13 Products for Your Best Sleep Ever, From Herbal Tea to an Eye Mask
With everything that’s going on in the world lately, it’s no surprise that searches for “trouble sleeping” have seen a 46 percent increase since February, according to Google Trends. Between insomnia and anxiety dreams, we were suffering through sleepless nights—until we got serious about making some changes to our routine. From ultra-luxurious sheets to a sleep lamp that really works, here are 13 products we rely on for the best sleep ever.
1. Bear Hybrid Mattress
Having a quality mattress is key to getting a good night’s sleep, and this one is the best of the best. Its patented Serene foam and innerspring coils were specifically designed with pressure relief and cooling in mind. And according to the over 1,000 five-star reviews, the combination is just what you need to start snoozing through the night. Multiple buyers report feeling cradled yet supported and sleeping better than they have in years.
2. Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask
Confession time: We thought sleep masks were a total gimmick—until we tried one. It turns out that blocking out light during the night helps regulate your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle so that you snooze through the night without interruptions. So yeah, believe the hype. This particular mask is made from pure mulberry silk to soothe the delicate skin around your eyes and prevent wrinkles in the process.
3. Highline Wellness CBD Night Gummies
Senior commerce editor Brianna Lapolla swears by this combo of CBD and melatonin to fall asleep and stay asleep, all night. “These gummies taste so good and help me sleep soundly until my alarm goes off in the morning,” she says.
4. Casper Glow Light
Casper created this sleep lamp to help you wind down, fall asleep and wake more easily. The warm light is designed to help you relax as you get ready for bed, then slowly dims to let you know it’s time for sleep. In the morning, it gradually fills the room with soft light to let your body know it’s time to wake up.
5. Helias Sleep Essential Oil Blend
This blend of lavender, vetiver, chamomile, ylang ylang and atlas cedar essential oils will have you drifting off to dreamland in record time. And don’t worry about the scent being too strong. “It’s calming and clean without being overpowering,” assures one reviewer. The brand recommends massaging two to three drops into your neck and feet before bed for an instant relaxing effect.
6. Boll & Branch Signature Soft 300 Count Organic Cotton Sheet Set
Never underestimate the power of a good sheet set when it comes to getting some quality shut eye. These babies are made from luxury bedding brand Boll & Branch’s signature long-staple organic cotton, so they’re insanely soft. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re drifting off in a fancy hotel on your dream vacation—definitely not the same bed you’ve been sleeping in for the past five years.
7. Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Herbal Tea
A new and improved version of Celestial Seasonings’ Sleepytime tea, Sleepytime Extra contains chamomile and valerian root to help you doze off with ease. Digital designer McKenzie Cordell credits it with the killer sleep she’s been getting lately.
8. Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas
One part of your sleep routine you’re probably overlooking? Your pajamas. Sleeping in a super soft blend like this one instead of your scratchy old sweatpants and tee can make all the difference. This set has racked up an impressive 162 pages of five-star reviews. And at only $49 for both the button down top and shorts, it’s a really good deal.
9. This Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak
We were already fans of the brand’s pillow spray, so when we learned This Works came out with a calming bath soak, we had to give it a try. And it didn’t disappoint. These therapeutic bath salts are infused with lavender and wild chamomile essential oils to help you unwind before bed. That, combined with the warm water had us almost drifting off in the tub.
10. Brooklinen Down Pillow
Think all pillows are created equal? Think again. This one from Brooklinen is offered in three levels of support: Plush, Mid-Plush and Firm, and filled with Down clusters accordingly to help you find the most comfortable sleeping position. If you’re not sure which option you’d prefer, go with the Mid-Plush—it’s the brand’s best-seller.
11. Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blankets
There are tons of benefits of weighted blankets. But perhaps most importantly, they calm the nervous system and provide a feeling of comfort which can ward off insomnia and restless sleep. This one from Bearaby is our personal favorite because not only is its heavy pressure relaxing, it looks chic folded on the end of our bed too.
12. Zolt Dreamy Honey Citrus Tea Mixie Sticks (10 Pack)
This combination of CBD, adaptogens and melatonin will have you drifting off in no time, senior fashion editor Dena Silver confirms. “When I need a little help on a tossing and turning kinda night, I have one requirement: whatever I take can't leave me feeling drowsy in the AM. Zolt's Dreamy helps me get to sleep fast but I still feel like myself when I wake up in the morning,” she says. Add the mixture to warm water for a soothing cup of tea before bed.
13. Gaoye Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Branded content editor Roberta Fiorito bought these when 12-hour days at the computer started to take a toll on her eyes. But they’ve actually been helping her sleep better too, she says. It makes sense, considering a study conducted by Harvard University found that blue light can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that helps us fall asleep.