10 Things For Getting A Better Night's Sleep

by Taylor Fuller

Sleep is a wonderful thing, and I'm always looking for things that will help me sleep even better. I love coming home after a long day and crawling into bed under my covers, as my bedroom is the most relaxing place for me in my house. But for times when I'm unable to get to sleep, having a few healthy sleep tips to keep in mind.

Keeping stress out of your room is a great way to get a better night's sleep. But what about those little tweaks you can also make to create the best sleep environment for yourself? Whether it's going big and purchasing a new mattress or mattress topper, or simply taking an all-natural sleep supplement before bed, there are so many things you can do. (Even purchasing a comfy pair of PJs could make a massive difference in sleep quality).

Instead of spending the night tossing and turning, update your space by adding a few things here and there that will help make tonight's sleep the most amazing sleep you've ever experienced. It's your space, so make it the greatest room that you could possibly come home to after you've conquered your day. You'll find yourself looking forward to snuggling up.

1. Revamp Your Sleeping Experience With A New Mattress

Signature Sleep Contour Mattress, $140, Amazon

There is a really common misconception out there in the world that a good mattress will cost you an arm and a leg. That is simply not true (seriously, my mattress cost me $100, and it's the greatest thing ever). You can find a ton of really awesome and comfortable options for less than $200. This one is padded, so you can't feel the coils. It also has foam that conforms to your body, leaving you with a great night's sleep.

2. Can't Afford A New Mattress? No Problem... Go With A Topper Instead

LUCID Foam Mattress Topper, $41-$65, Amazon

If you aren't in the market for a new mattress, go for a mattress topper instead. They can soften a bed that may be too hard for you. You can find memory foam mattress, as well as feather tops. This one has foam that offers support and pressure relief. Plus, it comes in any size you could think of!

3. Choose Sheets That Scream Luxury

Royal Opulence Satin Sheet Set, $50-$80, Amazon

Soft, satin sheets are a perfect way to add luxury to your sleep environment. They keep you cool, are smooth and silky, and leave you feeling as if you're sleeping somewhere fancy. Plus, they come in a bunch of different colors, so you can buy two sets and always sleep in comfort, even when it's laundry day.

4. Sleep More Comfortably With A Body Pillow

Hypoallergenic, Memory Foam Body Pillow, $65, Amazon

Body pillows aren't just for pregnancy. Many people believe that they are only made to help pregnant women sleep more comfortably, but you can use one even if you aren't. It's a really great tool for side sleepers, and it relieves back and neck pain. Opt for a memory foam body pillow for custom comfort.

5. Put On A Pair Of Super Comfy PJs

Ekouaer Women's Sleepwear (Sizes XS-XL), $20-$30, Amazon

Finding a better night's sleep can be as simple as wearing a comfy pair of pajamas to bed. The two piece set comes with a short sleeve, button up top and a pair of boxer shorts. Plus, they're really inexpensive, which means you can take your pick(s) from plenty of colors and patterns.

6. Sleep Easier With A Pillow Spray

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $30, Amazon

A pillow spray that is infused with essential oils like vetivert, wild chamomile, and lavender will help soothe your body and mind. It's the perfect solution to those days that are filled with stress.

7. A Sound Machine, Monitor, and Alarm All in One

Sense with Sleep Pill, $129, Amazon

This may be the coolest sleep monitor to hit the market. Simply attach the Sleep Pill to your pillow to track your movement during the night. Put the Sense on your bedside table, and it will use sensors to monitor your sleep environment (both before and during sleep!). All of the data collected gets sent to your phone, so you can look it over in the morning. You can use it as a sound machine and perhaps the coolest thing? It acts as a smart alarm, to wake you up in the lightest part of your sleep cycle, by the time your alarm is set.

8. Create A Relaxing Environment With An Aromatherapy Diffuser

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser , $17, Amazon ; Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils , $16, Amazon

The way your bedroom smells can make a huge difference in the quality of sleep you get at night. An aromatherapy diffuser can help make your room a more relaxing place. Use a scent like lavender to relieve stress and make you sleepy. Aromatherapy can also help to wake you up in the morning. Use a fresh, citrusy scent to get yourself ready to face the world.

9. Take A Natural Sleep Aid

G et Some Zzz's Tea (36 Count), $15, Amazon

Sometimes falling asleep can be very difficult. Your head can have a million ideas swirling around in it that just won't let you go to sleep. This organic herbal tea is full of rooibos leaves and valerian root extract, which both work to get you ready for sleep.

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