10 Things You Need for the Best Sleep of Your Life

Tossing and turning at night? Check out these products to help you fall asleep and get a better night’s sleep.

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March 29, 2019

Photo By: Amazon

Photo By: Amazon

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Photo By: Casper

Photo By: Anthropologie

Photo By: Anthropologie

Photo By: This Works

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Photo By: West Elm

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Weighted Blanket

If you struggle with anxiety, sometimes it’s hard to turn your brain off for sleep. Weighted blankets are said to help soothe and relax you for sleep time. Don’t let the phrase mislead you. It’s not like sleeping under a ton of bricks. It’s more like a firm hug.

Buy It: Amazon, $169.00

White Noise Machine

Sometimes you don’t need sounds so much as background noise to fall asleep. The LectroFan features 20 fan sounds and white noises that are great at masking noises outside such as construction or rowdy neighbors.

Buy It: Amazon, $49.99

Sound Machine

If white noise doesn’t do it for you, try a sound machine. The Homedics Ultra-Portable Rechargeable Sound Machine features 12 different tracks, such as “gentle rain” and “ocean” so you can create a relaxing spa vibe at home.

Buy It: Amazon, $49.99

Glow Light

The mattress pros at Casper have designed the perfect bedside table lamp. The Glow Light mimics the rise and setting of the sun so at night the lamp gradually dims its soft light to lull you to sleep. In the morning, you can schedule the lamp to gradually increase in brightness to wake you up sans blaring alarm.

Buy It: Casper, $99.00

Silk Sleep Mask

If you’re sensitive to light, an eye mask is essential for falling-and-staying asleep. But if you run hot at night, and don’t want a bulky piece of fabric on your face, I’m a huge fan of the Slip Silk Sleep Mask. It’s made from 100% mulberry silk which is cooling, hypoallergenic and super lightweight so you don’t even notice it’s there.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $50.00

Essential Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy is a great way to unwind and relax before bedtime. Fill your room with calming lavender and chamomile with an essential oil diffuser. I love the sleek design of the Virtuvi stone diffuser.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $119.00

Pillow Spray


If you don’t want to fill your entire bedroom with a scent, you can also use a pillow spray. The Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works features a blend of lavender, vetivert and chamomile to help you relax and fall asleep faster.

Buy It: This Works, $29.00

Memory Foam Pillow


I’m not exaggerating: The Leesa mattress is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s like sleeping on a cloud, and the pillows are just as heavenly. The brand’s Avena foam is incredibly supportive and features hundreds of tiny ventilation channels to keep you cool all night.

Buy It: Leesa, $75.00-$95.00

Blackout Curtains

I’m convinced my spirit animal is a bear because I can only sleep in a super dark, freezing cold room. Like a cave. If you require 100% darkness too, blackout curtains are a godsend, but they typically don’t come in super stylish options. I love the blackout panels from West Elm. Even the neutral ivory panels feature a weave that adds texture and personality and works well with most design styles.

Buy It: West Elm, $69-$83 (Originally $99.99-$119.99)

Earplugs

I’m a super sensitive sleeper. Lights and sounds make it really hard for me to fall asleep. I’ve tried several different types of earplugs, but since I’m a side sleeper it puts extra pressure on my ear and pushes the earplug. Not safe. I love Mack’s Earplugs. They’re designed to keep water out of the ear during water sports--especially swimming--and they’re made from a squishy material that molds to your ear shape. The earplug lays flat against the pillow so it’s way more comfortable for a side sleeper.

Buy It: Amazon, $12.99 (Pack of 12)