30 Things That'll Help Solve Your Small(ish) Sleep Problems
So you can finally catch those elusive zzz's.
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1. A pack of LED dimming sheets because your computer charger, internet router, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright lights.
2. A heated massager so you can relax on the couch while it soothes those knots and tense spots that keep you up at night. It's designed for your back and neck, but you can also use it on your thighs, hamstrings, and feet.
3. A weighted blanket — every time you wrap yourself in it, you'll feel gently cuddled, which can help you deeply relax despite the stress of everyday life. Plus many reviewers swear it helps them sleep better each and every night.
4. Or a lightweight sleep pod that will gently snuggle you all through the night but still be perfectly breathable (so you don't sweat up a storm), thanks to its thin, stretchy fabric.
5. An ergonomic memory foam between the knees–pillow, which just might give anyone who's a side sleeper some relief from back, knee, or hip pain — at least, according to Amazon reviewers. Plus it has a strap, so you can turn over in the middle of the night without losing it to the swirl of blankets.
6. A genuine mulberry silk pillowcase because it won't leave a wrinkly imprint for you to discover on your face in the morning only as you're running out to work, *and* it could help prevent any extra hair breakage when you toss and turn.
7. An allergist-designed dust mite and allergen proof–pillow cover that will help block all allergens while still being perfectly breathable (read: not too hot).
8. An oversized but lightweight silky-soft sleep mask that will block out every bit of light without falling off your face multiple times every night, thanks to its two adjustable straps (one goes above your ears, and the other goes below).
9. Or a pair of blackout shades so you can completely block out whatever light insists on disturbing your evenings, like your neighbor's ostentatious "decorative house spotlights" that, besides illuminating their landscaping like its under FBI investigation, also shine SO BRIGHTLY in literally every window on the east side of your home.
10. A white noise machine with non-looping audio that can completely drown out any sounds that might disturb your slumber, so you can sleep just like you would snuggled up in a cabin on the side of a lake with absolutely zero neighbors.
11. Or some cozy fleece headphones that make it easy to enjoy music or white noise while you doze off without the discomfort of wires and plastic OR the irritating sounds of your S.O./roommate/airplane seat-mates.
12. A pack of flexible foam earplugs — they're ideal if you struggle with sounds but white noise just doesn't cut it or just plain bothers you, or if you're looking for a somewhat more budget-friendly option.
13. An antibacterial pillow mist because as everyone with chronic acne knows, we're "supposed" to change our pillowcases out like, every other night, but there's just no way that's going to happen. So instead, you can use this to help eliminate some of the dastardly acne-causing bacteria while also enjoying its lavender scent.
14. An all-season duvet so you can cuddle up under its cozy, fluffy weight without getting too hot in the summer or too chilly in the winter, even if you're as picky as Goldilocks.
15. A pair of 95–100% cotton pajamas because they'll be completely breathable and cool even when you start sweating up a storm, and just happen to be quite well made (at least, according to reviewers) so they'll last and last.
16. A pack of snore strips that you definitely need if your allergy or cold related–nasal congestion insists on waking you (and / or your partner / roommate!) with aggressive snorting noses multiple times every single night. These will help relieve the pressure so you can breathe easy.
17. The Five-Minute Journal, which uses ~science~ to encourage a positive perspective on everyday life, which just might help curb those racing thoughts you can't dispel the moment your head hits the pillow.
18. Or a self-help workbook for anxiety, which could help you learn how to have more control over those racing thoughts, not to mention other anxieties in everyday life.
19. Some Olly restful sleep gummies because they pack melatonin, l-thenanine, chamomile, and lemon balm (which, with their combined powers, can help boost your natural sleep hormones and help you feel relaxed) into a tasty piece of candy.
20. Or a caffeine-free tea that's made with valerian, an herbal supplement that many people swear helps them relax and actually doze off, even after stressful days.
21. A pair of blue light blocking glasses because all that screentime you get all day long — and especially in the evening hours — is probably cutting down on your sleep quality, and these can help.
22. A cozy U-shaped body pillow that people love for pregnancy, but also can be supportive whether you have back or hip pain... or just want a consistent cuddle buddy every night.
23. An adjustable pillow — you're pretty much guaranteed to love it, because you can easily remove or add its shredded memory foam filling until your heart (and neck and back) are finally completely content.
24. Or temperature-regulating pillows with a second moisture-wicking super power, so you can stay comfortable whether you're a hot sleeper, cool sleeper, or somewhere in-between.
25. An alarm clock to wake you up with a chill, gradual sunrise, the way all of our bodies ~evolved~ to wake up. You might just actually feel...what is this feeling, it's been so long since I felt it... refreshed in the morning?!?
26. And / or a lamp that features five different color modes, so whether you're studying kinda late or just reading the latest hot novel, you can opt for the warmer orange or yellow settings that can help you fall asleep faster when you're ready.
27. A two-inch memory foam mattress topper — it's an instant, easy way to upgrade a bed that's hurting your back or just plain uncomfortable because it's too firm.
28. Or a completely new memory foam mattress, if your main sleep problem = that you somehow ended up sleeping on a 15 year old hand me down–mattress from your parents house, and it legit has a spring poking you in the back.
29. And of course, a completely silent, noise-free bed frame perfect if whatever bed you're using now insists on squick-squeaking like a mouse anytime either you or your partner even like, moves an arm a little.
30. A plug-in dimmer switch so you can create some pre-bedtime ~ambiance~ of peace and relaxation, without completely taking the final step of turning off the lights entirely.
You, all ready to climb into bed and get some well-deserved shuteye:
The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.