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    Updated on Sep 19, 2019. Posted on Aug 18, 2019

    25 Calming Products For When Your Brain Needs A Break

    These products just might be the things you need to relax your stressed out soul.

    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.

    1. An adult swaddle that's gonna help save you from insomnia and have you sleeping so soundly your baby's gonna be jealous.

    Hatch Sleep, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I recently replaced my weighted blanket with a Sleep Pod and I am never going back. I appreciated the comfort that I got from a weighted blanket, but it was so hot I wasn't able to last under it for long. The fabric is breathable and so lightweight that I can comfortably use it in the summer and throw it in my tote bag on vacations. I feel calm and comforted every time I get in. I've used it while napping, while trying to calm down before going to bed at night, and while sitting on the sofa and needing some extra stress relief when binge-watching Chernobyl got too stressful. I can't rave enough about this thing, but I'll certainly keep trying!

    Promising review: "For a lifelong sufferer of miserable Restless Leg Syndrome, this is nothing short of a miracle! I was skeptical that the pod could help me, since nothing else has ever helped me, but I think since the pod contains my thrashing movements, I’m not waking myself up over and over at night. My dreams are typically very vivid and I usually don’t feel like I had a chance to turn my mind off and disconnect. I think I am getting more REM sleep with the pod because I haven’t remembered my dreams these past four nights. Also, I run hot so it’s a pleasant surprise that the pod truly is breathable and not sweaty." —Jennifer C

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $110 (available in two sizes).

    2. A magnetic zen garden that'll help you become the (magnetic) force of nature you know you are when you're able to garden through the daily grind.

    Amazon

    This set includes one and a half pounds of magnetic sand, a wooden storage/display case, and three metal tools.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.49.

    3. A massaging shower head with 30 different settings so you can wash away the stress of the day, literally.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My family really loves this dual shower head. I especially love the mist setting on the large head — it filled my bathroom with with hot steam when I was very sick with the flu/pneumonia. The large head is great for relaxing muscles and washing your hair. I grab the small head to rinse body parts. The small hand-held shower head is also great for giving your dog a bath and washing down the shower walls and tub. Both heads have settings that are either high pressure or lower pressure, depending on how many holes have water jetting out of them as per setting selected. I bought this during a lightening deal, but I would buy it again at full price. This is a great product and easy to install." —M. Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    4. A box of essential oil incense — they're gonna be, well, essential when you need to breathe in some relief.

    Free People

    Get a box of 20 from Free People for $16 (available in three scents).

    5. A stress relieving book that'll help you stay centered when you find yourself reading into things too much.

    Firefly Books

    Get it from Amazon for $10.37.

    6. An eye massager — it may help ease migraines and act as a source of stress relief for anyone whose tension is not just a weight on their shoulders.

    Amazon

    This uses air pressure and light vibrations to relieve fatigue, pain, stress, and puffiness around the eyes. And it decided to keep the luxury coming with a heat compress and built-in music settings to help you really relax. It uses a rechargeable lithium battery with USB and it'll last a full week when used 15 minutes a day, so feel free to treat yourself daily!

    Promising review: "My job requires me to stare at a computer monitor all day long. My eyes are often stressed at the end of a work day, to the extent that I don't even watch TV anymore. A friend recommended I get this eye massager. It is worth every penny. The soft massaging motion with the smooth fiber touching the eyes releases the stress from my eyes quickly. The massaging motion to the temples and the soothing music is also really helpful. My favorite music is the water dripping sound. The product looks great and is clearly high quality. I am using it every day now and plan to bring it with me when I travel. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an eye massage (and who doesn't need one these days?)." —Linda Peng

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    7. A color changing Himalayan salt lamp with a salty and sweet aesthetic that's gonna help create a calming space to enjoy your own cat nap.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 or get a traditional salt lamp from Amazon for $19.97.

    8. A Disney coloring book that'll calm you down so quick it'll seem like magic.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

    9. A soothing lavender pillow so that falling asleep fast and having a restful night's sleep is no longer just a dream.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This pillow is pretty amazing. It's firm at first but the memory foam immediately forms around your head to form a perfect cushion. The lavender smell is light but definitely present — just enough to catch a scent while you sleep but not enough to overwhelm the senses. (Usually, I find lavender products to be very strong; however, this pillow has a perfect balance.) It is extremely well made with high-quality materials and I have no doubt it will last for a long time. I'm very impressed and highly recommend this pillow if you're looking for a great night's sleep!" —BottleArmor

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A levitating bonsai you can peacefully appreciate when you need something soothing to focus on while attempting to meditate.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    11. A scalp massager (which is also a great way to get a deep shampoo) for anyone who knows that the best way to calm a loud mind is with a soft massage.

    Amazon

    You can read more about how this scalp massager helps me relax in my review.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19 (available in five colors).

    12. Or a deep-kneading foot massager that'll give you a moment of zen when your dogs have been barking all day.

    Amazon

    This beauty has deep kneading, vibrating, rolling, and heat functions, and is set with five different pressure settings that'll perfectly hit your pressure points.

    Promising review: "This is truly the most amazing and wonderful foot massager I have ever had the extreme pleasure of using. This thing gives an awesome massage with very good pressure. My feet feel better than they ever have. I highly recommend this!" —KatK

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    13. A weighted blanket for adults and children who have a hard time calming down at bedtime and need to feel extra tucked-in at night with a warm weight around them.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $48.90+ (available in seven colors and 11 sizes).

    14. A pack of aromatic shower tablets so you can enjoy the benefits of a bath bomb even if you don't have a bathtub.

    UncommonGoods

    Get a pack of nine from UncommonGoods for $26.

    15. A picture book on deep breathing to help calm little kiddos who have a hard time managing their stress on occasion.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got this for my anxious three-year-old. Very glad that I did. These are methods that she can learn now and keep throughout her life. I was surprised by the quality of the book design. It feels nice and is well designed. The illustrations are lovely. The book itself is calming. Simply beautiful. It would make a good gift and be good for any child. So thankful for this book." —Kelsey H.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.72.

    16. A bamboo mini water fountain you can set up in your yard or even in your living room to immerse yourself in the calming sounds of a spa.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    17. A head scratcher that'll feel so good you'll forget all about whatever was worrying you. Unnecessary stress? Scratch that!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95 (available in six colors).

    18. A mini magnet toy you can manipulate and mold all day to keep your hands busy and your mind clear.

    Amazon

    These are for adults only, due to their swallowable parts.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    19. A calming body oil so lush and luxurious everybody is gonna be jealous of it.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $52.

    20. A pack of stress relieving tea that'll warm you up so you can chill out.

    Amazon

    I drink these whenever I want to feel relaxed without getting sleepy. They are my go-to after stressful days!

    Get 96 tea bags on Amazon for $23.88.

    21. An essential oil diffuser for anyone who needs to occasionally ~diffuse~ a bad situation by reminding themselves to take a deep breath.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $37.65.

    22. An aromatherapy hot/cold wrap that'll ~shoulder~ the burden of easing your stress whenever you need it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness this is a wonderful product! Our entire family loves it!! My son went to sleep tonight wearing it and he is eight years old. As a family we have decided that we need at least two of the neck wraps in our household. The material is soft and comfy. What I personally like the most is the high back neck feature. I feel the tension leaving not only my neck but my shoulders as I sit and watch TV while wearing it. In addition to the heat relaxation, I enjoyed the herbal fragrance as well. It is subtle and not overpowering in the least, which I like. I believe I have found the perfect Christmas gift for families and friends!" —J. Spangler

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    23. A two-piece singing bowl set so you can wash yourself in a calming sound bath.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    24. A comfy pillow that'll remind you a nap is the often the perfect medicine.

    anneamanda

    Get it from anneamanda on Society6 for $29.99+ (available in two styles and four sizes).

    25. And finally, a pimple-popping pad for anyone who needs a strangely soothing (and, sure, totally nasty) activity before they burst.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in seven styles).

    When my bank account attempts to make me feel guilty about the things I just bought:

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