26 Products That’ll Help You Go To Sleep So Much Faster

26 Products That’ll Help You Go To Sleep So Much Faster

Don’t hit snooze on these reviewer-loved products.

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A weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.


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It’s available in three sizes and and 10 weights, so whether you’re looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king or queen-sized bed with your partner, there’s an option for you!

Get it from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in 21 colors and prints).

Promising review: “This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! Its is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead an order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs. This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!” —DeAnn Barksdale

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A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers to finally keep those pesky router, TV, clock, and other electronic lights from ruining your ~room of complete darkness~.


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They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you’d like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full black-out** edition!

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $6.49.

Promising review: “This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I’ve blocked the light with a cover so it doesn’t shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn’t have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I’m more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in Sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you’re looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn’t leave a sticky residue at all, which can’t be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you’re trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!” —Amazon Customer

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A mechanical white noise machine (it produces white noise by creating rushing air, not fake electric “ocean sounds”) on your bedside table.


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Mechanical white noise means NO LOOPING! You can just twist to adjust the volume and tone.

Get it from Amazon for $27.68.

Promising review: “This is easily one of the smartest purchases I have made in the last year. I needed a white noise to replace a quiet fan and this was an exact fit! It came with controls for speed and volume. That is all I needed. No buttons and switches to reset, instead the unit pivots. Find the sound and volume that you like and leave it on or tap the top for on and off. I love this contraption!” —Cathy

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Or an electronic sound machine with 20 sound settings including white noise, fan, campfire, rain, brook, and cricket — all with no looping (and no…pause… when it loops) for minimal annoyance while staring at the ceiling, wide awake.


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It has 30 volume levels so you can find the perfect balance and continuous play or an auto-off timer to shut off anywhere between 1-7 hours. And the memory function automatically stores your previous volume, sound and timer options so you don’t have to reset it!

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: “This is the Rolls Royce of white noise machines. Buy this. The available sounds and tones are amazing. I suffer from tinnitus and it is difficult to get something to cover up that constant noise. This machine does it better than I ever thought possible. Also very important, the sounds are not looping. It is surprisingly easy to detect the loop on most sound machines. No loop here, so you won’t go bonkers waiting for the next repeat to happen in your head. Do not waste your money on a cheap noise machine. They short out after minimal use and the loops are ridiculous. This looks modern and super cool on my nightstand. The sound quality is rich and sounds much better than I anticipated. Every once in a while I run across a product that is just so darn good that my quest for a better one ends. This is such a product. This is the last kind of sound/white noise machine I will ever use. Easy to travel with too! Buy this! You and your sleep will love it.” —Cinthia

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A Lasko tower fan to provide just the right amount of white noise AND keep your room perfectly cool for optimal sleeping — without taking up too much floor space. This baby has three speed settings and powerful air flow so you stay comfortable all night long.


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It has a remote so you can control it from the comfort of your bed, and you can set it to auto shut off after anywhere from a half hour to 7.5 hours.

Get it from Amazon for $62.72+ (available in three colors/finishes and three styles).

Promising review: “I’m a little late to review this – I bought in April 2013, actually. I run this fan all night, every night, to provide white noise and airflow while I sleep. I’m very picky about fans; I don’t want to hear anything but a perfectly smooth noise. This fan produces an audible, but not loud, crisp sound on high which is great for tuning out noises and sleeping to. There’s no extra rattles, clicks, or anything else. In the past month or so I’ve heard a feint rattle come from the fan, but after bumping it, it seems to go away for a while. Something may just be loose; again, it’s 4 years old and is still working near flawlessly, so this is definitely a 5-star fan. Bonus: the remote is super convenient.” —NM

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A Philips sunrise-mimicking light and alarm clock, because not only does it wake you up gradually and naturally, but it also has a *reverse* sunset mode that slowly fades away, while you fade out of consciousness yourself.


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In the morning, it has 20 brightness settings that slowly increase over 30 minutes so you rise ~with the sun~, feeling energized and ready for the day. Once it’s at full brightness, only *then* will the alarm sound go off.

Get it from Amazon for $135.96.

Promising review: “This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that’s…challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time. Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts and I have not needed the snooze function yet. All of the wake up sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30-60 minutes and read until it’s too dark and I drop off to sleep. An additional bonus is that since I’m no longer using my cellphone as my alarm clock, I practice better sleep hygiene and keep my cellphone out of the bedroom. It is a significant investment but it has been worth it.” —MsEdinger

Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor’s review of the alarm clock (#11 in the post) for a first-hand account on how it can make mornings easier.

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A Kindle Paperwhite so you can enjoy a few chapters without keeping the lights on, helping both (you and your bed partner) wind down without too much light waking up your brain. Turn the TV off and get off your phone — this’ll get you right off to dreamland.


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I use my Kindle Paperwhite (the previous, non-waterproof generation) before bed every night, and after reading for awhile, I turn down the brightness to a low level just slightly dimmer than I’d want — after a page or two, my brain goes “Nope!” and shuts off to sleep. AND it helps me not even start thinking the anxious or negative thoughts that *usually* keep me up at night.

Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two colors, two storage sizes, and with or without special offers).

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

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

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A lavender and chamomile aromatherapy mist to spray on everything and make your bedroom a ~Cave of Slumbers~.


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It’s made with all natural essential oils that’ll help you feel calm and relaxed as you breathe it in. Spray it on blankets, pillows, clothes — you can even spray it on yourself!

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: “This product is great. I spray it on my pillow at night and it helps me relax into sleep rather than toss and turn. It is also a nice fragrance around the house. So happy that I tried this. I am very pleased!” —Martha N.

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An adaptive foam Tuft & Needle mattress that’ll never sag or get uncomfortable. Just pure body-sinking-in comfort. Good luck getting out of bed!


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Their mattresses are designed to keep you from sinking in too far and “sleeping hot” — giving just enough support and cushion for a solid night’s sleep. Oh, and it ships right to you in a box!

Get it from Amazon for $505.75+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

Promising review: “I’ve had this mattress now for a week. I gotta say at first I was a little bit uneasy about buying a mattress online. I’m a very picky sleeper and I suffer from bad insomnia. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this mattress and they way it adjusts to my body weight. After so many months of looking and trying out mattress I’m so happy I took a chance and bought this one. Best purchase I’ve made. It’s comfortable and it doesn’t get hot during hot summer nights in Florida.” —Florangel

Learn more about the Tuft & Needle mattress in our deeper dive.

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Or if you’re not looking for a new mattress, a hypoallergenic bamboo mattress pad to create a breathable, cloudlike layer over your mattress to make “sleeping hot” a thing of the past.


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

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

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A pair of stylish blue-light blocking glasses to make your evening screen time less disruptive to your sleep.


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Check out the National Sleep Foundation for why your electronics might be harming your sleep quality: The artificial blue light delays your circadian rhythm and suppresses the release of melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep.

I have these glasses (hi, that’s me pictured above) and these really help my eyes feel less tired and dry after staring at a screen all day. Check out my review for all the deets!

Get them from Prive Revaux for $29.95 (available in three colors).

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A bulk box of Sleepytime herbal tea; with a soothing blend of chamomile, spearmint, and lemongrass, it’ll help you wind down at the end of the day and prepare for…well…sleepytime.


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Get a jumbo pack of six boxes of 40 tea bags from Amazon for $19.68.

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

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A jar of Olly Restful Sleep gummies formulated with melatonin and l-theanine, lemon balm, and chamomile to help you naturally drift off and support your sleep cycle. And hello, nighttime snack!


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After taking a higher dose of melatonin a few times in college and having some fun and INTENSELY VIVID NIGHTMARES, I recently tried these instead. The lower dose of melatonin and the other ingredients have definitely help me get drowsy faster.

A few Amazon reviewers mention their gummies melted in shipment, so if you’re experiencing hot weather, you can stock up on them IRL at a local store.

Get a jar of 50 gummies from Amazon for $12.42 (also available in larger quantities).

Promising review: “I’ve tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They’ve worked the best out of any of the others I’ve tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!” —Jaime Arnold

Learn more about the link between melatonin and sleep at the National Sleep Foundation.

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A lightweight, contoured sleeping mask that’ll block every beam of light and never press down on your eyes, so you’ll completely forget you’re even wearing it.


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

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

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Or a Nodpod, aka a weighted blanket-sleep mask hybrid designed to put a comforting and relaxing pressure on your head — without the feeling of elastic.


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You can also freeze it for headache relief!

Get it from Amazon for $42 (available in several colors, listed separately).

Promising review: “I have become a huge fan of the Nodpod. Not only does it block out all light, but the gentle pressure does help relax me into sleep. I now look forward to having it as part of my nightly sleep regiment. It seems to stay put all night long as I frequently wake up in the morning with it still on my face. I haven’t tried securing it as I haven’t needed to. I’ve even woken up in the morning not knowing what time it was bc it blocks out the light so well. Love it!” —jinx342

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Cozyphones, a fleece headband with flat headphones built right in, because sleeping with earbuds in your ears is damn painful, but your “go to sleep” playlist is kickin’.


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Get them from Amazon for $17.49 Also available in friggin’ adorable animal versions for kids!

Promising review: “I bought these for my fiancé who likes to sleep to rain sounds but he’s super particular about things. He couldn’t get used to the feel. HOWEVER, I took them over and I absolutely love them! lol. I sleep in these every night because I really like sleeping to the TV, which keeps him awake. I connect the headphones to the Echo Dot by my bed and Bluetooth connect that to my Fire TV. Boom. TV is all mine. I don’t notice them and they don’t bother my ears or head at all. In fact, they feel so cozy that it feels weird taking them off. Sometimes I even leave them on after the TV is turned off.” —Mia Bergstrom

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A humidifier and essential oil diffuser designed to look like the night sky for a whole universe of relaxation — use lavender or your favorite nighttime-friendly essential oil for an extra boost.


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There are seven different color-changing options, it automatically shuts off when dry, and the water tank holds a supply that’ll last *up to four hours*.

Get it from Amazon for $33.97 (also available in silver and gold colors).

Promising review: “I love this diffuser; a hands-down favorite of seven years of essential oil diffusers. I love it so much I bought a second for my living room . It’s obviously visually stunning, but it’s also an excellent product in it’s qualitative value. The stream of vapor is robust, and the scent truly fills the whole room. I definitely recommend.” —Victoria Eriksson

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A reviewer-certified squeak-free bedframe for anyone whose restless bed partner rustling in the night is keeping them from getting any real rest.


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It ships in a compact box and requires no extra tool for assembly. You’ll be snoozing in minutes upon arrival.

Get it from Amazon for $60.99+ (available in sizes narrow twin–California king, both standard and deluxe).

Promising review: “Well this exactly what I was looking for. I bought a platform bed with headboard, footboard, and side rails. Not too long after we bought it the center support broke and slate started to crack and we kept dipping into the middle. Looked for ‘heavy duty bed frame’ and that’s exactly what this is. The 2-inch recessed edges make it so it fits inside of the side rails. It took about 10 minutes to set up, no tool required and was quiet, not a squeak at night. We are newlyweds, so we have really put it to the squeak test and it’s quiet as be. Extremely happy with our purchase. These are probably going to go in all our rooms because I know it will be no problem to get years’ of use out of these.” —Ryan Hughes

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A pair of insulating blackout curtains to keep precious heat IN and annoying sunlight OUT — or even worse, the lights your neighbors refuse to turn off at 3 a.m. that are somehow brighter than the sun.


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Get two panels from Amazon for $30.95 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

Promising review: “Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I’ve shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn’t think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy which are difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say, I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot & Home Goods, Tuesday morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn’t sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected.” —Josie Holdridge

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A lavender and bergamot-infused sleep balm you can rub into your temples, pulse points, lips, or chest for an immediate ~doze~ of relaxation.


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Rather than making you sleepy like medication does, this balm promotes calm and relaxation so restless thoughts disappear far, far away.

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

Promising review: “This natural essential oil blend does the trick for me, every time. Remember, it is subtle in the way it helps you fall, and stay, asleep. Not a drug, so you can really relax and know that you will safely drift to sleep and dream of wondrous things.” —Marietta Rhyne

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A Goldilocks-approved pillow filled with shredded memory foam so your head is never too high (like traditional memory foam pillows that don’t sink in enough) or too low (like the decade-old down alternative pillows on your bed right now). It’s juuuuust right.


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Get them from Amazon for $59.99 each. Also available in king-size pillows.

Promising review: “I had neck pain for years and never knew why. I always thought it was my posture during the day sitting at my desk. The past few months, my neck pain had been really bad and I didn’t know why (we have floppy, down, soft pillows). I did an experiment and slept with a hard throw pillow for the next two nights, and my pain decreased, but wasn’t completely gone. I realized I needed a really firm pillow, so I did a TON of research and came across this one. My neck pain is COMPLETELY GONE and every night yields such wonderful, comfortable sleep. The pillow itself is supportive without being hard or immovable. I LOVE it. My boyfriend bought a matching one. We are very, very happy customers! Also, I NEVER write reviews so it’s a big deal that something affects me enough to write about it.” —Gabrielle

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A freshly brewed cup of ~moon milk~ — aka a bedtime drink made of warm milk, honey, spices, and ashwagandha, an adaptogen plant used in Ayurvedic healing that can help with stress, insomnia, and fatigue.


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One of our food writers talked to an MD who specializes in Ayurveda before trying moon milk for herself (her brew is pictured above!). Check out her first-hand experience with moon milk — spoiler alert, it *did* make her sleepy — for all the deets!

Get a pre-made mix perfect for moon milk (with turmeric, coconut milk powder, cinnamon, ashwaghanda, ginger, and more already in it) from Amazon for $21.99.

Promising review: “Love this Tur Latte Golden Milk mix! I’d been making my own from scratch every night and this is so much easier and tastes the same! Originally got this to just take on a trip but now will use this all the time as it’s so much easier and there’s no mess! I mix it with coconut milk and it’s so yummy. If you use too much it tends to be a bit strong so don’t overdo. It does help with sleep and I seem to have more energy! Highly recommend!” —J. M. Gray

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A U-shaped body pillow that’ll be your cuddle buddy and grown-up stuffed animal companion to keep your body aligned and give you a comforting, cocooning sensation to help you relax and doze right off.


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Was this originally designed for pregnant women? Yes. Will *everyone* enjoy the benefits? Also yes. It also has a removable cover you can toss right in the wash for easy cleaning!

Get it from Amazon for $57.29+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

Promising review: “This pillow saved me! I was not sleeping AT ALL. Tossing, turning couldn’t get comfortable. I am not pregnant, I just needed additional support for my back which this provides and has helped ease hip and leg aches. It also keeps me in one spot so I don’t wake myself up constantly moving around, but allows me to easily maneuver if I need too and I fall right back to sleep. My dogs love it too. I will often find them snuggled up in the middle of it under the blanket. Have no issue with the fluff. I throw it in the dryer every other time I wash the cover and flip it over often sleeping on both sides.” —Karen

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The Nocturnal Journal, a creative notebook to help any restless mind late at night — it’s filled with interactive pages and reusable activities to de-stress, unwind, and just chill out so you can get to sleep ASAP.


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Remember that thing you did in third grade? You know how you stayed up half the night last week thinking about it? That’s over now.

Get it from Amazon for $10.93.

Promising review: “Lee Crutchley’s book is the literary answer for insomnia. This is the perfect book to keep by your bedside when counting sheep just isn’t doing the trick to send you off to dreamland. Open The Nocturnal Journal to any page and let your imagination run wild. It’s a good idea to keep a pencil or pen handy to answer the questions posed on some pages. Exploring some of the thoughts that are keeping you awake will definitely help you calm them down, answer them, or help put them to bed so sleep will come more easily.” —Dee Long

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A table lamp with multiple brightness and color options so you can sleep soundly after reading in bed. As you head towards bedtime, opt for warmer light colors!


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It also has a USB port built into the base for all your charging needs.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).

Promising review: “I LOVE THIS LIGHT!!! It’s fairly sturdy, especially for the price, and the variable light colors are THE BEST!! Being able to use yellow light at night to help with getting to sleep while I’m reading, then change to blue light during the day with just a couple taps, is awesome. The variable light level control is super easy and convenient, and there are a ton of ways to reposition the light to meet your needs. As someone who prefers clean lines/contemporary design, I also love how it looks on my nightstand.” —Shauna B.

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A mega-fluffy down alternative all-season duvet insert, because being cozy isn’t just for the wintertime. This has weight that’s perfect for cuddling under year-round; the well-over-6,000 people who rated this 5 stars can’t be wrong!


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Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin–oversized king and six colors).

Promising review: “I have insomnia and this is exactly what the packaging says: ‘an adult security blanket.’ It keeps you warm without getting too hot and it’s light and fluffy.”—Alby Yasmeen Sumague

Me turning off my alarm this morning:


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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