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There are so many reasons you sometimes struggle to fall (or stay) asleep at night. Maybe you're building a monstrous to-do list in your head or worrying about how you reacted to a co-worker's comments earlier in the day. Perhaps you're being kept awake by sirens going off in the distance or noisy neighbors throwing yet another booze-infused party. Or maybe your partner is snoring, stealing the duvet, or slowly pushing you off the bed. Whatever the reason, a bad night's sleep is more than just frustrating in the moment—it can also leave you feeling groggy, unproductive, and moody.
We all know the negative effects of not getting a quality eight hours of sleep, but the way to achieve those quality z's is another question altogether. To help you get your best snooze yet, we rounded up (and tested) a wide variety of products aiming to help you get your best night's sleep. From weighted blankets to sleep trackers, here's everything you need to improve your chances at quality sleep. Turn on your Rainmaker app, and turn off your iPhone—it's time to sink into a deep slumber.
Make sure that your head hits the pillow on a clean, crisp, and breathable pillow cover that keeps you cool. Lying down on fresh, clean bedding is more than just relaxing: It's also better for your skin.
If you suffer from tight shoulders and upper back pain, your pillow could be to blame. Coop's bamboo shredded memory foam pillow is made to support your back and shoulders where needed—senior editor Sophie Miura swears by it.
Lavender is known to help people unwind and relax naturally—so before you swallow your melatonin capsules, give essential oils a try. Rub it on your temples, or add a few drops to a warm bath before bed to help you lull you into a deep sleep.
This essential oil diffuser humidifies and disperses aroma-therapeutic fragrances all at once. Add a few lavender drops, and turn it on an hour or so before bedtime to fill your room with a blissful relaxing scent.
Outside lights could be to blame for the poor quality of your sleep (or the reason you constantly wake up at the crack of dawn). Invest in true custom blackout blinds to ensure you get undisrupted sleep.
Gotten good at turning your iPhone off before bed but still find yourself wide awake when your head hits the pillow? Your bedside light could have an effect. Try a nighttime bulb that doesn't impede melatonin production.
This new ergonomic mattress by Casper aims to relieve pressure points by mirroring the shape of your body at 36 specific points, providing support exactly where you need it.
Have you ever wondered if you're getting true restorative sleep at night? Tomorrow's Sleeptracker monitors your sleep cycles, breathing rate, heart rate, and movement, so you can learn how to sleep better.
The right duvet cover can make or break your sleep. Opt for a more lightweight option, like this one from Brooklinen, to keep your body from overheating overnight.
Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? Weighted blankets have been used by the medical community for a long time to provide relief from anxiety or stress. The blanket's pressure stimulation is known to reduce cortisol and increase serotonin, resulting in improved sleep, mood, and relaxation.
Don't let your sheets keep you awake. Egyptian cotton's properties have been praised for a reason: They're lightweight, breathable, and crisp, meaning you'll feel cool and wrapped up in extreme softness.
Don't let your sleep quality fall to the wayside when traveling. A silk sleep mask will help you block distracting light, whether you're on the plane or in your hotel room.
Next up: Can't sleep a wink? Try these five natural remedies for insomnia.