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13 Products for a Good Night’s Sleep

13 Products for a Good Night's Sleep
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Dorothy B & Co
Jul 22, 2020

It’s pretty easy to mess up your sleep schedule. Maybe you’ve promised to watch only oneee more episode of your latest binge. Maybe you’re googling ‘TikTok dances’ at 1 a.m. Or maybe you’re reading the news and nervously chewing your nails. Either way, it’s time to get back on track. 

That’s why we’re here with products to help you fall (and stay) asleep. Because no one wants to pull an unintentional all-nighter. Get ready to smash that snooze button.

For when you wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat…

Cool off. We get it, you turn into a mini furnace when you sleep. These pajama pants are designed to feel cool against your skin. Their cropped, loose fit will also keep you comfortable. And you can turn ‘em into a matching set. Sweet dreams. ($46, Soma)

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For when you need total darkness to drift off…

Block the light. Like, all of it. The adjustable mask will contour to your face and features a warm and cool side. See ya, sleep deprivation. ($32, Urban Outfitters)

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For when you can’t stop counting the hours left until your alarm goes off…

Put your worries to bed. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat insomnia, you’ll better understand what keeps you up at night. This workbook features assessments, journal prompts, and self-reflective questions to help you navigate anxiety and bad sleep habits. Get to it. ($13.79, Bookshop)

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For when you need a little added weight to calm you…

Layer a blanket. Made of glass beads, this blanket’s extra pressure can relax the body and prevent fidgeting. You can even buy one that correlates to your weight. It’s like a constant hug that’ll rock you off to sleep. ($36.99+, Amazon)

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For when the sounds of the outside world seem to get louder at night…

Alexa, play rain sounds. Enter the Echo Dot. Place it in your bedroom and it can become an alarm clock and noise machine. It can even give you a morning news briefing. Oh, and it also answers questions, streams music, and checks the weather. Impressive. ($39.99+, Amazon)

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For when your pillow is essentially a pancake…

Upgrade. Because your neck needs proper support. You can choose from plush (stomach sleepers), mid-plush, and firm (side sleepers). The pillows are vegan, allergy-friendly, and mimic the exact feel of traditional Down. Add to cart. ($59+, Brooklinen)

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For when you wanna wash away the day before heading to bed…

Soak before sleeping. This bath salt mix contains dead sea salt, shea butter, lavender buds, epsom salt, and rose petals. It may even help with muscle soreness, congestion, and headaches. No matter what, you’ll unwind. Glass of wine sold separately. ($6.95+, Naturally Eu on Etsy)

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For when you always look forward to your nightly cup of tea…

Make sure it’s caffeine-free. This blend has red raspberry leaf, chamomile, cinnamon, and rose hips. Aka, the perfect calming combo to help you get a good night’s rest. Sleep tight. ($2.99+, Steep & Sip)

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For when some people fall asleep the minute their heads hit the pillow…

Join them. And spritz yours. With a blend of  lavender, vetivert, and chamomile. It’ll help you stay asleep throughout the night. So you can wake up feeling refreshed. ($46, Blue Mercury)

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For when allergies have you sneezing until the early morning…

Purify the air. Goodbye pet hair, pollen, dust, mold spores, and bad odors. Hello, clean air that’ll help you breath easily. Inhale, exhale. ($97.13, Amazon)

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For when you wanna turn your bedroom into a sanctuary…

Light a candle. And put down your phone. The best thing you can do before bed is minimize distractions and get into a relaxed mindset. You = zen. ($21, Dorothy B & Co on Etsy)

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For when you’ve got racing thoughts that won’t quit…

Meditate with Headspace. The Basics pack will walk you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. You can download sessions right to your phone. Ommmm. (Download free from the App Store)

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A breezy comforter that doesn’t retain heat…

This one is temperature-regulating, made from 100% cotton, and is cool to the touch. So it’s naturally breathable. But still fluffy AF. Blanket burrito, here you come. ($159+, Slumber Cloud)

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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