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    25 Products People Swear By For Getting More Sleep

    The gadgets, apps, natural remedies, and more that people swear by for getting in some serious shut-eye.

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite products for a better night's sleep. Get ready to hit the hay!

    1. A UrPower diffuser with lavender essential oil that'll make your home feel like a spa and prep your mind and body for a trip to Sleepytown, USA.

    "A coworker gifted it to me for Christmas because I was having trouble sleeping after my dad passed away. My husband calls it 'new-age hippie bullshit,' but I notice a difference if I try to go to sleep without it." —Beth Soltesz, Facebook

    "Oil diffuser, hands down. Lavender, peppermint, even frankincense if you’re feeling frisky. A room that smells like a spa is the only way to do it!!" —Bradley Albert

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in brown, blue, and yellow).

    2. A Dohm sound machine, which mimics the soothing sound of rushing air, with two speeds and a customizable volume, to block out any noise that might otherwise prevent you from clocking those z's. Your snoring S.O. who?

    "It’s just white noise, but it’s like a mix between a fan and a storm. You can adjust the sound levels too. It’s a little pricey but by far the best out there IMO." —Mollie Guttman, Facebook

    "My Dohm white noise machine has literally saved my marriage." —j11th

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in white, black, and tan).

    3. A contour memory-foam pillow for neck support that'll help you nod off in supreme comfort and have you breaking up with all your other pillows (it's not you, it's them).

    Promising review: "When I purchased this in the store, I was a bit skeptical whether I would actually like it and be able to sleep on it for more than one night. I do have arthritis in my neck for which I also see a chiropractor to help manage any stiffness and pain. I've had good success with managing the discomfort with monthly appointments with the doctor, but since I've started using this pillow, I've had NO discomfort in between visits. I have reached the point that I am uncomfortable sleeping on a pillow that does not offer the neck support that this pillow offers. It supports my neck, yet feels soft. By the way, I am a side-sleeper. Here it is several months later, and I am ordering a second one for our vacation condo because the last time we were there I had forgotten "my" pillow, and I missed it!" —MtnMama50

    Adrianna Licitra

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.95.

    And if you're looking for a pillow to take on the go, check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. Good Day chocolate melatonin supplements, a natural — and delicious — way to get your body ready for slumber.

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

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    5. A silk pillowcase that'll feel luxe AF (and prevent messy hair to boot), so you'll have yet another excuse to crawl into bed an hour early.

    "A silk pillowcase does wonders! It helps with bedhead and it just feels luxurious to sleep on something so soft." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    6. A super-soft AlaskaBear sleep mask for stopping those pesky early rays of sunlight from effing up your sleep.


    "It provides light pressure, is extremely soft, and keeps light out." —mollysamson12

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors/patterns).

    7. A memory-foam mattress topper, a cheaper alternative to buying a new mattress altogether that'll save you from uncomfortable sleepless nights from here on out.

    "My back would hurt a lot freshman year of college due to the stiff mattress. I bought a thick mattress topper and it was a game changer. It was so comfortable that I never wanted to leave my bed. I kind of wish I still had an XL-twin bed so I could use it...even though I graduated years ago." —emilyw4581385ba

    Get one from Amazon for $74.99+.

    8. The Nightly app, which tracks your sleeping patterns and even provides space for you to record your dreams, so you can use it to improve the quality of your slumber going forward.


    "It’s an app that tracks how long you sleep and how well. You can note your dreams, too. The two-minute videos you watch before bed knock me right out!" —Hannah Battaglia, Facebook

    Get it on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for free.

    9. Blackout curtains available in a variety of colors that'll basically tell every sunny day, "Come at me, bro.", Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed

    "When I moved into a light-drenched apartment (yay!), I realized that meant I'd also have a light-drenched bedroom at hours when I'd rather be fast asleep (boo!). So I bought these these Deconovo curtains, swayed by an inviting price tag and more than 1,500 glowing reviews. When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by their high-quality, heavy, soft fabric — they looked more expensive than their price suggests — as well as immediately impressed by their ability to deliver. I'm consistently able to sleep soundly well until my wake-up time, no matter how sunny it is outside." —Emmy Favilla

    Get a set of two panels for $19.99 (available in three sizes and 27 colors).

    10. Natural Vitality Natural Calm magnesium, a natural and organic vitamin supplement intended to help you snooze and support your immune system.

    "It prevents migraines too." —Tabitha Williams, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40+ (available in three sizes).

    11. Lavender pillow spray, so you can fill your sleep space with the natural scent notorious for inducing blissful, calming vibes.,

    "A cheaper option than weighted blankets and diffusers is this lavender and chamomile pillow spray. Always helped me as a kid, and lasts me usually about three months, spraying it every night. Put like four sprays onto your pillow (or teddy bear) and breathe it in!" —heathrre1

    Get Avon Planet Spa spray from Amazon UK for £4.45 and Positive Essence spray from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. Or just get yourself a bag full of lavender — and place some on your nightstand or make a cup of floral tea. Your old teabags could never.

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    "It may sound odd to keep a bag of lavender flowers around, but HEAR ME OUT because you can do so much with them! You can brew yourself a cup of tea, you can simmer them on the stove to make your home smell nice, you can use them in desserts, in homemade potpourri, your bath, lemonade, infused honey—honestly, the possibilities are really endless here because lavender is aromatic AND edible. Lavender is a calming scent to keep on hand if you’re feeling stressed or a little on edge. I’m not saying you should take a handful of dried lavender flowers from this bag and eat them straight, but I'm am saying the scent and taste of lavender is a soothing addition to my nighttime routine." —Anjali Patel

    Get an eight-ounce bag from Amazon for $13.59.

    13. A ResMed personal sleep tracker, which provides feedback on your sleep habits, bedroom environment, and lifestyle to help you get more restful nights.

    "It tracks your sleep and shows you when you were in light, deep, and REM sleep and how many times you wake up during the night. In the morning it gives you a score based on how much of each type of sleep you got, how quickly you fell asleep, how many times you woke up, etc. Then it has a 'sleep mentor' portion that gives you tips each day on how to improve your sleep. It also has a smart alarm where you enter a window of time for when you want to wake you up and it will wait until you’ve finished REM to wake you up, and it has sounds that sync to your breathing to help you fall asleep." —Msddac

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.

    14. A set of super-affordable earbuds to block out all the haters (aka noisy roommates or neighbors) cramping your sleep style.

    "I live in an apartment with thin walls and eight other roommates who live on different schedules, so a quiet night is hard to come by. However, these headphones are amazing for sleeping because while cheap, the sound quality is excellent, they last for months (despite being pulled, run through the wash, and tangled), and best of all, they are comfortable. They are also great ear plugs without playing anything through them, blocking about 95% of the noise going on in my apartment at any given hour." —gretcheno3

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in nine colors, with and without a mic).

    15. The Relax Melodies app, which you can use to customize soothing sounds that'll put your mind at ease — from rain to chanting to everything in between.

    Relax Melodies

    "I use an app called Relax Melodies. It has a ton of sounds ranging from ocean waves, to rain, to even monk chants and vacuum sounds that you can combine to make your perfect custom sleep sounds. It even comes with a timer so that it will automatically shut off after you fall asleep. I never sleep without it!" —katiem487277fe4

    "I use the Relax Melodies app every time I sleep. You can customize and layer different sounds to get the exact blend you like!" —lindseyp4f2b184e4

    Get it from the iTunes App Store or Google Play for free.

    16. A pregnancy pillow, because you don't need to be pregnant to enjoy the comfort of full-body support as you drift into dreamland.

    "I need so many things to fall asleep and stay asleep. My favorite is the pregnancy pillow. I'm not pregnant, but this pillow acts as a normal pillow as well as two body pillows so you're surrounded by comfort. I can sleep with the pillow between my knees and still have back support without stacking 17,000 separate pillows on my bed." —cheyennenoelterry

    Get it from Amazon for $52.59+ (available in five colors).

    17. The LectroFan white-noise machine, with 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, to help you tune out any distractions that might be keeping you awake every damn night.

    Also great for use in your sleepless baby's room!

    "Earplugs and a LectroFan machine during the week, and headphones with an additional sound app/music, earplugs, LectroFan, and melatonin on the weekends. I live in an apartment complex that people insist on revving their engines as they drive through the complex at the wee hours of the morning." —Colleen Sweeney, Facebook

    "Locks out noise from roommates, neighbors, or outside, and even muffles snoring from bed partners. Even though my bedroom is pretty quiet to start with, I still sleep so much better with the white noise machine. Maybe it just soothes my brain! It offers tons of different fan sounds and white-noise frequencies; I prefer the noise with the most low frequencies." —caroliner4f34a2a95

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in black and white).

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


    The ideal weighted blanket should be 10% of your body weight. This blanket is made with hypoallergenic, nontoxic, odorless sand pellets. The weighted inner layer is machine washable, and the duvet cover is sold separately. —laurenw4eccc35a2

    Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in seven sizes, nine weights, and 21 colors/patterns).

    19., because of course there's a site devoted to mimicking customized cat purrs, and of course you're going to check it out (and maybe even use it get some sleep).

    " is a game changer. It simulates the sound of a cat purring, which is an anxiety reliever, and you can customize it to your liking. It's my go-to when I need to calm down before bed." —aub4697

    Check it out on

    20. Thermal socks to keep your toes perfectly toasty during chilly (or air-conditioned) eves.

    "Can't sleep with cold feet!" —s4247b0b3d

    Get a pair of five for $11.99+ (available in eight color combos).

    21. Lush "Sleepy" body lotion, infused with the calming scents of lavender and tonka and made with cocoa butter and almond oil, so you'll be as moisturized as your sleep is solid.

    "Put it on after a hot shower and go to bed. Trust me." —s4247b0b3d

    Get it from Lush for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

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

    "A Himalayan salt lamp with an adjustable light setting. It gives the room a beautiful, warm glow." —rachelrenee1029

    Get one from Amazon for $29.99.

    23. A neckroll pillow that might offer you the chin support you need to fall asleep more comfortably and easily.

    "Years ago I found a neck roll for a trip. It's a small cylindrical pillow. I hug it to my chest and use it to support my chin. I now cannot sleep without something supporting my chin. It completely changed the way I sleep." —laurenashley2142

    Get a pair of pillows from Amazon for $17.99.

    24. The Pzizz app, which helps you make time for sleeping, napping, and focusing when you need to — so you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

    "I use it for sleeping through the night, naps, and I especially love the new Focus feature for when I need to keep my attention on something or study. It’s basically hypnotizing you! It’s so effective and you’ll fall asleep faster than ever before, or you’ll get more work done in a short amount of time. Pzizz has been a game changer." —mariahjenae

    Get it from the iTunes App Store or Google Play for free.

    25. And Neuro Sleep Drink, made with melatonin, magnesium, and L-theanine that may help you get to bed faster and sleep better through the night.

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

    "The Neuro sleep drink is the best! It works in about 15 minutes and gives you the most peaceful sleep without the drowsy/groggy feeling the next morning!" —delilas

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $25.

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