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Products to help you get a good night's sleep

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, these products may help

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We all have times where we struggle to fall asleep. There are several reasons you might be suffering from insomnia: heightened stress, a changed sleep cycle or even allergies can affect your rest. However, there are things that may help.

 

Blackout curtains

Sometimes light can disrupt your sleep. Many sources state errant light can affect a person's circadian rhythm, which makes sleeping difficult. If you sleep in a room exposed to natural light, you may want to look into purchasing blackout curtains. Blackout curtains can block a large percentage of outside light, and some even help reduce energy consumption through thermal insulation.

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  • Blocks out 100% of sunlight
  • Insulated

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A white noise machine

For some people, background noise may be preventing you from sleeping. A white noise machine helps mask noises from a dripping faucet to night birds chirping. Plus, some white noise machines have separate sounds to choose, including rain showers or ambient sounds of a forest.

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  • 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noises
  • Precise volume control

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Weighted blanket

There is a theory that the slight pressure from a weighted blanket can have a calming effect, so a weighted blanket may help ease you to sleep. Although professionals are researching the details, you can test the theory yourself with a weighted blanket. There are several types to choose from, including ones that are designed for children or people who get hot at night.

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  • Machine-washable
  • 4 - 25 pounds

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Blue light glasses

Experts are finding correlations between blue light from the various screens we use all day and sleeplessness. One way to lower the exposure is by using blue light glasses. Blue light glasses cut a majority of blue light exposure and may also help with strained vision and headaches.

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  • Cut 90% of the blue light
  • Lifetime warranty

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A new mattress

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An old and uncomfortable mattress can affect your sleep. The discomfort you feel at night may keep you awake and ruin a good day, so check out our mattress guide to see several options.

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