10 Bedtime Essentials to Help You Get the Best Sleep Ever

From cooling sheets to weighted blankets.

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If you've been having trouble sleeping lately, you're not alone. With routines thrown out of whack and increased feelings of anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it's no surprise that so many people are struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. While there are plenty of strategies for getting better sleep, like staying away from blue light in the evenings and skipping afternoon coffees, you can also make some simple upgrades to your bedroom set-up to promote a good night's sleep.

Little luxuries like a fresh set of cooling sheets or a new pair of comfy pajamas can make a big impact on the quality of your sleep. Other items like essential oil diffusers, scented pillow sprays, and smart lamps can transform your evening routine. It's all about creating a comfortable environment where you can drift off to sleep as easily and deeply as possible.

So if meditating and watching your caffeine intake just aren't enough, here are 10 things to help you sleep your best. Keep scrolling to shop our tried-and-true recommendations.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
dermstore.com

Having a hard time getting some shut-eye? Just spray your pillow with this soothing formula to promote relaxation. It's made of essential oils—lavender, vetivert, and wild chamomile—that can help you fall asleep faster.

To buy: $29; dermstore.com.

Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask

manta weighted sleep mask
lunya.co

A game-changer for light sleepers who wake at the first sign of daylight, this silk sleep mask is luxuriously soft and padded to really block brightness. It's made of machine-washable silk and comes in seven colors.

To buy: $48; lunya.co.

Cooling Purple Pillow

cooling purple pillow
purple.com

The cool side of the pillow is every side of this Purple pillow, thanks to its bizarre-yet-delightful temperature-neutral material that allows passive airflow. You wouldn't think a squishy matrix framework would appeal when it comes to comfort, but does it ever.

To buy: $89 (was $99); purple.com.

Parachute Percale Sheet Set

BlanQuil Weighted Blanket
parachute.com

One of the basic elements of a good night's sleep is keeping your body at an optimal temperature. Rather than overheating and waking up in a layer of sweat, switch your sheets to a cooling material like percale. This set from cult-favorite bedding brand Parachute is sure to keep you cool and comfy all night long.

To buy: from $109; parachute.com.

Gravity Cooling Blanket

Slip silk eye mask
gravityblankets.com

It's no secret that weighted blankets can help curb anxiety, and this one from Gravity Blankets takes the concept to another level by pairing it with cooling technology to provide comfort without overheating you. It comes in the same sizes and colors as the brand's popular Gravity Blanket, but it also comes with moisture-wicking fabric for sweat-free sleep.

To buy: $199; gravityblankets.com.

Vitruvi Black Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Madewell x Parachute Merino Travel Kit
anthropologie.com

This stylish little diffuser releases essential oil scents into the air to create a calm atmosphere. Fill it with water, add a few drops of any scent you like, and let it transform your bedroom into a peaceful oasis. It even turns off on its own so you can drift asleep while it's still running.

To buy: $119; anthropologie.com.

Casper The Glow Light

Casper The Glow Light
casper.com

You don't typically associate your standard-issue bedside lamp with sleep, but this one addresses a top environmental factor that stands between you and a good night's rest: light. This tiny 5-by 3-inch light fades over 45 minutes (i.e., the perfect amount of time to read a few chapters of the books in that stack on your nightstand) or your customized time per your preferred countdown.

To buy: $206 (was $229); casper.com.

Slumber Cloud Nacreous Pillow Cover

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
slumbercloud.com

If you think a simple pillow cover won't improve your sleep, think again. This smart pillow cover uses NASA technology to adjust to your temperature as you sleep, helping you remain cool all night long.

To buy: $69; slumbercloud.com.

Brooklinen Adelphi Jumpsuit

Sense with Sleep Pill
brooklinen.com

Along with the right bedding and bedside accessories, pajamas are an important factor in getting better sleep. This soft and breathable jumpsuit from popular bedding brand Brooklinen is a simple way to stay comfortable throughout the night. Plus, it's cute enough to lounge in all day long or even wear out on a quick errand.

To buy: $54 (was $68); brooklinen.com.

Buffy Breeze Comforter

Buffy Breeze Comforter
buffy.co

Give your bedding a refresh with a new comforter like this one from Buffy. It's made of eucalyptus fibers to regulate your body temperature as you sleep and is far more breathable than polyester or other down materials. And not only is it ideal for warm sleepers, but it's also eco-friendly.

To buy: from $180; buffy.co.

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