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    Updated on Oct. 21, 2019. Posted on Oct. 7, 2019

    21 Products Our Readers Swear By For Getting More Sleep

    The gadgets, apps, natural remedies, and more that people swear by for getting in some serious shut-eye.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favourite products for a better night's sleep. Get ready to hit the hay!

    1. An essential oil diffuser that'll make your home feel like a spa and prep your mind and body for a trip to Sleepytown, USA.

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    "A coworker gifted it to me for Christmas because I was having trouble sleeping after my dad passed away. My husband calls it 'new-age hippie bullshit,' but I notice a difference if I try to go to sleep without it." —Beth Soltesz, Facebook

    "Oil diffuser, hands down. Lavender, peppermint, even frankincense if you’re feeling frisky. A room that smells like a spa is the only way to do it!!" —Bradley Albert

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.87, and get some lavender essential oils from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    2. A Dohm sound machine, which mimics the soothing sound of rushing air, with two speeds and a customizable volume, to block out any noise that might otherwise prevent you from clocking those z's. Your snoring S.O. who?

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    "It’s just white noise, but it’s like a mix between a fan and a storm. You can adjust the sound levels, too. It’s a little pricey, but by far the best out there IMO." —Mollie Guttman, Facebook

    "My Dohm white noise machine has literally saved my marriage." —j11th

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $60+ (available in white, black, and tan).

    3. A contour memory-foam pillow for neck support that'll help you nod off in supreme comfort — and it's got special gel pads that'll keep you cool all night long.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $43.90.

    And if you're looking for a pillow to take on the go, check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A container of melatonin supplement gummies, a natural — and delicious — way to get your body ready for slumber.

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    "This has saved my tired butt so many times from sleepless nights. You can take one to four, depending on how much help you need to fall asleep. One will help you relax, but I usually take three to just knock me right out." —Emma McAnaw

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

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

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    "A silk pillowcase does wonders! It helps with bedhead and it just feels luxurious to sleep on something so soft." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in ten colours).

    6. A super-soft sleep mask for stopping those pesky early rays of sunlight from effing up your sleep.

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    "It provides light pressure, is extremely soft, and keeps light out." —mollysamson12

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.98.

    7. 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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    "My back would hurt a lot freshman year of college due to the stiff mattress. I bought a thick mattress topper and it was a game changer. It was so comfortable that I never wanted to leave my bed. I kind of wish I still had an XL-twin bed so I could use it...even though I graduated years ago." —emilyw4581385ba

    Get one from Amazon Canada for $121.51+ (available in sizes twin-California king).

    8. Blackout curtains available in a variety of colours 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 the glowing reviews. When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by their high-quality, heavy, soft fabric — they looked more expensive than their price suggests — 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." —Emmy Favilla

    Get a set of two panels from Amazon Canada for $25.99 (available in five sizes and 13 colours).

    9. Natural Vitality Natural Calm magnesium, a natural and organic vitamin supplement intended to help you snooze and support your immune system.

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    "It prevents migraines too." —Tabitha Williams, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.90.

    10. Lavender pillow spray, so you can fill your sleep space with the natural scent notorious for inducing blissful, calming vibes.

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    "A cheaper option than weighted blankets and diffusers is some lavender pillow spray. Always helped me as a kid, and lasts me usually about three months, spraying it every night. Put like four sprays onto your pillow (or teddy bear) and breathe it in!" —heathrre1

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.92.

    11. Or just get yourself a bag full of lavender — and place some on your nightstand or make a cup of floral tea. Your old teabags could never.

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    "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—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." —Anjali Patel

    Get an eight-ounce bag from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    12. A set of super-affordable earbuds to block out all the haters (aka noisy roommates or neighbours) cramping your sleep style.

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    "I live in an apartment with thin walls and eight other roommates who live on different schedules, so a quiet night is hard to come by. However, these headphones are amazing for sleeping because while cheap, the sound quality is excellent, they last for months (despite being pulled, run through the wash, and tangled), and best of all, they are comfortable. They are also great ear plugs without playing anything through them, blocking about 95% of the noise going on in my apartment at any given hour." —gretcheno3

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $14.95+ (available in three colours, with and without a mic).

    13. The Relax Melodies app, which you can use to customize soothing sounds that'll put your mind at ease — from rain to chanting to everything in between.

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    "I use an app called Relax Melodies. It has a ton of sounds ranging from ocean waves, to rain, to even monk chants and vacuum sounds that you can combine to make your perfect custom sleep sounds. It even comes with a timer so that it will automatically shut off after you fall asleep. I never sleep without it!" —katiem487277fe4

    "I use the Relax Melodies app every time I sleep. You can customize and layer different sounds to get the exact blend you like!" —lindseyp4f2b184e4

    Get it from the Apple App Store or Google Play for free.

    14. 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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    "I need so many things to fall asleep and stay asleep. My favourite is the pregnancy pillow. I'm not pregnant, but this pillow acts as a normal pillow as well as two body pillows so you're surrounded by comfort. I can sleep with the pillow between my knees and still have back support without stacking 17,000 separate pillows on my bed." —cheyennenoelterry

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.99+ (available in two colours).

    15. The LectroFan white-noise machine, with 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, to help you tune out any distractions that might be keeping you awake every damn night.

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    Also great for use in your sleepless baby's room!

    "Earplugs and a LectroFan machine during the week, and headphones with an additional sound app/music, earplugs, LectroFan, and melatonin on the weekends. I live in an apartment complex that people insist on revving their engines as they drive through the complex at the wee hours of the morning." —Colleen Sweeney, Facebook

    "Locks out noise from roommates, neighbors, or outside, and even muffles snoring from bed partners. Even though my bedroom is pretty quiet to start with, I still sleep so much better with the white noise machine. Maybe it just soothes my brain! It offers tons of different fan sounds and white-noise frequencies; I prefer the noise with the most low frequencies." —caroliner4f34a2a95

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99 (available in black and white).

    16. A weighted blanket designed to increase relaxation and reduce stress that may also be helpful for those with disorders such as anxiety, OCD, autism, and sensory processing disorder.

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    The ideal weighted blanket should be 10% of your body weight. This blanket is made with hypoallergenic, nontoxic, odourless sand pellets. The weighted inner layer is machine washable, and the duvet cover is sold separately.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.50+ (available in three sizes and six weights).

    17. Purrli.com, because of course there's a site devoted to mimicking customized cat purrs, and of course you're going to check it out (and maybe even use it get some sleep).

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    "Purrli.com is a game changer. It simulates the sound of a cat purring, which is an anxiety reliever, and you can customize it to your liking. It's my go-to when I need to calm down before bed." —aub4697

    Check it out on Purrli.com.

    18. Thermal socks to keep your toes perfectly toasty during chilly (or air-conditioned) eves.

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    "Can't sleep with cold feet!" —s4247b0b3d

    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon Canada for $8.89+ (available in six style combos).

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

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    "A Himalayan salt lamp with an adjustable light setting. It gives the room a beautiful, warm glow." —rachelrenee1029

    Get one from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

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

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    "Years ago I found a neck roll for a trip. It's a small cylindrical pillow. I hug it to my chest and use it to support my chin. I now cannot sleep without something supporting my chin. It completely changed the way I sleep." —laurenashley2142

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.76.

    21. And the Pzizz app, which helps you make time for sleeping, napping, and focusing when you need to — so you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized.

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    "I use it for sleeping through the night, naps, and I especially love the new Focus feature for when I need to keep my attention on something or study. It’s basically hypnotizing you! It’s so effective and you’ll fall asleep faster than ever before, or you’ll get more work done in a short amount of time. Pzizz has been a game changer." —mariahjenae

    Get it from the Apple App Store or Google Play for free.

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