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    28 Things That'll Help You Get More Sleep In 2019

    Sleepytown, USA, population: you.

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    1. A pack of sound-dampening door bumpers so you'll no longer be jolted awake by the sounds of your night-owl roommate or partner opening cabinets or doors.

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    Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." β€”LMA

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $4.30.

    2. Blackout curtains available in a variety of colors that'll basically tell every sunny day, "Come at me, bro."

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    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 β€” they looked more expensive than their price suggests β€” 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.

    Promising review: "They do block sunlight very well, compared to the previous so-called blackout curtains I had (see photo). Color true to picture, very lively and bright. Comes with a tie back, very nice touch!" β€”zouzou141

    Get a set of two panels for $21.99+ (available in three sizes and 27 colors).

    3. An alarm clock designed to stop your kids from waking you up at the crack of dawn so you can get in just a liiittle more shut-eye before it's time to tackle the day.

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    It lets them know when it's "ok to wake" you. Read a full review of this clock here.

    Promising review: "Possibly the best $25 I ever spent. Purchased for my 2.5-year-old after weeks of her waking at ~4:30am ready to start the day. We put this in her room, set it to turn green at 7a.m., and she has slept until 7 a.m. almost every day since then. She's not a great sleeper or an easy-going kid in general, but this is what worked for us:

    1. Call it a present for her and unbox it with her.

    2. Explain that it's a special light to help her understand when it's time to wake up so that she doesn't feel sad if she wakes up and mama says to go back to bed.

    3. Remind her every night at bedtime that we won't come in her room in the morning until it's green and talk about what she should do if she wakes up before it's green.

    4. Seriously, don't come in until it's green, no matter how much she whines the first morning.

    5. Praise her profusely for waiting for the green light.

    Now I sleep 'til 6:30, drink a cup of coffee in peace before she wakes up, and pat this ridiculous hunk of plastic on the head and call it a good boy every morning at 7:01." β€”Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A hypoallergenic silk eye mask filled with comforting lavender and flaxseed that'll have you feeling blissed out in no time and make it easier to get some shut-eye.

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    Plus it comes with a free eye-gel mask!

    Promising review: "Love how adjustable this beautifully made eye mask is. One can add or remove the lavender to your preference. Also, the headband is adjustable without having the slider in a spot that would hurt when you sleep on it. All in all, this is a great gift or a nice present for yourself. I was told by my eye doctor that an eye mask would help with dry eyes. It might as well be a luxurious silk one!" β€”CB

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in burgundy, silver, black, and purple).

    5. While we're on the subject of lavender: a bag full of it, so you can place some on your nightstand in a sachet or make a cup of floral tea. Your old teabags could never.

    "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 β€” 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." β€”Anjali Patel

    Get a 4 oz bag from Amazon for $10.49 or a 16 oz bag for $19.99.

    6. Bed bands that have over 4,600 five-star reviews β€” because is there anything more stress-inducing than sheets that are constantly falling off of your mattress while you're just trying to get some damn sleep??

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    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now β€” and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY....SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." β€”TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    7. 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).

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    It's recommended for back and side sleepers and comes with a five-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I love this pillow! I’m a very picky pillow person and my last contoured pillow was amazing for my neck and back. But when it started to need replacing, they were no longer being made. I hesitated to buy a pillow online but was desperate to get some proper neck support! This one is amazing. It’s longer than most and offers two different heights. I love it! It has reduced my neck and back pain significantly. I woke up the first morning with no pain. My biggest problem is fighting my kids and husband off of it!" β€”Bethumms

    Get it from Amazon for $23.35.

    8. Good Day chocolate melatonin supplements, a natural β€” and delicious β€” way to get your body ready for slumber.

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    Promising review: "These chocolates are amazing. You only need two and you're out. A friend of mine used to drink to sleep for many years. The doctors would not prescribe her sleeping pills until she went to a detox clinic. I bought her a box and she has been alcohol-free for one year now. Amazing." β€”Amanda

    Get a six-pack (with eight chocolate in each box) from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A truly heavenly simple scalp massager that'll make you feel all sorts of warm and tingly feelings and get you right in the mood to head to snoozetown.

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    Just thinking about one of these things gently caressing my scalp is making me feel sleepy.

    Promising review: "These things are better than chocolate and in a nose- to-nose running with sex. Oh my sweet god of scalp massagers. These things are amazing. You might look a little weird using them but after about 0.8 seconds you won't care. By that point your eyes will have rolled back into your head, you'll be drooling and (if you're me) one of your legs will be going like Thumper. I need to buy some more of these so I can have one at work, in the car, by my home computer, in the living room...anywhere I might be more than 5 feet from one." β€”Charles

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45 or a two-pack for $11.44.

    10. Therabox, a self-care subscription box designed to promote a sense of calm and joy β€” and hopefully help you wind down after a long day and prepare to hit the hay.

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    Each box includes a "happiness activity" plus five to seven wellness products (e.g., aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body and skin care products, and more) curated by therapists and designed to boost joy and relaxation.

    Promising review: "I love this box!!! It's so good for self-care. I started getting it a little after my son's 1st birthday and it has been wonderful way to help manage stress and help me stay positive. It's been good for me, my marriage, and my parenting." β€”Sabrina

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99+/month (use code CJFIRST10 at checkout for a special discount).

    11. A Dohm sound machine, a best-selling "white noise" machine that mimics the soothing sound of rushing air, with two speeds and a customizable volume, to block out any noise that might be keeping you up at night β€” or annoying you during the day.

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    Believe the hype: White-noise machines are wonderful for drowning out distracting noise and improving the quality of your sleep. I have two of these babies in my home and I can no longer go to sleep without turning one on!

    Promising review: "Literally life-changing. My apartment building has walls like paper and I heard every little noise my neighbors made. One particular unit is especially rambunctious, and I was getting about 5 hours of sleep a night for several months (my usual sleep cycle is about 8, 8.5 hours). It was taking a huge toll on my mental health and work performance; I was enormously stressed from lack of sleep and was near-tears several times a day. After doing some research I found this white noise machine and figured I had nothing to lose. It took a few days to get used to the sound, but it completely muffles the shouts, screams, and clangs that used to jolt me awake and keep me awake for hours at a time. I know it sounds cheesy, but I'm getting a full night's sleep again and it's thanks to this machine! Love that you have the ability to really 'personalize' what kind of white noise you want with all the different opening variations. Highly, highly recommend!" β€”Dana E Kapp

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in four colors).

    12. Some comfy ear plugs so you can basically hit mute on any irritating noises or distractions that are crushin' your vibe.

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    Promising review: "I purchased these ear plugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I'm not entirely certain of their activities, but 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. It's particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resulted to ear plugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these ear plugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear and the lime green color is particularly stylish, if looks are important while you sleep.... After inserting the ear plugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. My only complaint is perhaps these ear plugs work a little too well. I missed my alarm... by an hour and a half. For a full 90 minutes my phone alarm was ring-dingling away and the ear plugs blocked every bit of noise. After the initial panic of being late for work wore off, I was slightly amused that my neighbors had to listen to my alarm while I, for once, slept through their douchbaggery. These will be the only ear plugs I wear from now on. And I'm considering a louder alarm, so suggestions would be helpful." β€”Emily Buss

    Read one BuzzFeed writer's full review of them here.

    Get them from Amazon for $2.98+ (available as a 10-pair or 50-pair pack).

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

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    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this lamp. So much so that I bought more!!! I like that the colors and shapes vary and that each one is unique. I received one that was a little more pink and the other was orange (which creates a really nice amber glow to the room). I think they are beautiful when lit and adds a relaxing feeling to the room. The dimmer works very well, I use one as nightlight without it being too bright. I have not seen any deterioration of the salt or moisture come from them but I do have something placed underneath to protect my furniture. These also do not get hot which I like. I want one for every room now!!" β€”J. Furb

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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

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    Promising review: "I have curly hair and I’m over 60 with the usual wrinkles that come with that. Hated waking up with messy hair and pillowcase creases on my face. Using satin pillowcases was just okay and they kept sliding off my pillow. I did research and it recommended silk was the best material. I found these Alaska Bear silk pillow cases. They are made of quality silk and they have a hidden zipper. No more sliding off pillows. The material is soft, they are made well, and easy to wash. I now own two. Curly hair is better in AM and my face looks smooth. Worth every penny. Wasted too much money on satin cases. Should have bought this to begin with." β€”Krissy

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90+ (available in standard, queen, and king sizes and in 29 colors/designs).

    15. A super-plush robe so comfy you'll probably want to snuggle up under the covers as soon as you throw it on.

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    Promising review: "My wife loves it. The material is soft and plush β€” maybe too much... She puts it on and goes straight to sleep. I recommend it and I would buy it again." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 29 colors/styles).

    16. A diffuser with lavender essential oil that'll bring all the chill vibes, making your home feel like a spa and prepping your mind and body for a trip to Sleepytown, USA.

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    Promising review: "This is my first experience with a diffuser and essential oils. I was pretty overwhelmed trying to decide and compare devices (performance, ease of use, cost etc.). What really drew me in to this specific model was the high ratings and many reviews β€” over 20k! I love that it comes with a measuring cup, very helpful. I love the kaleidoscope color-changing mode. It's quite relaxing and mesmerizing to 'zone out' to. A few reasons/purposes for me were sinus issues and dry skin. I also wanted to feel rested, reduce stress, and try the non-pharmacological approach to health. My first oil diffusing was eucalyptus and lemongrass. I placed this in my living room (we have a very open layout to our upstairs) and believe it or not, the scent was reaching other rooms! This is powerful, small, and mighty! I'm very happy, can't wait to try more oils and experiment β€” great purchase! Now I want a few more for bedrooms!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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

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    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 88-year-old mother who has severe arthritis. She has used it every night since Dec. 25 and she said she loves it. It gives her good neck and head support plus her back. Since she is a widow and sleeps alone, she tends to get cold. But this pillow cradles her and keeps her warm also. She loves it! She wondered why I was giving her a 'pregnancy' pillow!!! LOL! She had a good laugh but I explained how I had read that it might help her. She agrees now! I highly recommend this for other reasons besides pregnancy!" β€”Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $48.59+ (available in 55-inch and 60-inch and in five colors).

    18. A down-alternative comforter that β€” just warning you now! β€” might have you running late for work more often than not because you'll want to spend all day enveloped this luxurious cloud.

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    My coworker Kayla wrote about how great it was, so I took the plunge β€” because I trust her and because I was in the market for a white comforter β€” and I could not be happier. It's got just the right amount of fluff and is machine-washable, cruelty-free, great on its own or under a duvet cover, has corner tabs to anchor a duvet cover, and costs a very reasonable $46 for a king size (which I wrote about here). Hooray!

    Get it from Amazon for $40.01+ (available in twin, queen, and king).

    19. An investment-worthy Philips wake-up light, which simulates the sunrise β€” so you can wake up more naturally, without being jolted awake by your blaring alarm clock β€” as well as the sunset, with dimming lights and sound features, so you can drift to sleep more easily.

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    And if you purchase before 12/31/18, you'll also get a free three-month subscription to Headspace!

    Promising review: "This thing is a game-changer! I got it because I got tired of being owned by my phone. It used to be the last thing I checked before going to bed, and the first thing I would check in the morning. No more! Now I can leave the phone charging across the room (or in a handbag even. Who cares?) I can set this for the 'sun to set' at 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. So I set it, and I get in bed and read a book for an hour. Then the "sun goes down" gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, the 'sun' starts coming up gradually. So gradually, that at the beginning, you don't even notice. And you can set sounds in addition to the 'sunrise' effect: birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio (although why on earth would you choose FM radio?). You can set two different wake-up 'alarms'. It doesn't even feel right to call them alarms, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. You wake up gradually. This thing is perfect. I'm reading more, sleeping a lot better, and I don't even remember anymore to grab my phone to check social media in the mornings. In fact, sometimes I'll be at the office, and it'll be noon before I realize I left my phone in the car. Drop the dependency on cell phones. It's ridiculous. We're like that movie, Wall-E. Get this and improve your life and your quality of sleep." β€”Mimi 5000

    Get it from Amazon for $138.99.

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

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    Promising review: "Love these pillows. I was waking up with neck and shoulder pain everyday and I wasn't sleeping well at all. Decided to try these and I'm not disappointed at all. The pain is gone and I sleep so much better now that I'm not tossing and turning as much. Most nights I use just these pillows under my neck without any other pillow. It gives me the perfect support. The second one I gave to my Mom and she likes using it under her knee to help with back pain. She absolutely loves them!" β€”MyThAi4u

    Get a pair of pillows from Amazon for $18.97.

    21. 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.

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    Promising review: "My husband and I had purchased a new mattress. We were going with the trend that a firmer mattress would be good for our backs. After months of a sore back we had to do something! We found this jewel! We sneak chances to lay in our bed now!!! This pad is amazing. I feel like I'm sleeping on a cloud." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $42.49–$101.99 (available in twin–California king and in 2-inch and 3-inch versions).

    22. Wool socks to keep your toes perfectly toasty during chilly (or air-conditioned) eves β€” because going to sleep with cold feet is never fun.

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    Promising review: "I received lots of compliments on these socks. They do not stretch and fit very well." β€”Khalida

    Get a pair of five for $10.99+ (available in eight color combos).

    23. And set of fleece-lined leggings that'll help you stay extra-cozy during the colder months β€” is there any better sartorial combination than leggings and fleece?!

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    Promising review: "These are the best leggings I've ever had! Thick for winter, very comfy fit and stretchy. I'm 5'0 and 175ish lbs and because of the reviews saying they ran small I ordered XL/XXL and they fit perfect. Love them! Great buy!" β€”Summer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in five different color combinations).

    24. A drawstring hoodie pillow so you can nap anywhere in (discreet) comfort.

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    Promising review: "Best idea I had to buy this. It blocks out the light on flights and car rides. It fits as tight as you wish around your neck by adjusting the hood ropes. Felt extremely comfortable although may look a little silly. Slept over five hours on an international flight." β€”Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in five colors).

    And check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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

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    Promising review: "I prefer this over many of the sleep aids I have used such as melatonin, ZzzQuill, a shot of wine, etc. I only drink a few gulps and I get the best nights rest Without intrusive dreams. Takes me three to four days

    to use the whole bottle. I keep it around and use it as I need it. It’s an excellent product." β€”Mary

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $23.8+ (available in tangerine and mango flavors).

    26. A 100% cotton weighted blanket designed to increase relaxation and reduce stress.

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    It's thought to also be helpful for those with anxiety, OCD, autism, and sensory processing disorder. For best results, choose the blanket that weighs about 10% of your body weight.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost 6 years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything, and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!" β€”Jenny

    Get it from Amazon for $66.50+ (available in six sizes and six colors/patterns).

    27. A set of sheets with nearly 35,000(!!) five-star reviews that feel way more expensive than they really are.

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    I myself own this set in two different colors β€” solid gray and solid light blue β€”Β and it's no surprise why tens of thousands of reviewers are raving about it. The sheets are soft, cool in the summer and warm in the winter, come with a deep-pocketed fitted sheet, and wash beautifully, even after two years of use. For this price, truly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better set!

    Promising review: "These sheets are one heck of a bargain! I'm not going to lie β€” I was skeptical when I saw the price when I ordered them, but my Great Dane managed to tear one of my other sets, and well, desperate times call for desperate measures. I found myself on Amazon β€” just like you are now, reading reviews, trying to save a few bucks, but not ending up with the crappiest sheets ever made. The internet can be terrifying like that (I've been scorned, can you tell?). Then I stumbled across these...and I was SURE I had read the price wrong or that there was some 'catch'. Checked out, paid for, now we wait...two days later my precious cargo arrived. After I ripped that package open like a kid on Christmas, I looked and inspected my new sheets for something, ANYTHING, to be wrong with them. I got nothing! Now, you should know, these ARE a thin sheets β€” you can practically see through them if you hold them up to the light- but don't let that discourage you.

    The 'sleep test': I put these suckers on my bed for the TRUE test of any sheet, and oh my... they are fantastic! They are soft. It's like coming home after a long, yucky day at work, and all you want is to crawl your sorry self into bed for the night, and your sheets GIVE YOU A HUG all through the night. But they are breathable, so you aren't sweating like crazy. Ah-May-Zing! They also wash nicely, they come out soft β€” but not 'flannel soft', and they fold up neatly (except for the fitted sheet- only because I don't know how to do that- seriously, WHO EVEN KNOWS HOW TO FOLD A FITTED SHEET?!??) Would I buy these again? If you even have to guess, then I need to work my my writing skills, because it's absolutely a 'YES' from me!" β€”The SSG's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $27.70+ (available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and split king, and in 39 colors/patterns).

    28. And, of course, a comfy-as-hell mattress to ensure your sleep is as restful as possible on a regular basis β€” like this cool-sleeping Tuft & Needle mattress with adaptive foam so you'll have a comfortable sleep, but without totally sinking into your bed.

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    It's a jungle out there in the online-mattress-shopping world, but luckily most of those of the bed-in-a-box variety come with a sleep trial β€” like this one, which lets you try it out for 100 days risk-free and return it for free if you're not totally happy with it. But if your experience is anything like the 5,300+ Amazon reviewers who've given this luxurious cloud of a mattress five stars, you'll be sleeping soundly onto it for years to come. (It also comes with a 10-year limited warranty.)

    Promising review: "This mattress is just amazing. But whatever you do, don't try to sleep on it for 48 hours. That gives it time to regain its intended shape and to get rid of the nasty smell it will have at first. We were ready to get rid of ours the first night because of the pervasive smell, but the second night, it was hardly detectable. By night three, it was gone. My wife and I are both side sleepers and we find it to be very comfortable. Much better than the $2,000 mattress it replaces." β€”Mister mechanic

    Get it from Amazon for $350–$750 (available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king).

    Find more great mattresses you can buy on Amazon here.

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