I Discover the Best Finds on Amazon, and I Can’t Sleep Without These Nightstand Must-Haves—Starting at $7

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Editor Loved Nightstand Sleep Items


Correct me if I’m wrong, but going to bed and actually sleeping are two very different things. And the latter doesn’t always come as easy. I’ve always prioritized sleep, however, there are nights I end up tossing and turning for hours on end. It’s why I’ve invested in a few products that live on my nightstand—all designed to help you relax and eventually drift off sleep. And the entire list starts at just $7.

Creating a sleep routine is important because it ensures that your circadian rhythm is in sync. Basically, if you start winding down at a certain time every day, your body will automatically know bedtime is approaching. That’s why I’ve compiled a collection of sleep products that set the tone for the evening and help start the relaxation process. Of course, there are several items I use nightly while I’m asleep as well as products I’m shopping, too.

Think: aromatherapy lotions, pillow mists, and candles as well as journals, books, sleep sound machines, and eye masks. You’ll also recognize some of the brands on this list too, including finds from Gravity Blanket, Hatch, Olly, Bath & Body Works, and more. Since everything here is on Amazon, you’ll be experiencing sound sleep very, very soon. 

Editor-Loved Nightstand Sleep Items

Lavender, mint, eucalyptus, chamomile—these are the scents dreams are made of. It’s why I make sure to have my fill of aromatherapy nightly. And as wide of a scent range those are, the list of products that let me soak in the smell is vast. 

One favorite? This eucalyptus and spearmint body lotion from Bath & Body Works. I’ve used it for years and love how calming the scent is, so I lather up on my hands and beyond. By the way, I also keep this at my work desk to combat stressful moments. And because I’m also a big fan of lavender, the flower and the smell, I’m seriously considering this soy candle from Homesick. It has notes of lavender and green tea, and has a stylish glass container that acts like decor when not in use. 

Homesick Premium Scented Candle, Evening Unwind


To buy: $33 (was $38); amazon.com.

Another big part of the winding down process for me includes Hatch’s Restore sound machine alarm clock. I do not go to sleep without it, nor would I ever want to. It allows me to listen to relaxing nature sounds that are extremely realistic and lets me adjust the light brightness and color, giving me a totally customizable experience. I even have a sleep routine that consists of the ocean with a blue light for my winding down time and then a rainforest storm for bed. Oh, and my morning alarm is a gradual sunrise with birds chirping come 7:15 a.m.

Hatch Restore Sound Machine and Smart Light at Amazon


To buy: $130; amazon.com.

Chances are you’ve heard TV and cell phone screens aren’t great for sleeping on account of all that blue light exposure. Instead of rewatching Heartland, I’ve opted for an old-school approach with a book. While listening to the ocean, I started rereading the Harry Potter books, which bring a childhood comfort to bedtime. After reading, I’ll pray or do a mindfulness meditation before sleeping. However, if I’m more inclined to journal, I reach for The Five Minute Journal that gives me a space to practice gratitude or reflect on the day.  

Intelligent Change The Five Minute Journal


To buy: $23 (was $30); amazon.com.

Want to see what other items I have on (and in) my nightstand? Check out the rest of these must-have sleeping finds that’ll help you get some shut-eye. 

Gravity Blanket Weighted Sleep Mask


To buy: $32; amazon.com.

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs


To buy: $25; amazon.com.

Muse Bath Apothecary Pillow Ritual


To buy: $10; amazon.com.

luzdiosa Candle Warmer Lamp


To buy: $55; amazon.com.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Paperback


To buy: $7 (was $11); amazon.com.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief


To buy: $23 (was $27); amazon.com.

ZILJJ 500ml Bedside Water Carafe Set


To buy: $13; amazon.com.

OLLY Sleep Gummy


To buy: $10 (was $15); amazon.com.

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion with Lavender Scent


To buy: $6 (was $12); amazon.com.

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