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    20 Things That May Be Exactly What You Need For Some Peace And Quiet

    None of which involve leaving the country.

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    1. A white-noise sound machine with 20 settings to ensure you get a good night's sleep even when your upstairs neighbors decide to do some late-night furniture rearranging.


    Promising review: "If you are someone who likes white noise while you sleep, this is the device for you. It remembers whatever setting it was last on, so you don't have to readjust it every time you unplug it and plug it back in. The construction seems solid and put together with the intention to last; this is not a cheap feeling product. The sound output can go from quite quiet to almost too loud. Initial setup is a bit of a hassle, going through every one of the noises, but once you find the one you like, you can just stick with it. While you might think 50 bucks is a lot for something that just makes a repetitive noise, you sleep every single day. I've had this for several years now and it is still going strong, so that means I'm paying only a penny or three a day to help ensure a good night's sleep. I'd call that a solid investment." —Kaz

    Get it on Amazon for $48.89 (available in black or white).

    2. A pack of super effective ear plugs for those mornings when the garbage truck swings by your window 30 minutes before you planned on getting out of bed.


    Promising review: "I purchased these ear plugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. It's particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resorted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these ear plugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the ear plugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. My only complaint is perhaps these ear plugs work a little too well. I missed my an hour and a half. The ear plugs blocked every bit of noise. After the initial panic of being late for work wore off, I was slightly amused that my neighbors had to listen to my alarm while I, for once, slept through their douchebaggery. These will be the only ear plugs I wear from now on." —Emily Buss

    Get them from Amazon for $2.98 (for 10).

    Check out our full review of the Flents Quiet Contour ear plugs.

    3. A pack of heavy-duty anti-vibration pads to stick under your washer if, unlike a baby, you are not lulled to sleep by the sound of a skidding machine.

    Promising review: "Very good for recently purchased washer/dryer combo unit. The machine makes a lot of vibrations when it is in spinning mode. However after installing this anti-vibration pad, it's very quiet. I just hear the water valves sound. I'm really happy with the result." —katt

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (for four).

    4. A pair of Anker Soundcore Spaces active noise cancelling headphones that'll block out the stresses of a subway commute or help you get in the zone during your morning gym visit.


    Promising review: “I just bought these basically on the strength of Anker's reputation as a company that produces electronics worth about twice what you pay for them. And so far, I'm not disappointed. I've been tempted by over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones for a while, and sort of flirting with either Bose QC35, Beats Studio, or Sony WH100MX2. The problem, of course, is that the sticker price for all of those is like $350, even though you can usually get the Sony and Beats for less — which is a lot to pay for 'I've been tempted by this.' A hundred bucks, on the other a hundred bucks. I'll spend a hundred bucks on something I'm not sure I'll like. But I like it! And I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose/Beats/Sony. I got all I want from these, for a third of the price.” —Paul Gowder

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    Check out our picks for the best noise cancelling headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. A sheet of stick-on sound dampeners so you don't have to worry about being woken up by your roommates scouring the cabinets for a midnight snack.


    Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." —LMA

    Get it from Amazon for $4.19 (for a sheet of 100).

    6. A window-mounted cat bed that can support up to 50 pounds of feline weight, because maybe getting some peace and quiet for you means getting your pets out of your bed.

    Promising review: "It's been nine months and Tucker still loves this bed ten times more than anything else I've bought him. He sleeps in it anytime he's not sleeping with me... it's his main 'place' in the house. Several friends have bought it upon my recommendation and their cats love the sunny seat just as much." —Jen B

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. Some blackout curtains that, in addition to giving you privacy and shade, will also dampen sound.


    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new home, which is about a mile or two from a major interstate. We didn't really realize how noisy it was until night time when all the trucks are going down it. There is just an open field between us and the highway. I was skeptical when I purchased these curtains that they would actually block very much sound. I know layering up bath towels can block almost all the sound, but its also really ugly. These curtains reduced the interstate noise to just a low hum. I was actually able to get some sleep last night." — John Samwore

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in seven sizes and 19 colors).

    8. A massage ball that'll help you destress after work. (Just a tad cheaper than booking massage appointments every day, I'd say.)

    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands, and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family." —Mifflinpartyof2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

    9. A "sleep pod" if you want to be swaddled like a baby — this thing stretches perfectly around your body to help reduce stress and, in turn, give you a better night's sleep.

    Brian Mundt

    Promising review: "For a lifelong sufferer of miserable Restless Leg Syndrome, this is nothing short of a miracle! I was skeptical that the pod could help me, since nothing else has ever helped me, but I think since the pod contains my thrashing movements, I’m not waking myself up over and over at night. My dreams are typically very vivid and I usually don’t feel like I had a chance to turn my mind off and disconnect. I think I am getting more REM sleep with the pod because I haven’t remembered my dreams these past four nights. Also, I run hot so it’s a pleasant surprise that the pod truly is breathable and not sweaty." —Jennifer C

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $99+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A comforter with temperature-regulating hygrocotton that'll keep you cool in summer and warm in winter so you never miss a wink of sleep due to being uncomfortable.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Macy's for $99.97 (and get 30% off with code VIP at checkout; available in full, queen, and king).

    11. And a matching pillow so you don't have to keep flipping your pillow over to find the cooler side.


    Promising review: "This is all you need for a great night’s sleep. The weather is cooling off and keeps my head warm at night. It’s like sleeping on clouds. I haven't experienced any headaches, neck aches, or shoulder soreness. Going to purchase some additional ones for my husband and children. I look forward to laying my head down each night with this terrific pillow." —Reb304

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Macy's for $24.97+ (and get 30% off with code VIP at checkout; available in standard and king size)

    12. A classy wooden diffuser to fill the air with some relaxing essential oils while you doze off.

    Promising review: "First off, let me say that this is the fourth diffuser that I’ve purchased both off Amazon and through local stores, and this is BY FAR been the best one I’ve used. When the girlfriend breaks three in a matter of six was time to do some additional research.

    I hope this gives future buyers a better insight into why this aroma diffuser is head and shoulders above the rest. If you ask anyone why they’re looking to purchase an essential oil diffuser, you’ll find the common response being, 'to feel more relaxed.' That is exactly what you get with this diffuser. The aesthetically pleasing wood grain, coupled with a low, sleek design gives you the ability to hide this away, or show it off in any room. The diffuser comes with over 15 different light settings and an angled flow which is rare to find. Oh, and it doesn’t stop there! The manual came with additional coupons for future oil purchases and even included various essential oil recipes.

    But, I’d have to say the BEST feature about this diffuser HAS GOT to be the 18 MONTH WARRANTY!! And that, my friends, is the ultimate way to 'feel more relaxed.'" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    13. A silk sleep mask if you have trouble Vincent Van Gogh-ing to sleep on planes.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 10 colorways).

    14. A luxurious foam spa pillow with seven suction cups that cling to your tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed orthopedic support when you're kicking back.


    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day... but I've recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cusion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!) lol." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Check out our full write-up on the Gorilla Spa Bath Pillow.

    15. A pack of disposable gas neutralizers — pads that literally absorb fart stench — so you can have some peace knowing you won't sour the mood and air. As for sound muffling? You're on your own.


    Promising review: "My flatulence was putting a serious strain on the relationship with my girlfriend. Romantic dinner, movie-goings, and even picnics were turned into foul smelling disaster dates. In the years prior, I spent countless classroom hours mastering the delicate hushed whisper. But the whiffs of gastric murmurs remained untamable. These silent horrors became an embarrassing nuisance this last Thanksgiving at my girlfriend's parents' house. A lovely prepared dinner of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce turned into an unwanted egg-over-easy menace. And as the conversation lulled into a cloud of unspeakable wrench, her father gave me a look of painful disapproval. My relationship was doomed. This Christmas, I received a life-changing gift, Subtle Butt, from none other than my girlfriend's father. That was not a look of condemnation at Thanksgiving dinner — it was a look of heartbreaking recognition. Has he battled this same war? Did he surrender to the clouds of stink, or did he find a token of absolution. Was Subtle Butt our Holy Grail? Indeed it was. No longer am I the victim to my own pernicious digestion, but the master of these ocean winds." —zach

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (for five pads).

    16. A wake-up light that simulates a sunrise to help you wake up gradually and peacefully instead of in a jarring fashion.


    Promising review: "This thing is a game changer! I got it because I got tired of being owned by my phone. It used to be the last thing I checked before going to bed, and the first thing I would check in the morning.

    No more. Now I can leave the phone charging across the room (or in a handbag even. Who cares?) I can set this for the 'sun to set' at 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. So I set it, and I get in bed and read a book for an hour. Then the 'sun goes down' gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, the 'sun' starts coming up gradually. So gradually, that at the beginning, you don't even notice. And you can set sounds in addition to the 'sunrise' effect: birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio.

    You can set two different wake up 'alarms.' It doesn't even feel right to call them alarms, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. You wake up gradually. This thing is perfect. I'm reading more, sleeping a lot better, and I don't even remember anymore to grab my phone to check social media in the mornings. In fact, sometimes I'll be at the office, and it'll be noon before I realize I left my phone in the car." —Mimi 5000

    Get it from Amazon for $115.18.

    17. A hooded neck pillow to give you some shade and privacy while supporting your head.

    Promising review: "Best idea I had to buy this. It blocks out the light on flights and car rides. It fits as tight as you wish around your neck by adjusting the hood ropes. Felt extremely comfortable although may look a little silly. Slept over five hours on an international flight." —Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in six colors).

    18. A weighted blanket that reviewers with stress and anxiety claim has helped them to finally get a good night's rest.


    Promising review: "Comfort, style, and quality: These are all things you expect and deserve when purchasing a blanket. While it will give you this, there are other benefits as well that you can’t get with a normal blanket. The weight is very relaxing and stress relieving. You’ll be able to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and rest more efficiently. For all these reasons and many more, the YnM weighted blanket outweighs the qualities of any other." —Collin Safly

    Get it from Amazon for $65.90+ (available in 12 sizes/weights and in six colors).

    19. A soothing home spray blended with bergamot, thyme, eucalyptus, lavender, and ylang ylang to freshen up your linens.


    Promising review: "Delicately scented, like a whiff of fresh laundry mixed with just the faintest hint of an expensive perfume. I spray on my bed, in my closet, on furniture, on curtains. It leaves the room smelling fresh without ever being over powering or perfume-y. I suffer from migraines and often get headaches from scents, but this never causes me any problems." —Kristin F

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    20. And a stylish macrame hammock swing that'll be your new favorite spot to curl up in with a good book.

    Promising review: "Bought one of these...and then bought two more. I have these hanging in my living room, and they are perfect. You can hang them from a single hook or from two separate hooks. The quality is fantastic and the price was great. I'm pretty sure this is the same quality as the swings that cost almost double the price. Go for it. You won't regret it. These are great." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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