This article is part of our series, Sleep Week: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Best Sleep Ever. Sleep Week is your destination for whole sleep happiness, curating our very best tips and product recommendations to help you create your coziest, most comfortable sleep environment yet.
Our bedrooms are our sanctuaries, and they deserve to be treated as such. There's no doubt that creating a cozy, relaxing, and comfortable bedroom is important. From having the right comforter to filling your room with relaxing scents to adding ambiance with accent lighting, these are all ways you can improve your bedtime routine—just take it from our editors.
We try and test many products, but there are some that have never left our nighttime routines and morning rituals. From the best cooling pillow to a sunrise alarm clock, these are the products our editors never go to bed without.
Slashop Bamboo Sheet Set - Pet Hair Resistant
"This sheet set solved my new pet-parent worries. I hate the idea of pet hair getting all over my bed, and these sheets held up to their claim. All I have to do is wipe my cat’s hair off my bed with my hand, and it slides right off. I’m also a big fan of sheets that are meant for hot sleepers: they keep me cool all night long and they’re so buttery-soft that sliding (literally) into bed each night feels like a luxury experience. And they held up great after washing!" —Aliyah Rodriguez, associate editor
Marlow The Pillow
"I'm constantly on the lookout for bedding that actually delivers on its 'cooling' promise—and thank goodness for this pillow. I've seen a noticeable difference in my temperature at night since using it, and that's not even the neatest part: the firmness is adjustable, from firm to medium to soft. It is, hands down, the most comfortable pillow I've ever used." —Kate McKenna, senior editor
Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower Fan
"I've had this tower fan for years—it does a shockingly good job of cooling a whole room, giving me a few more weeks in summer before I need to turn on the A/C. I recently bought another one for my bedroom (I mean, we did rate it "Best for Bedroom" after our lab testing!) and it's a delight. It cools the whole room easily, but also adds a white noise element to my sleep. And the remote controls means I can adjust anything I want to without getting out of bed." —Courtney Mason, general manager
Dr Teal Sleep Spray with Melatonin & Essential Oils
"One spray of this on my pillow and sheets, and I swear, I am instantly sleepy. This is just my experience, but the scent is so soothing that I started associating it with bedtime—it's made all the difference in helping me fall asleep." —Mia Ingui, editor
Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover
"I'm not usually a fan of linen bedding, but this duvet cover has my full approval. It's the perfect weight for winter or summer sleeping, and the striped design adds the right amount of visual interest to my very muted bedroom. It's nice and soft, unlike other linen options, and is easy to wash and clean. I love the slightly undone, laidback look it gives to my bedroom too." —Caroline Utz, associate editorial director
"I have raved about the Hatch Restore before, and for good reason. I never thought I would return to an alarm clock after getting rid of my Hello Kitty one all those years ago, but here we are. This is so much more than an alarm clock, though: it is a fully customizable light and sound machine that I use before bed (to listen to rainfall) and to wake up with a gradual sunrise and the sounds of birds. It's magical." —Mia Ingui, editor
Sijo Clima Tech TempTune Comforter
"I've had this duvet insert for close to a year now, and I still love it. (It was called CLIMA when I got it, but now it's called the TempTune duvet.) I feel cozy sleeping under it, but thanks to the cooling properties, I never get too hot. And very importantly, it is machine-washable and dryer-safe, which is great for handling pet accidents, keeping it feeling fresh, and smelling good." —Jenny Hughes, editor
DedCool Room + Linen Spray Milk
"I love using this room spray, and it's become a necessary part of my nightly routine. I always give my room a good spritz of it. Not only does it make my entire space smell heavenly, but it sets the coziest mood with its fragrant notes." —Jane Kim, associate editor
LectroFan Evo Sound Machine
"I use this every night to go to sleep. I live in a very busy area of New York City, and there is always something making noise outside at all hours. I usually sleep with my air conditioner on (even in the winter) to drown the noise out, but this little sound machine fixed that problem. While I mostly use it for the fan noises, the white noise options are also great and put me right to sleep. It's super simple to use, compact, and I love turning it on every night as part of my sleep routine." —Aliyah Rodriguez, associate editor
Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Hardcore Sheet Bundle
"If you love soft sheets, you need Brooklinen's heathered cashmere set. They're lightweight and breathable, so I don't get hot sleeping in them. It's a calm, cozy experience sleeping between the softest set of sheets I've ever laid hands on. Don't worry about the cashmere for cleaning—they don't need the same care a cashmere sweater does. You can toss them in the washer and dryer just like any other sheets." —Jenny Hughes, editor
L'Occitane Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist
"As an insomniac, I can never seem to get enough sleep. Five hours of sleep in one night feels like an Olympic achievement! Despite trying various bedtime routines, nothing works like my trusty pillow mist to help me enter my do not disturb mode. The scent is clean, not overpowering, and perfectly balances orange and lavender notes. The packaging adds a luxurious touch, making it the perfect addition to any bedside table." —Jamie Abarca, senior editorial project manager
Editor's note: Some editors received product samples for editorial consideration, but all opinions are their own.