We all know that getting in those precious eight(ish) hours of sleep can be tough. So making sure your bedroom is the coziest, most calming place in your home is essential. Too much light? Annoying. A mattress that makes your back ache? Time to troubleshoot.
Introducing: fixes for your common bedroom woes. We’ve got cozy sheets (seriously the softest), a white noise machine, and a moldable pillow you can stuff and unstuff to your liking. On your mark, get set, sleep.
This post was originally published in July 2021 and has since been updated.
If you’re a hot sleeper, opt for lightweight. If you prefer to be toasty all night long, choose ultra-warm. There are loops on each corner so you can secure it inside a duvet cover. The outer shell is as soft as it gets (it’s made of 400-thread-count cotton sateen). ($159+, Brooklinen)
Say hello to your new faves. These sheets are incredibly soft and made with organic cotton (and no toxic chemicals). Which means production uses 91% less water than conventional cotton’s. They’re our favorite to date: We’ve been sleeping on them for weeks and can’t get enough. They hold up wash after wash. ($120+, Pact)
The trick is in its fabric. It blends natural yarn with synthetic yarn, so it’s breathable, durable, and cool to the touch. While you’re snoozing, the pillowcases won’t pull moisture away from your skin or hair. So you wake up with skin that doesn’t look slept on and with hair that’s much smoother. ($75+, Nollapelli)
Loftie does it all. And with a two-phase alarm, you won't dread waking up in the morning. The first alarm gently stirs you, while the second is designed to get you out of bed. Plus the tones are meant to be soothing. You can schedule different alarms for separate days of the week. To explore what your clock can do, you can download the compatible phone app. ($149, Loftie)
Raise your hand if you find yourself pulling your fitted sheet back over the mattress each day. Enter: this gadget with clips that attach to sheet edges. So even if you move around in your sleep (or have a partner who does), the sheet will stay put. It works on beds of all sizes and is designed to not damage the fabric. ($12.99/4 pack, Amazon)
Tiny bedrooms, unite. This floating shelf clamps onto bed frames and can hold up to 15 pounds. No more keeping your phone, glasses, and cup of water on the floor. If your bed doesn’t have a frame with a lip, there’s a version that can also slide underneath your mattress. ($44.99, Amazon)
If you’re looking for some deep rest, weighted blankets are key. They’ll feel like a hug, helping you stay calm with less urge to toss and turn. This one is made from cotton with a glass microbead fill. If you’re unsure which weight is best for you, take Baloo’s quick quiz to make sure you get the perfect blanket. ($159+, Baloo)
It works much like a weighted blanket, but can accommodate any sleeping position. It’ll provide a bit of pressure to help you snooze deeply. It’s pretty much like being swaddled — and we can’t think of a more relaxing way to drift off to sleep. ($70.99+, Amazon)
You can go from a babbling brook to a bonfire to bird chirps. Everything is adjustable to help you find your perfect fit, with 32 volume levels and five timer settings to choose from. This way you can stop focusing on street noise or the sounds of a roommate still awake. ($19.99, Amazon)
So you can breathe easily when you snooze. No more sneezing or coughing. It’s got three fan speeds, a timer feature, and an indicator light so you know when the filter needs to be changed. Inhale, exhale. ($99.99, Amazon)
If the pillow feels too full for your liking, you can easily remove some filling. It’s ideal for overheaters, stomach sleepers, and those who want cloud-like softness when it comes to where they rest their head. Every pillow also comes with an extra half-pound bag of fill if you want to make it firmer. ($79.99+, Coop Home Goods)
Sleeping late and thin curtains just don’t mix. These ones are thick and opaque, so they’ll keep light out and heat in. Trust us, they definitely work. We’ve used them and love them for their light-blocking ability. Those eight precious hours are right around the corner. ($11.99+, Amazon)
This pad has a down alternative fiber fill, so it’ll add a bit of cushion without causing you to overheat. It’s temperature-regulating, with NASA-approved fabric that’ll absorb heat when your body temp rises and release heat when you begin to cool down. Aka a smart way to make your bed more comfy. ($139+, Slumber Cloud)
If you’re guilty of always losing your pair of readers, this is for you. Keeping a holder by your bed will end the game of ‘where did I put them down last?’ They’ll be in a safe spot, which will also reduce the likelihood of scratches. If you place them down on your nightstand, there’s a huge chance they’re gonna get knocked off when you go to reach for that glass of water in the middle of the night. Here’s your solution. ($10.99/2 pack, Amazon)
Getting your fitted and top sheets perfectly tucked can be hard. If your mattress is extremely heavy...it’s even harder. This tool is a simple fix for those who may not have full range of motion and can’t lift up their bed while simultaneously trying to get their sheets underneath. It’ll do a majority of the work for you. ($19.99, Amazon)
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