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    31 Things That'll Help Solve Your Small(ish) Sleep Problems

    Make catching those elusive zzz's a little bit easier.

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    1. A pack of LED dimming sheets because your computer charger, internet router, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright lights.

    hand peeling off a small circular black sticker from a sheet then sticking on the bright power button of a TV. And before: an internet router with bright flashing lights and after: the lights significantly dimmed

    2. A heated massager so you can relax on the couch while it soothes those knots and tense spots that keep you up at night. It's designed for your back and neck, but you can also use it on your thighs, hamstrings, and feet.

    The massager, which is almost shaped like a squashed dog bone, with four rounded corners; it has four red balls protruding from under mesh in the center, and a power button

    3. A weighted blanket — every time you wrap yourself in it, you'll feel gently cuddled, which can help you deeply relax despite the stress of everyday life. Plus many reviewers swear it helps them sleep better each and every night.

    A model curled up in a light grey-blue blanket with thin white stripes

    4. Or a lightweight sleep pod that will gently snuggle you all through the night but still be perfectly breathable (so you don't sweat up a storm), thanks to its thin, stretchy fabric.

    Model on a bed, curled up in the grey pod; you can see the outline of her legs, back, and arms; it doesn't cover her head at all

    5. An ergonomic memory foam between the knees–pillow, which just might give anyone who's a side sleeper some relief from back, knee, or hip pain — at least, according to Amazon reviewers. Plus it has a strap, so you can turn over in the middle of the night without losing it to the swirl of blankets.

    Model wearing the pillow; it's a rectangle with two shallow U-shapes cut out on both of the longer sides and the strap goes above the knee

    6. A genuine mulberry silk pillowcase because it won't leave a wrinkly imprint for you to discover on your face in the morning, *and* it could help prevent any extra hair breakage when you toss and turn.

    7. An allergist-designed dust mite and allergen proof–pillow cover that will help block all allergens while still being perfectly breathable (read: not too hot).

    The white pillowcase on a pillow

    8. An oversized but lightweight silky-soft sleep mask that will block out every bit of light without falling off your face multiple times every night, thanks to its two adjustable straps (one goes above your ears, and the other goes below).

    9. Or a pair of blackout shades so you can completely block out whatever light insists on disturbing your evenings, like your neighbor's ostentatious "decorative house spotlights" that, besides illuminating their landscaping like its under FBI investigation, also shine SO BRIGHTLY in literally every window on the east side of your home.

    Reviewer's dark room with blackout curtains; only a very thin line between the curtains and the light that comes in from the gab above the curtains is visible

    10. A mini white noise machine with non-looping audio that can completely drown out any sounds that might disturb your slumber, so you can sleep just like you would snuggled up in a cabin on the side of a lake with absolutely zero neighbors.

    The small hexagonal white noise machine on a bedside table; it has a power button, two volume buttons, and three buttons for choosing the sound

    11. Or some cozy fleece headphones that make it easy to enjoy music or white noise while you doze off without the discomfort of wires and plastic OR the irritating sounds of your S.O./roommate/airplane seat-mates.

    Model wearing the wide black headband that goes over their ears

    12. A pack of flexible foam earplugs — they're ideal if you struggle with sounds but white noise just doesn't cut it or just plain bothers you, or if you're looking for a somewhat more budget-friendly option.

    13. An extra set (or two or three) of pillowcases because as everyone with chronic acne knows, changing your pillowcase out every other night or so can make a difference, but there's no way that's going to happen unless you have enough extras that you can wash with regular laundry.

    The pillowcases in light sage green

    14. An aromatherapy pillow mist that will help you set the mood for an easy bedtime; I've always found lavender to be a relaxing smell that's nice to focus on as I'm winding down, instead of focusing on stressful thoughts.

    Model asleep in bed; mist is on bedside table

    15. An all-season duvet so you can cuddle up under its cozy, fluffy weight without getting too hot in the summer or too chilly in the winter, even if you're as picky as Goldilocks.

    The baffle-box comforter on a queen size bed

    16. A pair of 95–100% cotton pajamas because they'll be completely breathable and cool even when you start sweating up a storm, and just happen to be quite well made (at least, according to reviewers) so they'll last and last.

    17. A pack of snore strips that you definitely need if your allergy or cold related–nasal congestion insists on waking you (and / or your partner / roommate!) with aggressive snorting noses multiple times every single night. These will help relieve the pressure so you can breathe easy.

    Close-up of nose with strip on; text reads 40% superior hold, 20% more coverage, comfortable and easy removal

    18. The Five-Minute Journal, which uses ~science~ to encourage a positive perspective on everyday life, which just might help curb those racing thoughts you can't dispel the moment your head hits the pillow.

    The light off-white fabric-covered hardback journal, with the embossed title in black

    19. Or the self-help Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety, which could help you learn how to have more control over those racing thoughts, not to mention other anxieties in everyday life.

    The cover, which also says "Learn to recognize, track, and overcome fear; Break the connections between fear and depression, procrastination and worry; Overcome inhibition, perfectionism, and low self-esteem, Defeat social anxiety"

    20. Some Olly restful sleep gummies because they pack melatonin, l-thenanine, chamomile, and lemon balm (which, with their combined powers, can help boost your natural sleep hormones and help you feel relaxed) into a tasty piece of candy.

    A jar of the gummies and a few of the dime-sized gummies

    21. Or a caffeine-free tea that's made with valerian, an herbal supplement that many people swear helps them relax and actually doze off, even after stressful days.

    Hands holding a hot cup of tea

    22. A pair of blue light blocking glasses because all that screentime you get all day long — and especially in the evening hours — is probably cutting down on your sleep quality, and these can help.

    23. A cozy U-shaped body pillow that people love for pregnancy, but also can be supportive whether you have back or hip pain... or just want a consistent cuddle buddy every night.

    A model snuggling with the big pillow

    24. An adjustable pillow — you're pretty much guaranteed to love it, because you can easily remove or add its shredded memory foam filling until your heart (and neck and back) are finally completely content.

    Three steps to the perfect pillow: 1. unzip the outer case, 2. unzip the liner, 3. add or remove fill to reach the loft level that fits you

    25. An alarm clock to wake you up with a chill, gradual sunrise, the way all of our bodies ~evolved~ to wake up. You might just actually feel...what is this feeling, it's been so long since I felt it... refreshed in the morning?!?

    26. And / or a lamp that features five different color modes, so whether you're studying kinda late or just reading the latest hot novel, you can opt for the warmer orange or yellow settings that can help you fall asleep faster when you're ready.

    The lamp, which looks like a long rectangle on a stand, plus samples of each of its warm to cool color modes, and seven brightness levels

    27. A set of linen sheets because they can help keep you cooler if you're always way too hot at night but still like to have some sort of covers.

    The white sheets on a bed

    28. A two-inch memory foam mattress topper — it's an instant, easy way to upgrade a bed that's hurting your back or just plain uncomfortable because it's too firm.

    29. Or a completely new Signature Design by Ashley memory foam mattress, if your main sleep problem = that you somehow ended up sleeping on a 15 year old hand me down–mattress from your parents house, and it legit has a spring poking you in the back.

    The mattress on a bed

    30. And of course, a completely silent, noise-free bed frame perfect if whatever bed you're using now insists on squick-squeaking like a mouse anytime either you or your partner even like, moves an arm a little.

    The black bedframe

    31. A plug-in dimmer switch so you can create some pre-bedtime ~ambiance~ of peace and relaxation, without completely taking the final step of turning off the lights entirely.

    A lamp at 10%, 40%, 70%, and 100% brightness, and the rectangular switch and cord with a slider to dim then turn off the lights

    You, all ready to climb into bed and get some well-deserved shuteye:

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