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15 Sleep-Aid Products To Help Fight Insomnia And Restless Nights

by Rachel Gariepy
Rachel Gariepy is an experienced Editorial Director for a variety of digital publications including LittleThings and Purple Clover. She has written for, edited and managed teams across multiple lifestyle properties, including sites for celebrity clientele including, but not limited to Jenni (JWOWW) Farley, NeNe Leakes, and Vanessa Hudgens. Rachel has experience wearing many fun and fanciful hats including content strategist, creator, editor and project manager. She, like Mitch Hedberg before her, sometimes wrestles with the idea of wearing a beret. She also enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with dogs.

Missing out on a single night’s sleep can quite literally ruin your entire week. Sleep deprivation sends you on a dizzying path of lethargy, stress, and frustration, making it hard to enjoy daily life.

Being strung out on lack of sleep is a nightmare for your performance at work, your ability to keep an organized home, and your daily workout regimen.

Many people turn to medication as a sleep aid. While this may be a fine solution in the short term, for some individuals these medications can eventually lead to dependency and/or poor health. But there are other options that can help even the most restless person catch some more consistent zzz’s. From nature sound machines to silk eye pillows and essential oil air diffusers, we’ve got some great options for troubled sleepers.

These 15 sleep-aid products can help you avoid the dreaded fitful night’s sleep that leads to lack of focus, stress, illness, and weight gain, to name just a few of sleep deprivation’s worst effects.

1. Aroma Diffuser and Sound Machine With Essential Oils and Remote, $79.99

1. Aroma Diffuser and Sound Machine With Essential Oils and Remote, $79.99
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The calming effects of diffused essentials oils like lavender or peppermint can help you relax into a sleepy trance. This diffuser also doubles as a sound machine, which will help lull you off to dreamland. Purchase includes diffuser/sound machine, oils, and remote control.

Buy it on QVC for $79.99.

2. Pure Silk Pillowcases, $85

2. Pure Silk Pillowcases, $85

Not only do satin pillowcases feel like a dream, but they actually keep your skin from wrinkling while you sleep. Rest easy knowing your skin will stay youthful and you’ll wake up looking and feeling refreshed.

Buy them on Shopbop for $85.

3. Halcyon Eye Pillow, $22

3. Halcyon Eye Pillow, $22

Alleviate pent-up anxiety and deepen your relaxation with this soothing, scented eye pillow. Rest it on your tired eyes before bedtime, or utilize it during a restorative yoga class. Each pillow is made from a natural linen/cotton blend and comes in three different scents/colors.

Buy them at Anthropologie for $22.

4. MM.LaFleur Silk Sleep Mask, $50

4. MM.LaFleur Silk Sleep Mask, $50

Treat yourself to a luxurious silk sleep mask from MM.LaFleur and Slip. Yes, it’s machine washable and 100% silk, so you can wear it every night and keep it clean with ease. It’s also perfect for frequent travelers!

Buy it at MM.LaFleur for $50.

5. 9-Pack Essential Oil Set, $24.99

5. 9-Pack Essential Oil Set, $24.99

Essential oils can help calm the mind and body. Simply sprinkle over your pillowcase and sheets, or drip a few drops into a diffuser and let the serenity of scent wash over you as you drift off to the best slumber of your life.

Buy it on T.J. Maxx for $24.99.

6. The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Sleep Powder, $60

6. The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Sleep Powder, $60

This powder can be used to mix a delicious nighttime tonic that helps your body to fight fitful rests and sleepless nights. It also contains antioxidants and does double duty by improving gut and skin health.

Buy it at Sephora for $60.

7. iHome Sleep Therapy Bluetooth Speaker, $100

7. iHome Sleep Therapy Bluetooth Speaker, $100

Light and sound therapy are all it takes for your restlessness to be gone. This Bluetooth speaker by iHome has 10 different sounds designed to prep you for sleep by lowering heart rate and calming your body and mind. This nifty little device is also equipped with 11 different light-therapy hues that align with your circadian rhythm and increase energy levels in the morning.

Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $100.

 

8. Cool Bliss Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $189 to $399

8. Cool Bliss Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $189 to $399

Traditional memory foam can make for a sweaty night’s sleep. The Cool Bliss Gel memory foam mattress topper from PlushBeds is actually 30% cooler than your average memory foam and will give you a supportive and comfortable night’s sleep.

Buy it at PlushBeds for $189 to $399 (mattress size depending).

9. Liz Claiborne Leaf Print Blackout Grommet Curtains, $56 to $91

9. Liz Claiborne Leaf Print Blackout Grommet Curtains, $56 to $91

Don’t let outside light interfere with your sleep schedule. You should be able to hit the hay in the middle of the day and still enjoy the peaceful comfort of a dark room. These lovely brocade curtains are here to help and come in a variety of panel sizes to adorn any window.

Buy them at JCPenny for $56 to $91 (depending on panel size).

10. Adult Melatonin Sugar-Free Sleep Gummies, $11.09

10. Adult Melatonin Sugar-Free Sleep Gummies, $11.09

People have been utilizing melatonin to get a natural and easy night’s sleep for years. This 140-count jar from VitaFusion comes in assorted white tea and passion fruit flavors and is sugar- and gluten-free. Each gummy contains 3 mg of melatonin.

Buy them at iHerb for $11.09.

11. Adagio Chamomile Teabags, $6

11. Adagio Chamomile Teabags, $6

Nothing calms like chamomile, which is why it has been used to reduce anxiety and promote calm and serenity for centuries. This blend is made with the most premium chamomile flowers from the Nile River Valley in Egypt and comes with 15 pyramid-shaped tea bags.

Buy them on Adagio for $6.

12. Peppermint-Infused Memory Foam Pillow, $143.99

12. Peppermint-Infused Memory Foam Pillow, $143.99

Aromatherapy is a powerful way to increase your chances for sleep by reducing stress and anxiety and leaving an overall calming effect. This peppermint-infused memory foam pillow comes with a 2 ml spritzer to keep the effects of the aroma fresh after purchase. The design of the pillow is specially made to reduce restlessness and tossing and turning.

Buy it at JCPenny for $143.99.

13. Helix Moonlight Mattress for Contouring and Support of All Positions, $870 to $2,020

13. Helix Moonlight Mattress for Contouring and Support of All Positions, $870 to $2,020

If you’re having trouble falling asleep, a new mattress might be in order. Helix Sleep offers the finest quality mattresses at incredibly reasonable price points. The Helix Moonlight is made to contour to all positions and sleep styles, but Helix also offers more specialized options.

Buy it at Helix Sleep for $870 to $2,020 (depending on mattress size).

14. Smart Nora Snore Solution, $299

14. Smart Nora Snore Solution, $299

This Oprah-approved product could literally save your marriage if you happen to be a snorer or you’re married to one. Here’s how it works: The patented technology listens for snoring signs all night long and steps in before the snoring gets so loud that it wakes your bedmate. Once the snoring sounds are detected, the pillow insert begins to initiate a gentle movement that stimulates throat muscles and allows for normal breathing to resume.

Buy it on Smart Nora for $299.

15. 12-Pound Weighted Throw Blanket, $69.99

15. 12-Pound Weighted Throw Blanket, $69.99

Sometimes a little extra hug is all it takes to get comfortable. Ease anxiety and feel the added pressure you need from this 12-pound quilted throw blanket used to eliminate insomnia and restless nights.

Buy it at Target for $69.99.

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