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    27 Things That'll Probably Help Anyone Who's Bad At Going To Bed On Time

    You really try — and these things could make those attempts even more fruitful.

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    1. Satin pillow cases that I own and love! They make both sides of the pillow the cool side and just feel luxurious when I get in bed to doze off for the night. There's nothing wrong with some beautiful motivation!


    *And* unlike with silk pillowcases that'll help you reap the same moisturizing benefits for hair and skin, you can toss these in the wash with the rest of your bedding.

    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in three sizes and 21 colors).

    2. A color-changing humidifier/diffuser you can use with some ~calming~ essential oils (ahem, lavender) to make your room smell like paradise and get you in the mood for Zzzzzzzs.,

    Promising review (for the diffuser): "I loved this product! As you can see the light button has rubbed off a bit because I use it so much! It has all colors of the rainbow, it goes for 11 hours, is easy to clean, and it looks great. Other diffusers I just couldn’t say the same about. The only thing that I do have to warn is that you need to be careful about the oils you put in it or it can be ruined (from experience). This has lasted me sooo long and I am going to buy again! My sister bought first then I did she was bummed when hers no longer worked (from the bad oils)! Definitely recommend!!" —Happy Mom of 3

    Get them from Amazon: diffuser for $15.99+ (available in four colors) and eight essential oils for $14.95

    3. Or a workhouse humidifier in case that lil' babe ^ ain't gonna cut it when it comes to adding moisture back into your bedroom air in the pursuit of flawless skin and nasal passages. Moist air (sry) will make it easier to breathe so you can go to sleep and stay asleep.


    Seriously, putting a humidifier in your room will help you sleep so much better. It's always helped me.

    Promising review: "I didn't realize how much moisture I was losing from my skin until I received this humidifier. I can actually breathe at night; where I live the temperature fluctuates on a daily basis. Example: one day 45 degrees Fahrenheit and the next 70 degrees Fahrenheit. My eyes were getting very dry from working on the computer and since I have added a humidifier in my bedroom and office I haven't had nearly the issues I was having before: I sleep better, my eyes aren't nearly as red as before, and my seasonal allergies do not leave me debilitated due to weather fluctuations. This device is easy to set up and use right out of the box and does not use much electrical energy. Thank you for making a humidifier that is cost effective, elegant, and practical. Cheers to your team for not only an excellent product but excellent customer service. You truly value your customers and their feedback. Cheers!" —A_V

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A string light curtain that'll look lovely layered with sheer curtains or placed on a ceiling for an ethereal accent that'll be a softer transition for when you're winding down for the night than switching off your overhead light., Amazon

    Promising review: "What a great find! Combined with sheer curtains, it changed the look of our dark bedroom completely and was very easy to hang (took me around 15 minutes.) You can't tell by the picture but it looks PERFECT! I agree with the other buyers about the plug cord being short, but we were already using an extension cable so we don't mind." —palindromes

    Get a 300-light curtain from Amazon for $17.99.

    5. A "marshmallow-soft" sleep mask that'll actually block out ALL the light for giving you a dreamy blackout sensation. Sign me up, plz., Amazon

    Promising review: "Best eye mask you can buy! I've tried them all and this eye mask is FAR superior to all other masks. It blocks out 100% of the light, is light as a feather, and, best of all, has a marshmallow-soft cushioning that cups your entire eye making it a complete blackout for the best sleep. Also it does not tangle in my hair like past masks I've tried. It's truly a dream mask!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    6. Or a compression eye mask that'll not only keep out stray light keeping you up, but also put pressure on any sore sinuses or a headache that has you aching.


    Promising review: "This mask is simply amazing. I mainly use it to block out light when I have a migraine and it does a great job. The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache. The only downfall I have found is with the single strap. It's adjustable, which is great, but it's a single strap which can make placement tricky if I am wearing my hair up and doesn't stay in place while I'm sleeping. Could definitely benefit from a double strap. The beads stay cool on their own and I am always pleasantly surprised how cool they are when I put the mask on. I may have to buy another because my husband enjoys the feel of this mask, too. Definitely a great purchase if you suffer from any type of headaches." —Christie L. Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    7. An essential oil stick that people with migraines swear by, which'll definitely come in handy on any day you're suffering from one. Here's to getting the rest you need on your schedule.

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    My colleague Katy Herman swears by this lil' essential oil stick. Read her full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A weighted blanket that'll mimic the feeling of being held to encourage deep sleep and help put you at ease.


    Make sure to read the directions and get the correct weight for your body weight!

    Promising review: "Bought 60x80 for our queen bed and it fits to a T. I have insomnia and at my daughter's recommendation bought this (my husband loves heavy blankets). I have used it for four days and I have to say I'm sleeping much better. Also claustrophobic, but this has not been an issue with the weight (for others to know with this problem). Would buy again!" —David Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $59.50+ (available in 10 sizes and five colors).

    9. A deck of gorgeous dream-decoding cards that'll help you figure out what the heck that dream you had last night meant and put a stop on anxiety surrounding a repeat. Turns out, it probably didn't mean something as bad as you thought!


    I have a deck of these and they are GORGEOUS, and would make a great thing to keep by your bedside for decor sake alone.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.29.

    10. A pregnancy body pillow to have and to hold you, even if you're just pregnant with a food baby. It's *that* comfy. No more wrestling with your spare pillows to get that cradled sensation. Nuzzle into this and slip into Dreamland.


    This is designed to replace the need for multiple pillows to support you. And the cover is machine-washable!

    Promising review: "I'm not pregnant but have lower back issues that have led to sciatic and hip pain. This pillow gives me great support in laying right and not rolling into a position that causes me lower back pain upon awaking. It took me a while to get the right position to lay with it and even found two or three ways to lay with it. The first night I didn't sleep well with it because I was used to laying with all that extra, but the second night on was fine. The covers can be removed to be washed. I love it, it's helped me a lot." —Lisa Teaney

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in six patterns).

    11. A cushy lumbar pillow you can position as its name implies or use to elevate your knees or feet to help with muscle spasms, pains, or other medical issues. The comfier you get before your bedtime, the easier it'll be easier to stick to it.


    Promising review: "This was a great purchase for me. It has helped me to sleep much better. Not sure why, but having this pillow under my knees helps a great deal with not getting muscle spasms in my legs. I am grateful for it. It seems to be made very well and the foam density is just perfect for my use. I wish there were pillow cases made for it but I am taking a regular pillow case and making it to fit quite easily." —Busy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. Collagen eye masks you can easily apply and take off without leaving bed. Here's to your peepers looking as well-rested as you'll feel without having to deal with getting out of bed to wash off a mask.


    Promising review: "These make a visible difference. I recommend using them at night, 20 minutes before bed, while lying down, as they do tend to shift a bit due to how much moisture they contain. Great patches. Will be reordering. Lifesaver for winter skin and under eye dry patches!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 12 pairs from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. A Nic Cage reversible sequin pillow case in case you tend to fidget a lot once you get in bed. This will be an entertaining solution you can then toss on the floor by your bed once you finally feel your eyelids getting heavy., Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59+ (available in seven styles).

    Though if you're more into The Office, check out some versions with Prison Mike and Dwight wearing the CPR dummy mask.

    14. A valerian-infused sleep tea that tastes herbal-y and will gently help you ease into sleep mode. I use this stuff and it indeed puts me in a state where I'm ready to crawl into bed for a solid eight hours.


    Promising review: "This tea really has helped with my pre-bed anxiety. I have one of those brains that doesn't seem to want to shut off when it's bedtime. Making a cuppa before bed has helped me. Not sure if it's just the routine and mental aspect or the actual tea but I'm out in under 10min now. Not the biggest fan of the mintiness of the tea but a touch of lemon and sugar helps. I have also steeped a few bags with some Lemon Balm tea for the double calming blend. lol." —Mia_Vox

    Get it from Amazon for $3.69.

    15. And some yummy sleep gummies with five milligrams of melatonin that have turned out to be the ONLY sleep gummies I can take that don't make me have incredibly vivid nightmares of a demon standing in the corner of my bedroom. So, uh, maybe you too will have restful sleep at your intended bedtime with these as well?


    Start off with one gummy and then if that doesn't seem to help, use two. I've used two in the past but I've been getting over a cold recently and one has been enough for me the past week or so.

    Get a bottle of 60 gummies from Walmart for $8.98 (available in three sizes).

    16. A faux-fur blanket for a luxurious touch you'll look forward to folding yourself into at the end of a long day. Or a short day! Any day really.


    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    17. ~Breathable~ sheets (I own and adore) as a welcome addition to any hot sleeper's bed. In case cooling down is an issue for ya' (like me), these will be a welcome but affordable swap., Amazon

    Promising review: "These pink sheets rock. They are so so soft and wash incredibly well. You cannot beat the price, especially for a king size bed. I find myself washing these and putting them right back on the bed most times. I own other nice sheets but these have definitely become my favorite. So much so that I’m ordering two more sets and giving away my other sheets. The sheets in my photo is the color of the pink in person. On the ad picture they look a softer pink. I still love the color and it works well with my quilt that I bought on Amazon for a great price too. I wash them in hot and either hang on the line or toss in the dryer. Either way they come out perfect." —Nail Nut

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in eight sizes and 41 colors and patterns).

    18. Suspenders for your sheets so you won't crawl into bed only to find that one of your fitted sheet corners has popped off and you must emerge from your bedding to address it. Truly a tragedy.

    Promising review: "These have worked great! I like bamboo sheets, which are slippery and the corners always came up. Since I started using these my corners haven’t come up and the sheet stays relatively wrinkle-free." —Beachyfun

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    19. A storage caddy to tuck into your mattress so you only have to dangle your arm out from underneath your sheets to reach your pre-bed reading material. No walking to the living room to find your library book and getting distracted by something for an hour.


    And it works on couches too!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. Light-blocking curtains you can also rely on to keep in the heat during frigid nights and weekends and days. So your bedroom can be nice and dark, and the perfect temp when it's time to turn in for the night.


    Promising review: "Once you put these bad boys on your window, the room will turn into a black hole of darkness that will engulf both soul and body. I cannot even describe the room I was in as black, it was a much deeper, almost boundless effect. Sensory deprivation will set in within minutes. You will lose all sense of what is up and down and feel like you are floating in deep space." —The Raccoon

    Get them from Amazon for $18.04+ (available in six sizes and nine colors).

    21. A Paperwhite Kindle that'll be slim enough to keep at your bedside without the harsh blue-light glare of other tablets and e-readers. If you're a bedtime reader, this is quite the solid investment.

    Plus it's waterproof so if you spill some of your sleepy time tea on it, it'll be NBD.

    Promising review: "I used to use my iPad for bedtime reading. All too often I’d get distracted by a text, email or other nonsense. The Kindle is great for bedtime reading, it weighs less, has a softer light and, most importantly, no interruptions. The battery life is great. I read for about 90 minutes each night and can go for two weeks without a charge. Nothing but good things to say." —Will Gilbert

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in two memory sizes).

    22. And a soft lil' pillow tablet stand in case you want every single thing on your bed to be pillowy soft. No one can blame you for that.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    23. Fiber gel pillows for support like memory foam with down-like softness. Seriously, it's time to change your pillows. I made the leap with these very pillows on Prime Day this summer and omg they are good.


    Pssst, these were our budget-friendly picks for the best bed pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get two from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in queen or king sizes).

    24. A calming ylang ylang–scented candle in a gorgeous container you'll want to reuse once you've worked your way through the 60–80 hours of burn time.


    Just PLEASE make sure you blow out your candle before you nod off to sleep!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.59.

    25. Or a selenite lamp that'll look gorgeous and give off a decent glow... in case you've been super careful ever since you took a nap and left a candle burning. Oof.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59.

    26. An insulated water bottle you can fill up before you head to your bedroom so you don't find yourself thirsty and running to the kitchen. Plus, it'll keep your H2O extremely cold throughout the night!


    Promising review: "It’s amazing! Best water bottle I have ever owned. Keeps ice in it for days. I went to the gym at 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday and then went camping Thursday afternoon. I drank all the water and continued to fill it up. I wanted to see how long the ice would last so I tested it out. Friday it was still about 3/4 full of ice. I filled it twice with water on Friday. Then Saturday I checked and it was still half full of ice. My family and I hiked all day Saturday and by the end of the day the ice was near the bottom. So that’s two and a half days of ice cold water. Amazing!! My husband and kids always are sneaking drinks. I’ll be purchasing more of these." —Mammabug

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    27. Or an elegant beside carafe set in case you prefer drinking out of a glass instead of fussing with a water bottle.


    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed to help me stay hydrated through the night. I almost always wake up thirsty at some point in the night. My strategy was to try to remember to bring a glass of water and leave it on my nightstand. Sometimes this worked, but most times I forgot. This carafe-cup combo is the perfect size and very on the nightstand. For me, it was a gift to myself. I think it would make an excellent gift for almost anyone, especially folks living in dry climates." —Heidi M Bauer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three styles).

    Sweet dreams!

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Want more for your bedroom? Check out the best bedding you can get online, our favorite mattresses you can get on Amazon, the best bed frames to get on Amazon if you need somewhere to put that new mattress, and the best pillows on Amazon to finish off your new bedroom setup.

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