21 Things That Might Actually Help You Feel Less Tired In The Morning
Because it's probably been a while since you've actually had a little energy in the morning.
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1. A cooling cotton weighted blanket, because according to reviewers, it packs on just enough pressure to help with anxiety and insomnia, which helps improve their sleeping habits. It'll help put an end to tossing and turning for six hours at night so you don't have to wake up feeling exhausted after just two decent hours of shut-eye.
2. This hypoallergenic bamboo mattress pad you'll want if feeling overly warm and stuffy keeps you up until the wee morning hours thanks to a less-than-breathable mattress. This comfy baby creates a cloud-like layer on top of your mattress so you don't need to buy a new one.
3. A lavender and chamomile scented aromatherapy mist to help lull you to sleep since you have to get up early for an 8 a.m. class and it's currently past 1:00, but your mind refuses to let you stop stressing about your upcoming midterm.
4. Or a jar of Lush Sleepy Body Lotion so you can slather the calming smell of lavender onto your body to help ease you into slumber.
5. Orrrrrr some Olly melatonin gummies that'll help calm a busy mind that stubbornly keeps you up well into the night even though you got in bed at a reasonable hour.
6. These thermal insulated blackout curtains, because if you're like me, having a steady stream of bright sunlight infiltrate your curtains and smack you in the face first thing in the morning instantly gives you a headache and makes you feel tired and grouchy for the entire day.
7. A sunrise-simulating alarm clock that uses natural light to gradually wake you up (kind of like an actual sunrise), so you wind up feeling more refreshed — unlike normal clocks that startle you awake.
8. This contoured memory foam sleep mask to block out light without adding pressure to the sensitive area around your eyes. It'll help you wake up feeling well-rested and not like you slept with a cinder block on your face.
9. A golden latte mix made with mushrooms and turmeric that you can drink at night for a delicious way to help soothe yourself to sleep and then wake up the next morning feeling more vibrant.
10. The Kindle Paperwhite because it's hard to not be tempted to scroll through your phone in bed while you wait to get tired enough to fall asleep, but the blue light from your device can actually keep you awake longer, which could be why you feel tired the next morning. The Paperwhite has a glare-free display that actually makes you feel like you're reading on paper as opposed to on a lit screen.
11. A PhoneSoap battery-powered smartphone sanitizer that'll literally force you to keep your phone out of sight, so you'll be less tempted to stay up longer scrolling through Instagram. It uses a UV light to disinfect your phone (and anything else that can fit inside the device) while also getting your phone juiced up and ready to use in the morning.
12. The Nocturnal Journal workbook so you can reflect on and work through anything that may be keeping your mind running through the night. You'll wake up feeling like you have a fresh start.
13. A full-sized body pillow designed to help support you whether you sleep on your back, side, belly, or almost anything in between. You just might stop waking up in the middle of the night yearning to switch to a more comfortable position as frequently.
14. Or this adjustable pillow that lets you easily remove or add shredded memory foam filling for the loft level that perfectly suits your neck and back. I don't know about you, but when my pillow is too high or too low to support my neck, I struggle all night trying to combat the pain that inevitably ensues — and the next morning is sure to be a hellish one.
15. And this memory foam between-the-knees pillow because, according to Amazon reviewers, it provides some much-needed relief from back, knee, and hip pain if you prefer sleeping on your side without those aches keeping you up at night.
16. A heated massager so you can soothe out those knots and tense spots that might've occurred from sleeping on pillows that don't provide the proper support. Plus, there's nothing like a good massage to wake ya right up.
17. This cool mist humidifier for alleviating a stuffy nose that's bound to irritate you through the night and make you feel pretty much like a zombie the next day.
18. Or a pack of nose strips you can try if snoring's been keeping you up, or if you have a cold but don't want to take a bunch of pills (or just want to feel as decongested as possible).
19. These tiny light-dimming stickers so you can reduce the brightness on any LED lights around your room that prevent you from slipping into your slumber because your space just isn't dark enough.
20. A pack of stretchy bed bands to put an end to that weirdly uncomfortable feeling of sleeping on top of a fitted sheet that somehow slipped off half the mattress *shudder*. And when you're already in bed, you just don't wanna get up to fix it, so the only thing to do is lie awake until your annoyance finally exhausts you into la-la land.
21. And this white noise machine to help drown out surrounding sounds that might disturb your sleep. It can even provide calming background noise while you slowly wake up.
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