Besides all the usual advice about turning off your electronics a half hour before bed or keeping your room a blissful 68 degrees, there are plenty of things you can do to make your sleep environment as hospitable as possible. Like, buying butter-soft sheets or an eye mask that turns your bedroom into a dark cave. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to get the best night of sleep.
The Best Bed Sheets
The best sheets should be cool through the night, pretty to look at, and so comfortable that you want to touch them. We asked top designers for their favorites.
Read more about the best sheets for your bed.
The Best Bed Sheets on Amazon
In addition to those designer picks we found the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) sheets and singled out the most convincing.
Read more about the best sheets on Amazon, according to reviewers.
The Best Comforters on Amazon
The very best comforters on Amazon, according to the very enthusiastic and specific people who take time to write reviews.
Read more about the best comforters on Amazon, according to reviewers.
The Best Pillow for Side Sleepers
Side sleepers need firmer, higher pillows (it’s all about support) than stomach or back sleepers, so we tested ten different pillows to find the very best ones.
Find out which pillow is the best for side sleepers.
The Best Plush Mattress Topper
A fluffy hotel mattress may not be in your budget, but for substantially less, you can re-create the feeling with a simple mattress topper. We found a shortcut to a downy bed for a fraction of the price.
Read more about the best plush mattress topper.
The Best Earplugs for Sleeping
The Best Sound Machine for Drowning Out Noise
Recommended by our own Strategist editor, this whirring sound machine dispenses with the jungle noises and uses the soothing hum of a fan to help you pass out.
The Best Eye Mask for Falling Asleep Anywhere
Not ready to invest in creepy blackout curtains? We discovered an eye mask that acts more like an eye cover, comfortably cupping the eyes without directly resting on them, and blocking out all light.
Read more about the best darkness-creating eye mask.
The Best Alarm Clock
And when it’s time to wake up, try to do it in as natural a way as possible — not with a screeching iPhone alarm but a wake-up light that’s as close to waking up to the sun as you can get.
Read more about the alarm clock that wakes you with light.
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