2022 Sleep Awards: The Best-Ever Tools for Better Sleep, According to Real Simple Editors

We tested clocks, pajamas, and gadgets galore to bring you the best bedtime necessities.

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Ready to upgrade your sleep routine and finally get the rest you deserve? Of course you are! We road-tested a lot of today's top sleep products—from loungewear to gadgets—to figure out what's actually worth adding to your shopping cart. Here are six stand-out picks that topped our list for catching the best Zzzs ever.

Best Sleep Tech: Oura Ring Generation 3

Oura Ring Generation 3

Slip this lightweight health tracker onto your finger to gain insight into sleep metrics, including your resting heart rate and baseline body temperature. The sensors automatically log daily workouts and naps too, helping you better understand your rest and recovery patterns.

Best Pajamas: Jambys

Jambys pajama boxers with pockets

Dubbed "performance inactivewear," this is sleepwear at its softest. Try the breathable boxers (equipped with pockets and a waistband that won't bunch up) or the ultra-plush JamTee—a stretchy short-sleeve shirt that looks like a tee yet wears like your most lived-in robe.

Best Bed Topper: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Topper Supreme

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Topper Supreme three-inch memory-foam mattress topper

Give your mattress a major upgrade with this cushy three-inch topper. Made from the Tempur-Pedic's signature memory foam, it's a breathable bedding staple that adapts to your weight, shape, and temperature over time.

Best Nap Accessory: Sleep Number Bolster Pillow

Sleep Number Bolster Pillow memory foam pillow

This memory-foam pillow supports your neck during afternoon catnaps and serves as a lumbar pillow while you're WFS (working from sofa). When you lie on your back, slide it under your knees to help reduce lower-back pain.

Best Mood Setter: Loftie Alarm Clock

Loftie alarm clock, night-light, white-noise machine

Here's an all-in-one alarm clock, night-light, and white-noise machine that will help you break the habit of falling asleep next to your smartphone. Customize its dimmable display and volume setting, then let the peaceful tones of morning rain or a crackling campfire gradually wake you (never again, blaring alarm clock!). On nights when you struggle to drift off, use the built-in breathing tips and guided meditations.

Best Before-Bed Ritual: Unisom Simple Slumbers

Unisom Simple Slumbers raspberry-flavored gummies with melatonin

From calming elixirs to CBD chews, we tried them all, and Unisom's raspberry-flavored gummies hit the sweet spot. Take two as part of your nightly wind-down routine, and the melatonin will prepare you for a more blissful snooze.

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