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    28 Products For People Who've Forgotten What Good Sleep Feels Like

    "Sleep? I don't know her." β€”you before reading this

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    1. A set of relaxing bath bombs to enjoy a warm soak before bed. Research shows that baths can lower your core temperature, which not only helps you get to sleep, but it may also improve your quality of sleep. An ideal bath time is an hour or two before you want to snooze.


    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this product. The scents are full and fresh, and the colors are lovely when they are used. I adore the lavender for bedtime soaks; it's better than sleeping pills! And smells better too!" β€”Peggy-o

    Get a box of 12 from Amazon for $28.80.

    2. An old-fashioned foot roller for massaging away the pain of a 12-hour shift β€” no partner needed!

    Promising review: "I love the product and use it daily. Initially, I used it to help my foot pain, or plantar fasciitis...I was told. The pain is gone now, but I still use it to relieve the stressfulness of long days. I find that (for me) using it just before bedtime helps relax my feet, which helps me to fall a sleep faster. It's amazing to know that when your feet feels good, your whole body feels better." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.75.

    3. Or a heated foot massager you'll have to fight your family members to use. The pulsing massage nodes will pamper your sore, tired feet until they don't hurt anymore = no more waking up in the middle of the night to throbbing feet.


    Promising review: "I am on my feet for four to six hours a couple of days a week (usher at the local entertainment arena). When I get home, my feet hurt! This foot massager is AMAZING! It helps to relax my feet so that I can sleep. The next morning, I can get out of bed and walk without experiencing any pain. Great purchase." β€”Sonja Briscoe

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    4. And a heated back and neck massager that'll handle any other aches and pains in your body that are keeping you up at night.,

    Promising review: "I don't know why I am adding my comments since there are over 8,000 reviews on this item, except that it has really changed my life for the better. I am a gardener and as such I do heavy lifting, digging, etc. I am constantly pulling a muscle or just plain overworking. In addition to that, I have osteoarthritis and sciatica that cause hip and back pain. This shiatsu massager has made so much difference. It takes away all the aches and pains of the day. I am sleeping better and feeling better than I have in a long time. Get one immediately. Suffer no more." β€”mallory0405

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    5. A pack of light-dimming stickers so bright alarm clocks and flashing electronics don't distract you from sleep.


    Promising review: "On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape but this product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of more than 100 stickers of varying shapes and sizes Amazon for $5.48. These larger dimming sheets from Amazon are $8.29 for two 6-by-3-inch stickers and work wonders if you're trying to cover a larger surface area, like a clock face.

    6. A weighted blanket for anyone whose mind races when they're in bed. This specific weighted blanket comes with two covers: one that'll keep hot sleepers cool and another that'll retain heat so you're cozy and warm.


    Using one may increase your serotonin levels because the weight mimics the sensation of being held or hugged. The release of serotonin and oxytocin (often nicknamed the "love hormone") can lower your stress levels and reduce some anxiety, may make it easier for you to drift off.

    Promising review: "Imagine being trapped under a 15-pound bag of beans in a box half your size somewhere, but instead of being trapped you're comfortably cocooned and the bag of beans is actually just a blanket and you're in a bed that's the perfect size. Your initial thought of a 15-pound blanket is terrifying and confusing, but once it's on, you slip into absolute bliss. This blanket gives a sense of comfortability and security, no one with zero muscle tone will be able to disturb the deep slumber you will fall into while this blanket is on you. Great for falling asleep and putting aside the worries and concerns about the monsters under your bed trying to get you, because we all know they give up at the slightest inconvenience. Also it is really a great relaxation gift for others!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get an 18-pound blanket from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in10 weights and four colors).

    7. A set of bed sheets made from soft microfiber that doesn't wrinkle and won't cause you to overheat. Insomnia, meet your worst enemy.

    Each set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

    Promising review: "These sheets are dreamy! Soft, comfy, and cozy! I washed them before putting them on the bed and thought that they would be thin as could be and that my toenail or thumbnail would go straight through them...NOT! They're very soft but durable. I slept like a baby last night! LOVE THEM! I definitely recommend this purchase, and I'm seriously considering a second pair for myself. πŸ˜‰" β€”JaziJoi

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in eight sizes and 45 colors).

    8. A gel-infused memory foam topper, because you don't have to spend $$$ on a brand-new mattress to get luxuriously good sleep.,

    Promising review: "Great value for an excellent memory foam topper. We put it on top of an IKEA mattress and it turned that uncomfortable bed into luxury." β€”Skip

    Get a two-inch topper from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in seven sizes as well as a three-inch-thick version).

    9. A memory foam orthopedic knee pillow to help reduce back strain, align your spine, promote better circulation, and alleviate pressure on your knees, especially for side sleepers.

    Promising review: "I suffer from bad sciatica, so I was so excited to get this. I immediately tried it and was disappointed. My knees/ legs were barely apart. They were pretty much still touching. I saved the packaging so I could send it back. That night I tried it again just to give it a fair shot. THAT NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT I SLEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT IN 6 WEEKS!!! And it wasn't a fluke. A week later and i'm still sleeping through the night. My hips are no longer sore in the morning, and it's not excruciating pain when I sit up in the morning. Don't get me wrong, I am still in pain, especially when bending or stooping but the all day 'just for no reason pain' has gotten a lot better. I have no idea how but this thing works. I won't even lay on the couch without it now." β€”Stacey Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    10. A gel memory foam pillow for anyone whose old, lumpy cushions just aren't cutting it anymore. This one is ventilated to optimize air circulation = you won't wake up drenched in sweat.

    Promising review: "I've only had the pillow a few days and I love it already! It's super comfy and gives great neck support too. I've already noticed I'm sleeping more peacefully and actually falling asleep faster at night! My roommate tried mine out and she is ordering one for herself !" β€”actorbrian

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A pack of sound-dampening door bumpers so the sound of your partner shutting doors and closing cabinets doesn't wake you.


    Promising review: "I live with a spouse who has a heavy hand when it comes to doors, cabinets, etc. He is what I call a slammer β€” I close things but he slams them! As our kitchen sits right below the master bedroom, I would finally drift off to sleep only to be awakened by slamming in the kitchen below! Not anymore!! These door bumpers are the best! High quality and they definitely do the job! They can be easily cut with a sharp scissors if need be. Our kitchen cabinets had a little ridge, so I had to cut some to make them fit. Easy to apply too β€” just peel off the backing and stick! Strong adhesive is an added bonus!" β€”Fitness Nana

    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A bottle of OLLY sleep gummies that'll encourage your body to rest with their blend of L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm β€” three ingredients that boost relaxation and increase your sleep quality.


    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" β€”Jaime Arnold

    Get a bottle of 50 gummies from Amazon for $12.88+ (also available in bottles of 60 and 70).

    13. A caffeine-free valerian tea to sip while you wind down with a good book. Avoiding caffeine after 2 p.m. gives your body enough time to work it out of your system so you can sleep easy.

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    Promising review: This tea works exactly as advertised. Sometimes I will lie in bed for hours because I can't shut my brain off enough to fall asleep. When I drink a cup of this before bed, I fall asleep and stay asleep all through the night! Steep the tea as directed for the best results: for 10 to 15 minutes, in a cup covered to keep the steam from escaping. This will give you the most of the valerian root goodness! I feel like it takes me a full 30 to 60 minutes after drinking this tea for me to fall asleep, so give yourself time to steep the tea and drink it. Valerian root can be bitter, but this tea is blended with other herbs to make the taste is quite pleasant. The results are worth every penny." β€”The Degamos

    Get a box of 16 tea bags from Amazon for $3.69.

    14. An air purifier for anyone who's been having trouble breathing easily through the night. This bad boy removes dander, mold, dust, and pollen in the air to help you sleep better.,

    Promising review: "This is an excellent purifier for those who are affected by cat dander, mold, and other problems associated with breathing difficulties. I have several cats so there is so much hair in the air in addition to their dander. This machine has solved my breathing problems during the night (I use it in my bedroom). In fact I am sleeping better every night, which I'm sure is due to the cleaner air that I am breathing. Another plus is that I'm using a great deal less tissues." β€”Linda Cruz

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

    15. A white noise machine so you can fall asleep to the soothing sounds of ocean waves or distant thunder.

    Promising review: "I travel a lot for work and have a difficult time falling asleep in hotels. I recently bought the sleep machine and have taken it with me to three countries already and now sleep like a baby. I bought it for the white noise, but fall asleep listening to the ocean waves or rain sounds. The sound machine volume changer is easy to use. I love this little machine and it has become my best purchase for 2019." β€”Coach Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. A humidifier that'll add moisture to the air. This increases hydration to your hair and skin, plus it keeps your nasal passages moist, which has the added benefit of potentially helping prevent congestion. Here's to sleeping through the night *and* being able to breathe.


    Promising review: "So for the last several weeks, I have been experiencing the negative effects of dry air in my home, particularly in my bedroom. My nose has been dry and sore with inflamed nasal passages along with my nose running 'like a sugar tree.' Sleeping with a fan as I have done for the past 15+ years became impossible. I don't know about you, but that combination makes for a miserable sleep. Anywho, I had never needed or used a humidifier until this purchase. Let's just say that my dreams have returned and I'm waking up to a nice mist rather than a pillow of Kleenex and a sore nose. Life is good." β€”Tracy Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. A pack of nasal strips for snoring to make it easier to breathe through your nose, because you shouldn't be snoring so loudly that you wake yourself up β€” or prevent your partner from falling asleep.


    Promising review: "These are the best nasal strips I have tried so far. They are not cheap, but using them makes the difference between being able to sleep all night long and struggling to breathe without getting the rest I need." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 30 strips from Amazon for $12.69.

    18. A dry-mouth lozenge if you can't make it through the night without waking for water. These tablets sit in your mouth while you're asleep and help stimulate saliva production so you can sleep comfortably.

    Promising review: "I can't sleep without one of these in my mouth. They work to keep my mouth hydrated; it gets super dry at night because of certain meds I take, and I also suspect I'm a bit of a mouth-breather while I'm asleep. I stick one above my front tooth, way up on the gum and under the lip, and it dissolves slowly all night long, keeping my mouth hydrated. Great stuff. There is no risk of choking on it; it really does stick tight to the gum and it won't dislodge. It beats waking up to swill water every hour. They're pricey but worth it. I've probably been through 100 boxes by now. This is the best price anywhere on the net, believe me, I check constantly." β€”Miss Picky

    Get a pack of 40 tablets from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A himalayan salt lamp, because it makes a great night light and creates the perfect peaceful ambiance for snoozing if you can't handle candles.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the salt lamp. In the evening, it helps create a calm, relaxing ambiance in my room which always puts me to sleep. The salt lamp is also great for doing meditations and unwinding after a long day. The dimmer switch with memory is also a great feature. Highly recommend. Since this purchase, I actually bought a second lamp to add to my room." β€”Lance

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A sunrise alarm clock that'll help you unwind before bed and then gradually wake you up in the morning. No more smashing the snooze button multiple times!


    Promising review: "Now I can leave the phone charging across the room (or in a handbag even. Who cares?) I can set this for the 'sun to set' at 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. So I set it, and I get in bed and read a book for an hour. Then the 'sun goes down' gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, the 'sun' starts coming up gradually. So gradually, that at the beginning, you don't even notice. And you can set sounds in addition to the 'sunrise' effect: birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio. You can set two different wake up alarms. It doesn't even feel right to call them alarms, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. You wake up gradually. This thing is perfect. I'm reading more, sleeping a lot better, and I don't even remember anymore to grab my phone to check social media in the mornings." β€”Mimi 5000

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    Read our in-depth review of the Philips Wake-Up Light to learn more.

    21. A two-in-one essential oil diffuser to emit relaxing scents like lavender that'll prepare your body for bedtime. It also doubles as a humidifier.

    This color-changing diffuser and humidifier comes with seven mood lights, each of which can be used in bright or dim mode. It also has an auto-off feature, so it'll shut off once you run out of water.

    Promising review: "This little guy is great! I wanted a low profile diffuser and this fits the bill. I like the option of using the multi-colored lights, although more often I just keep the light off as I use it mainly at night for sleeping. When I get sick, a mix of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender in there is a godsend. There are multiple functions for constant scent or intermittent scent. Packs a large punch for such a small machine, and well worth the price. I'm considering getting multiple for multiple rooms." β€”FranklySpeaking

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).

    22. A plug-in dimmer switch for lowering the lights when you're getting ready for bed. This action encourages your body to prepare for sleep.,

    Promising review: "At first I used it in college so that I could study and dim the lights as the night went on so that I could easily go to sleep without bright lights keeping me up. Now I just use it in my room when I'm too lazy to get up and turn it on by hand πŸ˜‚10 out of 10 in my book. It also has a small sticky pad on the bottom so that you can easily rest it on a table and it won't slide off cause of the long cable." β€”danika

    Get it from Amazon for $11.43+ (available in two colors and as a two-pack).

    23. An oversized silk eye mask so you can sleep like a baby tonight. There's a reason thousands of people swear by it for blocking light.,

    Made with soft mulberry silk fibers, this luxe eye mask is larger than your average sleep mask, ensuring it's truly pitch black. The headband is adjustable so it won't tug or tangle your hair.

    Promising review: "This sleep mask keeps the light out and it is super comfortable. The strap is not too tight and the silk finish is soft on the eyes and surrounding area. Putting on the mask signals my body that it is time to sleep, which I think has helped me fall asleep faster and return to sleep more rapidly if I wake to use the bathroom at night. We purchased one for my husband who was recovering from brain surgery and needed darkness in the hospital and thereafter. It worked great." β€”Moore Family

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 26 styles).

    24. A set of blackout curtains that'll 1. block light from entering your room, 2. reduce noise, and 3. regulate the temperature so it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Prepare for the best sleep of your life!

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    If you don't want to drill into the wall to install curtains, we recommend going with either a tension rod or Command hooks.

    Promising review: "I love these curtains! They completely cut down on the light in both my bedroom and living room. I live in an apartment complex in Colorado so at night there is a lot of light coming in and during the day the intense sun cooks and blinds me! The set in my bedroom help me sleep at night and the set in my living room make it comfortable to be in there. I highly recommend them! They effectively make it seem like night time in the middle of the day. The colors are also fantastic!" β€”Alyssa

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes and 22 colors).

    Check out my colleague's review of the Deconovo blackout curtains for more deets on why she loves them.

    25. A three-layer door stopper to block out the sounds of annoying roommates while also maintaining the temperature in your room. Installation is easy: simply cut the strip to size and attach it to your door using the built-in adhesive backing.

    Promising review: "I’m renting an apartment and my front door doesn’t brush up against the floor. There was about an inch gap which was annoying because it meant light, noise, and bugs could get in. Ever since I’ve installed this, I’ve had almost no bugs, no light, and so much less sound! It’s great. The sound-blocking is especially amazing because my bedroom is near the front door and I hated hearing my neighbors conversations clear as day in the stairwell. It’s not totally noise cancelling but it’s so much better." β€”airazedy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    26. A daily planner, because writing has been shown to help reduce anxiety, which often leads to better sleep. Research shows that writing down your to-dos for tomorrow β€” a task that takes only five minutes β€” can help you fall asleep faster.


    Promising review: "This is a fabulous planner!!! I'm a lawyer and have lots of different projects to juggle at work. I heard that prioritizing three 'must-do' items every day helps tame the chaos of not even knowing where to start. I write my three top priorities, additional optional tasks, and also love that I can do a brain dump and write in dinner plans and things I have to remember to do outside of work, and groceries we're short on. This planner has helped reduce my stress levels dramatically, stay organized, and be more productive than ever before." β€”Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in six patterns).

    27. A Kindle Paperweight if your phone habits are keeping you up at night. Curling up in bed with a good book is a great way to lower stress levels, plus you're not exposing yourself to blue light that can delay your body's release of melatonin, an important hormone for sleep.

    Promising review: "Just perfect, go no further. Books download quickly, the text is clear and perfect. The backlighting is adjustable and can even be reversed to white text on black page, a feature I enjoy since I frequently read when I can't sleep. The unit is light, waterproof, and a near perfect size: small enough to carry, large enough to read easily." β€”Douglas Rowe

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (originally $149.99).

    28. A pack of scented foot pads that'll not only make your feet smell fresh, but may also promote circulation to your feet to relieve pain and make it easier to sleep.

    Promising review: "I am 40 years old with behavioral and sensory challenges. I am 100% convinced the foot pads are helping me. I apply them bilaterally right before I fall asleep. I have noticed every time that I wake up HAPPIER, less moody, less irritated, more receptive, and more energetic. I have used this product for one week almost continuously. The nights that I have forgotten to apply the foot pads, next morning I can tell the difference in my behavior." β€”The reviewer

    Get a box of 20 from Amazon for $19.99.

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