If you struggle to get to sleep—and stay asleep—every night, you’re not alone. A 2018 study estimated 27% of adults in the U.S. have trouble sleeping. But when looking for an all-natural sleep aid, it can be hard to determine which will work. Pillows, blankets, breathing aids and music are all options, but which is best for you? We break down the benefits of eight products designed to help you sleep better and longer.
If you need to feel snug and secure
Weighted blankets have been used as a therapeutic tool to ease anxiety for decades. Baloo Living’s weighted blanket takes on the task of making you feel calm and relaxed at bedtime. Soft, machine-washable cotton holds glass beads that provide gentle weight that won’t shift and that feels oh-so comforting.
If you need more support
It’s often achy joints, muscles, and other ailments that can cause an uneasy night’s sleep. Better head and neck pillows can help, but The snuggL Company’s L-shaped body pillow combines a standard pillow and a body pillow to encourage proper spinal alignment and total body support. It will help all of you feel comfortable for a better night’s sleep.
If you need to breathe easier
It goes without saying that breathing is critical to a good night’s sleep, and the Miro Micro CleanPot produces a cool vapor without using heat. This helps clear your nasal passages and makes it easier to breathe. You can even add essential oils to create an aromatherapy experience.
If you want to snuggle
The Somnox Sleep Aid Robot simulates breathing rhythms to regulate your own, making it easier to fall asleep. It also has a soft, ergonomic design for comfort, multiple breathing sensors, an accelerometer to detect movement, and an intelligent algorithm to soothe the user to sleep.
If you grind your teeth
You could grind your teeth and not even know it—it’s a common cause of uneasy sleep. The Sova Custom Mouth Guard is a moldable option that will protect teeth from grinding without feeling uncomfortable. It’s thinner than traditional mouth guards and is perforated, which makes breathing easier, too.
If music is your jam
To drift off to sleep, some folks need a distraction, like music, to take their mind off things. SleepPhones Wireless are soft headband headphones that won’t dig into your ears or fall out. Connect your phone via Bluetooth and set a timer so the music won’t play all night long.
If you need to tune out
If music isn’t up your slumber time-ally, an alternative is a white noise machine. The DOZZI adjustable white noise machine and nightlight has an internal fan that creates soothing white noise. Adjust the sound intensity you need to drift off to sleep.
The SNOOZ portable white noise machine turns any room into a bedroom. Inside its acoustic enclosure is a mechanical fan that generates peaceful white noise to help you fall asleep. You can use the companion app to adjust the timer, night light and unique nursery calibration all from your smartphone.
Try one of these natural sleep aids to help doze off each night, so you can wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to tackle the day.