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    29 Problem-Solving Products People With Insomnia Swear By

    Insomnia is a scam, but these cozy wireless sleep headphones and special lightbulbs will help you out-scam the scammer.

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    1. A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into an oasis — this helps distribute your weight on your mattress more evenly to reduce pressure on your joints, so you're less likely to toss and turn.


    Promising review: "No more sleepless nights. I was starting to suffer from insomnia because I have a slightly old box spring mattress. I started waking up with extreme neck and back pain. Since I’m on a tight budget I couldn’t just go buy a new bed. So I found this and thought I’d give it a try. So far it’s been three days and I have not woken up in the middle of the night and it feels amazing." —Yarixa

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).

    2. A contoured sleep mask designed to alleviate pressure from your eyes and plunge you into total delicious darkness all night long, while staying put on your head without any Velcro snagging in your hair in the middle of the night.,

    Promising review: "I have had trouble sleeping my entire life. I am a light sleeper and prone to insomnia. I have tried sleep masks in the past, but they were terrible. They were either too tight or too loose and usually left me with a migraine. I read reviews about this type of mask and thought I would give it a shot. I have been using it for two weeks now and I cannot believe I am so happy! I have been able to sleep, and stay asleep for longer than I ever have. The only issue I have is the side where the adjustable clip is — it could push in on my temple and start a migraine, but I have caught it each time. I have been wearing the mask as loose as I can without it falling off or letting light in. This fixes that issue for the most part. I am currently trying to figure out a way to add a little cushion in that area to permanently fix this problem. I am actually excited to go to bed each night because it isn’t such a struggle for me anymore. I finally found my sleep mask!" —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

    3. Or a Nodpod, a strap-free weighted sleep mask designed for back *and* side sleepers with a gentle pressure to encourage stress relief and deep sleep.


    Psst — you can also put it in the freezer, and the microbeads in the mask will stay cool for hours.

    Promising review: "I'm suffering from terrible insomnia due to perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, etc) which has led to sleep anxiety. The weight of the mask is perfect. It helped when I had a migraine (only a little because, well it was a migraine) but did help me tolerate a tension headache. There are two sides of different material. The jersey knit side is helping my head stay cool. I believe the fleece side will be warmer but at this time in my life, I don't need warmer even though it is a cold winter here this year. It wraps around and stays...and more importantly is comfortable. I have no problem sleeping on my side. It is comfortable (sometimes I need to adjust it a bit though to get really comfy). It totally blocks out light. In fact, I slipped it off to see what time it was and was surprised to see it was 7 a.m. and very light (I thought my hubby turned the light on). If you wear earplugs like I do, you can adjust the sides to cover your ears so they don't pop out. I am extremely happy with this weighted eyemask and will recommend it over and over again." —petmom5

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (available in multiple colors).

    4. A pair of wireless sleep headphones that will play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so you can enjoy the calm of it all night long (and block out the unrepentant snoring of certain people and/or pets).

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

    Promising review: "These are great! I've struggled with insomnia for the past couple years. I wish I'd found these sooner. They are extremely comfortable. When I fall asleep, I rarely sleep for more than an hour straight. These allow me to comfortably play a podcast or meditation to get myself back to sleep. I'm only two nights in on using these and I know I don't want to be without them. Even in a dark room, I use them to cover my eyes. They do move a little on my head while sleeping but not so much that it really bothers me. I always sleep with a fan on and these keep my little postpartum hairs from flying around and tickling my face all night. The battery life is great. I probably played them for a total of five hours during the night and woke up them still having 70% battery remaining. I probably won't use these for workout because I don't have to wash them all the time, but for insomnia or anyone who just likes to fall asleep listening to something, these are amazing." —Jesse Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A sleep-focused essential oils blend made with chamomile, sage, and lavender to help soothe anxiety and reduce stress before bedtime and promote prolonged sleep.

    Reviewer holding a bottle of "Dream" essential oil blend

    Promising review: "Bought this to help on days when I have bad Insomnia due to anxiety, especially during this pandemic. Can't say I like the scent of the oil alone right off the bat. It's pretty strong so you only need a few drops in the humidifier. But the first night I used it I had the best sleep of my life! Was knocked out fast and woke up feeling super refreshed!! Definitely recommend this product. It lasts well too so it's worth the price!" —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    Psst — if you don't have a diffuser, you can get a popular, well-reviewed essential oil diffuser on Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A set of light-dimming stickers you can stick on all the LED lights blasting their glow like tiny UFOs in your room at night. They come in a pack of all different sizes, so you can find the perfect ones to match your gizmos and finally get the restful sleep you deserve every night.

    Promising review: "I have wicked insomnia because of chronic medical issues, so I do everything I can sleep hygiene wise in hopes of actually sleeping. We live in a studio and between the microwave, water cooler, air con, and handheld vacuum, there was a LOT of bright blue light keeping me up. Spent two minutes stickering the hell out of everything and it's PERFECT. These are a must have for me, for life." —Erica Rose

    Get a set from Amazon for $7.49.

    7. Dr. Teal's Melatonin Sleep Soak, a relaxing Epsom salt formulated with lavender, chamomile, and melatonin you can pour in with running bath water and soak yourself in to help alleviate muscle tension before bedtime.

    A three pound bag of sleep soak

    Promising review: "Works super well. I have bad insomnia and this put my butt to sleep." —Ericha

    Get two three-pound bags from Amazon for $17.95.

    8. A set of sleep aid light bulbs designed to block the blue light that tricks your brain into staying awake — instead they release a gentle amber light that's still bright enough to read and see around the room with, but not so bright that your eyes are like, "Well, it's dawn o'clock somewhere!!"

    Two lightbulbs in the foreground with a yellow/amber light room in the background from two bulbs in lamps

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with these blue-blocking lightbulbs! We have a baby coming in three weeks, so I put one in the nursery, and one in our bedroom, so feedings can be relaxing for him, but still possible for me! I’ve been reading by the bedroom one every night, and I swear it’s helped my third trimester insomnia. It’s gives off a really warm, almost amber light that I feel like lets my husband sleep soundly, but is plenty bright for me. Great purchase!" —Eddie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. Or a Hatch Restore sound machine that works overtime as a touch-controlled smart light, bedtime reading light, sunrise alarm clock, and — most importantly for the insomnia-prone out there — a wind down light that helps you get into a healthier sleep routine at night.

    reviewer image of dome shaped amber light with digital clock on bottom  on a bedside table

    Hatch Restore lets you personalize a "bedtime routine" for each night to train your brain to recognize sleep cues and get a better night's rest. Options include changing the light settings to more amber tones to help produce melatonin for sleep, soothing noise options, and sleep meditations and sleep stories you can get in the Hatch app.

    Promising review: "This was the best thing I have ever found to help with my insomnia. I used to take hours to fall asleep and wake up multiple times a night. Now I rarely wake up in the night and fall asleep either during the guided meditation or just as the white noise begins. I love waking up gently and not to a blaring phone alarm, and I’ve been able to stop doomscrolling at night since I can keep my phone out of reach. Highly recommend!" —darcybear

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    10. A "Lights Out" sleep salve made with coconut oil, lavender, chamomile oil, and peppermint oil to help you nod off to dreamland and actually *stay* there.

    A small tin of green balm
    Woodland Herbal/Etsy

    Happie Coconut is a Missouri-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in natural wellness items for the home, including skincare and herbal salves.

    Promising review: "I am so happy I found this product! I literally use it every night. I was suffering from bad insomnia and used it exactly how the instructions said and I've been having the best sleep!!" —Danielle James

    Get it from Happie Coconut on Etsy for $19.50.

    11. A set of super comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your ear like putty and stay locked in place all night, helping block out noises in and around your home.

    TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They're like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.

    Promising review: "These are amazing at canceling out most noises. I have terrible insomnia but these have actually increased my quality of sleep! They are comfortable to wear even if you're sleeping on your side. Since they don't go into your ear canal they don't dig in when you roll over. They also don't fall out in the middle of the night, so I don't have to worry about them getting wadded up in my hair." —William Davison

    Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

    12. Or a set of reusable silicone ear plugs you can spin as you insert it into your ear to help block out noise.

    A model about to put the ear plug in their ear

    One of the pairs even comes with a string connecting them, so you're less likely to lose them!

    Promising review: "I am a night worker for six years and now the insomnia is attacking me. My biggest problem to fall asleep is the noise so I tried many many earplugs out there and here in Amazon but none worked. They used to give me pain and go out easily from my ear. UNTIL I tried this one. They work 110%, no outside noise at all, no pain, I sleep like a baby now, more hours and affordable price. RECOMMEND AT 110%." —Giovanny

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.79.

    13. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 40,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are truly an excellent dupe for more expensive "sleep" earbuds. These are comfortable, have 14 hours of charge, and will get the job done just as effectively without the bajillion dollar price tag.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    Aside from sleeping, the earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "I have problems with insomnia including those nasty earworms (having a song stuck in your head). I am able to fall back asleep with the right earbud in while listening to rain/thunder from an app. The sound quality is pretty amazing for these buds." —Nander

    Get it from Amazon $32.99 (available in five colors).

    14. A micro-vented cooling pillow engineered with memory foam and velvet fiber for the coziest, coolest sleep yet, no matter *what* weird shape your body likes to contort into while you sleep.

    Model sleeping on a white pillow

    Promising review: "Just buy it! You won't regret it. This is by far the most comfortable pillow I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. I suffer from occasional insomnia and sleep disturbances. This pillow has definitely changed the quality of my sleep. I'm sleeping better than I have in years! I have tried all different brands and styles of pillows and this one is perfect. It's soft but supportive. It's cool and does not make my head and face feel like they are on fire at night. If I could give comfort a 10, I would. I highly recommend trying this pillow out! You will not be disappointed with your purchase." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $47.69 (available in Standard, Queen, and King).

    15. *OR* a full body pillow that yes, was initially designed for pregnancy, but is so versatile and handy that anyone can make good use of it. The wrap around design is excellent for back, leg, and hip support, so once you find a comfortable position at night, you're much more likely to *stay* in it.


    Psst — it's even detachable to convert into a reading station (or create a hole for your arm if you're a side sleeper!).

    Promising review: "This pillow is uhhhhamazing!!!! 🙌 I feel like I’m on a cloud!! It has helped me with insomnia too. I’m so happy with it. It’s so big and comfy and the texture is so smooth and feels great too. I look forward to bedtime so I can use this pillow! I seriously love it!!" —Jordan Sulaimon

    Get it from Amazon for $42.95 (available in six colors).

    16. A white noise machine that makes a constant pfshhhhhh sound or nature sounds all night, helping mask outside noises while you're trying to conk out and/or your neighbor watching The Office at 3 a.m.

    A hand-sized white noise machine on a bedside table

    This compact machine has six noise modes: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. You can either have it make the noise continuously until you shut it off, or designate it to make noise for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

    Promising review: "I suffer from insomnia and this has made an incredible difference in the amount of time it takes me to fall asleep (it was about an hour and after a week of use I'm down to about 20 minutes). I also don't wake up as many times during the night. I love how the volume is adjustable and how the machine offers more than just white noise. My favorite sounds are 'rain' and 'summer night.' High quality sound that doesn't sound overly digitized. I've yet to utilize the portability option but I love how that's an added feature! I highly recommend this product even if you're just considering it or if you have doubts. It's changing my sleep schedule for the better!" —Elaine H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. Or a sleep therapy sound machine with seamless looping sounds created specifically to promote better sleep. (Psst — it also comes equipped with a USB port to charge your phone and other devices, so you can make the most of the space on your bedside table.)

    A white rectangular sound machine with several buttons and dials propped on a bedside table

    The loops on this machine include White Noise, Fan, Ocean, Rain, Stream and Summer Night, which you can set with a 15, 30, or 60-minute auto off timer. It's also super lightweight and compact if you're on the move!

    Promising review: "Helped both my husband and me get much more restful sleep. I suffer from stress-induced insomnia and this machine really helped overcome it; the sounds are very relaxing and the machine doesn't have sharp audio output that would be disruptive to lasting sleep." —Sara Kerr

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

    18. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help defend your eyeballs against blue light from your screen at night, which generally signals to your eyes that it's daytime (and makes them want to be awake at a time that is, well, deeply inconvenient for you).

    A reviewer sitting with their laptop in their lap, wearing the blue light glasses

    Promising review: "I purchased these because we are TV people. Have one in the bedroom and watch it late. After reading about blue light and thinking it might help my terrible insomnia, I bought this in a two-pair set. I can just say amazing. First night I started getting sleepy really fast. and now after three months I fall asleep fast and sleep through the night. I started to get great results the first night, and now if I forget to put them on and miss a night I do still sleep soundly all night! If you have a had time getting to sleep and you use a computer all day, I do, give these a try. I put them on at about 5:30 or 6:00 in evening. I don't seem to need them during the day while on computer at work. Just for a little while in the eve does the job!!! Thank GOD I found these!" —Elias L.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.98 

    19. A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with anxiety or insomnia if you need a soothing way to calm down.,

    These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

    Promising review: "Love Warmies and have told pretty much everyone I know about them, especially friends who are prone to cramps or backache and could use a cute heating pad, or who have trouble sleeping since holding mine even helps with insomnia. You won't regret getting one; in fact, it may be tough to resist collecting them all because they're so cute!" —SH

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 17 animals).

    20. A Deep Sleep pillow spray so you can spritz lavender, chamomile, and vetivert on your pillowcase each night and let them carry you off to sleep like a literal ~dream team~.

    A hand holding the spray which comes in a white bottle
    This Works

    Promising review: "I absolutely had to write this review on the off chance that it might help a fellow insomniac. I am in my early forties and have suffered terribly from insomnia since my early twenties. I just can't turn my head off at night and fall asleep. If I'm lucky and take my meds, I might be fortunate enough to sleep for maybe four hours, and that's intermittently. I still constantly wake up and it takes me forever to fall back asleep, if I'm lucky enough to even fall back asleep. When I do sleep, it's very lightly; I never reach that wonderful deep sleep stage. So basically I feel awful and am tired all the time. I have used other pillow sprays and they were just a joke and a waste of my money. The first night I used, I fell asleep within minutes AND DID NOT WAKE UP OR MOVE A MUSCLE ALL NIGHT. I slept for eight hours straight and woke up feeling amazing because I was so rested and refreshed. I was obviously thrilled but figured it was probably just a fluke. I have been using this every night for over a week now and I sleep like a baby every single night. I have literally cried tears of joy at the relief I feel of finally being able to sleep like a normal person." —Ulta Customer

    Get it from Ulta Beauty or from Amazon for $29.

    21. The Nocturnal Journal, a workbook filled with creative, thoughtful prompts and illustrations designed to help night owls get to the bottom of whatever it is keeping them up.


    Promising review: "Lee Crutchley's book is the literary answer for insomnia. This is the perfect book to keep by your bedside when counting sheep just isn't doing the trick to send you off to dreamland. Open The Nocturnal Journal to any page and let your imagination run wild. It's a good idea to keep a pencil or pen handy to answer the questions posed on some pages. Exploring some of the thoughts that are keeping you awake will definitely help you calm them down, answer them, or help put them to bed so sleep will come more easily." —Dee Long

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    22. A Tuft & Needle adaptive foam mattress to provide full body pressure relief by supporting your body's most vulnerable pressure points and muscles like your neck, shoulders, hips, and knees *without* that "sinking into the mattress" feeling. It's also designed to be heat-wicking and breathable, so you won't wake up from overheating in the middle of the night.

    A white queen-sized mattress on a bed

    It also has a "localized bounce," meaning you're less likely to disturb your partner if you share a bed — they won't feel the shift nearly as much. Arguably the most convenient thing about this, though, is that it ships in a compact box straight to your door — once you open it, you just have to wait 72 hours for it to fully expand, and voila! Plus, if you don't like it, you have a 100-day sleep trial to return it (*plus* a 10-year warranty to boot).

    Promising review: "This mattress has changed my life! I do not wake up sore and tired as I did with my old mattress. I also fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night. I used to struggle with severe insomnia and chronic fatigue. I thought that was the way I was wired and did not dream it was my mattress. The price is very affordable and the quality is superb. It was a bit of a struggle to unpack the Queen by myself but I was able to sleep on it the first night without any wait time for expanding. You will not be disappointed with this mattress. I highly recommend! Thanks T&N. Please keep up the excellent work and I wish you continued success!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $500+ (available in six sizes).

    23. A cooling weighted blanket made with natural glass beads on the inside for weighted pressure, which may help relax your body and make those "!!!" parts of your a little more "..." when you're trying to fall and stay asleep.

    A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed

    Promising review: "I’ve always had trouble sleeping ever since I can remember. I move around a lot, twist and turn and take sometimes HOURS to fall asleep — even then my sleep tended to be very poor. I would find that putting multiple blankets or pillows would help, because of the weight, so I decided to give this product a try. Ever since I started to use this blanket I’ve had a lot less trouble falling asleep and STAYING asleep until I need to wake up for work. This definitely helps with anxiety and insomnia issues; I guess it makes me feel secure/safer. It’s definitely worth it!!" —Natalie Galindo

    Get it from Amazon for $31.90 (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

    24. A caffeine-free herbal Sweet Dreams tea designed to promote better sleep with a mixture of chamomile rose blossoms and mint herbs, which have calming as heck properties.

    A cup of brewed tea with a Sweet Dreams herbal tea bag in it

    Promising review: "Sweet Dreams really does have a tiny bit of a sweet taste to it. I have terrible insomnia, and it has been with me for much too long. I am getting an edge on knowing the right supplements that work to get me off to sleep and the ones that will help me stay asleep, so having the tea, keeping the room cool, reading before I go to sleep, then having the room completely dark, really help. Maybe you will only need to sip this tea to help you nod off. If so, it's a great way to do so. I buy it in quantity. I like the Bigelow History and the effort they put into providing a good product, especially their Steep brands." —M. WaterMelon

    Get six boxes with 20 teabags each from Amazon for $16.63.

    25. A set of blackout curtains if you want to prolong the ~darkness~ — these will block out sunlight (and help reduce noise!) to your bedroom, and come in so many different colors and sizes that you're bound to find one to match your setup.

    Blue curtains on a reviewer's window blocking out the sunlight

    Promising review: "Great blackout! I have headaches and insomnia and these help me get so much more rest. Worth the money. Don’t get dirty easily (even in rooms with little air flow), stay fresh, easy to clean!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97 (available in seven sizes and 22 colors).

    26. A Sleep Pod, aka a snuggly adult swaddle blanket that'll cocoon you like a snug little bug in a rug. It applies gentle pressure while still staying cool and breathable, so it basically mimics a light hug you can get a good night's sleep in.

    Two models using the sleep pods in bed
    Sleep Pod

    Promising review: "The Sleep Pod is absolutely amazing. I am 41 and have had sleep maintenance insomnia for most of my life. If you don't know what that is I fall asleep fine but don't stay asleep. I'd wake up between four and eight times a night and sometimes only sleep two hrs and that'd be it. I have used the hug sleep for a week and have slept between seven and nine hours only waking up once. It's comfortable not too warm and the pressure it applies is comforting not restricting. I have recommended to everyone." —Amy Archambault

    Get it from Sleep Pod for $79.99 (originally $110; available in three sizes).

    27. A soft, breathable bamboo nightgown to prevent you from overheating at night and waking yourself up when your bed feels like a sauna.

    Model in sleeveless dark blue nightgown that falls at the knee

    Promising review: "So look...we get to a certain stage in life where sleeping isn't always easy, no matter how tired we are. We are hot and sweaty, every thing is itchy, we have insomnia...I was looking for a just right nightgown and I've finally found it! This gown is INCREDIBLE! A relaxed fit but not over size arm holes that would expose you, long enough that you could actually answer the door or wear to the pool, etc ... and SO SO SOFT! The bamboo helps keep you cool and comfortable all night long. For sure my new favorite and I'll need a long sleeve one for winter." —Myranda Dixon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S-4X and 37 colors).

    28. A sleek, swim-proof Fitbit Versa 2 so well-equipped it can track preeeeetty much anything you throw at it, including your sleep cycles. Using a "sleep score," it'll help you better understand the quality of your sleep each night based on REM and deep sleep cycles, and help prompt you to figure out *why* you have certain issues with sleeping on particular nights.


    As for its day-to-day functions — it tracks exercise from running to swimming and monitors objectives like heart rate and pace. You can also sync it with your Alexa to get quick news and weather updates, set alarms, and control smart home devices. Plus!! You can access your Spotify account from it for bops on BOPS. Each watch also comes with a 90-day free trial of the Fitbit Premium, which will help with managing stress, staying active, and getting the best sleep.

    Promising review: "I use this watch to monitor my sleep since I am experiencing insomnia. This watch helps a lot by measuring sleep in stages. It is compatible with my Apple iPhone. I use this watch to also measure steps and some for tracking exercise. I also like that it is LED and not LCD for the display. Another good feature is that I am getting at least five days per battery charge (I charge it by the time it gets to 25% so I do not know exactly how many days it will last. I am quite pleased with this smartwatch." —JC

    Get it from Amazon for $199.95 (available in six band colors)

    29. A down alternative duvet insert designed to help regulate your body temp for every single season, keeping you nice and cozy in the winter while staying light and cool in the summer. (Psst — some of the colors are even *reversible*, so it's kind of like two duvets in one.)

    The quilted duvet insert on a bed

    Promising review: "I have insomnia and this is exactly what the packaging says: 'an adult security blanket.' It keeps you warm without getting too hot and it’s light and fluffy."—Alby Yasmeen Sumague

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in eight sizes and eight colors).

    Rolling over in bed like "BYE, INSOMNIA!!" tonight:


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