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    Updated on Apr 29, 2020. Posted on Mar 18, 2020

    24 Helpful Products For Anyone Who Always Feels Tired

    Things that'll help lull you to sleep when needed *and* things that'll ensure you're well-rested when you need to stay awake.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An ethereal color-changing moon lamp — it emulates soft moonlight so you can recreate the feeling of sleeping under a full moon, which will make things peaceful. You'll be excited for bedtime just so you can turn this on!


    This has 16 colors. The moon itself is true to the actual moon's surface and texture. It can be controlled by touch or by remote and runs on a rechargeable battery. You can charge the lamp on your computer, power bank, or wall outlet.

    Promising review: "I remember seeing something like this listed for over $50. I wanted one so badly because I'm obsessed with the moon and thought it would be a beautiful thing to have as a night light, but I'm cheap and didn't want to spend that much. Well, here came this listing and OMG I love it! I love how many colors you have control over and the fade function is my favorite to use. It's real easy to set up; you just have to charge it with the provided USB charger. The remote works as soon as the moon is removed from the charger and AHH it's so cool! It can really set the mood for whatever you're going for. I enjoy the detail on the actual moon; all the bumps and grooves add to the realism while the colors make it fun and interesting. You can have a "moon-color" warm or white light too. I am so happy with this purchase!" —Tiffini

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in six sizes).

    2. A pair of stylish blue-light glasses so if you typically stare at screens for hours, you won't end the day with a blaring headache, strained eyes and exhaustion. These will protect your eyes and your mood.,

    Promising review: "Okay so I love my these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend." —Micaela

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in nine colors).

    3. Magical waterproof fairy lights to hang on your walls or curtains so your room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling and cozy fairy den.


    These lights come in eight modes. Reviewers advise not to untie the twist ties.

    Promising review: "The warm glow is just perfect for night time, much better than a bright white light. The lights have a few functions, but I like them to stay on. I bought two sets; I just love these! I might buy a few more sets and put them up along my porch come summer. I am very, very pleased with this purchase! Inexpensive, easy to put up, and they plug in, so I don't have to keep replacing the batteries!" —Gloria

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    4. A pack of light-dimming covers that'll mellow out all the bright LEDs around your home and the harsh glares from your electronics so you won't spend another night tossing restlessly in bed.

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level, but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —Matthew

    Get them from Amazon for $4.49.

    5. A mini waffle maker so if you're too tired to make a full breakfast, you can use this for a quick *and* adorable meal and not go to work hangry.

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    Promising review: "If you like waffles, but don't want to eat gigantic ones and/or don't have a ton of counter space to spare for a full size waffle maker, this little thing is well worth the price. Another benefit of this smaller size is that you can use the waffles from this little machine to make sandwiches. We have actually been surprised by how much we use this item considering other waffle makers we've purchased all end up collecting dust. This really is a waffle-maker that you'll use more than once; in fact, die-hard waffle fans will probably use it every day." —Memory Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    6. A small sound spa that'll play soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind to relax you. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, you'll def find your sweet spot!, Amazon

    This is portable and has continuous play, memory function, non-looping sounds, and an auto-off timer between 1-7 hours.

    Promising review: "I love this sound machine. I'm a very light sleeper so any sound can wake me. What I like is not only the small size, but the sound quality is excellent and some of the sounds are so different and they sound so real. My favorite right now is Arctic Wind. It makes me feel cold and snuggle into the my blankets and I can adjust the volume perfectly for me." —Kimsf

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    7. A box of Olly restful sleep gummies to support your natural sleep cycle using melatonin and botanicals like chamomile and lemon balm. It'll basically feel like you're eating candy!

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    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 pack of 60 gummies from Amazon for $11.89+ (also available in a larger size).

    Learn more about the link between melatonin and sleep at the National Sleep Foundation.

    8. A John Frieda hot brush if you're too tired to do your hair all the time but you're starting to get weird looks for calling in to conference calls disheveled. This will give you A+ blowouts in less than half the time blowouts usually take, which means you can sleep in more too.

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    It can style dry *and* wet hair, tame frizz and will gently detangle while creating volume. It also has two heat settings and a cool setting for better control!

    Promising review: "I am no professional hair stylist, nor do I have time to do my hair everyday (mommy of two) but I must say this blow-dryer curling brush makes getting ready so much easier. I like my hair to have a lot of volume (I have thin hair) and my layers to show so this look is easy to achieve. I just sectioned my hair in small pieces, used this tool from my roots to the tip, then from the tip curled up (inwards) and rolled the brush around and out to keep the curl. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a nice easy blowout!" —L

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review on why we recommend this!

    9. A sloth to-do pad so you can stress less, slow down, and actually go about your days with some kind of routine that won't exhaust you — your sloth buddies will ensure you don't end up forgetting the important things!

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    It's broken down by priority so you can manage your time better. I have this myself, and I love these little guys. They really do motivate me once I'm actually able to list things out! I'm easily overwhelmed, but since making these new friends, I feel so much more organized and on top of things.

    Promising review: "I can no longer live without this planner. It keeps it all sorted for me so that I can focus on one area at a time and get things done faster." —Terri Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    10. Or, if a to-do list isn't enough, get this weekly and monthly planner so you can manage your time and become more organized without feeling like you're stretching yourself thin. This is also dateless so it doesn't even matter when you start or if you skip days!


    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting this journal to be as nice as it is! I figured it would be 'just good enough' to help me keep my life organized, but it fully blew me away. The outside is soft and strong, and the pen loop is a great addition. The inside pages are durable, thick (no bleed-through with regular ballpoint pens), and blank so you can write in your own dates. They even provided calendar stickers so I can use it for a full year. I've never written a review this long and it's because this journal blew me away!!!" —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    And check out what won best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. A weighted blanket reviewers say help with stress and insomnia. With this blanket, you won't need to worry about being super tired anymore — the just-enough pressure of this blanket will comfort you!


    Promising review: "This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state! It is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. This product is phenomenal to say the least!" —DeAnn Barksdale

    Get it from Amazon for $35.94+ (available in 14 sizes and 21 colors).

    12. A box of caffeinated chocolate bars so when you start to slow down and fall into those afternoon slumps, you can reach for one of these — and chocolate instantly perks up anyone so coffee in the form of chocolate is just a dream come true.


    Promising review: "I struggle with the ride home after work every day and really needed something to help me stay awake and be safe while driving. I like the way they produced the candy bar in such a way that its a bit 'fluffy' in it's construction, which makes it easy to chew and not hurt your teeth. I would definitely would recommend that product to anyone in need of staying awake, and not having a crash in diet afterwards." —Alex M. Cook

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A mini knife sharpener because it can be tiring to go out and replace all your dull knives just so you can make a good meal. Good news — you won't have to do that anymore!


    Promising review: "I decided to actually come back to this nearly two years later to review it because it kind of got lost to me to review it back then. However, since I've bought it, I've heard my husband talk about it on and off. Just yesterday with my daughter he was going over sharp knife safety, and he just said how much he still absolutely loves it. Of every gift I've ever given him, this is the only thing I've heard still get praise nearly two years later." —Gluten Free Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn why a BuzzFeed editor recommends this, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6".

    14. A wake-up light and alarm clock that mimics the sunrise to wake you up gradually and naturally; you won't be jarred awake by blaring sounds and be all groggy afterward. This also has a *reverse* sunset mode for bedtime!


    It has 20 brightness settings that slowly increase over 30 minutes in the morning so you rise "with the sun." The alarm goes off once once it's at full brightness.

    Promising review: "This has really made a big difference. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's...challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time. Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts and I have not needed the snooze function yet. All of the wake up sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30-60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment but it has been worth it." —MsEdinger

    Get it from Amazon for $112.89.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's review (#11 in the post) for a first-hand account on how this makes mornings *and* nights easier.

    If you're looking for a cheaper option, you can get a similar wake up alarm clock for $28.99.

    15. A pair of high-waisted flowy wide-leg pants because when you're tired, the last thing you wanna do is squeeze yourself into super-tight jeans that won't let your legs breathe.,

    Promising review: "These striped, high waisted pants are so comfortable and chic! I love that they are wide legged and flowy. They give you the same breezy feeling that you get with a maxi skirt. The material is super soft and the perfect weight for warm weather pants. The belted ties are just the right length and add a very feminine touch. The pant legs are very wide. I cannot wait for warmer weather to get here so I can wear this outfit!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four colors and sizes 4-10).

    16. A plant-based makeup brush shampoo because washing makeup brushes can be such a chore — well, this shampoo will make it quick and easy to get all that foundation off your tools so you finally have soft, clean bristles again.

    It's cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic.

    Promising review: "This is the best brush shampoo I've ever used. I've used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it." —L.L.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    17. A body butter formulated with coconut, cocoa, shea, and a blend of calming essential oils like valerian, chamomile, citrus, and lavender to help your mind and body relax after a tiring day.


    Get it from Saje for $26.

    18. A Tempur-Pedic mattress topper that'll feel like you're floating on a cloud. It's heaven if you're coming home super tired and it'll help you sleep like a baby.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This mattress topper is amazing. No more waking up with any kind of aches or pains. It’s like sleeping on a cloud that molds to your body. We’ve had it for almost a year now and I will never sleep without it. The only problem is getting out of bed in the morning." —Bradley J.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in sizes twin—California king and with or without cooling technology) or from TEMPUR-Pedic for $239.20+.

    19. Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm because when you're running about your day on little to no sleep, you often forget to take care of those chapped lips (much less remember to exfoliate them). This will moisturize lips with ingredients like shea butter and aloe while providing sheer color that's long-lasting.

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    This is also a true staple for me — I've been using it for years (I always get the cherry color, if you were wondering, but have been branching out to try the other shades). Plus, it has so much in the tube that it lasts forever until you need to replace it. With how effective it is and at such a great price point, it's a given really.

    Promising review: "This stuff is great, made my lips soft, and gives a natural looking tint to lips. I've let other friends use it in lieu of chapstick, and it's looked great on a variety of skin tones. Doesn't feel heavy or waxy, but gives a nice moisturizing boost to even the driest lips. I have naturally dry skin, and live in the desert, so this stuff is awesome. And cheap!"—Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98 (available in seven shades).

    20. Natural bottle-cleaning tablets for when you're too exhausted to clean out your thermos everyday (and frankly, sometimes you forget). This will remove all those unsightly stains and icky odors and make it just like new. No elbow grease needed and a newly clean thermos you can enjoy your favorite drink from each day? Sounds perf to me.

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    21. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner that'll loosen and clean out all the slime, muck, and yuck from the hard-to-reach places so you get a fresh, clean disposal you won't have to worry about messing up. If you're too exhausted to clean out your disposal, this lil' magic trick will do all the work for you.

    Keep in mind though that this cleans your disposal — if your disposal's clogged, you might need the plumber for that!

    Promising review: "This is the first time I used these, and I am impressed. To use them, you run very hot water from your tap into the disposer. Then you add the cleaner pack to the disposer while the water is turned down to a trickle, and turn the disposer on. I initially thought you tore the paper and poured the cleaner in the disposer, but you add the pack as is — the paper gets dissolved as the disposer is run. Once it stops foaming, your disposer is clean. It took two of these to really clean the disposer and they did a fantastic job. Glisten will now be part of our regular kitchen cleaning routine." —Wyrmwood

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four quantity options).

    22. A small and flexible reading light so you'll be free to unwind and read in bed until you you fall asleep — no more worrying about having to get up from bed just to turn off the light — when you're tired, you can just close your book and clock out!


    This book light comes with two lithium coin cell batteries. The neck is flexible and can be moved in different directions. The light can fasten onto books, Kindles, and e-readers with an attachable clip, and is portable, foldable, and lightweight.

    Promising review: "I love my book light. It is even prettier than it appears in the picture and is very well made. Not cheap at all. I was looking for a small light I could easily carry in my purse since I travel a lot. This one fit the bill. The small ball for the light might give the impression it isn't very powerful, however, it is one of the best light sources to cover my entire page and then some. The price can't be beat either. I am very happy with my light and would recommend it." —StarlinEyes6

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 designs).

    23. An eight-piece pack of knotted headbands for days you're just too tired to do your hair. Throw this on and no one will even know that you barely put in any effort.


    Promising review: "These are the cutest!! They look like an actual knot has been tied around your head with material. Super cute and comfortable. Very soft and well-made. Doesn’t squeeze your head tightly." —Coffee135

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A coffee warmer so you never have to worry about your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or evening coffee ever going cold or lukewarm during the day, especially when you're too tired to get up and go make or buy yet another cup. Plus, it has auto shut-off!


    Promising review: "I had gone through two other coffee warmers in a month, both of which got raving reviews on Amazon but barely kept coffee warm for 30 minutes. So I decided to splurge on this more expensive one, and BEST DECISION EVER! Not only does it keep your coffee warm, it keeps it HOT on the highest setting. It does an excellent job at keeping your coffee hot for as long as you want, PLUS it is super easy to turn on and off. When you turn it off, it displays the lowest hot setting light to show you the plate is still hot so no unsuspecting burns. This is hands-down the best option on the market." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    You, waking up completely well-rested for once:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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