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    32 Things That Will Help You Sleep Better Than Ever

    From super soft pillows to skincare, you're about to learn the meaning of "beauty sleep."

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    1. Over-the-ear headphones you can use to tune out your neighbor who seems to be tap dancing into the late hours of the night.

    a woman with her eyes closed wearing over the ear headphones
    weareeven / Via

    These aren't your average headphones! They come with a technology that tests your hearing and adjusts the headphones to create the perfect, customized listening experience. You can relax and unwind before bed without the growing concern you're damaging your hearing by listening to music constantly. I've tested these myself and can confirm they're *magical.* In facts, I'm letting my mother-in-law borrow them to tune out the endless fireworks that go off all July.

    Get them from Even for $99.99 (available in two styles).

    2. An affordable shampoo, conditioner, and body oil set infused with argan oil and lavender to lull you to sleep after showering before bed.

    a two set of shampoo and conditioner with lavender floral decor on the bottles
    Love Beauty And Planet / Via

    This set has become my go-to for my usual shower routine. The mix of lavender and argan oil makes it feel like a spa-like experience every time I wash my hair. I find myself deeply inhaling and exhaling without even trying. It's magic. I also love that Love Beauty and Planet are working towards having everything in their products made from sustainable sources by 2020 and that their bottles are made from 100% recycled materials.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.70 (also available with just shampoo and conditioner and in four scents).

    3. An essential oil diffuser/humidifier that'll fill your bedroom with soothing scents and keep your throat from feeling dry in the middle of the night.

    a round, white diffuser with a wood-like bottom

    I LIVE for my diffuser. Ever since I brought one into our bedroom my husband and I have been sleeping so much better. It subtly brings an air of relaxation into the room without overpowering your nostrils.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product. The huge tank allows for hours of calming aromatherapy, as well as adding some much needed moisture into the air, especially in the winter. This has helped with my sinuses and the smell of patchouli, peppermint, lavender, or citrus always helps improve my mood as well as helps me sleep. I've tried two other diffusers and so far this has been the best. So glad I bought it." —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two styles)

    4. And essential oils you can use with your fancy new diffuser, of course.

    six bottles of different scented oils

    This set comes with peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, Frankincense, and lavender oils. I've actually purchased this myself as a starter set with my diffuser and it certainly does the job.

    Promising review: "We use these often in our daughter's diffuser and we LOVE them. We love using lavender to help her relax and sleep and the combination of lavender and frankincense to help her breathe better when she catches a small cold. These are such an affordable yet high-quality option for essential oil fans" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.95.

    5. A tower fan and space heater combo to create your perfect temperature for sleeping no matter the time of year.


    This fan has changed my life — not kidding. I'm one of those people that is freezing when I go to sleep but then wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat. This product has SOLVED that issue for me. It comes with a little remote that I leave under my pillow and can adjust the temperature as needed. I also love that it has a timer option and an easy-to-clean filter.

    Get it from Amazon for $84.98.

    6. Peach and Lily's Glass Skin Refining Serum that'll bring new meaning to "beauty rest" once you add it to your skincare routine.

    a white bottle of the product surrounded by clear crystals

    I've been using this serum for the last month or so (in addition to the other products in the Glass Skin Discovery Kit). It's not super oily, feels really lightweight, and smells fantastic. It's infused with peach extract to help fill your skin with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to keep it looking fresher than ever.

    Promising review: "I use the glass serum twice a day EVERYDAY. It brings a radiance and glow I've never found in other products; it hydrates well without becoming oily later in the day." –Nancy

    Get it from Ulta for $39.

    7. An adjustable pillow filled with shredded memory foam you'll find yourself counting down the minutes until you can lay on again.

    a woven, soft, pillow
    Nest Bedding / Via

    This pillow has become my favorite part about bedtime. I'm weird in that half the time I sleep beneath my pillow directly on my mattress, but thanks to this fluffy lil' guy I've actually shifted to using pillows the right way!

    Promising review: "I purchased this pillow directly from Nest Bedding. I love the materials, and it's adjustable (I did take a little bit of the foam out). I've had it almost a year and it's still holding up great. The most important thing — I have some cervical neck problems and have a hard time finding a comfortable pillow. This pillow has been wonderful for me! I've tried similar 'adjustable' memory foam pillows online (highly rated ones), and they aren't the same. This was a splurge, but so worth it!" —Robin

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in standard, queen, or king sizing).

    8. Or a pregnancy pillow you don't need to be expecting to snuggle up with.


    Promising review: "What a great gift. My wife was upset that we both had the flu and we had to sleep in separate rooms in the house to keep from getting each other sick over and over again. To comfort her while I was absent at night I got her the pillow she has always wanted. I just hope she doesn’t leave me for the pillow because it doesn’t snore." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in seven styles).

    9. A sleep shirt that's designed to keep you cool and comfortable when you head off to dreamland.

    a model wearing the sleep shirt in grey with their hand in the pocket

    All of Lunya's products are designed with fabrics that are both super soft and focused on temperature control. So, if you're someone (like myself) who is forever sweating, their items are worth the splurge. Start off with this comfy sleep dress!

    Promising review: "Generous fit. The fabric is soft, thin, and breathable. I was having trouble finding a good crewneck sleep shirt and am glad I came across this." —Jennifer L

    Get it from Lunya for $108 (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors).

    10. A MakeupEraser cloth you'll quickly become obsessed with because will help you nod off with the peace of mind that your skin is fresh 'n' clean.

    buzzfeed writer wiping off half of their makeup using the cloth

    I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

    Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

    11. TheraBreath oral rinse that'll keep your mouth smelling fresh throughout the night and make "morning breath" a thing of the past.

    two green bottles of the oral rinse

    Promising review: "Most amazing mouthwash ever! Brush your teeth then use this mouthwash and your mouth will be extremely clean for hours, I don’t even get morning breath if I use this mouthwash before going to sleep!!! I only wish they had a bigger size bottle." —ozzy

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.44 (also available in a pack of six).

    12. Sleepytime tea made with chamomile and valerian root you can sip on right before climbing into bed.

    a box of the tea with a sleeping bear on it in pajamas

    On nights where I can feel myself tensing up before bed or even if it's just really cold out and I want that "warm 'n' cozy" feeling, you can find me reaching for a mug of Sleepytime tea. The flavor isn't overpowering and gently convinces your body to CHILL out.

    Promising review: "Been having insomnia and this really helps me sleep. I drink it an hour before bed and I am able to fall asleep easier. The valerian root supposedly helps calm the mind. My problem falling asleep is a racing mind thinking about work and things to do. With this tea I fall asleep much better, roughly an 80% improvement. I highly recommend it." —Techmeister

    Get 40 teabags from Amazon for $23.94.

    13. Or a Homesick candle, in case you recently moved and want to make your new room feel familiar.

    a new york homesick candle with the shape of the state on it

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home." —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in all 50 states).

    14. An exfoliating lip brush to remove any dry skin from your precious pout so you won't have to think twice about flaky, cracked, lips bothering you through the night.

    a model holding up the lip brushes in three colors

    Promising review: "Great lip brush! My lips feel so silky and smooth after using this. Normally after a long day of wearing makeup, my lips feeling gunky from all the lipsticks and glosses I’ve been using all day. However after using the brush they feel plump and smooth." —Janey Cakes

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    15. Bamboo sheets that are so comfortable they'll have you cancelling plans because you'd much rather be in bed.

    the sheets in dark grey

    I also have these sheets (has it become abundantly clear that I spend a lot of time laying in bed?) and they are fantastic. They're breathable, super soft, and come in a bunch of lovely colors.

    Promising review: "The combination of softness and lightness is hard to describe, but exquisite against the skin. Principally, I wanted cooler sheets and these deliver. I got the dark brown and the color is perfect and rich. Yes, these sheets are expensive, but how valuable is a good night's sleep? I wondered how annoying the special washing/drying instructions would be, but it's nothing difficult: use cold water, don't use dryer sheets, machine dry on a cooler setting or just line dry. They come out of the dryer super wrinkly, but flatten out instantly upon making the bed." —Fetsis

    Get them from Amazon for $239+ (available in sizes queen, king, and California king and in 12 colors).

    16. Or sheets you can sample before purchasing so you'll know exactly how they feel against your skin.

    the sheets in light blue

    I have the Easy Living set and they are so soft! My husband and I both love the material — it makes us feel like we're staying in a luxe hotel instead of our one-bedroom apartment. You can order a sample from Gryphon and decide which style is for you before taking the plunge.

    Promising review: "Elegant, very nice looking sheets. These are a nice quality cotton, but oddly they have more of the feel of a polyester/cotton blend. They feel silky almost, and a bit cooler than cotton usually feels. They look very elegant on my guest bed and my kids think they are very comfortable to sleep on. I love how easy they are to care for as well. The soft blue is beautiful, plus they come in a handy cotton bag that you can reuse for a lot of things!" —Naomi Manygoats

    Get them from Amazon for $103.85+ (available in four sizes, five colors, and three materials)

    17. A sound machine/night light for the parent who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade.

    the sound machine/light featuring a llama pattern

    TBH, as an adult without kids I would still thoroughly enjoy waking up with this soothing lil' gadget.

    Promising review: "I have now had the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light for about six months. We started using it when we decided to sleep train our toddler. It works perfectly and is really easy to use and set up. I really like the app; I was easily able to customize everything for when he sleeps, wakes, and his nap time. For his night light, I used a soft amber color and in the morning I have it switch to green when he should be waking up. I think he is just now starting to grasp the concept of the colors, but I can see it being a lot more helpful in the near future. I saw some reviews stating that the white noise was louder than they had wanted it to be, but I did not find that to be the case with me. You can easily control the volume of the sound and the brightness of the light with multiple colors." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (also available for purchase with a variety of decorative covers).

    You can also check out the Hatch Rest+ if you want even more bedtime features!

    18. A 20-pack of scrunchies to use as an accessory during the day and a way to keep your hair from sticking to the back of your sweaty neck during the night.

    20 scrunchies lined up in different colors

    Promising review: "I love that I have a color scrunchie to go with every outfit I can think up. These are comfortable and satin is SO MUCH healthier for your hair than any other material! Would buy again or gift these for SURE!" —Christina

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two styles).

    19. A silk mask so you can feel as glamorous as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's while also blocking out light that would usually disrupt your sleep.

    someone laying in bed with the black mask over their eyes

    Promising review: "I love these eye masks. In fact, I've bought several as backups, just in case I happen to lose the one I've been sleeping with. I was having trouble sleeping as my room was too bright, but this eye mask helps to block out light and get a great night's sleep. This mask is large and super comfortable, with an adjustable strap that is easy to use and get the right amount of tension." —Phil

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 19 styles).

    20. Or blackout curtains that'll assure not a single ounce of sunlight gets into your room before your alarm goes off.,

    Promising review: "I loved that these curtains made our master bedroom darker. Perfect for sleeping in and for afternoon naps! It felt a little cooler, but I don't know if that's just because it was dark and my brain was playing tricks on me. These do not do any noise cancelling so you'll still have to get ear plugs for that. All in all I think they're great!" —Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $23.93+ (available in three sizes and 15 colors)

    21. Lush "Sleepy" body lotion to help you get a restful night's sleep while hydrating your skin at the same time.

    a few small pots of the lavender colored lotion

    I’m a pretty anxious person and have a hard time getting my brain to shut down before bed. This has been an absolute game changer for me. It’s not too thick, smells heavenly, and a little goes a long way. I apply to my chest and arms so the scent can easily lull me to sleep.

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

    22. A silk pillowcase, a must-have for anyone who frets about ruining their hair when they inevitably toss 'n' turn in their sleep.

    a floral silk pillow case

    Promising review: "Beautiful pillowcase! Stitching is close, as is needed with silk, and the zipper is set in very well. I purchased the standard size and it fit my pillow perfectly. It is very comfortable to sleep on. I have very fine hair that tangles and breaks easily but, since I've been sleeping on this silk pillowcase, I haven't awoken with any tangles and my breakage is minimal: I'm delighted! I would recommend buying this pillowcase to anyone who is looking for similar results." —Idris1140

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in standard, queen, and king sizing and in 29 styles)

    23. A hypoallergenic reversible comforter you can use all year on its own or as a duvet insert., Amazon

    Promising review: "OH.MY.LANTA! This down comforter is AH....MAY....wait for it... ZING!! I actually want to make my bed in the morning so that it's ready to hug me at night when it's time to go to sleep. Just sitting on this comforter when I'm putting my socks on is a pampered treat! It's light so it doesn't feel like it's weighing me down, yet so warm and cozy. I've had other duvets and they're sometimes heavy and bulky to make a bed. This was simple. Throw, flick, flop, boom, done. Now time to conquer my day! Thanks for this!" —Charly

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes twin XL–California king and in seven colors)

    24. A melatonin night cream created with natural ingredients, so you can lather up and prepare to catch some Z's.

    a container of the white cream

    Promising review: "I've been taking melatonin tablets for a couple of years with varied success. I bought this and used as a face cream; didn't seem to really help. A friend of mine recommended putting lavender oil on the soles of my feet, where substances are absorbed quickly into the body. It helped. So I then decided to put this cream on the bottom of my feet. Eureka! I sleep like a baby, now. Best sleep I've had in years." —Almost retired

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (also available in a pack of two).

    25. A stuffed animal you can squeeze tightly when you start to feel the Sunday Scaries creeping in and just need a lil' cuddle.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Anthropologie

    "A stuffed toy or three when you feel like you just need company to vent to that'll never judge you. One can NEVER be too old for stuffed animals." —limag

    You can get a similar Baby Yoda plush from shopDisney for $24.99 or a snuggly bunny from Anthropologie for $28.

    26. A twistable memory foam pillow to support your neck when you're trying to get some shut-eye while traveling.

    a model sitting in the car comfortably with the pillow wrapped around their neck

    Promising review: "Most travel neck pillows make me feel completely overwhelmed, and this is especially great for those with shorter necks. It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places. Also, (and this was a selling point in the beginning), having used this on several long-haul flights, I loved that after each trip, I could easily unzip the cover and throw it in the wash." —ltny

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A hybrid mattress to basically provide you with *two* mattresses instead of one — with a single flip you can go from an extra firm feel to a softer one without splurging on a new bed.

    an idle sleep mattress on a bed frame
    Idle Sleep

    My in-laws had been trying to decide where to buy their next mattress from when I came across Idle's hybrid mattress. It's special because you can customize it for a specific feel on each side. Tired of sleeping on a too-soft mattress? Flip it over and enjoy a more firm one! It's pretty cool — the shipping was incredible, as was watching the bed-in-a-box puff out into a massive, sturdy mattress in seconds. My in-laws are loving their new mattress and have zero complaints!

    Promising review: "My husband wanted a flippable mattress, i wanted a mattress with pocketed coils, we both wanted a double sided firm mattress! The Idle Hybrid checked off all the boxes and more! The most comfortable mattress and sleep we ever had! Thank you Idle!" —Terri

    Get it from Idle Sleep for $1,136+ (available in seven sizes).

    28. Or a weighted blanket many people have found helps melt the stress anxiety of the day away, making it a must-have for your bedroom.

    a model sleeping with the grey blanket

    Check out our full review on this weighted blanket here. Just make sure you get the right weight blanket for your bodyweight!

    Promising review: "I’d read the great reviews for this and was hopeful it would help increase sleep time and comfort, and wow! Before I received this weighted blanket, according to my Fitbit, I was averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep per night due to pain. My first night with this blanket and I slept over 7 hours!! Same for my second night. This is so comfortable and comforting. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!" —Jamie Eubanks

    Get it from Amazon for $48.90+ (available in 10 sizes and four colors)

    29. A spray you can spritz on your pillow so every breath you take will fill your body with the relaxing scent of lavender.

    a small white spray bottle

    Promising review: "I have used this mist as a sleep and meditation aid and it has been incredibly effective as both. The lavender oil creates such a pleasant, relaxing environment it really enhances my meditation experience and makes falling asleep a breeze! Just a spray or two lasts for a long time too so I don’t have to worry about running out for awhile. Very happy with my purchase, thank you!" —Greg

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in three scents).

    30. A guided meditation app that'll assist you in quieting your brain before attempting to head off to Dreamland.

    App Store, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I have been using the Stop, Breathe and Think app for years now. It's really helped me on days where the inside of my head feels extra chaotic. It's very simple to use and will help you stop your inner-monologue from rattling off your to-do list when you're trying to get some sleep.

    Get it from the App Store for free (in-app purchases are available).

    31. A Himalayan salt lamp you'll love if candles make you sneeze because it'll create a similar soft, warm glow in your room without additional scents.

    a glowing pink rocky lamp

    This lamp has over 9.5K positive reviews on Amazon, so you should probably stop what you're doing and order it right now.

    Promising review: "Beautiful glow with adjustable lighting brightness. I cannot sleep without this on. I suffer from PTSD and wake up a lot with anxiety or nightmares. I see the beautiful glow and fall right back to sleep. Very therapeutic. Please note that it is very heavy. It has a great base but I put a coaster under it for extra protection from a chance of scratching." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    32. And a subscription to Book of the Month that'll give you a reason to turn off your screens and get tired the old fashioned way — reading.

    an array of different books spread out
    Book of the Month / Via

    One of the best gifts I've ever received is a subscription to Book of the Month. If you're like me and you LIVE for a hard copy of a novel rather than the e-book (sorry, Kindle-fans) then you'll likely enjoy this as much as I have. Each month you'll select a book and it'll get sent right to your home. It has been said that looking at the light of or phones/TVs isn't helpful for letting our brains now it's time for bed — so cut out the source by reading instead!

    Get a three month subscription from Book of the Month for $44.99.

    Sweet dreams, friends.

    The Walt Disney Company

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