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29 Cheap Products That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

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1. Turn on a calming sleep sound machine that includes white noise, brown noise, and a variety of other soothing, nature-y sounds to lull you into a deep sleep.

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Promising review: "We got this to provide white noise for our puppy so that street sounds wouldn't wake him. It is a very solidly-built device. Each sound is distinct and either has a long loop or some form of randomness — I can't hear any repeating patterns. The ocean and rain sounds are very soothing and my son likes the two lullaby options. Something for everyone! I tend to find LEDs distracting in dark rooms, so I like that it does not have any on/off light." —Jeff

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

2. Or, for a space- and money-saving option, tap your phone for a gentle rain or crackling fire on the Rain Rain Sleep Sounds app.

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You can also set bedtime reminders (for those guilty of getting in bed and then wasting hours on your phone) and sleep timers (to slowly fade out the sounds after a certain time).

Get it from iTunes for free here.

3. Replace your ratty sheets with a microfiber set that'll make every night feel like ~sleeping on a silky cloud~.

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Promising review: "Simply stated, I will never buy overpriced retail sheets again. These are just as soft and luxurious after 20 wash cycles as the first night I slept between them." —Leesa Burford

Get them from Amazon for $19 (available in seven sizes).

Other good options here and here.

4. Treat yourself to a fluffy AF quilted comforter so you can live your best burrito life.

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Promising review: "I'm a dude and I don't know much about comforters and covers, etc. — I just go to the department store and buy the first cover I see. But I finally took my time to research comforters and ordered two of these. Let me say, this product is the best! It keeps me warm but at t'e same time doesn't get hot itself. It;s also soft, light, and pleasing to the eye." —Deek

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in twin, queen, and king sizes).

5. Cover your windows with thick blackout curtains so the sun doesn't rudely interrupt your sleep cycle.

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Promising review: "I bought these for my toddler's room because I was getting really sick of waking up at 4:30 a.m. EVERY morning because the sun would wake him up! Let's start with quality. These are thick with a very smooth feeling. Blocks out all the light, WHICH MEANS MY SON HAS BEEN SLEEPING TILL 7 a.m. every morning! You can definitely tell they are going to last awhile because this quality is fantastic, but I would buy these again in a heartbeat!" —Jewlz

Get them from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in 14 colors).

6. Rest your droopy, tired head on a gel memory foam pillow to keep cool and minimize neck pain.

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Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in contour and square versions).

If you prefer non-memory-foam pillows, check these out!

7. Or try out a ventilated bamboo pillow stuffed with shredded memory foam that cradles your head for maximum comfort.

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Promising review: "My husband and I like these pillows very much and we have tried a lot of pillows over the years! Even though the pillow looks very fluff, your head mushes down the memory foam so that the pillow actually cradles and conforms to your head, so I never wake up with a stiff neck. These pillows are also the coolest we have ever owned. My husband used to get so warm that he would throw the pillow off the bed and sleep with nothing at all, but these pillows are cold to the touch and stay cool all night." —MARMich

Get it from Amazon for $44.97 (available in standard, queen, and king sizes).

8. Block out extra light with an elevated foam eye mask that provides mini "blackout caves" for your eyes — you know, instead of smooshing your eyelids.

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Promising review: "They're like being inside a sealed cave. The molded-foam material is so lightweight that you barely feel like you’re wearing anything on your face. You are free to blink in total darkness. I’ve worn it on economy class transatlantic flights and on trips upstate with friends who insist on waking up with the sun. I’ve become an evangelist, sending masks to every sleepless person I know — and, over time, to the vain as well. I discovered that eyelash extensions seem to last longer on my eyes than everyone else’s because at the very least, the mask keeps them from getting smooshed. As someone who requires absolute darkness but also wants beautiful eyelashes, wearing a bra on my eyes at night has been a total win-win." —Maureen O'Connor

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 22 colors/patterns).

9. Add the perfect amount of white noise to lull you to sleep with an oscillating three-speed standing fan.

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Promising review: "So easy to assemble and moves a TON of air, even on the lowest setting! Not too loud, but not whisper-quiet, which I like, because I need white noise to sleep. I sleep like a baby with this fan!" —Susan Towle

Get it from Amazon for $32.96.

10. Drown out noisy surroundings (including but not limited to your S.O.'s snoring) with earplugs (disposable or reusable).

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Promising review (for the disposable kind): "This may be really sad, but this is the 22nd box I have ordered of these (both were 200 counts). I wear them nightly, usually for about three nights per pair. Obviously I think these are the best damn things in the world. I suffer from snoring husband syndrome and these are the PERFECT balance between noise reduction and comfort. The key to these earplugs is to insert how they instruct you too — roll them between your index and thumb so you make a squished cylinder, and then insert them while they're still small." —Stacey Matern

Get 200 disposable pairs from Amazon for $19.99 or a pair of reusable ones for $11.99.

11. Let all of your limbs experience the luxury of snuggling up against a floofy cotton body pillow.

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Promising review: "I am in love with this pillow. Once I get situated, I sleep like a baby all night. Even if I wake up to go to the bathroom, I get back to it and fall asleep right away. It also works when putt under my knees for a nap and a good book." —RJP

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

12. And especially for mamas-to-be who deserve full nights of sleep while they can still get 'em, invest in a curved body pillow.

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Promising review: "I'm expecting twins and in my month eight of pregnancy. This pillow has saved me from the debilitating hip, back, and knee pain that I have been experiencing since month four. It's very comfortable and helps me sleep on my left side by supporting my back and keeping me from rolling over during the night." —Natalie L.

Get it from Amazon for $57.46 (available in five colors).

13. Don't let traveling rob you of a much-needed nap or sleep with an innovative neck wrap pillow.

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Promising review: "After I first used my Trtl travel pillow, I declared it to be one of the greatest travel inventions of the 21st century. After using it on four more flights, I still stand by my original declaration. The Trtl is not only light-weight and super soft, but it works like no other travel pillow I've tried — and believe me, I've tried them all. It supports my neck at an extremely comfortable angle and keeps my head and neck swaddled in comfort. The Danish have a word — hygge — that means a feeling of coziness and warmth. The Trtl is definitely hygge. I travel a lot for both work and pleasure and I will never take another trip without my beloved Trtl. I've now purchased seven more, an extra for me and six as gifts for my friends and family who travel." —Candace Karu

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

If you can spring an extra $10, this infinity travel pillow is a great option too.

14. Wind down and induce relaxation-filled zzz's with caffeine-free herbal tea.

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Promising review: "I suffer from insomnia and have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety. I refuse to take medication to sleep every night, so this tea has helped me so much. When I can't sleep I will make a cup of this tea, and within thirty minutes I am fast asleep." —Isabel D. Sangabriel

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $3.61.

16. Enter dreamland with the help of a small-but-mighty aromatherapy oil diffuser.

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Promising review: "The design is sleek and I love that there are so many beautiful and calming color options. I love setting it up where I can see it as I fall asleep and watching the colors change. The mist is nice and thick and I like having the option to either continuously mist or mist in 30-second intervals." —Tracy O.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

17. Install a dimmable nighttime lightbulb engineered to reduce blue light and promote a natural sleep cycle.

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Promising review: "Recently I have had to work late nights and have developed some insomnia, which I believe is due to the large amount of blue light generated by electronic screens and light bulbs. I've been looking for ways to help sleep without jumping to medication (I will occasionally take Benadryl as a sleep aid). I wear blue-light-filtering glasses in my home at night and now I have this light for my bedroom. I have begun to sleep better and hope for continued improvement. Besides the low blue-light output of this bulb, the warm, slightly orange tinted light is quite soothing." —Millertime

Get it from Amazon for $16.24.

18. Install a handy app that automatically dims your computer screen, so your eyes aren't totally strained while you browse the web at night.

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For iPhones, always turn on night mode (just swipe up from the bottom to pull up the shortcut menu)!

Get f.lux for free here!

19. Fall asleep to your favorite tunes or podcast comfortably with a CozyPhones headband.

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Promising review: "I listen to podcasts at night to help me block out the thoughts of the day and help me sleep and have always used headphones so as not to wake my husband. But regular headphones are very uncomfortable when you are laying down, especially if you tend to sleep on your side — but these headphones solve the issue. They are comfortable and you can sleep on your side while barely noticing them. The sound quality is pretty good and the cord doesn't get in the way and hasn't shown any signs of fraying or wearing after about a month. The material is warm and cozy, but not too warm. And the headphones help block out outside noises too for a good night's rest." —Dog Lover

Get them from Amazon for $15.97.

20. Upgrade your bed with a bouncy foam topper that'll soften up any cheap-o mattress faster than you can say "tub o' butter."

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Promising review: "Feels like Paula Deen melted a tub of butter and gently placed me inside it like a little Baby Jesus." —Keith Weatherly

Get it from Amazon for $21.75+ (available in a variety of sizes).

22. For side sleepers who suffer from back/hip/knee/ankle pain, do yourself a favor and start using an ergonomic leg cushion.

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Promising review: "I have always used regular or body pillows between my legs but continue to suffer with hip pain, so I bought one of these out of desperation. You have to find the spot that works best for your body type, and for me, that turned out to be 'straddling' it as if I were riding a horse and then rolling into a side-lying position. My hip pain (during the day as well as at night) has been reduced by 90%!" —Michelle in WI

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

23. Relieve muscle aches in a flash (so they don't keep you up) with a teensy dab of extra-strength Tiger Balm.

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Promising review: "I'm delighted with the effectiveness of Tiger Balm for random aches. I have a very physical job, so my shoulders and knees can really talk to me when I get home. I rub a VERY small amount of ointment on aching areas and almost immediately get at least some, if not complete, relief. Most rub-on ointments claim instant relief, but Tiger Balm actually delivers. I've been using much less ibuprofen and, as I said, the Balm relief is much much quicker than any oral pain meds. Plus, no side effects. And it's not greasy and absorbs quickly." —bikergirl52

Get it from Amazon for $3.44+.

24. Zone out to a calming rendition of ocean-wave-like lights and sounds with a three-in-one projector/nightlight/speaker.

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Promising review: "First of all, I am 35 and don't have kids, but I have always loved lights like this and have owned many as well. I have to say this is one of my favorites! I am so impressed by the output of this small light! It works wonderfully in the bedroom. I absolutely love that I can just hook my phone right up to it, hit go on my playlists, and have music and a show to relax and fall asleep to! So while kids would love it, I think many adults would find it soothing too!" —Missy Harper

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

25. For the occasional sleeplessness, try taking non-habit-forming Melatonin tablets (that taste like strawberry).

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Promising review: "My toddler daughter has autism and has always had issues falling asleep. She would toss and turn and wake up every hour so we finally talked to our doctor, who recommended the 1 mg melatonin tablets. We use them off and on, but I'll give one to her and 30 minutes later she's calming down and falling asleep." —Melissa Nieves

Get a 90-count bottle from Amazon for $5.99.

26. Seal gaps in doors and windows with self-adhesive weatherstrip to drown out pesky outside noises and prevent draftiness.

27. Pop one or two Aleve PM tablets to help ease your aches and pain and get you a good night's rest.

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Promising review: "I have chronic pain and have trouble sleeping. This product helps with the pain and sleep, and I wake up refreshed and not drowsy." —Cindy Check

Get a 80-caplets bottle from Amazon for $12.67.

28. Plug in a Himalayan salt rock lamp for calming vibes and the perfect ~nighttime ambiance~.

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Promising review: "This makes the perfect night light for my bedroom. It has a soft glow and my favorite aspect is that it has a dimmer. It adds a nice ambiance." —Christine

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

29. And finally, bundle your way into a sleep-inducing cocoon with a plush microfiber blanket. Works every time.

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Promising review: "Do you ever see those obnoxiously large and fluffy teddy bears in Walmart that you can't resist stuffing your hands into when passing by just to feel the softness? Well, this company went out and hunted all of those teddy bears down and made these blankets out of their fur.* It's as light and soft as you can imagine, but somehow still feels breathable and abnormally warm at the same time. I'm going to have to buy several more and make myself a whole new set of clothes." —sleepdeprived514

*No teddy bears were actually harmed in the making of these blankets, I promise.

Get it from Amazon for $13.81+ (available in eight colors).

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

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