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19 Problem-Solving Products That’ll Upgrade Your Bedroom

problem-solving bedroom products that'll upgrade your space
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Baloo, Boy Smells, Brooklinen
March 10, 2023

This post was originally published in July 2021 and has been updated.

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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 bed accessories, 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.

brooklinen down comforter

A hypoallergenic down comforter that comes in different weights…

If you’re a hot sleeper, opt for lightweight; if you prefer to be toasty all night long, choose ultra-warm. (Or, when in doubt, go for the all-season option.) There are loops on each corner so you can easily secure it inside a duvet cover, and the outer shell is as soft as it gets (it’s made of 400-thread-count cotton sateen). This one will have you counting sheep. ($151+, Brooklinen)

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A humidifier that doubles as aromatherapy…

Say goodbye to clunky, heavy humidifiers that take up a ton of space. This one from Canopy has a super-sleek design, comes in three muted shades, and even has dishwasher-safe parts. It’ll help keep your skin hydrated and alleviate cold, flu, and allergy symptoms. Plus, you can add an aromatherapy kit to your order to create a soothing, spa-like atmosphere at home. ($90+, Canopy)

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jersey knit sheets that are super soft and comfortable

A sheet set made from organic cotton jersey material…

These cozy sheets are incredibly soft and made with organic cotton (and no toxic chemicals), which means production uses 81% less water than conventional cotton does. They’ll hold up wash after wash and come in four neutral shades. You’re going to want backups too. ($90+, Pact)

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pillowcases that can decrease hair frizz

A pillowcase that can help reduce hair frizz…

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’ll wake up with skin that doesn’t look slept on and with hair that’s much smoother. ($47+, Nollapelli)

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bed bands that can hold fitted sheets onto beds

A sheet holder so you don’t need to remake your bed every single morning…

Raise your hand if you find yourself pulling your fitted sheet back over the mattress each day. This gadget has clips that'll 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)

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a top sheet that can stay tucked

A top sheet that’ll stay tucked in all night long…

You read that right. These top sheets are designed to stay in place, so even if you kick during the night, they won’t come loose. The best part is that you won’t have to spend time in the morning re-tucking. ($80+, Kitelinens)

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floating bedside shelf that can attach to a bed frame

A floating bedside shelf if you don’t have room for nightstands…

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)

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weighted blanket with glass bead filling

A weighted blanket that help you relax…

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, and it’s designed to be breathable despite that soothing weight. If you’re unsure which weight is best for you, take Baloo’s quick quiz to make sure you get the perfect blanket. ($179+, Baloo)

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A thermoregulating sheet set for deeper sleep…

Fact: colder temps means better sleep. This 450-thread count set is made of a silky smooth cotton that works all night to keep you cool. It’s super breathable and unlike other similar sheets, they work to cool you continuously instead of gradually. Sweet dreams are made of these. ($169+, LifeLabs)

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sleeping pod that can apply gentle pressure while you sleep

A sleep pod that’ll cocoon your entire body…

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. ($87.99+, Amazon)

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white noise machine with 20 sounds to choose from

A white noise machine with 20 sounds to choose from…

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. ($21.99, Amazon)

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air purifier

An air purifier to get rid of pet hair, pollen, dust, mold spores, and bad odors…

Finally you'll be able to breathe easily when you snooze, no more sneezing or coughing. It has three fan speeds, a timer feature, and an indicator light so you know when the filter needs to be changed. Inhale, exhale. ($84.99+, Amazon)

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A calming pillow spray…

Whether you want to refresh your pillowcases in between washes or make your bedtime routine feel a little more special, this calming spritz will do the trick. It has notes of rosemary and lavender that are meant to stimulate the vagus nerve (the cranial nerve that helps to regulate stress). Add the corresponding bath oil for ultimate R&R. ($38, Osea)

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gel memory foam pillow

A gel-infused memory foam pillow that can be adjusted…

If the pillow feels too full for your liking, you can easily remove some filling. It’s ideal for those who overheat, 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. ($96+, Amazon)

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gadget that can keep sheets detangled while washing

A bed-sheet detangler so washing will be much easier…

No more wadded balls in your washer and dryer. Your sheets will stay untangled so they’ll wash thoroughly and dry more quickly. When you go to take them out, you won’t have to spend time pulling them apart. Phew. ($19.99/2 pack, Amazon)

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blackout curtains

Blackout curtains so you won’t be disrupted by unwanted light…

Sleeping late and thin curtains just don’t mix. These 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. ($8.99+, Amazon)

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mattress pad with cooling technology
Slumber Cloud

A mattress pad if you need a bit of added support…

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 temperature rises, and release heat when you begin to cool down. Otherwise known as a smart way to make your bed more comfortable. ($149+, Slumber Cloud)

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padded eyeglass cases

A lined eyeglass holder so you have a designated spot for your specs…

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. ($11.99/2 pack, Amazon)

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gadget that can help tuck sheets under beds

A bed tucker for anyone with limited mobility…

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. ($24.99, Amazon)

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