the problem areas. My husband uses it for chronic back pain to cool the area and help him stretch out his back better.” —Sara F

    Get it from Amazon for $9.54.

    18. A wake-up light that simulates a sunrise to help you wake up gradually and peacefully instead of in a jarring fashion.

    Promising review: "I got this alarm clock because currently I'm sleeping in a basement room with no windows (I promise it's not as depressing as it sounds) and was having a rough time waking up in the morning without the sun to give me an extra nudge toward consciousness. I was also dealing with some noisy upstairs neighbors and figured having a light-based alarm would allow me to sleep with earplugs and still get up on time, though I was nervous that I might not respond to the light. Turns out I'm super light sensitive, and this works great as a wake-up device. Even my dog (who also shares my windowless basement room) has learned what the light means." —Ladybug

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99.

    19. A dry shampoo that'll absorb all the oil at your roots and give you that nice, textured, "nope I definitely didn't wake up 15 minutes ago" look.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.19 or Walmart for $5.28.

    FYI, this is our budget pick for the best dry shampoo at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. A bottle of Soylent — a protein-packed, ready-to-drink meal — if you didn't allow enough time to make a proper meal and need something to tide you over at work.

    Promising review: "I am now drinking half a bottle of Soylent every morning for breakfast and the other half around 3 p.m., and it has completely changed my diet for the better. I am no longer starving throughout the day and bingeing on takeout when I finally get the chance to eat. I am losing weight, saving money, and finally getting back to my regular workouts. I wouldn't drink it for every meal, but being able to satisfy my hunger throughout the day with Soylent, a nutrition bar, and fresh fruits and veggies allows me to take the time to cook a simple healthy meal for dinner when I get home, and gives me easy energy for a quick workout in the morning." —ljg98

    Get it from Amazon for $33.97+ (for a 12-pack; available in six flavors).

    21. A pair of Anker Soundcore Spaces active noise cancelling headphones to block out the stresses of a subway commute or help you get in a zone during your morning gym visit.


    Promising review: “I just bought these basically on the strength of Anker's reputation as a company that produces electronics worth about twice what you pay for them. And so far, I'm not disappointed. I've been tempted by over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones for a while, and sort of flirting with either Bose QC35, Beats Studio, or Sony WH100MX2. The problem, of course, is that the sticker price for all of those is like $350, even though you can usually get the Sony and Beats for less — which is a lot to pay for 'I've been tempted by this.' A hundred bucks, on the other a hundred bucks. I'll spend a hundred bucks on something I'm not sure I'll like. But I like it! And I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose/Beats/Sony. I got all I want from these, for a third of the price.” —Paul Gowder

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    Check out our picks for the best noise cancelling headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. A pair of everyday white sneakers that work with almost any outfit, so when you're in a morning bind you have one less thing to worry about.,

    Get a pair from Asos for $14.50+ (men's; available in size 8-11) or $24+ (women's; available in size 5-11).

    These were our budget pick for the best casual everyday sneakers at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    23. And an organizing insert for your bag, if it seems like there's always something MIA when you need to leave — be it your keys, phone, or wallet.

    Promising review: "The quality is amazing and it gives the bag a great shape. The compartments inside are quite roomy and it makes it very easy to find everything at a glance. I will definitely order the red and the brown for my other bags." —Rania Eleish

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in 14 colors).

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