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23 Super Soothing Things That May Help You Sleep Better At Night

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23 Super Soothing Things That May Help You Sleep Better At Night

I am feeling sleepy already.

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1. A pair of blackout curtains to block out all sunlight from streaming into your windows so you can slumber in peace.

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Promising review: “These blackout curtains are the real deal… now it’s hard for me to get out of bed! I have a wall of windows in my bedroom, so I ordered eight curtains and (no pun intended) it was a night and day difference. The quality is great and I like that they don’t have that blackout backing like some other ‘blackout’ curtains have. They are just good quality, heavy, durable curtains, and they iron well (for those who iron their curtains). I underestimated them, but they over-delivered.” —Gadgetguy

Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in eight sizes and 18 colors).

2. A weighted blanket for anyone who struggles to slip into a deep sleep due to anxiety, stress, or night terrors. The comfort of the weight helps all types of people fall asleep and stay asleep more easily.

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Promising review: “I was a doubter, but I was also desperate to get a decent night’s sleep. (I deal with severe chronic pain and insomnia). The first thing I did was insert the heavy blanket inside a cover. It was way easier than I expected. I was delighted with the material, the bamboo is silky and feels cool. But the big surprise was when I crawled into bed a good three hours before I usually manage to fall asleep. The next morning I realized I had gone to sleep within minutes — and slept straight through to morning. The first full night’s sleep — with NO sleep medication — in 15 years.” —Violet

Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

Get it from Amazon for $35.32+ (available in sizes Twin–King and 25 colors; also avaialbe in kids’ sizes; choose from 5–30 pounds of added weight).

3. A silk pillowcase that’s not only super comfy and relaxing to lay on, but it just may smooth down your frizz so your morning routine gets better too!

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Promising review: “I bought this for my daughter because she hates wearing a silk cap for sleeping! (Machine-washed it in cold water before first use). This is a good option for reducing frizz in her curly hair while she sleeps. I love how it closes. Also, after the first night of using it, my daughter said, ‘it felt like a dream.’ Enough said!” —SF Sunshine

Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in six sizes and 27 colors).

4. A bright blue yuck-e ball to squeeze, stretch and toss. This babe will add a little stress relief to your nighttime routine.

School Specialty

Get it from School Specialty for $8.47.

5. A versatilate sleep sound machine that’ll help you relax and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean, rain, white noise, and more.

Amazon

Promising review: “This is very sleek, modern, and the sound is great. I was interested in it specifically for the extra USB outlet to charge my iPhone (a must for most bedside devices). This has been a great purchase and I am very pleased with the product.” —Gbulldog

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (avaialbein two colors).

6. Or you can try a rain app for free — just tap your phone for a gentle rain or crackling fire 🔥 sound via the Rain Sleep Sounds app.

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The app also comes with bedtime timers to remind you to go to sleep, and optional sleep timers that’ll gently fade out the sound once you’re in snoozeland.

Get it from iTunes for free here.

7. A gluten-free melatonin gummy to give you a little snooze boost when you need it most🍓😴.

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Promising review: “These are the ABSOLUTE best on the market. I have been taking Ambien for over 15 years. It’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep without an Ambien after taking it for so long. I then began trying other forms of Melatonin, and not one of them worked! None, that is, until I took this brand. I started taking two each night, and am now down to usually just one, and sometimes none! I’m finally writing this review after over a year of using this product. They are a bit more pricey than some other brands, but in my opinion, worth it!” —Kym

Get an 130-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

Amazon

Promising review: “Very nice sheets, 100% cotton, perfect for my skin. I have very sensitive skin and I struggle to find good quality pure cotton sheets for a restful sleep. My husband is very picky about sheets and even he loved these sheets. If you prefer soft silky sheets these are for you, and if you are looking for a bargain then these are also for you. Very good value for your money.” —Andy

Get them from Amazon for $42.99–$59.99 (available in sizes Twin–California King and 25 colors/patterns).

9. A bottle of 100% pure organic vegan tea tree oil for anyone who likes to feel squakey clean and refreshed before bed. Tea tree oil is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and can help resolve many skin issues. You can add these drops to a bubble bath or oil diffuser for an all-natural aromatherpay experience.

Eve Hansen

Tea tree oil is super versatile and I use the four-ounce Eve Hansen bottle religiously in my home for my skin and scalp. It helps me with dandruff, acne, itching, redness, and other skin issues. I also use a diluted solution of tea tree oil and water in a spray bottle to wipe down countertops or use in-place of an air freshener. I especially love adding a dropper of this oil to my baths before bed, but be sure to dilute to your own needs — this stuff is strong and a little goes a long away!

Get it from Eve Hansen for $21.99+ (available in two or four ounces).

10. A 19-pound bag of organic Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts to help you unwind and soothe sore muscles at the end of a long day. I use this brand myself and swear by it!

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I am scent-sensitive and can never find 100% additive-free bath salts in stores nearby. I gave this brand a try recently and I will use these forever. These salts are orrganic, additive-free, unscented, and packed with nautral minerals. These salts are fine ground and evaporate quickly in the water, and don’t irritate me at all as I soak. Other brands just don’t compare, IMO.

Get a 19-pound bag from Amazon for $29.73.

11. A starlight projector that’ll soothe your kids to sleep and make them excited for bedtime. If your kids are sleeping through the night, chances are you are too!

Amazon

Promising review: “Our 3-year-old twins were having a tough time going to sleep at night and not waking up scared of the dark, even in the presence of a nightlight; so my husband and I wanted to find a nice, soothing light that wouldn’t keep them awake at night. We’ve had this lamp for three months and we really like it. This is working really well for us, and I’d recommend it as a lamp for helping to soothe children at night or for anyone who doesn’t like to sleep in complete darkness. This lamp has allowed my husband and me to sleep through the night and that, in and of itself, is priceless!” —Kristin B.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

12. A fidget pillow cover to give yourself some positive sensory input and calm vibes as you’re laying in bed trying to catch some Z’s.

School Specialty

A world where I don’t have to leave my bed to stim is a world I want to live in!

This soft cover (pillow not included) is made from suede-like fabric and includes a variety of ways to give yourself soothing sensory input, including an interior fidget pocket. It is also machine washable in a laundry bag for delicates!

Get it from School Speciality for $50.99.

13. A monthly Vegancuts Beauty Box subscription to ensure you’ll always have tons of vegan, cruelty-free beauty products on hand for a relaxing spa night. All of their products are also paraben-free and free of harmful chemicals.

Cratejoy

What you’ll get: luxurious vegan products that’ll have you loving your skin and have your skin loving you back. You’ll receive four or more deluxe and full-size Items each month — charcoal scrub, pistachio lotion, makeup, under-eye gels, and other clean beauty products are just waiting to become a part of your routine.

Promising review: “My husband and I both enjoy items we receive every month from VeganCuts. I received a full-size item that was over three times what I’ve paid for the box, and yet there were even more goodies. I am able to use high-end, top quality items that last much longer than a month so I always am putting the best ingredients on my face. I get compliments on my skin almost weekly. My husband has enjoyed pistachio lotion, hair cleanser, soaps, scar cream, carrot lotion, and charcoal scrub — just to name a few. Very generous and the only box I want.” —Rachel A.

Get it from Cratejoy for $22.95/month.

14. A soothing aromatherapy spray designed to help you feel refreshed and de-stressed before bedtime, so you can focus on the calming scents of lavender and chamomile as you drift off to sleep.

Amazon

Promising review: “I absolutely love this spray. The smell of lavender is refreshing and strong but not overpowering. I delivered my baby girl two weeks ago and I spray this on my shirt to relax me enough for short naps until the baby wakes. I highly recommend it.” —Mai N.B

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven scents).

15. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite that’ll let you get a few chapters into your book with the lights off, so you don’t stimulate your brain with too much light right before bed!

Amazon

Promising review: “This is my third Kindle and as the headline suggests, it is the best yet. Light, easy to hold and turn pages, simple to use, amazing capacity, doesn’t hurt when you drop it on your chest as sleep overcomes your desire to read….what’s not to love!” —Paul Deyoung

Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two storage sizes and four colors).

Learn more about the newest Kindle Paperwhite in our closer look!

16. A hypoallergenic bamboo mattress pad to help your bed be a more breathable and cool place to rest.

Amazon

Promising review: “My discomfort while sleeping had gotten to the point where I honestly dreading laying down each night (and this girl normally LOVES her sleep). I finally broke down and did some research about mattress toppers/pads and this one kept popping up as the best reviewed. I had high hopes when I ordered it and I am NOT disappointed! It’s only been two nights, but those two nights have been the best sleep I’ve had in weeks! It’s soft and cushy and seems to hug my body exactly how it needs to in order to provide support. I LOVE this mattress pad and only wish I would’ve purchased it sooner.” —Shannon G

Get it from Amazon for $104.99+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

17. A lightweight, contoured sleeping mask that’ll block out light no matter where you are without putting any pressure on your eyes.

Amazon

Promising review: “Fits perfectly….soft and breathable. No pressure on the face and amazing sleep with no light visible. I work nightshift and this item is just PERFECT! Adjust to your comfort for the the most comfortable rest.” —Tay Crad

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

18. A Privacy Pop bed tent to give yourself a sense of privacy at night, or to help you build a no-bug allowed sleep zone, to each their own!

Privacy Pop

The privacy pop tent is made with mesh windows and fold up doors (with doubled-sided zippers!) for airflow, adaptability, and privacy. The tent is compatible with air mattresses, spring-coiled, foam beds, and futons (mattress not included); and it can be set up on the floor, on a platform, bed frame, or on a box spring.

Promising review: “I bought a twin-sized tent in the ‘galaxy’ color to help keep out insects in my parents’ house in the woods. It was very easy to set up, and fantastic to sleep in! I love the windows on either side, and how there are zippers on both sides too.” —Ashli G.

Get it from Privacy Pop starting at $104+ (available in sizes Toddler-Queen and in seven styles) or get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in three sizes and four styles).

19. An adorable cactus squishy you can squeeze and squish to your heart’s content.

Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

20. An additive-free and scent-free organic bubble bath made with shea butter to smooth and soothe skin without any irritation.

Alaffia

Promising review: “After sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day, there is nothing better than soaking in a warm, relaxing bubble bath. I have been trying to find one that doesn’t hurt my skin afterward and this is definitely it! It’s so gentle and I can add my own essential oils depending on my mood. Thank you for making such a superior product, Alaffia!” —Christy

Get it from Alaffia for $14.99 (32 0z).

21. A bulk box of Sleepytime herbal tea for anyone who wants to stock up on this calming blend of chamomile, spearmint, and lemongrass tea.

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Promising review: “Sleepytime tea is amazing! It smells and tastes great and helps we become relaxed and ready for bed. I sleep without any problems and feel well rested the next day!” —Chris

Get a 40-pack of tea bags from Amazon for $19.44.

22. And a pair of comfy, fuzzy slippers to wear when it’s cozy time (which, ideally, is all the time 😊).

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Promising review: “These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these. If you’re worried about sizing — size up.” —Cyndi Lundeberg

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four sizes and six colors).

Sweet dreams!

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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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