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Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If youre having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.
1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25
For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good nights restand a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comforts memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you dont have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow life-changing and the best knee pillow Ive found. Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.
Buy it:Amazon
2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21
White noise machines: Theyre not just for babies! This Letsfit modelwhich is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviewshas 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although theres also a birds track, if thats your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.
Buy it:Amazon
3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16
According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when youre trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noiseplus, theyll help you save on energy costs. “Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window,” one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. “These drapes block the light completely.”
Buy it:Amazon
4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38
Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better, one reviewer reported. I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.
Buy it:Amazon
5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200
If youre looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philipss SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better nights rest.
Buy it:Amazon
6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159
Being too hot or too cold can kill a good nights sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheetswhich are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASAas 2020s best temperature-regulating sheets.
Buy it:SlumberCloud
7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40
If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.
Buy it:Amazon
8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80
This pillowwhich has a 4.5-star rating on Amazonis filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.
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9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169
Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, its machine-washable and -dryable. Its currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. Its rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that when it’s spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body I’ve found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too. 
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10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200
Few things can disturb your slumberand that of the ones you lovelike loudly sawing logs. Philipss Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when theyre sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. This device works exactly as advertised, one Amazon reviewer wrote. Id say its perfect.
Buy it:Amazon
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