10 Genius Products You Need for a Better Night's Sleep
Get your best night of sleep ever with these products that promote relaxation, cancel out noise, and give your body ideal snooze-time conditions.
It's time to invest in your sleep. Seriously: Regularly skimping on shuteye has been linked to weight gain and decreased productivity, and even ramps up your risk of chronic health conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure. (Not to mention being sleep deprived feels pretty crummy.) That's why we've rounded up our favorite ingenious products that promise to help you sleep better every night, including specialized bedding, bedroom gadgets, light-blocking devices, and more. Stock up and start getting the sleep you need.
1 Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase
Swapping your cotton pillowcase for a silk one does more than give you a luxurious place to lay your head. You'll also wake up with smoother skin and tangle-free hair in the morning, since the slippery material is less likely to snag your strands and leave imprints on your face. We love the Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase because it has been recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and hairdressers, but these other silk pillowcases are also a good bet.
To buy: $79-$99; nordstrom.com
2 Nine Space Viscose from Bamboo Sheet Set
Nothing's worse than waking up drenched in your own sweat. Switching out your sheets can help ensure you get the shuteye you deserve. Look for natural fabrics like cotton and bamboo, and steer clear of synthetics. These silky smooth sheets will help you achieve just that thanks to the breathable material. We're also fans of these other cooling sheets.
To buy: $141; amazon.com
3 Slip Silk Eye Mask
Interrupted sleep can be a major mood killer, but blocking out annoying light pollution could help solve that problem. Enter this luxurious sleep mask that will help you do just that. The silk fabric won’t irritate your skin and you’ll be snoozing away before you know it.
To buy: $45; bloomingdales.com
4 LectroFan White Noise Machine
White noise machines drown out ambient noise, like creaking pipes or cars whizzing by. The steady whooshing sound is soothing and will lull you to sleep fast. Our deputy editor swears by the Lectrofan, but there are plenty of other options out there at a variety of price points. Check out our picks for the best white noise machines.
To buy: $60; amazon.com
5 Coop Home Goods Memory Foam Pillow
A pancake-flat pillow means poor sleep posture— and nights of tossing and turning, not to mention nasty back and neck pains the morning after. Lofty memory foam pillows like this one from Coop Homes ensure your spine aligns properly while you catch your Zs. (You may also want to check out the best pillows for side sleepers, the best pillows for back sleepers, the best pillows for stomach sleepers, and the best cooling pillows for people who run hot.)
To buy: $55; amazon.com
6 Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Topper
You’re supposed to replace your mattress every eight to 10 years for maximum comfort and cleanliness, but let’s be honest: swapping out your mattress that often can be expensive and time consuming. If you refuse to get that brand new mattress, try a cushy topper instead. Our editorial producer loves this four-inch thick option that features a quilted material and super dense foam for a supportive night of sleep.
To buy: $118; amazon.com
7 FlamingoP Light Blocking Curtains
8 Casper Sleep Mattress
A sagging, unsupportive mattress can derail otherwise perfect sleep conditions, so finding the right one is a must. This Casper mattress comes delivered to your doorstep in box form and offers a thick memory foam material your back will love. The mattresses’ hypoallergenic latex will keep you cool as a cucumber all night, too. Don't like it? Casper offers free returns within 100 days of shipment.
To buy: $950; amazon.com
9 HoMedics Gather Diffuser
Plug in this little guy and inhale your favorite scents while simultaneously adding moisture to the air. Essential oils have been proven to treat nausea and anxiety, making them the perfect fix for a stressful day. (Not a fan of this design? Here are more essential oil diffusers to turn your home into a relaxing spa.)
To buy: $100; bloomingdales.com
10 Cyxus Blue Light Filter Glasses
While blue light is known to improve alertness and mental performance, too much of this kind of light, especially from computer and phone screens, can overstimulate the brain and make it difficult to fall asleep at night. To limit the amount of blue light your eyes take in, try on a pair of blue light-reflecting glasses. These specks typically have transparent lenses so they look like normal glasses, but feature properties that will reduce the chances of headache or eyestrain caused by blue light. And no, you won’t look like a total nerd wearing them: this Cyxus pair and many others have trendy frame designs and colors.
To buy: $20; amazon.com