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    Sep 21, 2019

    23 Sleep Upgrades That'll Be Way Cheaper Than A New Mattress

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    1. A memory foam pillow with cooling gel to help you sleep through those summer nights. Or just any night if you're a hot sleeper like meeeee.

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    Promising review: "I live in a place where heat is experienced during the winter, so this pillow is amazing and justified just for this reason. However, I cannot neglect to mention the memory foam, too. As a person with both back and neck issues, this pillow is incredible. I have been able to sleep through the night for the first time in several years. The combination of cooling and pressure relief is brilliant!" —Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    2. A contoured face mask to keep out the light. But it'll also let you comfortably blink when you awaken at your actual alarm in the morning and hopefully not a moment sooner.

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    Promising review: "These have worked wonders for me. I have been lacking sleep because I work night shifts and when I'm home during the day the sunlight keeps me from getting the proper rest that I need. Since I've had these, the sunlight has been blocked and I can finally get some rest. My husband has the same problem and he loves them as well. They fit both of us perfectly and they have adjustable straps. Great buy." —Janell

    Get three from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. Or if you like to listen to music or podcasts to lull you to sleep, this headphones/eye mask combo can do the trick.

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    Promising review: "I listen to podcasts at night to help me block out the thoughts of the day and help me sleep and have always used headphones so as not to wake my husband. But regular headphones are very uncomfortable when you are laying down, especially if you tend to sleep on your side — but these headphones solve the issue. They are comfortable and you can sleep on your side while barely noticing them. The sound quality is pretty good and the cord doesn't get in the way and hasn't shown any signs of fraying or wearing after about a month. The material is warm and cozy, but not too warm. And the headphones help block out outside noises too for a good night's rest." —Dog Lover

    Get them from Amazon for $15.97 (available in three colors).

    4. A humidifier for parking next to your head to help prevent sniffly noses and midnight gulps of water that disturb your sleep on the reg. Especially in the winter!

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    This is an ultrasonic cool-mist model that runs for up to 16 hours of continuous use, has high and low speed mist settings, nightlight, and auto-shutoff when water is low or the tank is removed. Comes with an AC power adapter, disk cleaning brush, user manual, and two-year warranty.

    Promising review: "This is a great product. Cool mist keeps me from dehydrating at night. The cool blue light is awesome. I give this a 5 star rating. I noticed on some websites that this is the very best in humidifiers and I totally agree. I bought one for my son's fiancé and she is loving it, as well. Easy to refill. Easy to keep clean. Cool mist is a delight." —Charmed1

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Find out if a cool mist or warm mist is right for you and take a gander at some humidifier options people swear by.

    5. Or an essential oil diffuser/low-key humidifier in case you want some added moisture and soothing scents in one whole shebang.

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    I mainly use this lil' gadget for its moisturizing effects but lots and lots of people swear by it for its diffusing properties, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four styles). And get a six-pack of essential oils for $8.98.

    6. A tea for bedtime you can fix as an nighttime ritual to help put your mind and body at ease.

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    I just started drinking this stuff at bedtime and it helps so much! I typically have a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. Maybe it's mostly placebo but it works for me!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.34.

    7. A 3-inch dense memory foam pad for a conforming hug meant to relieve pressure points.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife. She's pregnant and her hips had been aching sleeping on our mattress. Guess what? She says the pain is gone since we've been sleeping on this topper. The topper arrived quickly. I unpacked it and laid it on our floor so it could expand and air out. It didn't take long at all for it to expand. We put it on our bed the same evening it arrived at our house. I personally didn't find the smell to be too strong or offensive. I noticed it for 2–3 days, but that's about it. I've been sleeping better since getting the topper. It's prevented my shoulders from falling asleep when I sleep on my sides. I weigh about 200 lbs, my wife weighs about 150 lbs. (five months pregnant). I'm glad I didn't buy the 2-inch topper because I don't think that would have been thick enough." —Ryan M. Healy

    Get it from Amazon for $129.79+ (sizes thick twin, thick twin XL, queen, thick king, and thick California king).

    8. Or perhaps a ~cooling~ bamboo topper with a fitted skirt to keep everything in place and counteract any tendencies to sleep hot.

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    Made of hypoallergenic down alternative RevoLoft Cluster Fiber and fits mattresses up to 18" deep.

    Promising review: "We went from a traditional mattress to a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress (with a cooling gel layer) and we NEVER would have bought it if we realized it retains your body heat and holds it against you. It was too hot even in the winter and I'm always cold. I trusted the reviews of the this bamboo mattress topper and am SO happy I did. It made such a huge difference... I've been using it for over a month now and I haven't sweated once!!! We bought a split king so our mattress covers are twin XL." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (sizes twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, Olympic queen, king, and California king).

    If you're still looking for the perfect topper, check out some mattress toppers and pads that'll make you sleep so much better.

    9. A white noise machine to help block out the noises that keep you tossing and turning, like neighborhood dogs or an, um, active roommate.

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    Has two speeds. Like your active roommate.

    Promising review: "We just moved to NYC and our apartment building is NOISY. Very noisy. Paper-thin walls, poor soundproofing, and fellow tenants who lead more exciting lifestyles than us (in and out at all hours of the day and night, parties, etc.), meant we were having seriously disturbed sleep. After extensive research I realized that a white noise machine would be our best chance of a good night's sleep and set out to choose one. This thing is like witchcraft — the disturbing noise from our building just seems to disappear. Even the clompy-shoe wearing insomniac who lives above us hasn't woken me up. It definitely takes a little getting used to. The instructions say a week and that is about right, but once you're adjusted it works really well. I'll admit, It's not the most attractive piece of kit, but it's not designed to be out on display for all to see so I don't have a problem with it. It's a case of function over form." —Mark H.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in variety of types).

    10. Or some contoured ear plugs as backup when the your partner's snoring in your ear while you spoon. Sweet but ugh.

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    Promising review: "I really love these earplugs and can't stress enough how much these are a lifesaver! I use them for studying, sleeping, and loud movie theaters. These are perfect!" —Jureerat Poonpoolpoke

    Get 10 pairs from Amazon for $4.94.

    11. A boyfriend pillow that'll be so much nicer than dealing with the terror of dating apps!

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    Just spend that time you'd waste swiping on your dreams.

    Get it from Amazon for $36+ (available in 10 shirt colors).

    12. Or a ~legit~ body pillow for cradling you in all the ways your old mattress won't.

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    OK so it's made for pregnant people, but would definitely come in handy for side or restless sleepers.

    Get it from Amazon for $45+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    13. A lavender vanilla pillow spray — it may just lull you into lala land in mid-conversation with your bed mate. (Sorry, not sorry!)

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    Promising review: "This is a reorder for me. Spray your pillow and the top of your sheets and blankets (the part that'll be around your face) right before you go to bed, and you'll just sink in, and cozy-up. The lavender relaxes and smells so good, and the vanilla takes the 'edge' off, that some lavender scents can have. I sometimes spray the guest towels in the bathroom just before company comes over. It makes the bathroom smell nice and clean and welcoming. Just so you'll know, pillow mist only lasts a few hours (long enough to get you snuggled in and possibly help you go to sleep), so you have to re-spray again the next night. It's very light and fresh. Even if you don't like perfumes, this may still be a very nice product for you." —Nashville shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    14. Good Day chocolate melatonin supplements that'll be a natural (and delicious!) way to get your body ready for slumber.

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    This is a fave of my colleague Emma McAnaw. Here's her ~glowing~ review: "This has saved my tired butt so many times from sleepless nights. You can take one to four, depending on how much help you need to fall asleep. One will help you relax, but I usually take three to just knock me right out. I typically don't like to take things like melatonin, because I feel pretty woozy the next day, but these taste just like a chocolate dessert and leave no nasty hangover. Plus, they're all-natural! They're just 1 mg of melatonin and chamomile — kind of like a super-strong glass of warm milk lol."

    Get a bottle of 80 from Amazon for $25.99.

    15. Or Neuro Sleep Drink — made with melatonin, magnesium, and L-theanine — it may help you get to bed faster and sleep better through the night.

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    Each mango-flavored bottle contains 3 mg of melatonin, a hormone naturally found in your body that regulates sleep and wake cycles.

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $28.14.

    16. A comforter that's half cool and half warm to help keep everything just right for you and your partner.

    Crane & Canopy

    Get it from Crane & Canopy for $199+ (available in queen/full or king/Cali king).

    17. A hypoallergenic silk pillowcase that may help your hair look smoother and prevent those weird creases on your face from cotton pillow cases (hi, fellow stomach sleepers). But it can also run a little cooler than the cotton variety for a comfier journey to dreamland.

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    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Don't wanna deal with washing a silk pillowcase, I own these satin pillowcases and throw them in the wash with everything else!

    18. A weighted blanket designed to increase relaxation and reduce stress that may also be helpful for those with disorders such as anxiety, OCD, autism, and sensory processing disorder.

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    Promising review: "It took a few nights to get used to the weight, but now that I'm accustomed to the weight, I love it. It's not hot (not any more hot than a regular blanket would be, anyway) and it really helps me get to sleep fast, and stay asleep. It also stops me from tossing and turning all night, which helps me sleep more deeply and better. Definitely recommend." —Naomi T.

    Get it from Amazon for $62.90+ (available in seven sizes, nine weights, and 21 colors/patterns).

    19. Blackout curtain panels for keeping your sleep environment nice and dark.

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    Get a pair from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six lengths and 22 colors).

    20. Sheet suspenders to make your fitted sheet that always seems to come loose in the middle of your wildest dreams stay where the good lord intended.

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    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.99 (available in white or black).

    21. A contoured knee pillow (with a washable cover!) for keeping everything aligned as you rest up for tomorrow.

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    22. A Himalayan salt lamp to provide your room with a soft, amber glow conducive to catching some z's.

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    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    23. Corner clips for your duvet because it'll never not be annoying when the duvet shifts in the middle of the night.

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    Also, just buy a size up in the comforter so there's more fabric to go around between you and your bed partner.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Nighty night!

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