24 Sleep Products That Will Help You Make The Most Of Winter's Extra Dark Hours

Bad news: Daylight saving time is about to end, which means the days are going to get shorter, and the nights are going to get longer. It might aggressively bum you out to have to wake up in the dark, but just think of each extra-long night as another opportunity to get a grip on your sleep habits.

If you're someone who has trouble sleeping, you've probably already tried every natural-sleep cure in the game. Sleeplessness is definitely one of those issues it makes sense to try, and try again to fix. While we can't guarantee they'll cure you of insomnia, the products ahead have a focus on relaxation and comfort, to set the scene for some great snoozing. Keep reading, and see if something speaks your sleep language.

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This oddly-shaped pillow is actually an armrest for side sleepers. When you rest your top arm on the pillow, your shoulder will be in better alignment than if it were just hanging down in front of you — plus the pillow just feels good to cuddle with.
Sleep Yoga Side Sleeper Arm Rest, $55.00 Buy
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Listening to white noise can help mask the other noises that might wake you up in the middle of the night. This white noise machine has a timer for 15, 30, and 60-minute increments and turns off automatically.
HoMedics HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine, $24.99 $19.79, Buy
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Research has shown that sleeping underneath a weighted blanket can feel calming, reduce anxiety, and increase sleep. This one weighs 12 pounds and has a removable, machine-washable cover.
Brookstone Brookstone Weighted Blanket, $149.99 Buy
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Like a padded bra for your eyeballs, this eye mask has molded cups that block light. The cups are a half-inch deep, so you don’t have to worry about screwing up your eye makeup if you're taking a nap in the middle of the day.
Bucky Bucky 40 Blinks Ultralight Sleep Mask, $9.99 Buy
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Melatonin gummies are genius because you can keep them on your nightstand and grab one before bed without having to get up for a glass of water. These contain 3 mg of melatonin in a serving (two gummies), which studies have shown is the ideal amount to take nightly, particularly for people with migraines.
Olly Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen Vitamin Gummies, $13.99 Buy
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These earplugs are slightly shorter than most, so the fit is more comfortable for side sleepers.
Flents Flents Super Sleep Comfort Foam Ear Plugs, $10.78 $9.42, Buy
These pants are supposed to help your muscles recover, because the fabric reflects "far infrared energy" back to your body (apparently Tom Brady swears by this). Whether or not this actually works, the pants are lightweight and comfortable, especially if you tend to get sweaty in your sleep.
Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, $99.99 Buy
It might seem old school, but slip this hot water bottle at the foot of your bed to warm up your feet and relax you while you fall asleep.
Bios Living Bios Living Hot Water Bottle and Cozy in Red/Grey, $21.99 Buy
Like to listen to music or calming sounds before bed? This pillow plays soft but audible music through vibrations, so you can hear it but anyone else sleeping in your bed can't. Like a cozy, soothing white-noise experience for one.
Dream Pad Sleep Dreampad Pillow Memory Support, $179.00 Buy
When you're too hot in bed it can be harder to fall asleep. These breathable and moisture-wicking sheets are made for those of us who sweat a lot at night.
Sheex Sheex Luxury Cotton Sheet Set, $146.99 Buy
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These earplugs use low pressure foam which releases slowly to mold the shape of your ear. Comfy silence.
Macks Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, $10.79 $8.99, Buy
If you like to use essential oils before bed, consider this diffuser. It has a timer, so you don't have to worry about switching anything off after you fall asleep, plus a built-in light that produces a calming glow.
Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, $69.50 Buy
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In aromatherapy studies, bergamot has been shown to help reduce anxiety and facilitate sleep. This essential oil can be used in your bath before bed, or can be made into a linen spray.
Rocky Mountain Oils Bergamot FCF Essential Oil, $20.00 Buy
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Any stray light that comes through your curtains could suppress your body’s melatonin production and make it harder to stay asleep. Opt for these blackout curtains, that also reduce noise and retain heat.
Sebastian Insulated Total Blackout™ Window Curtain Panel, $34.99 Buy
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Studies show that drinking passionflower tea before bed can improve sleep quality. This blend also contains chamomile for an extra comforting cup.
Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night Herbal Tea, $3.99 Buy
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This cozy eye mask is made of cashmere and feels extra thick and soft.
Morgan Lane Morgan Lane Sleepy Lids cashmere mask, $218.00 Buy
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If you live in a state where marijuana is legal, consider buying one of these single-dose vape pens. This one is specifically formulated to help you sleep, and contains THC and CBD.
hmbldt Hmbldt Sleep, $100.00 Buy
This white noise machine has 20 options, including the ever popular "fan sounds." So, your ceiling-fan envy can finally be put to rest.
LectroFan LectroFan Global Power Edition High Fidelity White Noise Machine, $60.90 Buy
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You've probably heard that using your phone before bed is bad for you, because the light suppresses melatonin production, and scrolling Twitter stresses you out. Decide to stow your phone in this mattress side pocket at least 20 minutes before your bedtime. Read a book or do some other screen-free activity for your best chance at easily drifting off.
Kikkerland Kikkerland Bedside Caddy - Large, $24.99 Buy
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Dab some of this oil blend on your temples or neck, and the lavender and chamomile might help you chill out before bed.
Mountain Rose Herbs Sleep Ease Oil, $16.00 Buy
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This wedge-shaped pillow is great for people who have acid reflux or GERD, because it elevates your torso and prevents acid from burning the lining of your esophagus. It's also made of memory foam and is great for sitting up in bed and reading.
Savor Sleep The Original Miracle Wedge™, $69.97 Buy
Consider swapping the lightbulbs in your bedside lamps for these smart bulbs. You can schedule the bulbs to gradually turn on and off with the sunrise and sunset, which might be less jarring than flicking on the lights with your alarm.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance, $199.99 Buy
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Made from real mulberry silk, this luxurious eye mask will block light and feel incredibly comfortable on your face.
Slip Silk Eye Mask, $45.00 Buy
A spritz of this lavender and cedarwood essential oil spray on your pillow turns your bedroom into a spa-like oasis — or at least makes tossing and turning a little more tolerable.
Bath & Body Works Sleep - Lavender & Cedarwood Pillow Mist, $13.50 Buy