Let’s face it — we could all use a better night’s sleep. Be it from daily stress and anxiety, an endless workload, or mindlessly scrolling through memes for hours before bed, most of us don’t get enough sleep — or better yet, enough quality sleep.
Sleep deprivation isn’t fun for anyone and makes even the happiest individual feel like ass, so let’s make it a goal for ourselves to start getting more and better sleep…especially right now when the world can feel like it’s slowly falling apart around us.
With that said, check out these 10 products that’ll help you fall asleep stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.
1. Corala Weighted Blanket
Perhaps one of the most surprising revelations of modern times, weighted blankets are a godsend for better sleep. While it sounds counterintuitive that extra weight and pressure would be soothing and relaxing, these heavy blankets mold to your body, creating a sensation of warmth, safety, and complete tranquility.
This 20-pound blanket from Corala is filled with tiny glass beads that offer the perfect amount of light pressure to feel like a comforting hug to help you drift off to sleep and stay asleep. Trust me when I say it’s worth every penny; I personally use a Corala blanket each and every night to snuggle off to the land of golden slumbers under 20 hefty pounds of glass beads.
Get it here for $199.
2. Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein Beauty + Sleep
Wind down after a long day with this potent blend of lavender, magnesium, and five collagen types from hydrolyzed bovine, chicken, fish, and eggshell collagen peptides. Just stir into water and enjoy to relax — as well as rejuvenate your body.
Get it here for $49.99.
3. NICETOWN Blackout Curtains
There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep with light in your eyes. It wakes you up, keeps you from getting actually restful sleep, and is just downright obnoxious. That’s why it’s always wise to invest in some heavy-duty blackout curtains.
As a bonus, these curtains are heavy enough to also block out noise and insulate the room.
Get it here for $37.85.
4. Marpac Dohm Classic
The OG noise machine, the Marpac Dohm gently drowns out annoying sounds that can disrupt your precious slumber, like noisy neighbors, dogs, snoring, cars, and any other troublesome noises.
Get it here for $44.20.
5. Manta Sleep Mask
Forget normal sleep masks — these eye cups mold perfectly to your face to block out literally every single bit of light for the blackest of blackouts.
Get it here for $9.99.
6. Sharper Image Airfree Onix 3000 Filterless Silent Air Purifier
Having airborne allergens, dust, and dander floating around the room when you’re trying to sleep isn’t the greatest thing in the world, especially when they cause stuffy noses and coughing fits.
A simple yet effective air purifier like this filter-free model eliminates those pesky particles, making the air in your bedroom cleaner and healthier.
Get it here for $299.99.
7. An Unbearably Boring Book
One of the greatest ways to battle insomnia is to pick up a book that’s so boring it will literally numb your brain and allow distracting thoughts to die before they have a chance to bother you. But here’s an important distinction: Make sure you’re reading a paper copy of the book. E-readers won’t work thanks to the blue light they emit.
If you’re needing some inspiration for a boring book, I gotchu.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Contrary to popular belief, this novel definitely isn’t an exciting read that’s full of action and monsters. It’s very difficult to read and extraordinarily dull, as many students who were forced to read this during school know all too well.
See for yourself in the excerpt below:
“I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them, but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent my mind towards injury and death. When I thought of my friends, of the mild voice of De Lacey, the gentle eyes of Agatha, and the exquisite beauty of the Arabian, these thoughts vanished and a gush of tears somewhat soothed me. But again when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger, and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects. As night advanced I placed a variety of combustibles around the cottage, and after having destroyed every vestige of cultivation in the garden, I waited with forced impatience until the moon had sunk to commence my operations.”
BRUH. That was excruciating.
8. Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Cotton sheets are the best sheets. There’s no need to mess around with any fancy temperature regulating fabrics or anything to get better sleep.
These breathable sheets are cool, crisp, and as simple as it gets, made with 100% long-staple cotton.
Get it here, starting at $99.
9. Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow
Filled with shredded gel-infused memory foam, this pillow keeps its cool all night long, and gives your head and neck the perfect amount of support. Not too high, not too low, not too hot — just right.
Get it here for $89.99.
10. Aura Cacia Lavender Room and Body Mist
The scent of lavender is scientifically proven to promote restful sleep and relaxation, so why not take advantage of it? Made with a simple blend of lavender essential oil and water, just a few spritzes of this soothing aromatherapy spray on your linens will have you drifting off to the land of golden slumbers in no time.
Get it here for $7.47.