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    22 Things That’ll Help You Have A Truly Silent Night

    Do you hear the sweet, sweet sound of silence?

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    1. A jar of contour ear plugs to make it easier to drift off when you live with a roommate who enjoys arguing with her long-distance partner at 3 a.m.

    Promising review: "I'm a college student in a dorm with two other roommates and there is construction going on near the building. These are honestly the answer to my prayers for a good night's sleep. The first few weeks of living on campus sucked because one of my roommates doesn't understand the idea of being quiet when others are sleeping and construction trucks decided that 4 a.m. would be the perfect time to ride around in reverse, beeping away. I went from rudely being woken up before I needed to sleeping soundly until my own alarm goes off. They expand very comfortably in my ear, and, for the most part, they stay in all night. The contour really makes a difference. I've been able to use the same pair for quite a while and they still work great. Once they start falling out in your sleep a lot, then you know it's time to throw them away and get out two new ones, but a box of these can easily last me three months." —Danielle

    Get 50 pairs from Amazon for $14.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeed writer's full review of Flents Quiet Contour Ear Plugs/Earplugs and why she loves them.

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

    It has six built-in sleep sounds — rain, brook, ocean, thunder, white noise, and summer night — as well as an auto-off timer that you set for 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Plus, it's lightweight and portable so you can bring good sleep with you anywhere.

    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." —Coach Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    3. Or a high-tech sound machine/night light for parents who could really use a night of uninterrupted sleep sometime this century.


    Parents can control the Hatch Baby sound machine via the Hatch Baby Rest app so you don't risk waking the baby. It also has a helpful time-to-rise alert feature so your kids know when it's time to get out of bed (and when to stay under the covers so mom and dad can sleep in).

    Promising review: "I have now had the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light for about six months. We started using it when we decided to sleep train our toddler. It works perfectly and is really easy to use and set up. I really like the app; I was easily able to customize everything for when he sleeps, wakes, and his nap time. For his night light, I used a soft amber color and in the morning I have it switch to green when he should be waking up. I think he is just now starting to grasp the concept of the colors, but I can see it being a lot more helpful in the near future. I saw some reviews stating that the white noise was louder than they had wanted it to be, but I did not find that to be the case with me. You can easily control the volume of the sound and the brightness of the light with multiple colors." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (also available for purchase with a variety of decorative covers).

    4. A multifunctional Echo Dot, because we're living in the future and this lil' guy is here to serve you. Not only is it a white noise machine, but it's also a smart speaker that can play music, tell you the weather, set your alarms, and turn down the lights.


    Promising review: "It is amazing. I have insomnia, and I was able to set my welcome to play rain music to help me sleep every night. It also lets me know what the weather and traffic is like every morning. I just love it. It was easy to set up with my iPhone." —Marsh S

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors and two styles).

    5. A pair of sleep headphones if you like to listen to podcasts or guided meditations before bed. Slip this on and you won't hear a peep from the outside world.


    Promising review: "Regular headphones are very uncomfortable when you are laying down, especially if you tend to sleep on your side. These headphones solve the issue. They are comfortable, and you can sleep on your side and you will barely notice them. The sound quality is pretty good — quite suitable for podcasts but not as good as the big old bulky Bose headphones that you can't sleep in. I'll plug these into my phone, turn on a podcast, and relax for a good night's rest. The cord doesn't seem to get in the way which is what I feared might happen, and so far the cord shows no sign of fraying or wearing through after about a month of using them. The material is warm and cozy but not too warm. And the headphones will help to block out other noise for a good night's rest. I love these." —Dog Lover

    Get them from Amazon for $15.97 (also available in gray).

    6. 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." —airazedy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in four colors).

    7. Or, a soundproof door draft stopper that'll mute your family's late-night shenanigans. It comes with hook and loop adhesives to prevent noise and light from entering your room.

    Promising review: "The creator of this item really put a lot of nice thought and touches into this. It looks good and works perfectly. It stays perfectly in place on my bedroom door and does a great job blocking noise and light from the hallway on the other side. I would definitely buy another one!" —Adventure Photographer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in five sizes and five colors).

    8. A self-adhesive seal strip so you can soundproof your bedroom without spending the big bucks. Now you can sleep in peace instead of hearing your video game–loving partner scream at their computer.

    You'll get two seals (totaling 16 feet) that are 9 millimeters thick.

    Promising review: "I came across this blessing in disguise after being completely FED UP with noise from my siblings in my house when I'm trying to sleep for work the next day. My door wasn't thick enough to bounce off noise from behind it. I realized it's not actually really the door I have to worry about...IT'S AROUND THE DOOR. This is everything I needed. I was listening to my sibling take a phone call when the door was open then after I was done, I closed the door and POOF, noise no more! If you're looking at this because you need some soundproofing, this is definitely a must-have." —Bobby

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in four colors).

    9. A humidifier for adding moisture to the air, which can help keep your nasal passages moist and prevent your partner's earth-shaking snores.


    Promising review: "Best humidifier ever, easy to use. I can breath now. I've been sleeping great since I have this humidifier. No more snoring, no more dry mouth; I can breath while I sleep and that is a beautiful thing." —Brett barthelmy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    10. A pack of sound-dampening door bumpers if you love your family but they're also monsters who seem to enjoy shutting doors and closing cabinets as loud as possible when you're trying to sleep.


    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 — 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 — just peel off the backing and stick! Strong adhesive is an added bonus!" —Fitness Nana

    Get a sheet of 100 on Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A cushioned door jammer because I s2g someone will pay if the door slams one. more. time.


    These are also great for toddler-proofing a room!

    Promising review: "I ordered this product twice, because I loved it so much. I put the door silencer on every door upstairs. My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and slams doors just for fun. It’s so loud and very annoying. With the door silencer, the doors don’t make that loud noise but it also protects the door from being damaged." —Heidi Andersen

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 14 colors and patterns).

    12. A pack of heavy-duty anti-vibration pads to stabilize your washer and dryer if your whole house feels like it's shaking during a laundry cycle. I love clean clothes as much as the next person, but I gotta sleep sometime, OK?

    Promising review: "Very good for recently purchased washer/dryer combo unit. The machine makes a lot of vibrations when it is in spinning mode. However after installing this anti-vibration pad, it's very quiet. I just hear the water valves sound. I'm really happy with the result." —katt

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (for four).

    13. A set of silicone cooking tools so the banging and scraping sounds coming from your kitchen don't disturb your Sunday morning sleep.,

    Each set comes with a soup ladle, a slotted spoon, a slotted spatula, a solid serving spoon, a pasta server, a basting brush, a flexible spatula, a round spatula, a whisk, a pair of tongs, and a turner.

    Promising review: "I love this set. The best part is — no noise while making food. They're strong, sturdy, and have strong grip. We also cook dishes with a lot of turmeric that is prone to staining, but the utensils come out clean which is great!" —Mahima M.

    Get a set of 11 from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A pan and bakeware rack organizer that'll prevent an ear-deafening avalanche of pots, pans, and lids, because some people don't respect your constitutional right to sleep in on the weekend.


    Promising review: "Where was this 10, 20, 30 years ago? I really like this product. It frees up lots of room from the oven where we usually store pans. Now they are all in one corner of the pantry, don't make noise banging around, and keeps them from scratching/chipping. I highly recommend." —Tom puleo

    Get them from Amazon: the pan organizer (left) for $13.97+ and the bakeware organizer (right) for $19.99.

    15. A pack of anti-snoring nasal strips for making it easier to breathe through your nose, because you shouldn't be snoring so loudly that you wake yourself up — or preventing 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." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 30 strips from Amazon for $12.79.

    16. A bottle of OLLY sleep gummies, because you can't hear any noises if you're asleep. *insert roll safe meme* It's made with a blend of L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm — 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!" —Jaime Arnold

    Get a bottle of 50 gummies for $12.42+ (also available in bottles of 60 and 70).

    17. A robot vacuum so you can wake up well-rested and to a clean house.

    This super slim robot vacuum can run for 110 minutes before it heads back to its charging station.

    Promising review: "Much more quiet than my Dyson. Great suction power! I love this. Even my boyfriend loves it! He likes the idea of a robot servant working for him while he is at work. No more popcorn mess near the couch. Picks up my hair, super fine dog hair, and dust!! Cleans the hardwood floors and goes over all the throw rugs and even my high pile bathroom rugs without any problems. I would buy again and almost wish I had bought two. I just carry it downstairs to do its work on separate levels. Very light. I don't have to vacuum!!!" —wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $165.99.

    18. An app called Rain Rain if you haven't found the right white noise machine yet. It comes with more than 100 endless sounds so you're almost guaranteed to find the one that sends you straight to dreamland.

    Rain Rain

    You can set a fade-out timer so you don't drain your battery having your phone on all night.

    Promising review: "Do you want to toss and turn for some time trying to get to sleep or would you like to lay with a soothing sound of so many choices to play so that you can easily go into a deep sleep? You will be amazed when you awake how effortlessly you dozed off and did not even realize what had taken place compared to the bed kicking, moving around, and trying everything to shut your mind off as you did in the past." —MTKCLAN

    Get it from the Apple Store for free or get a similar app on Google Play, also free.

    19. A pair of Bose noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones that'll come in handy when you're trying to get some shut-eye on a plane, train, or automobile.,

    Promising review: "I was thrilled at how comfortable and lightweight these headphones are! I purchased them primarily for air travel, as the drone of the engines really irritates me. I was expecting some neck stiffness due to wearing these for six hours, but they are so comfortable I've had no problems at all. I also had the opportunity to wear these at night (in a dorm for a conference, and construction started outside before 6 a.m.). Again, I was amazed I could sleep with these on, and still get a good night's sleep, even laying on my side." —C. Fraley

    Get them from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

    BuzzFeed Reviews voted them the best noise-cancelling headphones in the $$$ category.

    20. A set of blackout curtains to 1. block 85% to 99% of light from entering your room, 2. reduce noise, and 3. regulate the temperature so it's cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Prepare for the best sleep of your life!

    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 don’t know why I didn’t buy these years ago. I live in a dorm with old curtains that barely helped block the parking lot light at night, let alone the blazing morning sun out of my east-facing room. I got these curtains and can now get my room pitch dark at night and darker than I had ever had it before even with the harshest light. The curtain itself lights up a little with the most direct sunlight, but it is still easy to sleep through and doesn’t ever wake me up. One of the best decisions ever and I have no complaints." —MallardTop

    Get them from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in six sizes and 20 colors).

    21. A sound-dampening rug if the sound of heels and your pets nails clacking on hardwood is basically the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. A rug will help absorb noise so your room is a quiet haven for sleep.


    Promising review: "Love this rug. It is such a nice quality and finished around the edges perfectly. It is much better looking in person; the picture does not do it justice. It is very rich-looking design with black, gray, and silver strands through it. Much softer design and colors than what's shown on the website. I have purchased several others, and they were not the same quality. This one is a keeper!!" —Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.84+ (available seven sizes).

    22. And a density rug pad you can place underneath for added noise absorption. Plus, they'll make your rugs feel nice and thick under your feet.


    Promising review: "These are super thick and make a big difference in noise control. I REALLY wish my upstairs neighbors had this under their (tiny) floor rugs." —H. K.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.94+ (available in 22 sizes).

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

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