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    36 Cheap Products That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

    I hate to say it but... 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 โ€” 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 sensationally soothing sounds.

    Amazon

    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." โ€”Gbulldog

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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

    iTunes

    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 botanical duvet set that's as breathable as it is beautiful. Toasty sleepers, rejoice! This is gonna keep you covered and cozy without causing you to overheat while you sleep.

    Amazon

    Because even when it's hot you know that monsters will grab you if you aren't completely covered by your blankets. Facts of life.

    Promising review: "The colors on this bedding set are bold and beautiful. The fabric is soft and I LOVE IT! I am a person that gets hot during the night but I still HAVE to have a comforter to sleep peacefully (living in Florida doesn't help that) but I used this set last night and I didn't want to get out of bed this morning!!! Don't even think twice! Get it NOW!" โ€”Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    4. An aromatherapy spray that'll soothe your senses and help you sleep through a fortnight of your roommate playing Fortnite (and losing, loudly).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this spray. The smell of lavender is refreshing and strong but not overpowering. I delivered my baby girl two weeks ago and I spray this on my shirt to relax me enough for short naps until the baby wakes. I highly recommend it." โ€”Mai N.B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20+ (available in seven scents).

    5. A pair of blackout curtains to block out all the light from your windows with a simple swish (letting you sleep so soundly, you just may think you've blacked out).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These blackout 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." โ€”Gadgetguy

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 20 colors) or get a smaller set for $18.88.

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this hot cacao! After a really long day, or if my anxiety is acting up making my mind not shut off, I'll drink this so I can ensure I fall asleep. This not only puts me to sleep quickly, it helps me sleep peacefully the entire night. It's also a big bonus that I don't wake up groggy the next day. I usually heat up a little bit of sweetened almond milk on the stove top, mix them together, and enjoy!" โ€”Squirrel

    Get a box of 10 from Amazon for $14.29.

    7. Or a sleep tea so you can be one sip away from slumber.

    Free People

    Each box includes 20 tea bags.

    Get it from Amazon or Free People for $20.

    8. 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

    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." โ€”Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    9. An anti-snoring spray to help you (or your partner) breathe easy, helping the whole house get more sleep.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is AWESOME! Just ask my wife. Because of a snoring problem, I have been using this for quite some time. I spray two squirts before going to sleep and my wife says now I don't snore at all. This has got to be the best stuff on the market for people like me, who keep their spouse awake at night. I was the biggest sceptic of all, but this really does work." โ€”Randy Chenoweth

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    10. An air mattress with a built-in pillow and air pump so you can feel like you're sleeping on air, literally, while on a camping trip or while camping out in a crowded house.

    Amazon

    This really is a brilliant bed! It only takes three minutes to inflate and has a waterproof top. The built-in air pump is genius and convenient and the wire folds back into the mattress to make packing even easier. Be sure to check out why we think this is perfect for house guests.

    Promising review: "Lucky for me, I discovered the Intex twin air mattress FOUR years ago and have never looked back. It's lasted me through college, three moves, and many visits from friends and family. It has a built-in pump, which makes it almost TOO easy to use. You just plug it in, turn it on, and watch it do all the hard work for you. You never have to worry about losing pieces to the pump or running out of battery as it's all electric. Plus, the cord can be tucked away in the little compartment so you're not tripping over it. Once you're done, just roll it up and store away. After four years, I can say this mattress is still going strong as ever." โ€”Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in two sizes).

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really love these sheets!! I literally slide into bed and feel like I melt into them. I'm never going back to cotton!" โ€”JTwife

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors and four sizes).

    12. A contoured sleep mask that'll block out all the light around you so you can block out the world when you need some serious shut-eye.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is amazing. I love that I can blink while wearing it, nothing presses on my eyelids. The material doesn't get sweaty and it's super comfy. Best of all? There is ZERO light! I have been sleeping much better since I got this. We recently went on a road trip and I could even nap in the car when I had this on, something I have NEVER been able to do before! It's a great product !" โ€”Jessica

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

    13. An essential oil sleep balm โ€” the actual ~balm~ for anyone who needs a little help calming their minds before bedtime.

    instagram.com

    I use all of the Scentered body balms and I'm telling you friends, it is true love. They smell lovely โ€” really subtle and satisfying. I've found them to be the perfect way to take a breath and focus. I use Sleep Well every night and I mean, I keep falling asleep, so it seems to be working wonderfully.

    Promising review: "You use a small amount on your wrists and other pulse points at bedtime and breathe deeply. When you use on a regular basis, this scent tells your brain that it's time to transition into sleep mode. I use it every night but I've also been using this on my 11 year old for about six months at bedtime and now he actually yawns when he smells it! You might not be able to smell it as strongly after a few minutes but it's still there and, even though your brain naturally filters it out, it's still working. You don't need a lot, so each balm has been lasting me about three months. SO worth it." โ€”SHEYO

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in six scents).

    14. A pivoting fan to fill your room with fresh, moving air and a gentle white noise. One night with this in your room and you're gonna be its biggest ~fan~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really can't imagine how anyone could give this little fan less than FIVE stars. I have tried a number of small fans in order to conserve space and none of them can hold a candle to this fan. If you are looking for a small fan that moves a lot of air then you have found it. This is a big performer in a small package." โ€”Gary L. Jeffers

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. A travel-sized sound machine, because falling asleep on a different time zone can feel impossible while on vacation, but turning on some calming white noise can help.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We used to travel with a small air purifier to make white noise in order to get a peaceful night of sleep. This does the job even better, and it fits in my pocket. It's so easy. I also use it at home when napping. I'm so glad I found this product. I would definitely recommend it!" โ€”Jennifer H.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.32+ (available in two colors).

    16. A pair of sleep-safe earplugs designed to fit inside smaller ear canals, to drown out every single sound (including, but not limited to, your cat meowing at literally nothing at 4:30 in the morning).

    Amazon

    This includes two sets of reusable earplugs and a carrying case.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend snores and I have tried about five different kinds of ear plugs and these are hands down the BEST!!! Because I have a small ear canal other earplugs are too big for me. These earplugs are just right and don't cause pain. They are soft and they really fill in the ear canal to block the sound." โ€”Leland Gustavo

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 or get a pack of cheaper earplugs for $8.49.

    17. 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

    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 โ€” 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 โ€” hygge โ€” 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." โ€”Candace Karu

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

    18. A curved body pillow โ€“ at about half the price of traditional body pillows โ€“ that'll always gladly be the big spoon.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this! My husband and I have changed our time measurement to BP (Before Pillow) and AP (After Pillow). I wasn't sleeping well BP and would wake up up to seven times a night, getting out of bed around four times for whatever reason. I would toss and turn and talk in my sleep and sometimes kick my poor husband. AP, I still wake up a few times per night (those raging hormones!) but I fall right back to sleep and feel rested in the morning. Aside from that, I don't thrash about anymore. I'm a right-side sleeper, but am training myself to sleep on my left. This pillow makes it so comfy! You can face either direction and even on your back the pillow provides just enough tilt so that you're not flat on your back (a pregnancy no-no). This pillow changes everything!" โ€”CK

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in six colors).

    19. A pair of leopard print or striped satin pajamas for people who can't get their beauty rest unless they're in beautiful loungewear.

    Asos, Forever 21

    Get the leopard print from Asos for $14.90 (available in sizes XLโ€“3XL) or grab the striped pair from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes Sโ€“L).

    20. A lavender and frankincense pillow mist you can use when you desperately need sleep to (hopefully!) simply be a spray away.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I finally found my beauty sleep product! I know there are a few products out here that claim to help as a sleeping aid but I donโ€™t trust anything that I take internally. This is truly a beauty sleep product I have fallen in love with! I instantly feel calm and relaxed. It really makes a difference to my night time routine. When I use it it basically sets my mind up to sleep mode and I instantly feel calm and relaxed. Itโ€™s also great to just freshen up my pillow." โ€”kyo24

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

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

    Amazon

    I live half a block from a fire station and two blocks from a hospital. I got these to seal up my windows to make the constant sirens slightly more subtle. And, honestly? These have made a massive difference. Now the sirens (although still constant) aren't so loud and jarring, and they never wake me up. These are a dream, literally.

    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." โ€”S.B.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

    22. An essential oil diffusing LED nightlight โ€“ it'll project a lovely forest scene and scent into any bedroom, making your room a place worth hibernating in all year long.

    Amazon

    This changes into seven different colors and can be used without water. Grabbing this right the heck now? Don't forget to grab a lavender oil while you're at it!

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful essential oil diffuser and the perfect size for any spot. The stream is very effective. The diffuser works great and shuts off when empty. The changing light colors look absolutely beautiful and they're very calming to watch. I would definitely buy this again." โ€”alexchuang

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four styles).

    23. 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

    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." โ€”Aveda Customer

    Get it from Aveda for $24.

    24. 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

    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 my Echo Dot plays rain sounds off of Spotify. My life is now a SciFi paradise before bed and my husband and I don't have to fight over who gets out of bed to turn off the lights.

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

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My autistic twins love this. It helps them sleep at night. Now that they are in their own rooms, I bought another. They can't sleep without it. The fact that it has the feature to stay on all night is what makes this product the best." โ€”KerryKat

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

    26. A calming hemp patch sure to be a system worth sticking to when you occasionally can't fall asleep.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product! I bought both the Be Calm and Nite Nite at a store when I was out of town. I'm so glad I just found it here! I slept so well after I used the Nite Nite. I can't wait to buy more!" โ€”Lee581930

    Get it from Free People for $12 (available in four styles).

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

    Amazon

    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 โ€” 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." โ€”Dog Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three colors).

    28. 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

    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." โ€”aparrbai

    Get it from Amazon for $28.77+ (available in six sizes).

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

    Amazon

    This mighty humidifier has over 7,000 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." โ€”ocmd

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    30. A knee cushion โ€” a real leg-up for side sleepers who suffer from back/hip/knee/ankle pain and a great way to have better sleep posture at night.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This small pillow has made a huge difference with my arthritis pain in my hips and knees. It is so much better then folding a regular pillow between my legs. It doesn't slip out in the middle of the night. I would recommend it to anyone who is a side sleeper!!" โ€”Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    31. 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).

    Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors).

    32. A teensy dab of tiger balm for when your muscles or joints are rawr-ing with pain and you need relief before even thinking about falling asleep.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I didn't expect this product to work as well as it did. I had killer shoulder pains from carrying my art equipment and it was pretty rough to go to sleep. A bit of this on my shoulder knocked it right out and I slept through the night." โ€”Antoine

    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    33. A bath milk that'll do a ~dairy~ good job soothing your system before you fall asleep.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $18 or get a lavender version from Amazon for $19.99.

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

    instagram.com, Amazon

    Promising review (gummies): "I take one of these, get into bed, and then it's off to la la land for me. I get a good night's sleep and am rested in the morning. It does the job for me." โ€”Hicks

    Promising review (chocolates): "These are effective and tasty โ€” a delicious way to take melatonin and get good night's rest." โ€”ss.lee

    Get the gummies for $8.98 or the chocolates for $7.99, both from Amazon.

    35. Or a NightFood bar made specifically to let you indulge in a delicious and snooze-inducing snack when your munchies don't go away after the sun goes down.

    Amazon

    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." โ€”Chas. Brunner

    Get them in "Cookies and Dreams" from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. And finally, a slightly terrifying Fuggler โ€” you won't stay up worrying about monsters under your bed when you're being protected by the one on your bed.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    When you finally find something that helps you sleep after feeling dead tired for ages:

    Disney

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    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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