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    16 Things For Anyone Whose Partner Is A Pain In The Ass To Sleep With

    *Yanks covers back to your side of the bed*

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    1. A set of 12 anti-snoring nose vents to open up their nostrils and alleviate the #1 most annoying thing your partner does β€” snore!, Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband is the worst about snoring and keeping me up all dang night. So I did some research and found these! I’m so excited that I bought them because he started snoring and I woke him up and asked him to use one. No noise!!! 10/10 would recommend to everyone." β€”Martha Jean Thompson Koons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A sound machine that'll provide the white noise and 28 non-looping soothing sounds you need to zone out the weird sleep noises your partner (and probably you too!) make all night.

    You can set a 15, 30, 60, or 90-minute timer. There are 12 various white noises, 12 fan sounds and four nature sounds (lullaby, summer night, rain, forest).

    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I both snore... This white noise machine definitely helps us manage to sleep better without having to choose to sleep in separate beds. I love that the volume control is a knob instead of a button because the level of sound is so easy to control at a very specific level. The variety of fan sounds allowed us to really find one that worked well for us. It helps to drown out the sound of morning birds in spring, which is no small task, even when I slept with the windows open. We also like that it is small enough to travel with and that the sound is digital instead of based on forcing air through it. I highly recommend!" β€”Lecpho

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. A six-pack of soft silicone earplugs for when nothing else will do the trick. These mold to your unique ear shape so there's no concern about if they'll fit or fall out during the night.


    Promising review: "My husband decided to take up snoring as a hobby so earplugs seemed a better solution than kicking him out of bed. I've been through countless types of the orange foam ones, they just end up hurting my ears and/or falling out so I end up with what looks like a bed full of Cheetos. So I decided to try Mack's. I will never go back. These things are amazing. They actually block out the noise of my husband's endless nocturnal pursuit of protecting me from bears by obstructed breathing. They don't hurt my ears and they don't fall out. Finally I can get a good night's sleep." β€”Anita Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $3.76.

    4. A pack of light dimming patches, because your partner's late night gaming habit is keeping you up with all the LED lights blinking in your peripheral vision.

    Each pack comes with100 easy to use, peel and stick patches in a variety of sizes and shapes that will dim 50-80% of light.

    Promising review: "I have some super bright LEDs on the fan controllers on my main PC, which just happens to be across the room from my girlfriend's side of the bed. The lights shine directly at her and are quite annoying to a good nights sleep. I have both the original strength and blackout versions of this product and I used a combination of both on my computer. I had plenty in the needed sizes to cover all the lights I wanted too. They work perfectly." β€”Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $4.59.

    5. A set of 12 door bumpers so when your partner is up late at night going through drawers and slamming doors behind them by accident, it won't actually make a sound and wake you up.


    Promising review: "I replaced all of my felt and thin rubber bumpers and now my husband doesn't complain about all the noise I make in the kitchen at night when he's sleeping. Which makes me happy, LOL." β€”CrochetCanYouSee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64 (available in 11 sizes).

    6. A set of bedsheet suspenders that'll clip and grip your sheets so they stay secure, because your bedmate tosses and turns β€” and by the time the sun rises, your bedsheets are halfway on the floor.

    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." β€”Khalysee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

    7. A lamp perfect for if your partner needs to sleep but you still want to stay up and read or get work done because it's dimmable, has touch control, AND can charge your phone.

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    There are seven brightness levels that are activated by touch control on the base of the lamp. There's a shade of light for every mood and a level of brightness for every activity!

    Promising Review: "This light is as awesome as all the other reviews claim. The light is perfect for nighttime reading. I can adjust it to a level that is dark enough I don't bother my spouse who is trying to sleep, but I still have just enough light to get to the bathroom without tripping over something."β€”ABrooks

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A sunrise-simulating alarm clock, because you've tried every trick in the book to get your partner to stop pressing snooze and get out of bed on time in the morning! This will imitate the sunrise and sunset to naturally wake you both up (no more loud scary alarms).


    It has a natural light lamp and a speaker that offers five different wake-up sounds. It also provides a go-to-sleep function that allows you to drift off to sleep with a sunset-like decreasing light mode.

    Promising review: "This thing is just great. I bought it for my boyfriend who is a habitual snoozer. He stays covered under the sheets and drowns out the sound of every alarm clock he sets. He has to wake up at 4 a.m. for work and he is not a morning person. Waking up in the dark is part of his reason for not wanting to get up. This thing gets him up everyday now. It is genius. Anyone who has a hard time waking up in the morning could benefit from trying this alarm clock. The technology in the light is designed to simulate a natural sunrise. This natural sun rising tells your body to wake up!" β€”Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99

    9. A shredded foam back pillow so you don't have to fight over the most pillows when it comes time to watch your favorite movie in bed together β€” Shrek.

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    Promising review: "I bought this because six pillows were not enough to keep my girlfriend and I both comfortable on my bed when we were watching TV. I ended up having to lay down on my stomach and give her the pillows to sit up. I don't want a repeat of the last time. So I bought this pillow so that neither of us would be stuck being unable to sit up and watch TV. Long story short, I'm now sitting with my back pressed up against the most comfortable pillow my bed has to offer, which is this very product." β€”Noel

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

    10. A pack of six cable clips so you can each have your own charging station on separate bedside tables, because you're constantly fighting over the charger before falling asleep and this way you each have one within arm's reach.


    Promising review: "Love these. I always lose my charging cord behind my bed and this little gadget keeps my charging cord locked in place on my night stand! Very convenient and a brilliant idea. They are very stick which is nice, but also I love that they come in a package of six for both my boyfriend and I and we use them for our laptop chargers as well! Great product. Would recommend!"β€”Tristan

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.79.

    11. A bedside caddy to keep your phone, remote, and current favorite book all in one place so you never have to ask your partner to get out of bed and get them for you (because we both know they aren't gonna move).

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    Also fits leftover pizza and any additional snacks you might have accumulated. We're hunkering down for winter here people, it's time to stock up.

    Promising Review: "Perfect for my needs. It stays in place between the mattress and box spring. I've stopped dropping my iPhone during the night because it's in the pocket instead of on my night table." β€”lady g

    Get it from Amazon for $16.25.

    12. A vented memory-foam pillow with both a warm and cool side designed to mold to your sleeping position so you never have to fight with your loved one over the best pillow, you each have the perfect one.

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    There are two kinds of people: those who love a warm pillow, and those who love a cool one. We can now coexist.

    Promising Review: "One of the best pillows I've bought! Just the right amount of firmness and thickness for my liking. I'm generally a side sleeper and occasionally a back sleeper. I'm an ex bodybuilder with a lot of extra weight up too and this is great for my neck and back. My girlfriend loves this too and has one now as well" β€”stangracer9746

    Get it from Amazon for $15.59.

    13. An adjustable bed tray with drawers for your knickknacks, a built-in mouse pad, and foldable legs for storage for nights when you need to stay up and get some work done and you and your partner are just on different schedules.

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    Promising Review: "I bought two of these for my boyfriend and I as we like to lay in bed and play computer games. The mouse pad works amazingly, and I love the little drawer. I keep my phone in the drawer and run a cord through it to charge it while I am playing. There is a little hole for a charger. I have also lately been doing my college homework on this while laying in bed instead of my desk! Love this purchase." β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.86 (available in three colors).

    14. An eye mask made of 100% silk so you can block out the iPhone light that's currently in your face as your bed pal scrolls through Instagram for thirty minutes before finally turning off the lights.


    This mask has an adjustable strap in the back so no matter what head shape you're rockin' you can get a good night sleep.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend because the television lights bother him when I watch TV in bed at night. (Bad, I know!) He has worn it every night since! It's soft with adjustable straps and provides full coverage over the eyes. We are a happy household!"β€”Cdepuy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    15. A remote-controlled, dimmable, LED lightbulb for couples who would rather duel to the death than get out from under the sheets to switch off the lights.

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    This lightbulb can be used in a table lamp, ceiling light, chandelier, floor lamp, you name it! There's a shade of light for every mood and a level of brightness for every activity!

    Promising Review: "I love that I no longer need to get up to turn off the lights at night, as this is remote controlled! The remote is so easy to use! The fact that I could dim the light instead of turning it completely off is another plus for when I want to read. The fact that it is an LED light makes it even better, as I will not need to replace it for a long time!" β€” Jagmets28

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    16. A cozy headband with headphones built in so you can listen to some tunes or your favorite podcast, because your partner likes complete silence while falling asleep and that's just too spooky scary for you!


    Promising review: "I listen to podcasts at night to help me block out the thoughts of the day and help me sleep and have always used headphones so as not to wake my husband. But regular headphones are very uncomfortable when you are laying down, especially if you tend to sleep on your side β€” these headphones solve the issue. They are comfortable and you can sleep on your side while barely noticing them. The sound quality is pretty good and the cord doesn't get in the way and hasn't shown any signs of fraying or wearing. The material is warm and cozy, but not too warm. And the headphones help block out outside noises too for a good night's rest." β€”Dog Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    Now we can all finally get some shuteye!


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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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