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    25 Products For Anyone Who Takes Sleeping Very Seriously

    If it's not about sleep, it's not worth a peep.

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    1. A New York Times Bestseller about why we sleep, because well-informed sleep is the best type.

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    Promising review: "I love this book! As a lifelong poor sleeper, I've read dozens of books that supposedly held the answer to solving my sleep problems and none have helped me, until now. The author not only gives you lots of ideas on how to get a better night's sleep, he tells you why it's so important to get in your nightly eight hours. Who knew there were so many areas of life impacted by sleep, particularly the lack of it! At the end of the book, he lists a number of ideas you can put into use immediately. Thanks to this book, I've seen a great improvement in my quality and amount of sleep, so I feel very comfortable recommending it." —GW1947

    Get it from Amazon for $13.60.

    2. An alarm clock that simulates a rising sun so you can start your day with your own personal sunrise.

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    Waking up gradually is generally conducive to better sleep, and regular alarms sure aren't manufactured for gradual wakings. In a perfect world, we'd all rise when the sun tells us to and be healthier for it, and this is the closest you can get to that.

    Promising review: "With this, I can leave my phone charging across the room (or in a handbag, even) and set this little to set 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. Then, I get in bed and read a book for an hour. This sun goes down gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, it rises gradually, so much so you won't even notice it at the beginning. You can set sounds to compliment the sunrise like birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio (although why on Earth would you choose FM radio?). It doesn't even feel right to call this an alarm, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. This thing is perfect. I'm reading more, sleeping a lot better, and I don't even care about grabbing my phone to check social media in the mornings." —Mimi 5000

    Get it from Amazon for $97.99.

    3. A notebook worthy of The Sandman to get all those books with the words "I can't sleep" on every page out of your head. Plus, journaling about your anxieties is a good way to limit their meddling with your bedtime, and recording your dreams will foster creativity in waking hours.

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    In addition, you can log the times you go to bed and wake up with this, because documenting those times will give you a better sense of a routine to stick to so that you can properly set your body-clock for optimal sleep effectiveness.

    Promising review: "This journal is far more beautiful than I expected. Its build quality is superb and it's easy to tell the designers of this journal put a lot of love into its creation. I wanted a journal to document my dreams, and this journal fits that desire superbly. From the slightly raised designs on the cover to the gold rimmed pages, this product feels more like a holy book than a journal." —IrieSide

    Get it from Amazon for $11.37.

    4. A sheet of LED-dimming stickers for anyone who's considered escaping to the woods just to get away from those blinking blue lights for a night.

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    These stickers allow a bit of light to shine through, so your digital displays aren't completely blank; if you want to completely blackout a light, I recommend adding a roll of electrical tape to your Sleep Deprived cart.

    Promising review: "The lights on all the electronics in my bedroom have always bothered me at night. I suffered for years and never imagined there could be a fix for such a problem. I reached my breaking point the other day, when I was woken up at 4 a.m. by a loud noise then had to experience the red beam of the TV's power button pierce through my eyes to my brain. I was so frustrated I hopped online to find a solution and discovered these. With Prime shipping, I had them two days later and was sleeping like a baby. Get these; it'll change your life." —book a day reader

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A pressure-relieving memory foam mattress to make you consider spending more than 30% of your life in bed.

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    This mattress is an office favorite and the crown jewel of one BuzzFeeder's Sleep Palace. If this one (somehow) isn't the mattress of your dreams, I recommend looking through this list of the 18 best mattresses you can buy on Amazon.

    Promising review: "THIS BED IS ALL YOU NEED IN THIS LIFE." —Kimberly wilkins

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in sizes twin-king and in thickness 6-12 inches).

    6. Or a memory foam mattress topper you can slap atop any ol' mattress and instantly be in the bedtime business.

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    Promising review: "I'm very impressed thus far and absolutely would recommend this to anyone and everyone. I've honestly never been this excited to go to sleep. My fiancé loves it, even though he was a bit upset when I first got it because he loved the mattress the way it was. But, now he loves THIS more. Even my little doggie, who has become a neurotic mess since my baby was born, seems a tad more comfortable and peaceful sleeping next to me. Just writing about this mattress topper makes me want to go upstairs and jump in bed!" —Khaleesi'sHandMaiden

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes twin-California ing, and in thicknesses of two or three inches).

    7. A collapsible water bottle that will keep your from napping and let you focus on The Big Sleeps, because you're probably more dehydrated than tired.

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    Going to bed even mildly dehydrated can disrupt your sleep, according to the National Foundation of Sleep. But try to avoid drinking too much water close to bedtime, so you don't have to get up and use the bathroom after you've already snuggled in (which is the worst reason to get out of bed)!

    Promising review: "I always like to keep a reusable bottle on me, and this collapsible bottle makes it so much easier. It fits nicely in my purse, rolls and unrolls easily, and it feels very sturdy." —T Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in six colors).

    8. And an extra-thick yoga mat so you can sweat out anxiety instead of sweating your bedtime.

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    Check out this post from the National Sleep Foundation, on how exercise impacts sleep quality. When not using this mat to cushion more involved bodyweight exercises (ideally done more than three hours before bedtime), you can use it to wind down with yoga and light stretching. Also, I don't know what the official name for that (above) pose is, but it's the same one I do every night before fully sinking into my mattress, tbh.

    Promising review: "I've had this mat for about two years and the quality is holding up through daily use. The only maintenance I've had to do so far is wiping it down with a cloth every other week or so. I highly recommend this, if you're looking for an exercise/stretching mat with extra cushioning." —Austin H.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight colors).

    9. A weighted blanket that'll be like an all-night hug for your entire body.

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    Check out this post for the full deets on this blanket!

    Promising review: "If you have racing thoughts or feel uneasy when going to bed, something about the extra weight this blanket distributes around your body really helps calm those feels down and makes you feel protected. The blankets are super-high quality and I really enjoyed the texture of the glass beads as stuffing (instead of poly pellets). Overall, these blankets are less expensive than blankets made by their competitors, so I think it's definitely a worthwhile purchase for anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, or just people who want to have a better quality of sleep." —Alina

    Get it from Amazon for $68.50+ (available in weights 5-30 pounds, sizes 36"x48"-80"x87", and in six colors)

    10. A tea for promoting restful sleep to turn your teatime into "T-minus five minutes to sleep" time, all systems go.

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    When I was a barista (and had to wake up at the ungodly hour of 5 a.m.), I used to drink a cup of this tea with an added tablespoon of raw honey and apple cider vinegar every night, two hours before bed, and it really helped me calm down and sleep. Speaking of coffee, if you can switch to matcha tea for your caffeine fix, it's much easier to maintain a regular sleep schedule, in my experience.

    Promising review: "This tea is a box of magic. Calming, soothing, healing, I can't really explain what it is, but I knew I didn't want to live without it, from my first sip. This is my favorite way to put myself to sleep. Gentle, and it tastes like love." —SJDuchess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    11. A contoured eye mask (aka it doesn't press down on your eyelids!) you can wear to reinvent yourself as a Sleep Superhero. "Who could it be, under the mask? I don't know. Turn that light off, on your way out."

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    The classic mask-and-earplug combo really changed my (bed) life, and I recommend taking look at these similarly life-changing sleep products. You should probably go ahead and buy an additional pack of earplugs that are featured in that post, tbh.

    Promising review: "I have purchased several different sleep masks, and this one is the keeper. I love that it doesn't smoosh my eye lashes and that this mask isn't hot like the silk ones are. It stays perfectly in place and not a speck of light gets through." —Jaqueline Whitlow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three colors).

    12. A soothing aromatherapy mist to spray on your pillow, so you can breathe in lavender while you're drifting to sleep.

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    Imagine how deeply you'll breathe (when using the 4-7-8 technique) if you're rewarded with lavender each inhale. Check out this mist and 21 other things/tips for people who are sick of feeling tired, compiled for you by a member of BuzzFeed's Dream Team.

    Promising review: "This stuff works! I spray it on my pillow, sheets, and myself before going to bed, and it prevents restless legs, calms my nervous system, and helps me drift to sleep." —S.W., NC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six mist mixes).

    13. A memory foam pillow you might actually lose sleep over, once your bed partner discovers how comfortable it is and tries to steal it every night.

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    Slap a silk pillowcase on this baby and doze into the sunset, partner.

    Promising review: "I've had this pillow for almost a full year and I still LOVE it to death. I have washed it many times and it still looks brand new, and it still has the same fullness as when I first got it! There isn't one derogatory thing I could possibly say about this pillow. It's WELL worth every single dollar." —Cathie

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (in sizes standard-king).

    14. A white noise machine to cover up the sounds of your elderly neighbors blasting Antiques Roadshow reruns and help you take back the night.

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    This noise machine has 20 sound settings (white and fan noises) engineered to match and adapt to the sounds of the room it's placed in, and I LOVE IT! Living in NYC, or anywhere that isn't silent at night, this noise machine is more than worth its $50 price tag.

    Promising review: "I'm happy to report the LectroFan lives up to its reputation as an excellent sound-blocking machine. I just turn up the volume until I don't hear offending sounds anymore, and the timer shuts off the machine when I am fast asleep. I'm a sound-sensitive light sleeper and this is the best noise blocker that I've ever used!" —Joel Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in two colors).

    15. A set of blackout curtains for keeping that damn sunlight outside your house where it belongs.

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    Promising review: "We have a neighbor that turns their kitchen light on at 3 a.m. every night, and also has a floodlight that shines right into our bedroom. Nothing else kept all the light out, but these definitely did the trick! I'd highly recommend these to anyone who values their sleep!" —Justin

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 42"x63" to 52"x96", and in nine colors).

    16. A travel pillow to turn an airplane cabin in your Nap Chamber, because vacations are all about getting rest, right?

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    This pillow was our mid-priced pick, when we reviewed the best travel pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my first cross-country red eye and it did not disappoint. I was the envy of row 37. More than a neck pillow, it's the best sleep on a plane I've ever had. If I had two necks, I would buy another one." —K. Ramsey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in child and adult sizes and in seven colors).

    17. An essential oil diffuser that'll double as a humidifier, because sniffling through the night doesn't make for a good morning.

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    Oils here, get your essential oils here! Depending on which oils you use and when, this diffuser can either get you in the zone for a pre-sleep meditation session (with a sage oil) or clear out your sinuses while you sleep (with a peppermint oil).

    Promising review: "The essential oil mix I use at night helps me relax, therefore allowing me to get a more fulfilling night of sleep. In the morning, I switch to a more vibrant blend that helps me wake up and feel more energized. This has definitely been my favorite purchase of the year so far, and hopefully you will love it too!" —chodgson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in three colors).

    18. A noise-free platform frame for anyone who's been rustled out of a magnificent slumber by an ~amateur snoozer~ rolling into bed late.

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    To see one BuzzFeeder's review of this frame, alongside other life-changing products, check out this post!

    Promising review: "OMG! I LOVE this bed! It changed my world! I'm so much more comfortable and my bedroom looks so much better!" —elkile

    Get it from Amazon for $60.99+ (available in sizes narrow twin-California King, and in three styles).

    19. A set of satiny pajamas so you can dress for the job you really want: Professional Catnapper.

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    If you prefer to let sleeping dogs lie, check out these jammies with a Corgi in their pocket.

    Get it from ModCloth for $39 (available in sizes S-2X).

    20. A pet bed for big woofers or a bed for small burrowers for when you've got a pupper who doesn't know how to share the covers.

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    It doesn't make you a bad dog-parent, just because you need to maximize your space in the bed.

    Promising review for the big bed (on the left): "Great dog bed with nice, thick cushions for my senior dog's old bones. I've been looking for a thicker dog bed, and this one is well worth its price." —Karen

    Promising review for the smaller bed (on the right): "My 45-pound Lab/Pit mix loves to burrow and fits in this bed with room. She loves it!" —Katie

    Get the bigger bed from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in two sizes) or the smaller bed for $24.99+ (available in two sizes, and in eight colors).

    21. And a pair of fuzzy doggo socks to keep a barky-baby near your ankles, even when they're sleeping in their own bed.

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    The National Sleep Foundation recommends wearing socks to bed, because warming your cold feet causes vasodilation (dilation of the blood vessels) and tells your body it's time for bed, so you should take advantage of that in a cute way!

    Promising review: "I wore these during a cold snap (temps in the teens) in our house with cold tile floors and they kept my feet warm, but not too hot. I then wore them several weeks later when the temp was 70 (and cold inside the house) and my feet, again, felt perfect. I was worried they would frizzle, fray, or the inside would separate from the outside when I washed them, but they came out good as new! I have recommended these to several friends and will continue to wear them with pleasure. They are currently my favorite pair of socks and I intend to purchase another pair with a different animal!" —Nick and Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight other animal themes).

    22. A chocolate melatonin supplement, the perfect appetizer for a whole night of dreaming about chocolate.

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    This supplement was featured in our list of 25 products swear by for getting more sleep, alongside a lot of other products you need in your life.

    Promising review: "This is the ONLY thing that helps me sleep. I’ve tried other melatonin, Benadryl, prescription medication, and nothing worked until these chocolates." —Rachel Goldberg

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $27.99 (also available in a 12-pack or an 80-count bottle).

    23. A bag of lavender bath salts to get your aching bones and Big Buff Muscles ready for rest.

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    Promising review: "I just received my second 20-pound bag of this marvelous bath salt! I'm a weight lifter and have tried so many salts to help my body relax for a deep night's sleep. ALL OTHER products have failed! From night one, when I poured this into my tub and the bathroom filled with the heavenly scent of lavender, I was addicted. I soaked for 30 minutes and went to bed, slept like a baby, and woke up with the softest skin. I soak every night and sleep just as deeply as the first." —shevaun

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A hypoallergenic mattress cover so you can limit the accumulation of dust and dander on your mattress and lose less sleep to your allergies.

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    Especially if you have dust mite allergy (which you might not even know you have), the effectiveness of your sleep can be lessened. Buying this cover won't completely exempt you from laundry day, but it will keep your bed a bit fresher for longer.

    Promising review: "The more I can cut down on dust mites, the better, because of my allergies. I LOVE this mattress cover! BEST ONE I have had so far and I have had a lot. I also LOVE how this feels. It's not....crinkly." —pleinelune

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes twin-California King).

    25. And a queen-sized rollup futon, because a firm, humble night of a sleep is the zen way to keep ~grounded~.

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    Japanese people have been sleeping on futons for centuries and still get enough rest to engineer robots and write genre-defining novels, and I'm tired of the hate against futons!

    Promising review: "Great. Just great. Can't believe I was nervous this was going to be too thin. I was looking for a minimalist, easy-to-stow bed, and I've found that in this futon, but I wasn't expecting it to be so luxurious. I was expecting an adjustment period, or a mental shift, a sort of glory in my own spartan temperament. Nope. Hot damn, I rarely if ever write reviews, but this futon is glorious." —Poe

    Get it from Amazon for $102.92.

    Is it time to wake up yet?

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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