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27 Products That'll Help You Survive Your Next College All-Nighter

It's all part of the college experience, mannnnn.

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Before we start, let me just say that I'm not encouraging you to pull an all-nighter! Your body needs sleep. But... all-nighters in college are inevitable for many. These products are simply recommendations that might make your next unavoidable all-nighter a little it more bearable. Ok, thank you, carry on.

1. A bed desk for those who feel most comfortable studying from a haven consisting of cozy pillows and blankets.

Promising review: "It arrived sooner than expected which is always a great surprise! It's sturdy and a great size that fits my 13-inch laptop, cell phone, Starbucks cup, and essay paper. It's roomy for your legs, I actually cross mine underneath it and they fit! Great investment if you are like me, in college and have crazy amounts of essays to finish. I only wish I had found this tray at the beginning of the semester!" β€”Estefania

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

2. An accordion file folder featuring five expandable pockets to make staying organized when you feel like a hot mess much simpler.

Promising review: "I use this to house all my papers for grad school. Most of my stuff is online, but occasionally I need hard copies of stuff. Rather than carrying around a ton of notebooks and folders, I just use this. It stays in my backpack all the time and still is in good shape. I've had it for about five to six months thus far." Kat

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight colors).

3. A pair of wired headphones that'll allow you to drown out the rest of the world and focus on your tunes and your school work β€” plus, they're comfy!

Headphones are compatible with iPhone and Android devices with 3.5 mm jacks as well as MP3/MP4 players and portable speakers. Comes with a six-month warranty.

Promising review: "As a college student, I find myself using these constantly. They have to be one of the most used items in my dorm. The sound quality is awesome and they are very comfortable. These are a great pair of headphones without breaking the bank. They're sturdy too, I've dropped them plenty of times and they still hold together." β€”Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

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4. A 10-pack of pencils for buttering you up with sweet, sweet compliments and pulling you through the long night ahead.

Promising review: "These are the cutest and make me smile every time I reach for one! I've bought several packs as gifts also, because they are so fun, who wouldn't like them?! Also, the erasers actually work really well, which is sometimes a problem with decorative pencils!" β€”Lauren T.

Get them from Amazon.

And check out more awesome pencils that'll talk you through your studies!

5. A nose pencil sharpener to provide some much needed laughter. Just because your pencil points are broken, doesn't mean your faith should be.

Promising review: "Hilarious and functional. I bought it for a college student and she loves it. Made of hard plastic, it feels built to last, and the sharpener itself is very sharp, whittling a pencil to a very nice point. It's perfect for all ages." β€”iruds

Get it from Amazon for $3.71.

6. A soft AF throw blanket that'll be like a warm, cozy hug from someone you love (encouraging you keep going).

Promising review: "Beautiful, elegant color, deliciously soft and snuggly β€” we have already purchased two so my daughter and I don't have to share! Very lightweight, but warm. We really love our fuzzy blankets!" β€”Oregon water rocks

Get it from Amazon for $28.49 (available in 20 colors).

7. A variety pack of instant noodles for when you didn't have time for a real dinner from the dining hall and you just cannot afford ordering take-out again.

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

8. An aromatherapy essential oil diffuser to create a more relaxing environment wherever it is you choose to study β€” local coffee shop ~vibez~ have nothing on this thing. (I mean over 12,000 people on Amazon swear by it!)

Diffuser features seven changing mood lights and it automatically turns off once it's out of water. It has three working modes: intermittent mist (30 seconds on and 30 seconds off), continuous mist, and lights only. It can run for seven to nine hours on continuous mode and nine to 11 hours on intermittent mode.

Promising review: "I love this thing. I thought about buying it for a while, and got drunk, and bought it, and boy am I glad I did. It is super quiet, runs for a super long time, and all the questionable smells that plagued my college apartment have dissipated! Would recommend 100%." β€”Rishkaa_22

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

9. A 16-pack of essential oils that'll make any all-nighter feel a little more bearable (with aromatherapy).

Promising review: "I really loved this set of aromatherapy oils. I shared it with some friends because it's a gift for sharing. We all loved the oils. For me, it helps a lot in relaxing and de-stressing." β€”Michelle Pulido

Get them from Amazon for $22.97.

10. A 60-pack of divider notes for making your pages of study material easier to comb through *and* more aesthetically pleasing.

Promising review: "These are so useful! I am currently taking organic chemistry and anatomy, both of which have already proven intensive, and these are perfect for classes like those. They are super useful to highlight the key points from a chapter, so that you can thumb through these rather than hundreds of pages of notes. I highly recommend these for other college students." β€”Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $3.71.

11. A stress relief toy to help you and your fidgety hands calm down a bit before getting ready to re-tackle the work stacks again.

Promising review: "This cube works great! I bought it for my son who is in college and needed something to fidget with to stay focus. He loves it!. He says it really helps when he is doing his homework and during lectures. He also loves the wood design. I think it would be great for anyone who has anxiety or difficulty paying attention." β€”Solee

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in seven colors).

And check out more fidget toys you'll love.

12. A laptop stand that'll clear some room on your desk by increasing space for notes, textbooks, and flash cards.

Promising review: "I honestly thought this would be a flimsy piece of plastic that wouldn't even hold up my Mac. I was amazed! It is surprisingly heavy and sturdy. It has rubber feet to prevent movement. It also has a hole in the back to run your cables through, which helps with cable management. I am impressed, Amazon! A great laptop stand and definitely the best for the price." β€”N.R. Huneycutt

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

13. An pair of moisturizing gel socks for treating your busy feet β€” might as well do something useful while you're sitting and studying. Plus, your tired walk through campus the next morning may be more tolerable.

Promising review: "Received my moisturizing socks a few days ago. I thought they would be just ok, but they're terrific. I have worn them twice and love them. They really make a big difference in the softness of my feet. If you're not sure about ordering a pair, I would recommend that you try them." β€”Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors, and fits up to women size 11 feet).

14. An insulated travel mug featuring an infuser strainer to steep tea on your way to the library or keep your piping hot coffee, piping hot, so you can save it for when you really need it.

Use the enclosed basket to steep loose leaf tea! You can also infuse fruit by removing the steeper and using only the strainer. It can keep beverages either cold or hot for up to 12 hours. It's BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This mug is amazing! My tea and coffee stay warm for 10-12 hours. I've been looking for a quality mug for a while now and this is definitely the best one I've tried thus far. It's also very cute and easy to fit in a purse or bag, it doesn't leak at all. I got it in gold and have dropped it several times, wash it often, and there is no scratch or changes in the color. I highly recommend!" β€”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.85 (available in five colors).

15. A 12-pack of Starbucks doubleshot espresso and cream that'll be easy when you need a grab and go wake-up treat.

Promising review: "I sort of got addicted to these from my local gas station, but they got expensive. These cases are such a money saver. If you have never tried these, they are delicious! I wouldn't say they taste like 'espresso.' However, they have the right amount of kick and enough cream to make you not cringe. There are 140 calories in one can and I believe 125 mg. of caffeine. As a working college student, these have saved my life. I don't like energy drinks, so this was a great alternative! Unfortunately, my boyfriend has caught on, so now I have to order twice as many!" β€”Tamara

Get them from Amazon for $14.22.

16. A 50-pack of affirmation cards for those moments you just need a pep talk at 2 a.m.

Promising review: "These are silly and fun affirmations! I love that my older kids can enjoy them, but I think they would be also great for college kids and other young adults who are looking for a little pick-me-up in a fun way!" β€”CO book lover!

Get them from Amazon for $12.51.

17. A delicious bundle of snacks like cookies, chips, and candy to satisfy your craving for a midnight snack, or multiple midnight snacks.

Promising review: "This is the PERFECT care package to send to a college student! It's filled with great snacks, and it was so much easier and more affordable than me running all over town to gather snack-sized bags of these items. Thank you for making this product available. It's the second time I've sent it to my college student, and he loves it!" β€”Durwood

Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $21.99.

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18. A stainless steel odor-absorbing bar that'll help you freshen up and eliminate icky armpit smells, because feeling yucky and gross doesn't mix well with trying to concentrate on your studies.

These are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I bought two of these. One for the kitchen post-smelly garlic/onion chopping. And one for the shower for pits and other parts! These things really work, with no harsh cleansers or chemicals!" β€”Mgmt Ninja

Get it from Amazon for $11.47.

19. A 16-pack of facial sheet masks for softening your skin as you get your important shit done β€” YAY for multi-tasking!

Promising review: "I am a full-time student with a very busy schedule. Once a week I set aside one hour to myself where I can put on a robe, give myself a mani, pedi, and use one of these masks and chill. The coolness of the mask is very soothing and calming and I immediately start to feel my stress just melting away. I keep them on for longer, about 30-45 minutes, and my face looks glowing and hydrated after absorbing the serum. I only use them once a week, they're very cost effective. I am always looking for cheap ways to feel pampered after a long week. I'm hooked!" β€”A.Nova

Get them from Amazon for $8.49.

20. An app to make your life a hell of a lot easier β€” use your phone to take a photo of your math equation or homework question and get detailed reasoning on how to solve the problem.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with software iOS 9.0 or later versions.

Promising review: "As an upperclassman in high school, take my word for this β€” this app is amazing! As an AP/honors student, I sure know what it’s like to not do assignments, (due to tiredness, laziness, or actual legitimate reasons), or copy from friends the period before the assignment is due. I also know what it’s like to be an active user of Quizlet whenever I need to look up some test or quiz answers for reviews/studying or for straight up cheating (lol). But what we all know is that searching up each individual questions on Google and then having to go through several Quizlets to find the correct answers for each can be quite time consuming and tedious. However, this wonderful app finds all the answers for you in an instant by just taking a picture of the question! If Socratic can’t find an answer, it provides the user with at least a legitimate, scholarly definition of the subject matter of your question! In short, Socratic is amazing and l totally recommend it to any type of student! Honestly, Socratic came through and helped me passed my finals this semester!" β€”Inuyasha 24480

Download it from the App Store for free.

21. A clip-on book light that'll allow you to keep reading your textbook or class notes from the comfort of your dorm room even when the lights are out because your roommate is a lucky duck who actually gets to sleep tonight.

Promising review: "Awesome little book light. It even lights up both pages in my enormous textbooks for college courses! I also love how flexible and malleable it is, perfect for adjusting to the perfect angle." β€”Rav N Hyo

Get it from Amazon for $8.70 (available in four colors).

22. A five-pack of succulents for livening up your dorm space and making it a place you actually don't mind studying in. Seriously, having an inviting area makes staying awake less challenging.

Promising review: "Ordered these 9 months ago for my dorm room, and they are all still alive and several have even sprouted/grown! So cute and a super deal." β€”Kristin

Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

23. A hilarious coloring book to use when you're in desperate need of a quick study break. What better way to blow off some steam at midnight than with some colorful language?

Promising review: "This was a birthday present for my college daughter. She got a kick out of it and promptly copied some of the pages and gave them to friends/frenemies." β€”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

And you can't forget about colored pencils! Get this 24-count that over 14,000 people on Amazon swear by for $8.91.

24. A note pad that'll keep you on track and ensure you're getting things done, so your all-nighters are few and far between.

Promising review: "These Knock Knock pads make me feel so much better about household chores and errands I have to run. They at least make me smile a little when I’m stuck doing things I dislike. They’re also extremely useful. They help me stay organized and on track with my 'to do' lists." β€”Sierra K.

Get it from Amazon for $7.

25. A pair of sweatpants for getting all cozy in. Might as well be comfy because you're gonna be at this school work thing all night.,

Get them from Amazon: the women's french terry pant for $11.09+ (available in seven colors, and sizes S–2XL) or the men's closed bottom light weight sweatpant for $11.99+ (available in four colors, and sizes S–4XL).

26. A variety pack of granola bars and nuts to store in your bag when you head off to the library for the night or to scarf down when you're in need of a snack your mom would actually approve.

Promising review: "This was perfect for my child in college. He loved it and it was very affordable. Getting ready to send him another order of these nutritious snacks." β€”Yoky

Get a 56-pack from Amazon for $35.60.

27. A finger print bookmark β€” it'll come in handy when you end up falling asleep well before the point in the night you could label your study sesh as an "all-nighter." Hey, at least you tried?

Promising review: "My wife reads a lot and often times stops in the middle of a page when she is too tired to continue. As many do, she can't remember where she left off β€” enter the Finger Print. Awesome for her to be able to mark the line she stopped on." β€”R. Guerra

Get it from Amazon for $18.23.

28. A vibrating alarm clock for ensuring you actually wake the fuck up from the little cat nap you decide to take before the exam you have at 8 a.m. (aka the reason for your all-nighter).

This alarm clock will literally shake you aware thanks to a powerful bed shaking feature. It also has an adjustable extra loud sound.

Promising review: "I bought this for my son who is in college and misses some classes because he doesn't hear the alarm on his phone. This kid could sleep through a bomb going off right outside his window. After he had it a few days I asked him how it was working. His reply was 'it's very annoying.' That's all I needed to hear. If he finds it 'annoying' that means it wakes him up! If you have a sound sleeper, this alarm clock will do the trick!" β€”Cieplj

Get it from Amazon for $31.19+ (available in six colors).

Because, sometimes the dining hall coffee just won't cut it when it comes to trying to stay awake all night.

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