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    41 Tips To Finally Help You Feel More Well-Rested

    Repeat after me: snooze is not my friend.

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    1. Start each day with a breakfast that's both filling *and* actually exciting (sorry to granola bars). Overnight oats pack a mean source of protein (32 grams to be exact), can be paired with endless ingredients so you never get bored, and take zero prep time in the morning. Just mix it with milk (or a milk substitute) the night before and stick it in the fridge. All done.


    This three-pack of mocha overnight oats ($20 on Amazon) will satisfy your sweet tooth first thing in the morning (without sacrificing nutritional benefits), contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, and offer 32 grams of protein β€” plus you'll get an included blender bottle so you can easily take it to-go! Reviewers say it's super filling so you won't become hangry and tired come midday.

    To get the full recipes, check out "19 Overnight Oats Recipes To Restore Your Faith In Breakfast".

    2. Avoid midday headaches caused by glaring computer and phone screens by wearing blue light–glasses. Their yellow-tinted lenses reduce ~digital eye strain~, which in turn will help you get through the day without crashing.,

    Promising review: "I bought my TIJN glasses from Amazon after I visited an eye doctor as I thought I needed to get my first pair of eye glasses. He said my eyesight is nearly perfect, a script couldn't be written, and directed me to purchase blue light filter glasses to counter screen-induced blurry vision, eye strain, eye twitch, and headaches. Bottom line β€” these glasses worked. I felt eye relief during the day, and experienced better sleep at night. I even began wearing the glasses on days I was feeling sleep-deprived (regardless of screen exposure), and felt relief from bright florescent lights. I received compliments on how cool they looked. I loved my pair so much, I started encouraging my friends who have similar computer screen exposure to buy them, and they experienced similar positive results." β€”Mehreen K

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#1).

    3. Take small but manageable steps that will all not only help you sleep better, but actually feel energized and well-rested the entire day. Wearing a fitness tracker can encourage you take more steps, aka take a break from work by going for a walk to re~jog~ your mood *and* make you feel more ready for bed later.

    Collective Gen

    Promising review (for a fitness tracker): "I bought this for my daughter so that she can track her steps. I figured this would be a great alternative to a Fitbit. So far it has worked out great. It motivates her to stay active and compete with her friends on how many steps she can take in a day. With school being out that is really important!" β€”jessica palmaccio

    Get a fitness tracker from Amazon for $29.99 (available in eight colors).

    To learn more, check out Collective Gen for "Question: Are You In Need Of A Health and Fitness Reboot? (Because I am!)".

    Another easy yet super effective change? Drinking more water β€” which will feel a whole lot more possible when using a infuser water bottle. Suddenly eight glasses a day isn't so bad (at least not when they all taste like strawberries).

    According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC; a US federal agency under the Department of Health), regularly drinking water can prevent unclear thinking, mood swings, and help you feel alert πŸ’¦.

    Promising review (for the infuser water bottle): "Love it, been using it every day. Since the infuser is full length, you can add a lot of fruit, cucumbers, and herb combos, I keep refilling the water all day and still get the flavors. Update: Six months later and I'm still in love with this bottle. I got it as part of my New Year's resolution to stop adding so many plastic bottles to our planet and to stop drinking flavored waters with chemicals. It's the first New Year's resolution I've ever kept, and do not foresee an end. I'd be lost without this bottle now, and it's also one of my favorite gifts or gift add-on to give." β€”Sannies

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90 (available in 11 colors).

    4. Relieve unexpected migraines with a roll-on aromatherapy stick that combines soothing peppermint, spearmint, and lavender therapeutic grade oils so you can *keep* feeling alert and well-rested after a good night's sleep, no matter what comes your way., Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have chronic tension headaches (I am a very anxious person) and this has completely saved my brain. I was worried about using it on my temples and forehead because I have incredibly sensitive skin, but it hasn't made me break out or anything. It's a good level of dilution to not risk skin burns, and the addition of lavender helps calm my anxiety. I use this almost every day, sometimes multiple times a day if I'm really stressed. I've found that extending it down to my traps and behind my ears makes it work even better. 6/5 would always recommend." β€”E. R. Sutherland

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    To learn more about this, check out "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life".

    5. Put tossing and turning to ~rest~ by getting a cooling weighted blanket that'll apply *just* enough pressure to drastically improve your sleeping habits. Reviewers swear this helps them with anxiety, stress, and insomnia thanks to its comforting weight.

    It's made of 100% cotton that helps to keep you cool during the summer (hot sleepers, included) and warm in the winter.

    Promising review: "This blanket has changed my life! I was once someone who would spend the night counting the sleepless hours as they would pass me by...not anymore! Every night when I lay down and snuggle under the Dozeology Weighted Blanket, I am instantly at peace. The blanket hugs me (it literally feels like a hug) and all my stress and worries melt away! I'm able to be relaxed rather than tense, which allows for a more peaceful sleep. I've been recommending this blanket to anyone I know that suffers from insomnia and or anxiety attacks!" β€”Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    6. Or! If sweating and overheating is the issue, invest in a Buffy comforter. It's made with super soft, temperature-regulating eucalyptus fiber that was designed with sweaty sleepers in mind (πŸ™‹) so you stay nice and dry 'til sunrise. Translation: no more waking up in the middle of the night because your pillow is...damp.

    I have Buffy (I do call it by name) and I am L-O-V-I-N-G it! It actually feels noticeably cool the minute you unbox it and honestly feels like a cloud that's hugging you when you get into bed. If you're a tosser and turner like me, this stays on! I usually sweat β€” to be clear I am closer to a furnace than human β€” through the night and I've woken up dry every morning since. Plus, I love that it's cruelty-free and sustainable!

    Promising review: "I’ve had sleep problems for years. Every down comforter I’ve purchased makes me sweat uncontrollably. I figured I would give this a try and I’m glad I did. I’ve had this for about three weeks now and I have not sweat once. I couldn’t be more happy! I live in New York where we have hot summers and cold winters. I expect this to be cool enough for the summer and warm enough for spring and early fall." β€”David U.

    Get it from Buffy for $130+ (available in sizes twin/twin XL–king/California king).

    7. ~Kick~ your mornings off with super quick but energizing exercise moves. Even those of us who always run late can squeeze in a maximum of 60 seconds β€” and the bit of action will get your body *and* mind feeling so much more awake.


    8. Have a few extra minutes? Grab a yoga mat and do some circuit training. It's free, will *definitely* wake you up (good morning to my LEGS), and will have you feeling accomplished before you even get to work.


    I do these workout moves almost every morning and let me tell you, you are AWAKE almost immediately. If jumping lunges don't tell your brain the day has started...your legs will soon enough.

    I use this yoga mat ($16.99+ on Amazon; available in two sizes and seven styles) that's truly great β€” it stays in place, feels nice and cushy even when I plank, and is long enough to greet my feet even if I'm jumping and landing v spastically.

    For more ~inspo~ and charts, check out "These 29 Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape".

    9. Save your tired eyes from feeling overly dry by always having some TheraTears eye drops on-hand. They'll instantly provide relief, so even if you're having a late night at the office, you'll instantly feel less tired and miserable.

    Sam Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It's the best eye lubricant among the ones I've tried. It feels very natural (I hate the sticky feeling some lubricants leave) and it's also more refreshing. Most importantly, It DOESN'T STING even when my eyes are super dry after those multi-day, overnight computer hours. It really lubricates my eyes!" β€”Aquasol

    Get it from Amazon for $8.44.

    10. Plan out your tasks with a sloth to-do pad so you never get overwhelmed by the day's prospects β€” even if it's incredibly busy. If you're one to lay awake at night, thinking about everything you have to do, you should try writing everything out. Not only will your list feel less daunting, but you won't have to worry about forgetting anything. AND your day will be less draining now that you have a proper game plan.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Plus it's broken down by priority so you can manage your time better! I have this myself, and I love these little guys. They really do motivate me once I'm actually able to list things out! I'm easily overwhelmed, but since making these new friends, I feel so much more organized and on top of things.

    Promising review: "I can no longer live without this planner. It keeps it all sorted for me so that I can focus on one area at a time and get things done faster." β€”Terri Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    To learn more about how my lil' sloth helpers make sure I get my work done, check out my full review in "Just 10 Things You'll Want To Try In July".

    11. Drink some moon milk (made from ashwagandha powder) before bed to ease into going to bed, instead of just trying to fall asleep the minute you close your eyes. People say this really does have a ~calming effect~ so they end their day on a restful note! This + one episode of Planet Earth = lights out.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    If David Attenborough's voice can't help you fall asleep, nothing can.

    Promising review: "I bought this product a while back as I was intrigued by all of the reviews. It sat unopened for quite some time as I stay so busy that I honestly forgot about it. Then one day after a very stressful day, I remembered it and thought I would try it. A little while later, I was pleasantly surprised that this did indeed have quite the calming effect. Since then I will take this whenever I feel like I just need to relax a little, and I always find it effective. It seems to me to also help with focus and mental clarity." β€”Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    To learn more, check out "Moon Milk Is Supposed To Help You Sleep, But Does It Actually Work?".

    12. Make your bed! It may sound trivial, but starting your morning with one productive accomplishment *right away* can set the rest of the day on a positive tone. Good thing all it takes is 60 seconds.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    One BuzzFeed editor got in the habit of making her bed after following the "one minute rule". Basically, if you can do something small but productive in 60 seconds, just do it right away. To learn more, check out "I Lived By The One-Minute Rule For An Entire Week".

    13. Try journaling before bed to help unwind and process (instead of replaying the day's events when you're supposed to be asleep). This five-year memory book only requires one line per day (but has more room if you want it) so you can spend your last few minutes writing, and *not* scrolling through Instragram. Your brain will finally actually get the hint that it's time for sleep.

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Many reviewers take their journal everywhere and buy a new one after five years, like the BuzzFeeder whose books are above!

    Promising review: "My husband and I have been using this as a sort of 'positive affirmation' daily journal. We write one sentence that has made us feel positive for each day. It has really helped brighten our moods despite our busy, stressful lives. And this journal is a great format for it. I really like it a lot, and think everyone should do something like this to force themselves to think about positive things every single day." β€”Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.09.

    To learn more about how this positively affected a BuzzFeeder's day-to-day, check out "This One Line A Day Journal Is My Most Prized Possession".

    14. Cover annoying lights from electronics with some LED stickers. Now you'll be able to enjoy actual darkness β€” *especially* helpful if the very thing keeping you awake is your alarm clock. Curse it.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. OH MY GOD! This is a game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $4.49.

    15. Upgrade your mattress if it's uncomfortable β€” that's probably a *huge* reason you have trouble sleeping! A soft, cooling mattress topper will make you feel like you're on cloud nine the minute you hit the bed β€” especially when you look back on its ☁️ dreamy prices ☁️.


    AND it's 100% cotton, so hot sleepers can stay cool.

    Promising review: "This thing saved my back! My mattress was caving in and I could feel all the springs through it. This is thick enough that I can't feel those springs anymore, and it like you're sleeping on a cloud it's so soft and fluffy. I also love that it goes on like a sheet and covers the edges of the bed so it doesn't move around like a foam topper can. The material also protects the mattress from spills, which is great because I eat in bed on occasion and I'm a messy eater and spill a lot. Overall this was a great purchase. I would highly recommend this product!" β€”Randy A

    Get it from Amazon for $25.93+ (available in sizes twin–Cal king).

    16. Discover a podcast that you genuinely find interesting so you have something to look forward to every morning (you can depend on a hands-free, voice-controlled Echo Dot if you're pressed for time) β€” it'll help you start your days feeling more engaged and alert than listening to the same darn playlist.


    Promising review: "I wanted to bring Alexa upstairs and the Echo Dot is perfect. For such a small unit, the sound quality is excellent, very responsive to voice commands, and easy to connect to my downstairs Echo when I want music throughout the whole house. I love having the Dot on my nightstand to listen to podcasts/music/ambient sounds when I go to bed." β€”dmarcus

    Get an Echo Dot from Amazon for $34.99.

    Need some recommendations? Check out "21 Podcasts Worth Listening To Over And Over Again".

    17. Fight afternoon slumps with a portable personal blender that'll let you make your own energizing smoothies. This'll leave you feeling awake *and* perfectly full without having a third cup of coffee, which'll only make you crash harder.

    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in four colors).

    See what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    18. Switch your nightly routine from staring at your phone to reading in bed. If you just know you're never going to make it to the library, the Kindle Oasis is a great option. It's super thin and lightweight, is waterproof, and even has a warm light feature so your eyes feel soothed right before bed. You'll be drifting off before you know it (even if you're reading a real page-turner).

    Promising review: "I am a long term Kindle owner back to the first one with the physical keyboard and no backlight or touchscreen. My pattern since has been an upgrade every few years with the last being a Paperwhite purchased seven months ago. The Paperwhile is a great device, but this is better. I especially like the page buttons, the larger screen, and the warm screen settings. Since I read my books in bed I have already noticed that it is easier to fall sleep after reading. Kindle's have come a long way." β€”Northghost

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99, or a less expensive Kindle (without the warm light feature) for $59.99.

    19. And! Keep a table lamp on your nightstand so you can go to bed as soon as you feel sleepy (as opposed to having to get your butt up and cross the room). This one even has two adjustable settings so you can read in a dimmer, more comfortable light.


    Promising review: "I was about to order bedside table lamps for nearly 10x the price and I figured, why not try these first. I'm so glad I did, because absolutely love them. The pull chain makes them so easy to turn on/off from bed and the brightness is just right for a bedroom. I plan on purchasing more for my guest rooms." β€”MW401

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $40.02+ (available in three colors).

    20. Stop πŸ‘ hitting πŸ‘ snooze πŸ‘!!! Most studies show it only makes you more tired. Be realistic about when you're going to wake up β€” it's better to aim for eight hours and get all the sleep you need. And! Use an extra-loud alarm clock that *doesn't* have a snooze option so you're not even tempted to drift back off to sleep.


    According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, hitting snooze will only make you tired and hinder your overall sleep quality. Basically you're teasing your brain into thinking it can re-enter sleep mode, only to immediately interrupt it β€” aka why you feel so groggy for the rest of the day.

    Get an extra-loud alarm clock from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five colors).

    Check out "These 5 Tips Might Make Your Mornings A Little Easier" for ways to make waking up less painful.

    21. Relieve hip, joint, leg, or back pain that's keeping you awake by using an orthopedic knee pillow. Its contoured shape keeps your legs, hip, and spine in alignment to improve circulation β€” relaxed body = deep sleep. You just have to promise to be big spoon.


    Promising review: "I suffer from bad sciatica. I asked my doctor about a pillow, and he said not to get it because it may or may not help and he didn't want me to waste my money. Well after a couple weeks I got desperate. I read all these reviews and ordered the cushion with the best ratings (within my budget). I was disappointed. My knees/ legs were barely apart. They were pretty much still touching. I saved the packaging so I could send it back. That night I tried it again just to give it a fair shot. THAT NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT I SLEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT IN SIX WEEKS!!! and it wasn't a fluke. A week later and I'm still sleeping through the night. My hips are no longer sore in the morning and it's not excruciating pain when I sit up in the morning. Don't get me wrong, I am still in pain especially when bending or stooping but the all-day 'just for no reason' pain has gotten a lot better. I have no idea how but this thing works. I won't even lay on the couch without it now." β€”Stacey Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    22. Switch from regular coffee to mushroom coffee mix for getting the same amount of energy as a cup of joe, but without any jitters or caffeine headaches. Reviewers say when drinking this over coffee, they feel clear-headed, focused, and much less stressed throughout the whole day.

    One BuzzFeeder described the taste as a "tea-coffee hybrid" and that the mushroom presence is very faint. And! He said this makes him "feel clear-headed, chilled, yet stimulated." Sounds a lot better than my coffee-induced crashes.

    Promising review: "My actual experience the first time I drank this: I was running a tad late for work and so I couldn't really think about it. I basically chugged it (hot and black) and started work and forgot about it. Later, once the shift was less hectic, I realized I was calm and thinking clearly and focused. Normally I'm stressed and annoyed about something or everything but I wasn't. I was calm and focused. I didn't realize why for a few minutes and then remembered Four Sigmatic. I'm not saying every day is like this but I am definitely a fan and have just ordered the 10 mushroom blend." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $9.83 (available in three flavors).

    To learn more about this, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "10 Life-Changing Things To Try In May" (#3).

    23. Don't fight the urge to take naps β€” it's all about doing it strategically. A 20-minute nap is best for increasing alertness and improving motor skills, while a full hour nap can help with decision-making skills, recall, and memorization (hello, test-takers). Just make sure you don't spend this time trying to fall asleep β€” a light-blocking eye mask and ear plugs should help you relax.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review (for the eye mask): "Very soft and well put-together. The bendable nose clamp is vital to blocking out all of the light. I have had others from cheaper vendors and I wasn't certain about spending this amount of money on a blindfold. I was not disappointed and would recommend this to anyone interested in sleeping when the lights of indoor and/or outdoor might say otherwise. Power naps of 30 minutes are amazing!" β€”G. K.

    Get them from Amazon: a light-blocking eye mask for $9.98 and a pack of 10 earplugs for $2.98.

    Check out more from Bed Bath & Beyond for "Making Space For Naps".

    24. And! Use an infinity neck pillow to comfortably nap on your way to work if you have a long commute on public transportation. Anything from 20 to 90 minutes will help you feel more alert and focused by the time you get to the office.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this recently and used it on a recent long car-trip. I liked it very much, because it is comfortable and met expectations. It is not hot, not cool, but is just a very comfy, cozy temperature and feel. It supports quite nicely for a nap without neck pain when wrapped around the neck and is also versatile when used as a side pillow and other variations. It is not stiff and hard and does not force the neck into uncomfortable positions, but is supportive and has a very 'friendly' feel to its support." β€”JohnPrineforPresident

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in seven colors).

    25. Ditch second and third cups of coffee that'll only make you feel worse and opt for a pack of energizing mints. Its combo of caffeine, vitamin B12 (for your energy), and peppermint (for your breath, lol) work together to get you energized, minus the usual jitters or crashing.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these mints. They taste great in general and I've had every flavor. I never understood the caffeine crash from coffee people often complain about, because I used to drink loads of coffee and I didn't really experience one. In fact, I was always tired and I never got much of a caffeine boost. Then I started using these mints. I got a noticeable caffeine boost and I could tell when the boost was slowly fading away, but I never felt tired after. I just felt normal." β€”Queen Torres

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $4.99 or a pack of six for $19.99 (both available in five flavors).

    26. Get a pair of blackout curtains to help you get some SLEEP for once past 6 a.m. All you need to do on your end is shut these before bed for instant πŸ™ darkness πŸ™ that'll last until your alarm goes off.

    Promising review: "These are TRUE blackout curtains!!! FINALLY I found some curtains that you truly cannot see through. These are exactly what I was looking for! They really don't let ANY light through, they're fantastic for both my office, where I have to do minute color adjustments on architectural illustrations on my computer monitor, AND my bedroom, where the nearby train station's blinding lights keep me up all night unless I wear one of those sleeping blindfolds, which are really uncomfortable." β€”DotScott1

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and 18 colors).

    27. Begin your morning with some yoga for a gentle approach to waking your whole body up. A pack of yoga cards will teach beginners poses with detailed instructions and affirmations so it's easy to start this routine. Plus! It'll be a great way to make your workout as short or long as you'd like.


    Promising review (for the yoga cards): "This is great because you can choose a few cards when traveling, and get a good workout in your hotel room. I once was so stressed on a trip that I booked one of those 'offices' at the airport to do yoga. You don't have to be a pro to use these β€” instructions are clear and easily understood. You can start with simple poses and work your way into more difficult poses." β€”Julie

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $8.51.

    For the full yoga tutorial above, check out "This Easy Morning Yoga Workout Routine Will Help You Start Your Day Right".

    28. Perk up your pores *and* your mood with a Yes To cleanser stick that'll combine caffeine (to energize), coconut oil (to moisturize), and avocado oil (to soften), *and* an invigorating, exfoliating texture to help you feel more awake before it's even fully washed off your face.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I have been using this product twice a day for the last two weeks. My blackheads on my nose are completely gone! It also has shortened and prevented several pimples that have tried to pop up. My face has never felt softer and is super moisturized. I’m purchasing another one for my husband." β€”LJA

    Get it from Amazon for $5.93 (available in two formulas).

    29. End your day on a ~full~filling note β€” at least when it comes to your dinner. A hearty meal that's packed with protein, like this lentil bolognese, will help even vegetarians get the nutrients you need for a deeper sleep *and* energy for tomorrow.

    Choosing Chia

    Not really one for lentils (or cooking)? This wildly popular chickpea pasta ($25 on Amazon for a pack of four) is gluten-free, high in protein, and tastes just like traditional pasta β€” so you'll still get a v satisfying, healthy meal to send you off to bed feel g-o-o-d.

    For the full recipe and more ideas, check out "17 Comforting Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Less Meat Or Dairy".

    30. Spritz some lavender-scented pillow mist to drift off to dreamland more easily by using this to encourage ~peace of mind~. Basically you'll be thinking, "ahhhh", not, "Oh my God, stop thinking about the time you called your boss mom."


    It has a blend of lavender and chamomile to make you say "ahhh" instead of "AHHH" as you try to fall asleep.

    Promising review: "This product is great. I spray it on my pillow at night and it helps me relax into sleep rather than toss and turn. It is also a nice fragrance around the house. So happy that I tried this. I am very pleased!" β€”Martha N.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in seven scents).

    31. Wear foam earplugs if you keep waking up to bumps in the night that turn out just to be your roommate making a 2 a.m. sandwich. Reviewers say they feel super comfortable and totally block out sound. Plus! They contour to your ear so you barely know they're there (just like your now-silent roomie).

    Michelle No / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I purchased these earplugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these ear plugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the earplugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. These will be the only earplugs I wear from now on." β€”Emily Buss

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

    To learn more, check out "These $6 Earplugs Actually Changed The Way I Sleep".

    32. Take the ~BuzzFeed Morning Person Challenge~ to tackle weekly steps towards feeling less and less overwhelmed whenever the alarm goes off. By the end of week two, you'll actually look *forward* to starting your day πŸ’ͺ.


    To tackle all the steps, check out "Take The BuzzFeed Morning Person Challenge".

    One super helpful tip: learn how to *really* clear your mind so you're not too stressed to fall asleep. The Calm app has already helped thousands of people improve their ability to cope with high levels of stress or anxiety. It'll teach you how to meditate, tell you soothing bedtime stories to help you fall and *stay* asleep, and give you breathing exercises so you can relax.


    Promising review (for the Calm app): "I used to use another app for meditation, but Calm has helped me take things to a whole other level. I feel like the Calm meditations go much deeper and I’m noticing a huge difference in myself after switching over. Historically, I’m somewhat self-critical and I have a higher than normal baseline for general anxiety. At times, these things make me impulsive or reactive in certain ways that I don’t like. I feel like I’m much more self aware after switching to Calm and I’m able to identify when I’m experiencing certain feelings and deal with them in a healthy way. Aside from that, I’m much more enthusiastic about my meditation practice and I’m meditating more often since I learn new skills every day." β€”bgschubert

    Get it from the Apple Store or Google Play for free.

    To learn more tips, check out "Take The BuzzFeed Morning Person Challenge".

    33. Drown out distracting noises with a white noise machine that'll come to the rescue in more ways than one. It'll help you drift off to sleep faster if you always have restless nights *and* make it possible to concentrate if you're usually stressed out by a loud environment. It has ~ten~ fan and ambient sounds for you to pick from β€” your days of staying up with your thoughts are OVER.


    Promising review: "A Godsend. I am a light sleeper and am constantly stressed out. I get some anxiety going to bed, because I stress over possibly waking up at night. This device has calmed my nerves. Not only do I sleep better when I turn it on, I have also slept better when I travel without it. I had my doubts when I first purchased it, but not anymore." β€”Lisa

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

    34. Prep with a rapid egg cooker or peanut butter packets that'll let you always have easy, protein-packed snacks on hand so you have plenty of energy when you start to feel hanger creep in. It turns out you DON'T have to feel lethargic all day when your belly is happy.


    You can make hard boiled eggs at the beginning of the week and keep them in your office fridge as an easy, filling snack! OR fuel up on peanut butter packets β€” reviewers even eat 'em alone!

    Promising review (for the peanut butter packs): "I love getting these PB packs, but they are usually twice the price at the store. If I watch here, I can get them for a ridiculously better price than at my local store. The taste is great, with just a touch of sweetness, and they're easy to eat at my desk at work. I eat these because they are high in protein and are much cheaper than a protein bar that would have a similar amount. Plus they're easy to toss in my purse or lunch bag for the office." β€”Patricia Ferdig

    Get them from Amazon: rapid egg cooker for $16.95+ (available in five colors) and a pack of 10 Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs for $6.56.

    35. Help your body ease into the day by starting your morning with a few yoga poses right in bed. A few good stretches will gently signal to your muscles that it's time to wake up β€” bonus points for adding a few more reallly satisfying stretches with resistance bands when you step out of bed.


    Promising review (for resistance bands): "These are the best resistance bands that I've ever purchased. I've had them for awhile and they have held up to daily use by multiple people (my family). I love the fact that they don't feel like they have lost any elasticity. I use them three times a day and they have really helped. You gradually work your way up to different levels. This is a great buy if you need an exercise routine you can do from home. You can work every muscle in your body with these bands alone." β€”Cassie

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two color combinations).

    To learn more, check out "Say Good Morning To Your Body With This Energizing Yoga Routine".

    36. Create a more soothing atmosphere in your bedroom with a mini essential oil diffuser that'll treat dry air *and* signal to your body that it's time to relax. It's hard to feel calm after a stressful day, but some lavender aromatherapy oil should help clear your head.

    You can also get this mini diffuser for your desk to keep you alert and focused!

    This aromatherapy essential oils set ($9.99 on Amazon) has six oils: lemongrass (for calmness and clarity), peppermint (for concentration and clear thinking), orange (for optimism and peace), lavender (for alertness), eucalyptus (for optimism and concentration), and tea tree (for mental strength and calmness).

    Promising review: "I work in an office in a warehouse and many days, it stinks in there. It is also very dry. There were days this winter that my hair would crackle when I took my coat on or off! I bought this for my office and have been very happy with it. I use different essential oil blends depending on my mood, and I think it has dropped my stress level! It's small and truthfully I didn't think it would do much when I first got it, but I've been very happy that I bought this!" β€”Eve

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four colors).

    37. Put an end to, well, alarming mornings with an alarm clock that'll wake you up to a gentle, gradual sunrise (how our bodies were evolved to wake up). It's a splurge, but people say this seriously helped them feel less stressed in the morning and more capable of taking on the day, all thanks to not being ~jolted~ awake first thing in the morning.


    Promising review: "I am so in love with it, I take it with me when I travel. I won't use anything else to wake up. It works beautifully, and has very clear and relaxing sounds that gradually increase as the light increases to wake you up gently. I don't have any more stressful mornings with this alarm clock. I wake up feeling happy, no longer frantic. I have had mine for seven months and it works so well. Very high quality, I recommend this to everyone. I thought I would have trouble waking up to the light and sounds, but I have absolutely no problem hearing it or perceiving the light." β€”sunny74

    Get it from Amazon for $114.

    38. Make sure you get the *proper* amount of sleep β€” seven to eight hours, people (unless you are a baby reading this)! Have trouble falling asleep? Try Olly melatonin gummies that'll use the power of melatonin, l-theanine, lemon balm, and chamomile to make those eyelids h-e-a-v-y.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" β€”Jaime Arnold

    Get a jar of 50 Olly gummies from Amazon for $12.42.

    39. Shut out bothersome lights with a weighted sleep mask filled with lavender and flax seeds that'll feel positively ~dreamy~ at the end of the day. It'll help improve your sleep habits, thanks to its comforting pressure *and* help soothe puffy eyes and relieve eye fatigue, so it's off to snooze town before you know it.


    Promising review: "I have had this mask for four months and I honestly love this product. I think this is probably the best Amazon purchase I’ve ever made. I had such trouble falling asleep and had so much stress pains in my head and even in my eyeballs! This is literally perfect for what I needed. It smells like lavender and is silky smooth. I used to lay awake for one to two hours and now with this mask, I fall asleep within 30 minutes. It’s magic. Sometimes I even lay the mask just above my eyes (on the ridge of my brows) and it alleviates so much pressure! It’s so incredibly soothing and I’m so lucky to have found this product. It’s truly changed my sleep quality." β€”V H

    Get it from Amazon for $17.50 (available in three colors).

    40. Start your day on the right 🎢note🎢 by putting a waterproof bluetooth speaker in the shower. The power of singing along to Lizzo will make you feel happier than the usual sounds of your groans.


    Promising review: "I've had this for about a week and have been using it in my shower where I can jam out and wake up in the morning. It's fuss free and has decent sound for as small as it is. Sticks wonderfully on its suction cup to the tile in my bathroom. Haven't had to recharge it yet but I power it down each morning after I'm done getting ready. Nice bright turquoise too. I'm happy!" β€”Julieana

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    41. Make your mornings a little less hectic (therefore instantly making you feel more tired) by preparing your kids' lunches for the whole week. Store sandwiches, fruits, and snacks in individual, organizing food bins that'll make it easy to find and pack everything.

    Tiger Souvannakoumane / BuzzFeed

    Promising review (for organizing bins): "I jumped on the bandwagon to have a more organized refrigerator and love it! Everything is neatly contained and organized. This also helps me remember what was in the container and what needs to be refilled." β€”MrandMrsK

    Get set of four on Amazon for $29.99.

    To learn more parenting tips, check out "7 Easy Ways To Make Your Morning With The Kids Less Stressful".

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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