It’s National Sleep Awareness Week! We usually focus on providing you with the best sleep tips and mattress reviews. However, we’re not going to do that here. Instead, we’re going to indulge the undying need to treat ourselves while pointing out some products that really can help you sleep better.
It’s true you can get a good night’s sleep without a top-of-the-line oil diffuser, but why not treat yourself?
Okay, so this list isn’t just about buying things you want. If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep –– whether from insomnia or stress –– these products can help fix that. To limit the amount of scrolling you have to do, we broke our products up by budget.
LEMOMO Blackout Curtains – $25
Not only do they complete the “look” of your room, but blackout curtains can ease the transition from day to night. They are especially helpful if you work odd hours and will sleep when the sun is up. As a bonus, the LEMOMO Blackout Curtains are energy efficient and can help keep your bedroom at the perfect temperature.
Lagunamoon Essential Oils – $10
Research has shown that essential oils can help with a wide variety of things, from cognition all the way to sleep. You can use Lagunamoon Essential Oils by adding a few drops to your pillow, a diffuser or even your bath. Before you start using essential oils, consult your doctor to ensure you’re not at risk for an allergic reaction or medication interference.
Innogear Essential Oil Diffuser – $16
Essential oils like lavender and chamomile flower can help you relax and sleep better for longer. While you can add a few drops to your pillow at night, most people prefer diffusers. The Innogear Essential Oil Diffuser offers you two mist modes, an auto-off feature and seven color light options.
Melatonin – $16
Melatonin is a naturally-occurring hormone that signals to our brain when it’s time to go to sleep. For people who live with a melatonin imbalance or insomnia, a supplement is an excellent way to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Melatonin can help you establish a consistent sleep pattern that will benefit your overall health.
Yogasleep Dohm Classic Natural Sound Machine – $40
If you have trouble falling asleep, the Yogasleep Dohm Classic Natural Sound Machine may be a game-changer for you. The Dohm model has been around since 1962 and has been highly rated ever since. This sound machine is easy to use; you simply plug it in and flip the switch. The user can adjust the speed, pitch and tone of their white noise to suit their preferences.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – $29
Fall asleep faster and improve your sleep quality with This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. It’s all-natural and includes no GMOs, sulfates or petrolatum. All you have to do is spray onto your bed and pillow before you go to sleep.
Mellanni Microfiber Bed Sheet Set – $36
We all know comfort is one of the most critical factors that determine how well you sleep. The Mellanni Microfiber Bed Sheet Set has a soft, silky, luxurious feel for just a fraction of the cost. As a bonus, these sheets come in a variety of prints and patterns, so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that complements your decor.
Coop Home Goods Adjustable Loft Pillow – $60
Strategically adding pillows to your sleeping position can help you relieve back, neck and shoulder pain. The Coop Home Goods Adjustable Loft Pillow made our list because of its adjustable design that allows you to add or remove memory foam. You have total control when sleeping with this pillow.
YnM Weighted Blanket – Starts at $60
Weighted blankets are great for soothing the everyday stress or anxiety you may be feeling. There is even research suggesting that weighted blankets can increase serotonin levels and melatonin in your body. The YnM Weighted Blanket contours to the shape of your body thanks to its breathable cotton fabric. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
RENPHO Eye Massager – $70
Okay, so this pick definitely falls into the “treat yourself” category. The RENPHO eye massager is probably not an essential item for the everyday person. However, if you live with migraines, an eye massager might be something that can easily fit into your nightly routine. Besides the apparent compression and vibration, this massager also can play music and has a heating feature.
subrtex 3 Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Bed Mattress Topper – $138
Buying a new mattress isn’t always financially achievable; we know that. Mattress toppers are an excellent choice to get the comfort you want without breaking the bank. The subrtex Gel-Infused Memory Foam Bed Mattress Topper gives you that memory foam feel with a ventilated design that will keep you from getting too hot during the night.
Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light – $269
Talk about fancy features! The Philips SmartSleep Light allows you to personalize your sunrise and sunset, creating a healthy sleep and wake routine you can take anywhere. It has a speaker, FM radio, time display and easy-to-use app.
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress – $700
If you’re really into a memory foam feel, The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress might be a good option for you. It comes to your door in a box. All you have to do is open it and watch it inflate. Nectar gives customers a year-long home trial, which blows the standard 100-day trial out of the water.
Treating yourself isn’t just about spending money. If you’re looking to improve your sleep habits without spending any money, you can try the best sleep apps. There are a ton of options out there. From meditation focus to white noise, there is a sleeping app out there for your preference.
Available for free on both iPhone and Android, Calm is the #1 rated app for sleep, meditation and relaxation by Apple’s 2017 App of the Year list. Designed to help you reduce stress and sleep better, Calm also offers Sleep Stories, designed to help you fall asleep faster. The base level of Calm is free to download. However, there is a premium version available.
Designed for people who suffer from stress or insomnia, Noisli offers users background noise to help them relax. You’ll have various sounds to choose from –- thunderstorms, birds, or ocean sounds. Available for both iPhone and Android, Noisli is free to download and has one of the most affordable premium plans.
Pulling a 4.9/5.0 on Apple, Headspace is one of the most popular relaxation apps on the market. In addition to the variety of sleep-themed meditations, Headspaces offers music that can help you relax each night and fall asleep. Available for both Android and Apple, Headspace is free to download, though there is a premium version you can pay for.