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    22 Nifty Things You'll Love If You Just Can't Seem To Get Enough Sleep Lately

    My love language is getting tucked into bed.

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    1. These energizing supplement strips that'll give you a lil' jolt of energy right when you need it. They're designed to kick in in just 15 minutes, so you can power through the midday slump.

    A person smiling into the camera with one the supplement strips on their tongue
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    These tropical-flavoured sheets are infused with caffeine, green tea, and vitamin D that'll never make you feel jittery or anxious.

    Get a pack of six strips from SkinStore for $17.16. Use code FRIENDS for 25% off your order.

    2. These cooling and de-puffing eye patches that'll give your under-eye area the ~zhuzh~ you've been looking for. They're infused with a powerful combo of seawater and caffeine that'll help diminish the appearance of dark circles and hydrate any dry skin that might be hiding under there.

    A person looking into the camera while wearing the under-eye patches
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    If you need a more powerful dose of *chill*, pop them in the fridge for a few minutes before applying.

    Get a pack of six pairs from Sephora Canada for $29. Use code OMGSPRING to get up to 20% off your order.

    3. This Living Proof dry shampoo that'll suck the oil and dirt right off your hair, so you can skip the wash and dry. It has a clean, refreshing scent that'll mask any second-day smells, and makes a fantastic texturizer for short hair, too.

    A person holds a bottle of the dry shampoo against a leafy backdrop
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    It doesn't leave behind a white cast like other dry shampoos do — a blessing for brunettes like me! I love keeping a travel-sized bottle of this in my bag to refresh my hair after a long day, or to fix up hat hair in the wintertime.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18+ (available in three sizes). Use code OMGSPRING to get up to 20% off your order.

    4. Or, this overnight dry shampoo, if you already know you're tight on snoozin' time. By spritzing it on before bedtime, you'll allow the activated charcoal and natural powders to absorb into your mane, so you'll wake up with fresher locks (no rubbing or brushing necessary).

    Someone holding up a bottle of the overnight dry shampoo
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    It comes in two shades, which means it won't leave behind a chalky white cast.

    Get it from Indigo for $32.

    5. A pack of compressed towels that'll expand to their full size with just a few teaspoons of water. These compostable wipes are completely hypoallergenic and pH balanced, meaning they're perfect for every body part when you just don't have the energy for a shower.

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    Keep the tube on your nightstand to give your bits a refresh when you roll out of bed.

    Get a pack of 10 from Indigo for $16.

    6. This zippy lemongrass soap that'll help you wake up in the morning. It's infused with coconut oil that'll hydrate dry skin, so you could even skip the lotion if you're running out of time.

    A bar of lemongrass scented soap next to sliced lemons and rubber duckies
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    Get it from Simons for $8.

    7. This Philips wake-up light that'll gently rouse you from your slumber. Instead of a blaring alarm sound, it actually simulates the colours of a sunrise, tapping into the body's natural circadian rhythm and waking you up more peacefully.

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    It's even equipped with a dim nightlight that'll help you find your way to the bathroom.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $154.95.

    8. A cold therapy ice roller that'll de-puff your skin, smooth your pores, and help all your expensive skincare absorb better. You can even use it to help in the fight against headaches and migraines.

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    "It's great for cooling down when it feels like a sauna outside, it helps wake me up in the morning, and it saves me when I have a migraine. Unlike jade and quartz rollers, the roll-y part is made of gel, so when you pop it in the freezer it actually gets cold and stays cold for a loooooong time. It's also a lot larger than those doodads, so you can cover larger parts of your body, like your thighs and stomach (not just your under-eye area)." — Alice Prendergast

    Read Buzzfeed's full review of the LATME ice roller (it's #3).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.97+ (available in six colours).

    9. This cold brew coffee maker that'll prep your java while you're sleeping, so you can get caffeinated ASAP. The bottom section also doubles as a carafe, in case you don't finish every last drop (you will).

    The cold brew maker on a kitchen table, backlit by sunlight
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    It's almost too easy to use — just fill the top with coffee, cover in cold water, and chill overnight. The one-way valve will keep any grounds from leaking into your beverage, too.

    Get it from Indigo for $59.95.

    10. This cute little journal that might actually make you look forward to mornings (shocking!). It's structured like a gratitude journal and has creative prompts that'll help you start each day on the right foot.

    The cover of Two Minute Mornings
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    Reviewers love that the prompts are clear and simple, allowing them to hold themselves accountable for the intentions they set.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.28.

    11. A tube of energy gel that's composed of only three ingredients: maple syrup, ginger, and sea salt. It'll give you a lil' jolt of energy when you're trying to power through the day, while being super easy on your body (read: no digestive issues or jitters!).

    Someone squeezing the energy gel into their mouth while wearing full cycling gear
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    Get a six-pack from Amazon Canada for $19.50.

    12. This retinol eye balm that reviewers say has given them a smoother under-eye area in under a week. It has a neat lipstick applicator that'll help you get the product right where you need it (and keep your hands clean in the process).

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    It's the perfect product for people that are chronically tired, as best results are seen over time. Reviewers love that it doesn't pull or tug when you apply, either!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $37. Use code OMGSPRING to get up to 20% off your order.

    13. A sneaky alarm clock that'll stop you from abusing the snooze button. When it's time to wake up, this gizmo will hide, roll, shake, beep, and jump around, forcing you to drag yourself out of bed.

    A sleeping person reaching for the rolling alarm clock
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    Heavy sleeper? Don't sweat it. It's equipped with a loud alarm that'll cut through even the deepest REM cycle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $54.99+ (available in six colours).

    14. This coconut-scented body scrub that'll have you dreaming of vacation first thing in the morning. It uses robusta coffee grounds to help buff away dead skin and debris, while still being super kind to sensitive skin (and giving it a caffeinated jolt, too).

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    Is it messy? Yes. It is worth it? Also, yes. And thanks to coconut and grapeseed oils, it'll leave your skin feeling softer than a baby's bum. Want something that smells like coffee instead? Check out this OG version.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $25.

    15. Or if you're looking for something mess free, this exfoliating body bar that'll clean your body and slough away dead skin. Thanks to the addition of caffeine, it'll promote circulation and leave your skin feeling revived and energized!

    A bar of coffee-infused soap on a counter
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    Get it from Simons for $18.

    16. This daily planner notepad that'll help you keep your affairs in order (and keep you from overthinking late into the night). Each page is broken down into handy segments that'll help you stay organized, no matter how sleep-deprived you may be.

    A flatlay of the notepad showing the various categories, like Main Goal, Morning, Afternoon, Night
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    Each notepad has 100 pages.

    Get it from Pinenpaperco on Etsy Canada for $15.

    17. A single-serving blender that'll whip you up a delicious breakfast when cooking is just...not gonna happen. Instead of having to juggle lids, containers, and other gizmos, all you'll need is the attached bottle — it doubles as a travel tumbler, so you can twist it off and go.

    A slim person blender next to a smoothie and some fresh fruit
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    Operation is as simple as pressing one button, minimizing the margin of error when you're too deprived of sleep to think properly. The motor's strong enough to crush ice, too!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99 (available in two colours).

    18. A tube of long-wearing, full-coverage concealer that'll help you fake a well-rested face. It's infused with energizing caffeine and skin-soothing oat extract AND can also be used as a foundation if you're in a pinch.

    All the shades of the concealer arranged on a simple background
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    It's also available in a whopping 29 shades, so you're basically guaranteed to find a perfect match.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $36 (originally $52). Use code OMGSPRING to get up to 20% off on your order.

    19. A cute flow-y romper that'll feel as soft as pajamas, but still look good enough for a morning Zoom meeting. The relaxed fit will never pinch or squeeze you, so you can focus on getting through your day (and not on your uncomfortable work clothes).

    A person wearing a flowy romper while looking off camera
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    It's made of breathable modal.

    Get it from Simons for $49 (available in two colours and in sizes XS–XL).

    20. This Nescafé instant espresso that'll give you a rich, creamy dose of caffeine with minimal effort. The strength of the brew is easily adjustable — adding more powder and less water will result in an espresso-style cup, while a lower ratio of powder to water will give you something akin to drip coffee.

    Someone holding up a jar of the instant espresso
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    I used to keep a container of this at the office so I'd never have to miss out on my morning coffee. And since brew time takes literally less than 30 seconds, I was seated at my desk and scrolling through emails while everyone else was still clamouring for the espresso machine.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.98.

    21. This 2-in-1 eye cream that'll help wake up sleepy peepers and prime your skin for concealer at the same time. Reviewers say it feels instantly cooling on the skin, AND it even comes with a teensy rolling massager to give your face a little TLC.

    The eye cream next to a matching mini roller massager
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    It combines hydrating hyaluronic acid with antioxidant-rich green tea to make you look like you just had a restful sleep (even if you didn't).

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $54 (available for $42 without the eye roller). Use code OMGSPRING to get up to 20% off your order.

    22. And lastly, a set of flexible wired headbands that'll make even second-day hair look chic. No one will notice your less-than-fresh roots or knotted locks when they're all dressed up in one of these chic accessories!

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    "The wire inside each one gives them a bit of structure, and I can twist the ends around each other so they won't unravel. I love wearing them on the days when a simple ponytail or bun just won't do." — Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Twist Bow Wired Headbands (they're #2).

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $13.99 (available in four colour sets).

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