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    34 Products For Anyone Who Just Wants A Good Night’s Sleep, Dammit

    Including a cooling pillow and cooling sheets so good they've both earned over 100,000 5-star reviews.

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    1. A lightweight double-sided cooling blanket reviewers living in hotter climates *swear* by. The cooling fibers make the effect last all night, so you won't wake up in a pool of sweat. Bonus — pets *love* snuggling up in these in hotter temps! 

    cat curled under a blue striped blanket
    Reviewer holding up corner of blanket to show its thinness

    Promising review: "My daughter found this on TikTok — she knew I was looking for something like this so I gave it a go. It actually works. The material is a bit weird and it takes some getting used to — just because it is NOT a blanket, but it works. The current temp here in Texas has been and will be 100+ with humidity probably forever ... this will definitely help keep you cool at night. I assume alien technology at this point but eh, I'll take it." —Tehru

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in eight colors and five 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.

    BuzzFeed editor wearing black eye mask
    Inside of mask showing contoured part around the eyeball
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I personally swear by this eye mask! I live in a super bright area and closing the window curtains makes me irrationally sad so I use these to get to sleep and it's like lights out on the universe. These are also REALLY great for days when your work schedule is wonky or you need to take a day nap, since it not only blocks out all the light, but the contouring means it won't smudge your mascara if you're wearing any. It's also super comfy and never snags in my hair, even when it's not in a ponytail. 

    Promising review: "I don’t require complete darkness when I sleep, so I hadn’t thought I’d ever want a sleep mask. Then 2020 happened! The pandemic and its associated anxiety have messed up my sleep in a major way. I often get to sleep just fine but wake up later unable to get back to sleep. I’ve decreased caffeine, established a regular bedtime, avoided screens hours before bed, and tried melatonin. I guess it’s all mental for me, but when I wake up like that, heart racing and sweaty, and I can’t see anything — no clocks or moonlight, no dozing form of my beloved next to me, no cat demon staring at the foot of the bed — I tend to settle down easier. It’s like wearing the mask reminds me I’m supposed to shut my eyes and sleep. And I usually do, right until the alarm goes off. I like the molded cups around the eyes. A flat mask would make me feel like I’m rubbing off all my eye cream and lash serum through the night. I have not washed this mask yet, but I think it’ll hold up just fine gently hand washing it. The adjustable band is soft and doesn’t slip out of place. If you’re on the fence about trying a sleep mask, you might as well get a really nice one! Give this a try, especially if you have anxiety like I described." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (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.

    side sleeper wearing pink weighted nodpod
    back sleeper wearing black version
    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "There's something about placing this weighted thing on my eyes when I'm tossing and turning that lulls me back to sleep. The shape of it is a bit weird — it's not a typical eye mask, it's much bulkier and doesn't fasten on in the same way — but once you get beyond that, this can really be a beautiful thing. I keep it on my bedside table and use it if I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep (which happens often) or once the sun rises and I want to sleep in a little more. If you have sleep issues I'd recommend trying this novel product." —Veronicam

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

    4. A set of extra soft cooling bed sheets so many reviewers with insomnia, night sweats, and overheating issues swear by that you might never consider buying another set of sheets again. Reviewers also are obsessed with how well these sheets wash and maintain quality over time. Bonus? These come in so many colors it's basically *impossible* not to find one to match your room's aesthetic. 

    Beige sheets on a bed
    close up of the sheets in white

    Sets come with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (with only one pillowcase included in the Twin size). 

    Promising review: "These are the real deal!! I found them from a TikTok and my husband actually said after the first night, 'Let’s just replace all of our sheets with these, they’re so comfortable!' It’s a beautiful blue and white pattern. They wash well and breathe at night — I am always hot but these stayed cool. Definitely buying more!" —Julia Monroe

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in sizes Twin—California King and 41 colors). 

    5. And a set of game-changing cooling "hotel" pillows that a whole bunch of reviewers say helped them get the best sleep of their lives. These are filled with a soft down alternative designed to be extra breathable and to help regulate temperature for relief from night sweats and overheating. A lot of reviewers also swear by them for helping with neck pain because of the "bounce back" nature of the filling. 

    Reviewer pressing a hand into a pillow
    A cat on top of a pillow

    Bonus: these are fully machine washable! 

    Promising review: "After looking for pillows everywhere in stores and not being satisfied, I decided to trust a TikTok that I saw featuring these pillows and checked out the reviews here and saw the hype. Decided to trust this hype and order two of my own, and they are SERIOUSLY THE BEST PILLOWS EVER! Trust the reviews. Took two minutes to fluff up to use and both my fiancé and I are having the best sleeps now." —Ellen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $25.79 (clip the 40% off coupon on the product page for this price). 

    6. A dream balm made with calming herbs and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, mugwort, and valerian to help you nod off to dreamland and actually *stay* there.

    BuzzFeed editor holding purple canister of dream balm
    Dream balm in hand open to show the yellow balm inside
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Y'all, I am one of the world's worst sleepers and I swear by this HARD — particularly for when I wake up in the middle of the night and my brain is in "ah, let's think all the thoughts we've ever had at the SAME TIME" mode. I rub it on my temples and the insides of my wrists and take a big whiff from the canister and it's usually a lot easier for me to doze back off, when typically I might spend *hours* trying to conk back out. I've also found a little bit of this goes a long way — I've had this a few months and doubt I'll have to replace it for awhile!  

    Woodland Herbal is an Ohio-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in skincare, salves, and tea blends.

    Promising review: "I tried it last night and I haven’t slept this hard in a long time. The smell alone is soothing when you put it on your temples as you drift off to sleep. I usually toss and turn but I slept like a rock." —Emily Irvin

    Get it from Woodland Herbal on Etsy for $17.

    7. A pair of ultra-thin, super soft wireless sleep headphones to play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so you can enjoy the calm of it all night long.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around their ears
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! Where has this been all my life?? Just a couple of days ago I was trying to sleep with earbuds in. I would wake up every time I moved because they were hard and hurt my ears. But THESE wireless headphones are the best! I can turn over in bed freely and it doesn't wake me up. I have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Now I can play sleep videos which help drone me to sleep and keep me asleep. The only drawback is that while I love the material it can be a little warm in the middle of the night. I LOVE THEM!!" —Godsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. Or a set of affordable, highly popular wireless Bluetooth earbuds that will also help block errant noise all night — these 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.

    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 $22.08+ (get this price by clipping the 15% off coupon; available in five colors).

    9. *ORRR* a combination sleep mask with wireless headphones so you can listen to white noise, audiobooks, or music to relax without risking your ears getting sore while you snooze. Bonus: it's designed to work for side sleepers, and the inside is contoured with a cooling memory foam so you don't feel pressure on your eyes, either.

    Model wearing a black eye mask and sleeping
    Reviewer image showing contoured memory foam inside of mask

    It takes about two hours to charge, with each charge offering 10 hours of continuous play time.

    Promising review: "I love, love love this mask! I was truly impressed by the sound quality of those little speakers! Very comfortable to wear and sleep in various positions. It is a black out mask and trust me if you have it on correctly, you will not see any light at all. I normally have difficulty falling asleep, but now I can't wait to put it on, because I Bluetooth it to my phone and turn on my sleep meditation and I promise you I am sleep in about 10 mins or less. I accidentally overslept last week because I forgot to turn my alarm back on and when I took off the mask the sun was shining bright so I knew I was late; thankfully not too late. The charge on the mask lasts a long time as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.58.

    10. 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.

    blue two-inch memory foam topper on a mattress
    Model pressing their hand into the memory foam and leaving an impression
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing has changed my sleep for the better. My mattress has always been kind of uncomfortable with painful springs, but I just put up with it. Since switching to working nights and sleeping during the day, I wake up more easily and needed something to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. This topper is so nice! It doesn’t feel cool to the touch, I just don’t overheat while I sleep. It’s so soft I can fall asleep without a pillow. I love it!" —Avery Basford

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

    11. A sleep-focused essential oils blend with just the right amount of chamomile, sage, and lavender to help soothe anxiety and reduce stress before bedtime and promote prolonged sleep.

    Promising review: "I have bad insomnia on the nights before I have to go to work. In desperation I decided to try using a diffuser, and I heard Lavender was the go to scent for this. I ordered Dream Essential Oil hoping it would help me and was so glad that the price was so affordable. I don't usually write reviews but I am so happy that I am now getting a good night's sleep every night before work that I had to share. The scent is pleasant and I find myself relaxing into it and falling asleep and staying asleep like never before. I can keep it going all night and it doesn't lose its scent either. I would highly recommend this product!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    Psst — if you don't have a diffuser, you can get a popular, well-reviewed essential oil diffuser on Amazon for $15.99.

    12. A cooling weighted blanket made with natural glass beads on the inside for weighted pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety, so all those "!!!" parts of your brain might be a little more "..." when you're trying to stay asleep.

    A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed
    Amazon

    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 $33.99+ (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

    13. Or a super plush faux fur weighted blanket designed with tempered glass beads to give you the kind of deep pressure that may help reduce anxiety and restless sleeping, giving you an extra *bonk* to your consciousness you want to fall asleep quickly and deeply.

    Model snuggling a gray faux fur weighted blanket
    Comma Home

    Comma Home is an eco-friendly home goods company that works with small organizations in all 50 states to donate 10% of sales to help the homeless.

    Promising review: "I'm about to order my third one for a loved one. These blankets are the real deal, my son and I both suffer from anxiety and coming home to this bad boy after work and relaxing has never been easier or more restful. I cannot recommend enough worth every penny and the faux fur is glorious!" —Meagan B.

    Get it from Comma Home for $169 (available in two weights and two colors).

    14. 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.

    Several of the journals stacked on each other
    An open page with a black space that says
    Amazon

    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 $15.49.

    15. An ultra-cooling bamboo fabric sleep set for anyone who is sick of waking up in the middle of the night feeling like a human furnace.

    A model in a maroon pajama set with shorts and a v-neck tee
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I will never buy another pair of warm weather PJs again other than these. I am a thirtysomething post-baby lady, and with my hormones paired with living in Arizona, I needed PJs that were cool and comfortable. But I often found that the fabric of other PJs would rapidly get worn, pilled, and rough. These silky soft PJs have been going strong for months now through countless hot flashes and heat waves when it would get into the 80s in our bedroom. If you are a hot-blooded person and need to cool down, I can't recommend these PJs enough. I literally never leave reviews but felt compelled to preach to others the good word of Latuza's PJs." —Margery

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in women's sizes S–4X and 10 colors).

    16. Or 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
    Amazon

    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, everything 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).

    17. A neuropathy cream made with castor oil, valerian root, peppermint, and hemp flower that may help anyone whose sleep gets interrupted by chronic pain.

    A jar of
    Body Essentials Herbal Care/Etsy

    Body Essentials Herbal Care is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in zero waste hair and skincare.

    Promising review: "I will always buy this for my dad. He's diabetic, has advanced neuropathy in his feet and ankles, worked 40+ years as a meat cutter on a cemented floor, and has Charko (the calcification of veins, with limited ankle joint rotation). I rub this AMAZING cream onto his feet before bed every night. If I don't he wakes up in pain and his feet/ankle joints are stiff. This cream is a godsend." —uenaverin160

    Get it from Body Essentials Herbal Care on Etsy for $26 (psst — this item ships for free!).

    18. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door, giving you some peace and quiet at bedtime and making it *much* less likely that you'll hear people rooting around the Cheez-Its box in the kitchen in the middle of the night.

    A reviewer's door with the strip already installed on the edges
    A close up of what the strips look like in the middle that shows the foam part

    Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning and heat from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

    Promising review: "Lifesaver. I have roommates who always watch TV loudly until midnight so I purchased this to seal the gap in my door. It really reduced 90% of the noise from living room!!! I can finally have a nice sleep!!!" —wen yan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57 (available in two colors).

    19. 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.

    A bright LED light on a charger
    the same charger dimmed by a small sticker

    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 $3.89.

    20. 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.

    A reviewer with the earplug in their ear
    A reviewer holding up an earplug, showing how it can get reshaped

    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. You can check out my full review of Mack's earplugs for more deets! 

    Promising review: "Very comfortable. Blocks most noise and I get a good night’s sleep. I tried several others but they were not comfortable for sleeping. These are great. I ordered four more boxes!!!!!" —Linda Patton

    Get a pack of eight pairs from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. 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
    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "They are AMAZING! Between my boyfriend who snores up a storm (God bless him) and the parrots whose squawking begins at 5:30 a.m. both falling asleep and staying asleep are are impossible. I have tried all sorts of different ear plugs, head phones, etc and nothing has worked except for these! They are super comfy, stay in your ears and come in a three pack. A MUST TRY if you are continuously searching for peace and quiet!" —Shannon B. 

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A set of blackout curtains that are especially handy if bright lights from the road or the actual sun itself are waking you up at night — these will block out light (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.

    Promising review: "Finally dark at night. These were cheap, look alright, and now at night is is pure darkness and I fall asleep and stay asleep easier. I don't know what else there is to know." —JP

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