The 16 Products Our Editors Don't Sleep Without

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Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser on a bed side table

The Spruce / Anastasiia Stiahailo

If you've had difficulty sleeping over the last two years, you're not alone—it seems like everyone is on the quest for a better sleep. There's no better time like the present to make some adjustments to your sleep habits, and that can start with the products you use.

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 ambience with accent lighting, these are all ways you can improve your bedtime routine—just take it from our editors.

Homery Flameless LED Tea Lights

Homemory Flameless Tea Lights


"Arrange these little tea lights along your window sill or your bedside table and they'll set just the right pre-bedtime vibe. They're timed which means they turn off automatically as an added bonus." - Mélanie Berliet, SVP & Group General Manager

Buffy Breeze Sheet Set

Buffy Breeze Sheet Set


"I've tried just about every type of sheet you can think of: cotton, percale, linen, bamboo, you name it I've slept on it. But it wasn't until I tried Buffy's Eucalyptus sheets that I had a real preference. Now, I simply can't sleep on anything else. The sheets have a silky quality to them, which makes the sheets alway feels cool against skin, making it perfect for a hot sleeper like me. The muted colors are also the perfect fit for my neutral aesthetic—the light gray is my current favorite, but I've got a blush pair in the mix as well." - Bridget Mallon, Editorial Director

YnM Oeko-Tex Certified Premium Weighted Blanket

YnM Oeko-Tex Certified Premium Weighted Blanket


"I was one of the many people really struggling to sleep in 2020. I resisted the weighted blanket concept at first, but finally bought this model and love it. I usually keep this on my bed, but pulled it out to the couch recently to keep cozy while watching TV—now I think I need a second." - Courtney Mason, General Manager

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light Therapy Lamp


"I hate being jolted awake by a loud alarm, but I'd sleep til noon without something. Enter: this wake-up light. I set it so the "sun" "rises" over a 30-minute span leading up to my desired wake-up time, and feel like I'm waking up with nature (even if it's 5:30am on a pitchblack winter morning)." - Courtney Mason, General Manager

Hatch Restore Sound Machine and Smart Light

Hatch Restore


"I've had this smart-light-meets-meditation system for over a year and a half now, and my sleep has improved because of it. Here's how it works: the product is controlled by an app allowing you to completely customize your sleep routine.You can choose the color of the light, the meditation or soundscape you'd like to wind down to (think sea waves, light rain, or a guided meditation), as well as the color, brightness, and duration of the sunrise you wake up to, and the sounds you'll hear as you awake. Whenever I'm away from home, I always wish I had packed this too!" - Caroline Utz, Associate Editorial Director

Allswell Flex Pillow

Allswell flex pillow


"I'm a self-descibed "all over" sleeper. I migrate from my side to my back to my stomach, so a pillow that could support all 3 sleeping positions is the pillow for me. That's why I love this pillow from Allswell—it's firm enough to support my side sleeping, plush enough for my stomach sleeping, and best of all, it has the option to adjust the fill and remove some as needed. I tried it out the first night and was able to adjust the fill from there. Such a great pillow to invest in." - Mia Ingui, Associate Editor

Casper Foam Pillow with Snow Technology™

Casper cooling pillow


"I am a hot sleeper; even in the dead of winter, I sleep with the window open because I'd rather be cooler than overheat. So this cooling pillow was a lifesaver for me. It stays cool all night and it helps keep my whole body at a nice temperature so I don't wake up in the middle of the night hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable." - Kate McKenna, Senior Editor

Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

White essential oil diffuser


"As a part of winding down at the end of day, I love adding a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus essential oils to this diffuser. It's super relaxing and has such a minimalistic look to it with two lamp settings that fits any room style and lits up every space it's placed in." - Jane Kim, Associate Editor

L'Occitane Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist

L'Occitane pillow mist


"I am an insomniac. A maximum of 5 hours of sleep per night feels like an Olympic achievement. But I’ve devised a sleep routine this year! It all starts with this pillow mist. It's an instrumental step before I start my sound bowls playlist. The scent is clean and not overpowering. It's the perfect balance of orange and lavender notes. A couple of sprays lasts for hours and the packaging feels super luxe!" - Jamie Abarca, Senior Editorial Project Manager

Honeywell 800 Square Foot 1.1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell cool mist humidifier


"Living in the northeast I sleep with a humidifier running at least half of the year, and I have tried MANY. Most are hard to clean and don't last more than a year a two because of this. This humidifier does take filters which are an added cost, but I think they are worth it when you don't have to buy a new humidifier every fall. Of course you still have to clean it, but I find that there's not nearly as much build up with this unit. The "mist" in the name is a bit misleading. You don't see any mist coming out as you would normally see, which is great because I don't find that my walls and windows get and moisture accumulating, but I still breath much better while sleeping." - Margot Cavin, Photo Producer

Wade Logan Eastford Platform Bed

Wayfair platform bed


"I bought this bedframe years ago because it was less than $300 and had great reviews. I intended for it to be a placeholder while I saved up for something nicer. Fast forward 5+ years and I have recommended this bed frame to everyone I know. It has withstood 3 moves and still is as sturdy and reliable as ever. It comes in a variety of colors, was easy to build, and is more than worth the price." - Emma Glubiak, Senior Social Media Editor

Dr. Teal's Soothe & Sleep Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt

Dr Teal's Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender


"I already knew that epsom salt works to help me relax, so when I saw this foaming bath, I felt that it could help me to unwind at the end of the day. Plus, I love the smell of lavender." - Jalesa Campbell, Associate Social Media Editor

Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter

Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert

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"I love having bedding that feels really fresh, but my down comforter was getting in the way of that since I wasn't able to easily wash it. This down alternative comforter has been an amazing solution. It's super cozy, just the right weight, and I can put it in the washer and dryer to get it as clean as the rest of my bedding." - Jenny Hughes, Editor

Casper Mattress Topper

Casper Mattress Topper


"The addition of this plush, supportive mattress topper completely remade my sleeping experience. My mattress wasn't offering the support I needed and I wasn't ready to replace it, and this mattress topper was the perfect solution. It has all the support I need with plenty of soft comfort, and I've slept better from night one of testing it out." - Lauren Phillips, Editor

P.F. Candle Co. Sweet Grapefruit Spray

P.F. Candle Co. room spray

Urban Outfitters

"I lightly spray this scent on the bed and pillows before I go to bed at night. This room spray makes me feel as if I have freshly laundered sheets, even if that's not the case that day!" - Hilary Aver, Editor

Dr. Oz Good Life Say Goodnight™ Side Sleeper Pillow

Side sleeper pillow

Dr. Oz Good Life

"As a lifelong side sleeper, I can't overstate how much this pillow has improved my comfort. No more shoulder smushing—the little cut out is game-changing." - Candace Madonna, Senior Visual Editor

Editor's note: Some editors received product samples for editorial consideration, but all opinions are their own.

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