If you want to catch more zzz's, you're in luck: These top-rated Amazon finds will help you sleep more soundly.
This post was originally published on January 2, 2019 and has been updated for accuracy.
Eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye is the goal. But if restless tossing is your reality, here's some good news: A few smart purchases can take your bedtime routine from frustrating to totally blissful. In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, which is going on from now until March 16, here are 11 top-rated Amazon finds that will give you the best sleep of your life.
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White noise machine
A good white noise machine will do wonders to mask sounds that could potentially disturb your sleep. Our pick? LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine is the best of the best. It's surprisingly powerful given its small size and has 20 unique, non-looping sounds and a range of volume levels.
For those who live in colder climates, a humidifier is a must. The cooling mist adds humidity into dry winter air to help you breathe easier while you sleep (read: no more stuffy sinuses). The VAVA Cool Mist Humidifier is a great choice for a bedroom; it's quiet, easy to refill, and has a small profile that fits comfortably on a nightstand or dresser.
Everyone is obsessed with weighted blankets these days (even A-list wellness fanatic Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly a fan). These blankets have pellets or metal chains woven into the fibers to add comforting weight while you sleep, which many reviewers say helps ease insomnia and nighttime anxiety. BlanQuil Quilted Weighted Blanket comes in a range of fun colors and patterns and has a removable interior so you can use just the outer layer in the summer months.
The super popular ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray contains calming ingredients like lavender and camomile; spritz on your pillow before bedtime to help you drift off more easily. "Normally I wake up several times during the night," according to one reviewer, but after using the spray, "as soon as my head hits the pillow again, I'm out."
Sometimes the mere thought of a loud, abrasive alarm the next morning can leave you feeling anxious before you even fall asleep. Enter wake-up light alarm clocks, such as the top-rated Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock. Place it on your bedside table, and you'll gradually awaken to calming sounds and soft light that resembles a simulated sunrise.
Buying a new mattress isn't as expensive—or difficult—as it used to be, thanks to an increase in memory foam mattresses that you can buy online and easily unpack in your bedroom. The LINENSPA 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress is surprisingly affordable (just $190!) but has nearly 5,000 five-star Amazon reviews.
If it's been awhile since you've replaced your pillow, consider an upgrade. We've compiled our top picks for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and people with neck pain, but the Coop Home Goods Shredded Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow—which W. Christopher Winter, MD, medical director of Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center previously told us is a particularly great choice for back sleepers—is one of our all-time favorites.
A sleep supplement
Smart bedroom gear
Smart home gadgets like the Echo Dot are great on their own, but this Echo Dot Heather Gray Smart Bulb Kit by Sengled takes voice recognition to the next level by bundling the popular third-generation Echo Dot with a smart plug and two smart light bulbs. In other words, you can use commands like "Alexa, turn off the lights," or "Alexa, turn on the sound machine," so you don't have to get out of bed once you're already snuggled in.