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    31 Cheap Products That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

    These products are a real snooze.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A relaxing sleep sound machine that'll lull you into a deep sleep with white noise, brown noise, and a variety of other soothing, nature-y sounds.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is very sleek, modern, and the sound is great. I was interested in it specifically for the extra USB outlet to charge my iPhone (a must for most bed-side devices). This has been a great purchase and I am very pleased with the product." β€”Gbulldog

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. Or a rain app to save some space and cash β€” just tap your phone for a gentle rain or crackling fire on the Rain Sleep Sounds app.

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    You can also set bedtime reminders (for those guilty of getting in bed and then wasting hours on your phone) and sleep timers (to slowly fade out the sounds after a certain time).

    Get it from iTunes for free here.

    3. A cushioned, quilted comforter so you can live your best burrito life.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 10 colors and three sizes).

    4. A plush fortune cookie friend for anyone who would feel fortunate to get a great night's sleep sometime in their near future.

    kidrobot.com

    Get it from Kidrobot for $14.99.

    5. A pair of blackout curtains that'll block out all the light from your windows β€” letting you sleep so soundly you'll think you literally blacked out.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These black out curtains are the real deal... now it's hard for me to get out of bed! I have a wall of windows in my bedroom, so I ordered eight curtains and (no pun intended) it was a night and day difference. The quality is great and I like that they don't have that black out backing like some other 'blackout' curtains have. They are just good quality, heavy, durable curtains, and they iron well (for those who iron their curtains). I underestimated them, but they over-delivered." β€”Gadgetguy

    Get them from Amazon for $33.95 (available in 20 colors) or get a smaller set for $19.49.

    6. A calming mushroom hot chocolate for people with busy schedules that don't leave ~mushroom~ to relax before going to bed.

    freepeople.com

    Get it from Amazon for $15.46 or from Free People for $20.

    7. A cool gel memory foam pillow that will help you chill out before bed, so trying to fall asleep isn't a pain in the neck.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I switched to this pillow over a regular down pillow years ago and never want to go back. If you live in a hot climate or get hot while you sleep, please get this. Even with a thick pillowcase it stays cool." β€”Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    8. A four-piece set of satin sheets to make going from wide awake to fast asleep a silky-smooth transition.

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four colors and four sizes).

    9. An elevated foam eye mask that'll block out all light and feel comfortable even when you blink.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my favorite face mask. The shape allows for plenty of room for my eyes without pressing against them. The mask fits against my face so that no light sneaks in. I have it in two different patterns now because I love how cute it is." β€”MaryMo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in 23 colors).

    10. A standing or wall-mounted fan so comforting, the ease of falling asleep with this on is gonna ~blow you away~.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is so easy to assemble and moves a TON of air, even on the lowest setting! It's not too loud, but not whisper-quiet, which I like, because I need white noise to sleep. I sleep like a baby with this fan!" β€”Susan Towle

    Get the standing fan from Amazon for $30.39 and the wall-mounted fan from Amazon for $39.95.

    11. And if you hate white noise, a pair of earplugs to drown out every single sound (including, but not limited to, your sweetheart's snoring).

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99.

    12. A neck wrap pillow for when traveling has you so exhausted, you're ready to hit the snooze button and say, "That's a ~wrap~!" on your day.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After I first used this travel pillow, I declared it to be one of the greatest travel inventions of the 21st century. After using it on four more flights, I still stand by my original declaration. This is not only light-weight and super soft, but it works like no other travel pillow I've tried β€” and believe me, I've tried them all. It supports my neck at an extremely comfortable angle and keeps my head and neck swaddled in comfort. The Danish have a word β€” hygge β€” that means a feeling of coziness and warmth. This is definitely hygge. I travel a lot and I will never take another trip without this. I've now purchased seven more, an extra for me and six as gifts for my friends and family." β€”Candace Karu

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

    13. A curved body pillow that'll be the perfect outer spoon for everybody (especially mamas-to-be).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm expecting twins and in my eighth month of pregnancy. This pillow has saved me from the debilitating hip, back, and knee pain that I have been experiencing since month four. It's very comfortable and helps me sleep on my left side by supporting my back and keeping me from rolling over during the night." β€”Natalie L.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    14. A caffeine-free herbal tea to help you wind down and induce relaxation-filled ZZZs.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I suffer from insomnia and have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety. I refuse to take medication to sleep every night, so this tea has helped me so much. When I can't sleep I will make a cup of this tea, and within thirty minutes I am fast asleep." β€”Isabel D. Sangabriel

    Get it from Amazon for $3.12 (includes 20 packets).

    15. A silk pajama set that will have you, and your sleep routine, covered.

    nastygal.com

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $20 (available in sizes 2–8) or get a similar set from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors and sizes 0–26).

    16. A lavender and frankincense pillow mist you can confidently use and know that sound sleep is just a spray away.

    sephora.com

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    17. A pack of weatherstrips that'll seal gaps in your doors and windows to prevent pesky outside noises and draftiness.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These stick very well and are made of good material. I will definitely be buying them again. I use the weather strip seal to seal out noise when I close my bedroom door. It's soo quiet now." β€”S.B.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

    18. A small-but-mighty aromatherapy oil diffuser so you can breathe easy on your way to dreamland.

    amazon.com

    Don't forget to grab a lavender oil while you're at it!

    Promising review: "The design is sleek and I love that there are so many beautiful and calming color options. I love setting it up where I can watch the colors change as I fall asleep. The mist is nice and thick and I like having the option to either continuously mist or mist in 30-second intervals." β€”Tracy O.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    19. A soothing peppermint foot lotion to relieve the aches and pains that may leave you feeling de-feet-ed when trying to fall asleep.

    aveda.com

    This product, along with all products from the company, is manufactured using 100% wind power, making it as good for the environment as it is for your sleepy feet!

    Promising review: "I have been using this consistently for over a year. I put it on before I go to sleep, and the scent is so relaxing I think it helps me fall to sleep faster." β€”Aveda Customer

    Get it from Aveda for $24.

    20. A pack of two smart lightbulbs controlled by Alexa, that can turn on and off, change color, dim, and set timers, all with the amount of effort it takes to fall onto your bed and ask.

    amazon.com

    Hi, it's me. Mallory. From this BuzzFeed post. I have Alexa products throughout my house and using the Echo Dot to control my bedroom lights is my absolute favorite feature. Before I go to bed, I ask Alexa to "make it rain." My lights then go from bright white to a dim blue and green and my Echo Dot plays rain sounds off of Spotify. My life is now a SciFi paradise before bed.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (pack of two).

    21. Or if Alexa isn't your thing, a nightlight projector β€” it's gonna let you zone out to a calming rendition of ocean-wave-like lights and sounds.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "First of all, I am 35 and don't have kids, but I have always loved lights like this and have owned many as well. I have to say this is one of my favorites! I am so impressed by the output of this small light! It works wonderfully in the bedroom. I absolutely love that I can just hook my phone right up to it, hit 'go' on my playlists, and have music and a show to relax and fall asleep to! So while kids would love it, I think many adults would find it soothing too!" β€”Missy Harper

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    22. A cozy headband for when you need to listen to music while you sleep but your partner needs to listen to NOTHING.

    amazon.com

    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.

    23. A foam bed topper so you can soften and upgrade your cheap-o mattress faster than you can say "I hate my cheap-o mattress."

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Before my husband and I bought this we thought our mattress needed to be upgraded. The mattress was only a year old but didn't feel as comfortable as it used to. But before we dropped a couple grand, I looked for a mattress topper and got this. I thought I was going to send it back because honestly it looked really pathetic but OH MY GOODNESS this thing is magical. I think everyone needs one. It doesn't take away from the support of your mattress, it just makes your sleep SO MUCH better. We are absolutely in love with it. So happy we tried and bought." β€”aparrbai

    Get it from Amazon for $32.42.

    24. A cool mist humidifier that'll alleviate a stuffy nose or dry skin while you sleep.

    amazon.com

    This mighty humidifier has over 5,700 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "This Pure Humidifier model does exactly what the description of this product claims. It's very quiet, can run on high for at least 11 hours, and it is easy to clean and keep clean. This is a beautifully styled product that performs as advertised. I recommend it." β€”ocmd

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    25. A knee cushion β€” a real leg-up for side sleepers who suffer from back/hip/knee/ankle pain.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have always used regular or body pillows between my legs but continue to suffer with hip pain, so I bought one of these out of desperation. You have to find the spot that works best for your body type, and for me, that turned out to be 'straddling' it as if I were riding a horse and then rolling into a side-lying position. My hip pain (during the day as well as at night) has been reduced by 90%!" β€”Michelle in WI

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    26. A scalp massager to gently relax your anxious mind by massaging your scalp before bed (turns out there's no better way to clear your mind than by shaking things up a little bit).

    vanityplanet.com

    Check out my review to learn more about how I use this to relax.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

    27. A teensy dab of tiger balm β€” it's sure to be the ~balm~ for anyone who suffers from aching pains and sleepless nights.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm delighted with the effectiveness of this balm for random aches. I have a very physical job, so my shoulders and knees can really talk to me when I get home. I rub a VERY small amount of ointment on aching areas and almost immediately get at least some, if not complete, relief. Most rub-on ointments claim instant relief, but this actually delivers. The balm relief is much much quicker than any oral pain meds. Plus, no side effects. It's not greasy and absorbs quickly." β€”bikergirl52

    Get it from Amazon for $4.47.

    28. A melatonin gummy or chocolate sleep-aid you can turn to when all you want is the sweet taste of sleep.

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    Get the gummies for $8.45 or the chocolates for $8.38, both from Amazon.

    29. A salt rock lamp that'll get rid of your salty attitude after a tough day by giving you the perfect nighttime ambiance.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This makes the perfect night light for my bedroom. It has a soft glow and my favorite aspect is that it has a dimmer. It adds a nice ambiance." β€”Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    30. A NightFood bar made specifically to let you indulge in a delicious and snooze-inducing snack when you get the bedtime munchies.

    amazon.com

    Each box comes with 12 bars.

    Promising review: "I bought these looking for healthier nighttime snacking option. They have a solid endorsement since the first box we ordered several times. It appears that these will be a steady staple in our cupboard for those times when a late night snack is desired." β€”Chas. Brunner

    Get them in "Cookies and Dreams" from Amazon for $22.76.

    31. And finally, a knit blanket that'll have you snuggled up and snoozin' in a stitch!

    walmart.com

    Get it from Walmart for $39.95 (available in nine colors).

    These really are the perfect products to help you out when you're poohped.

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

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