The Spruce Sleep Week

Sleep Week: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Best Sleep Ever

So many of us are in search of a better sleep. If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that creating a soothing, relaxing, and comfortable sleep environment at home should be a top priority. If you're looking to upgrade your nightly routine and invest in high-quality products to get better sleep, we're here to help.

March is National Sleep Awareness Month, so it couldn't be a better time to talk about sleep. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week (March 12-18), we've curated our very best tips and product recommendations to help you create your coziest, most comfortable sleep environment yet.

Day 1: Start With the Right Base

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When it comes to sleeping, it's all about the base. It doesn't matter how many pillows or sheet sets you try if your mattress isn't the right one for you. And while mattresses are a big investment, a great one will last you years to come.

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Day 2: Select Sheets to Match Your Sleep Style

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Now that you have the bases covered, it's time to talk sheets. Your sheets should be soft, comfortable, and keep your temperature regulated. It's a good idea to have different sheets for different times of year, and to wash them the right way to keep them at their best for as long as possible.

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Day 3: Create Cozy Layers

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Whether you prefer a puffy, soft comforter that feels like a warm hug, or something a bit lighter, a great comforter will make you never want to get out of bed. But it doesn't stop there—comforters and duvets can also add a lot of style, color, and texture to your bedroom. And if you've ever struggled with a duvet cover before, we've got you covered.

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Day 4: Find Your Perfect Pillow

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The perfect pillow can make all the difference for your sleep. Whether you're a side sleeper or not, prefer a foam pillow or down, we've got all the information you need to choose the best pillow for you—and recommendations for some of our favorites. Plus, make sure you know how to wash your pillow, so you can keep it clean and in good shape.

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Day 5: Stay Cool on Hot Nights

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If you're a hot sleeper, then you know the struggle of finding the right sleep products that make you feel comfortable and keep your temperature regulated. But even if you don't tend to run hot, we can all use some help staying cool on hot nights in the heat of the summer. Find out which cooling sheets, light quilts, and humidifiers we recommend and get some tips for keeping your bedroom cool no matter what time of year it is.

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Day 6: Fall Asleep Faster

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It's a struggle many of us have gone through at one point in our lives: trying to fall asleep faster. While some people are blessed with a natural ability to fall asleep within minutes, others need a bit more help. From white noise machines to weighted blankets, to tips for decorating a more relaxing bedroom, our tips will help you make a better sleep routine.

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Day 7: Make Mornings Easier

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Once you've mastered the art of a better sleep, there's one last thing to do: make waking up in the mornings easier, so you feel refreshed rather than immediately wanting to crawl back into bed. But with the help of these sunrise alarm clocks, a coffee corner, and more, you'll be well on your way to greeting the day with a smile.