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    25 Soothing Things You Should Add To Your Nightly Routine Right Now

    Drop me off at snooze land and don't come back for me!

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    1. A soothing sleep balm that'll help you unwind at the end of a long day with scents of lavender and bergamot.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing. It smells absolutely awesome and it works to calm me down and makes it easier to fall asleep. My husband loves it too. We have one for home and one for travel. It's lasted super long, but if it ever does run out we'll definitely buy it again." โ€”Kass

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A compression eye mask to block out light and help relieve sinus pressure (so you can maybe say goodbye to stress headaches)! You can also put this in the freezer for extra relief.


    Promising review: "This mask is simply amazing. I mainly use it to block out light when I have a migraine and it does a great job. The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache." โ€”Christie L. Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    3. A pair of ear plugs reviewers swear by โ€” choose from four varieties to meet your needs โ€” one of these is bound to be your holy grail of ear plugs! I personally love the contoured ear plugs with the highest noise blocking power., Amazon

    Promising review: "As a rabid insomniac and championship level light sleeper who travels internationally and has to adjust sleep schedules according to whatever time zone I am in on a weekly โ€” sometimes daily basis, I rely on earplugs religiously to maintain whatever sanity I have remaining. I can wholeheartedly go on record and confirm without hesitation or doubt โ€”


    I've literally spent thousands of dollars trying to find the Holy Grail of earplugs. I've tried everything from beeswax and cotton earplugs made by hippies in Northern California, custom made silicone gel, rubber with tuned inserts, electronic earplugs that allow you to adjust how much money you want to watch burn in front of you, I've tried them all. The NRR is on the nose exact. Rebound and comfort is incredible without hurting more sensitive ear canals. The trick here is Flent's Foam Formula. I can only imagine how many years and hundreds of thousands of dollars and laboratory hours were put in to developing this recipe. The 'Shore Hardness' of this foam is an exquisite masterclass in itself.

    So, if you're in the market for earplugs that will save your marriage, protect your sanity, and guarantee a night of sleep that you haven't had since you were a carefree child unshackled to any and all responsibility that comes with adulthood โ€” these are your plugs." โ€”Beard Beardington Esq. III

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A salt lamp to add a warm relaxing light to your nightly routine and calm your mind as you get ready for the big snooze.

    Promising review: "This lamp is one of the few things that has helped me because of how soft the light is, and the pretty color it emits onto my room walls. I have had it since July '18 and I use it every night/evening, and so far no issues yet. I have not had to change the bulb either. I use it as my way to tone down in the evening and shut down for the night." โ€”AC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A set of ultra soft microfiber sheets over 50K people swear by for staying cool and cozy in their precious beds.


    Promising review: "This bed sheet fits on my mattress perfectly even with a memory foam mat and encasement under it! The fitted sheet is scrunchy all the way through too. It will fit snuggly on your mattress! The sheet the material is like cozy T-shirt material, and feels perfect for the Hawaii weather I live in! 100% recommend it. Love, love, love! Whenever I change up my bedsheets again I will definitely be buying new colored sheets from here! Also the white is a very pure white color. I love it๐Ÿ’–." โ€”Maureen Rosenberg

    Read our full review of these sheets.

    Get them from Amazon for $28.70โ€“$32.70 (sizes Twinโ€“Cali King, 42 colors).

    6. An oil diffuser to add moisture and aromatherapy to your bedroom. Having an oil diffuser in your home can help you associate your favorite smells with bed/chill out time โ€” essential oils sold separately!

    This diffuser can run 3-4 hours in continuous mode, or over 6 hours in intermittent mode; and has a color-changing LED light.

    Promising review: "I love this Essential Oil Diffuser, it is so cute. And the color matches my dresser. I received it on time, and have been using it daily. The aroma of the oils smell great and so relaxing. I will be ordering another one for my guest bedroom โ˜บ." โ€”Rhea Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A white noise sound machine used and adored by yours truly and tons of other happy sleepers. I'm super sensitive to noise and will wake up when the relaxing sounds I'm listening to loop; but this machine is perfect because it never ever loops!

    Promising review: "This sound machine has literally changed my life. The sleep with this machine is like nothing I have ever experienced. Our neighbor likes to spend his mornings shoveling gravel on a cement surface with a metal shovel about 4-5 feet from my window (like 6 am early) and to be honest, I was starting to have some pretty dangerous thoughts about stealing his shovel, breaking his arms, burning his house down.... One goes down some pretty dark paths when they suffer from insomnia already and then when they finally fall asleep get woken up with a shovel scrapping down a sidewalk. Okay so the machine somehow COMPLETELY covers the noise from the shovel, the toilet flushing next to my room, dogs barking etc. It is incredible. Highly recommend." โ€”MorAvFire

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    8. A set of 12 handcrafted bath bombs to ensure you're fully relaxed during and after your night time bath. Aromatherapy + pretty colors = the best bath ever.,

    Promising review: "I love the bath bombs. The scent is amazing and very soothing. Great for a good nights sleep!" โ€”karyn thompson

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    9. And a carbonated bubble clay mask for anyone who is adventurous and wants to get clean, smooth skin while they soak in the tub before bed.,

    Promising review: "This is one of those products you have to try to believe. I am a huge Korean skin care convert, and I thought I would try this gem out because of the reviews, and it doesn't disappoint! Be aware that this will pull out any impending pimples you might have, so afterwards you might have a few spots that weren't there before, but with regular use it keeps your pores nice and clean so the pimples won't be there!" โ€”Elizabeth M Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

    10. A plush and fuzzy galaxy throw blanket that leaves no planet behind (it includes Pluto!) so you can cuddle up with a good book and this blanket at the end of a long week, and decompress.


    Promising review: "This is a nice, thick, quality blanket, and it is unbelievably soft. Not to mention, it's adorable. Very happy with this purchase! Highly recommend." โ€”RHC

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98 (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    11. A box of the most relaxing tea on earth โ€” seriously. This is a blend of chamomile (which is used in Sleepytime tea), rose for fragrance, and tulsi which is supposed to help relieve stress. I loooove this stuff so much I buy it in bulk!


    Promising review: "I love this tea. I buy six boxes at a time, and give them to my friends who have now all fallen in love too. It's soothing, healthy, and it tastes delicious. Definitely stress relieving and magical!" โ€”Redhead Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $24.03.

    12. A pair of hedgehog slippers as adorable as they are cozy so you can slip these on when you're home and get into "me and only me" time.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 4โ€“11.5 and four colors).

    13. A melatonin supplement brought to you in the form of chocolate. I honestly can't imagine a better product than this exists ๐Ÿ˜.


    Promising review: "These little chocolates are AMAZING. They taste great and are effective. I have used them when I get stressed out, to help soothe me before bed, and even to calm a headache. I love these things. I will be purchasing them again, and again and again." โ€”AsSeenOnTv

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A pair of black out curtains that won't break the bank but will block out the sunlight, so you can afford to cover every window in your bedroom and snooze on.

    Promising review: "I ordered six pairs in dark gray. They look great, feel great, and really block almost 100% of light in my bedroom โ€” and I have quite a few windows. Hung them straight out of the package. I have recommended them to a few of my friends already." โ€”patpaq

    Get them from Amazon for $28.95 (available in five sizes and 17 colors).

    15. An investment-worthy memory foam pillow we all need to treat ourselves to right now. It's beloved by over 16K people (and puppers) for a reason โ€” you'll sink into relaxation time as soon as your head hits this pillow, but won't sink too far because it's super supportive and packed with foam.

    Promising review: "Absolutely life changing! The over 14,000 reviews sold me on this pillow. I have severe neck problems and I was skeptical but his pillow was amazing from the first night. No more neck problems. I called Coop and they happily sent me two more complimentary bags of memory foam to make it taller for side sleeping. This is part of the warranty. They were personable and awesome to work with. I canโ€™t say enough good about this pillow. Try it. Itโ€™s LIFE CHANGING!!" โ€”Kirsten Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two sizes).

    16. A sunrise alarm clock that just may be worth ditching the sleep mask for โ€” reviewers swear by it for waking up on time and less groggy. The alarm mimics natural sunlight and is often bright enough to wake you up without any noise at all (but it also rings for super heavy sleepers!), plus you won't have to crawl out of bed in the total darkness (my least favorite thing ๐Ÿ™„).


    Promising review: "This clock is a miracle worker. It also has a 45 day money-back guarantee if it doesn't work for you. I dreaded all my early morning classes, and work during the winter darkness. There is nothing more dampening for your day than waking up in darkness and forcing yourself to get out of bed with an annoying alarm. My entire room is lit up by the time my alarm rings in the morning now. I never have to wake up to darkness again. The best part is that my body truly, actually does wake up itself before my alarm ever rings. I love this clock. Never going to use a different clock again. Also, the night light is great because you can choose from the10 different light intensities. If you're concerned that the light isn't going to be bright enough to make a difference like I was, I can assure you, this clock with its highest intensity of light, is really really bright, seriously, just like the sun!" โ€”Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $38.50.

    17. An avocado sleep mask set to leave on your face over night and give you glowing skin to look forward to every morning (just wash it off when you wake up). You'll feel pampered and fresh, plush the super cute eye mask is a fun bonus!

    Promising review: "I LOVE it! My skin is so dry and I am using products that help my dry skin, but I needed that little extra something that would help me; and this was exactly it! I used it and the next morning I woke up with glowing, hydrated skin!" โ€”realpeople22222

    Get it from Glow Recipe for $45 or Sephora for $45.

    18. A starlight projector that'll soothe your kids to sleep and make them excited for bedtime. If your kids are sleeping through the night, chances are you are too!


    Promising review: "Our three-year-old twins were having a tough time going to sleep at night and not waking up scared of the dark, even in the presence of a nightlight; so my husband and I wanted to find a nice, soothing light that wouldn't keep them awake at night. We've had this lamp for three months and we really like it. This is working really well for us, and I'd recommend it as a lamp for helping to soothe children at night or for anyone who doesn't like to sleep in complete darkness. This lamp has allowed my husband and me to sleep through the night and that, in and of itself, is priceless!" โ€”Kristin B.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29 (available in three colors).

    19. A set of handcrafted candles with a wick snuffer so you can light these babes up in the evening and put them out without inhaling a mouth full of smoke.

    Promising review: "These candles are so beautifully crafted! They smell delicious and the fact that Iโ€™m burning soy candles makes me feel better about having them in my house. It even comes with a wick snuffer! Will definitely be buying again." โ€”Seana Rose

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five different scent combos).

    20. A weighted blanket for anyone who struggles to slip into a deep sleep due to anxiety, stress, or night terrors. The comfort of the weight helps all types of people fall asleep and stay asleep easier.


    Promising review: "Hello my sleepless friends. Let me start off by saying, the first night with this blanket I slept for 13 hours and 48 minutes! Woooah! I mean, the norโ€™easter that rolled through Manhattan didnโ€™t even wake me up. Honestly this was the best purchase I have ever made. The last three nights using this blanket has been life-changing, and Iโ€™ve slept so well. Please give it a try, and become a happy sleeping beauty you knew you could be. Ahhhhhh, worth ever penny ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป." โ€”Brooke Karsten

    Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

    Get it from Amazon for $69โ€“$169.50 (available in six colors, cotton or bamboo duvet, sizes Twinโ€“King and kid's size, choose from 5โ€“30 lbs. of added weight).

    21. A wine glass shower holder that'll take that glass of wine before bed routine to the next level of relaxation โ€” wine and bath time? Yes please.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    22. An adorable and cozy set of PJs because one can never have too many options for loungewear, the greatest clothing of our time IMO.


    Get it from Asos for $11.50 (available in sizes Sโ€“L).

    23. A silk pillowcase that's not only super comfy and relaxing to lay on, but it just may smooth down your frizz so your morning routine gets better too!


    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter, because she hates wearing a silk cap for sleeping! (Machine washed it in cold water before first use). This is a good option for reducing frizz in her curly hair while she sleeps. I love how it closes. Also, after the first night of using it, my daughter said, 'it felt like a dream.' Enough said!" โ€”SF Sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in six sizes and 20 colors).

    24. A little octopus exfoliator friend who is here to make exfoliating before bedtime easier than ever. I use this babe whenever I am too lazy to use my charcoal salt scrub (which is great but a lot of work); and I always feel better after because it makes my skin super soft with much less effort!

    Promising review:"After just two days of use, this adorable little octopus has done wonders for me, and smells great too. Here's how I used it: I wore down the stick just a little to where the texture from the salt is visible, scrubbed around on my face so there was plenty of product, then I used my fingers to gently massage all the gunk away. Rinse, pat dry, and enjoy the softness. Highly recommended for sensitive skin sufferers like myself." โ€”LuckLocust

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    25. And a mattress topper to add ventilation, temperature control, and more comfort to an otherwise "meh" or too-firm mattress. Your bed is about to become your favorite place!


    Promising review: "Before my husband and I bought this we thought our mattress needed to be upgraded. The mattress was only a year old but didn't feel as comfortable as it used to. But before we dropped a couple grand, I looked for a mattress topper and got this. I thought I was going to send it back because honestly it looked really pathetic but OH MY GOODNESS this thing is magical. I think everyone needs one. It doesn't take away from the support of your mattress, it just makes your sleep SO MUCH better. We are absolutely in love with it. So happy we tried and bought." โ€”aparrbai

    Get it from Amazon for $32.42.

    Live footage of me crawling into my bed every night:


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