20 Genius Products That Make Getting Ready For Bed Way Faster


Getting ready for bed can be a drag. It's an activity that shouldn't really take that long, but somehow it always does. And when it takes a long time to get ready for bed, it takes a long time for me to fall asleep. That's why I looked for genius products that make getting ready for bed way faster.

My theory is that if you can get ready for bed faster, then you can actually go to sleep faster. I usually fall asleep easier when I'm organized and don't have a ton to do. Some things you can do to get ready for bed faster is simplify your beauty routine, use high-tech devices to speed up normal activities like brushing your teeth or flossing, or even getting yourself into the right mindset.

And then there are some people who may need to immerse themselves in a relaxing environment before bed. That may include getting things ready for the next morning, or turning on an aromatherapy diffuser. Or if you just feel like you have too many things to do, you could always ask Alexa to turn off the lights for you and set your alarm.

by Taylor Fuller

1. Spend Less Time Flossing

Water Flosser, $30, Amazon

Flossing is an important part of your pre-bed routine, but it can take a lot of time. Instead of picking through each tooth to make sure your gums stay healthy, use a water flosser. It comes with a tip that shoots out pressurized water, effectively doing the same thing as floss — in seconds. One user described it as "the best way to floss, with amazing results."


2. Dry Your Hair Quickly Using New Innovative Technology

Revlon Perfect Heat Fast Dry Dryer, $25, Amazon

If you like to shower at night but hate going to bed with wet hair, pick up a hair dryer that dries hair more quickly. This one is great because it's a ceramic dryer that evenly heats hair. It has two speeds and a concentrator and diffuser attachment, so your hair dries the way you want it to.


3. Remove Makeup And Cleanse Skin At The Same Time

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Cloths, $15, Amazon

When you wear a lot of makeup (or even just have stubborn waterproof makeup on), a regular cleanser doesn't often completely remove everything. I like cleansing cloths because they take makeup off and they clean skin really well. The great thing about these is that they're also incredibly moisturizing, so if you have to skip putting cream on afterwards, you can.


4. Relax And Fall Asleep Faster

Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $16, Amazon

Add your favorite calming essential oils to this aromatherapy diffuser, and you'll end up creating a super-relaxing environment that will make falling asleep way easier. It will add moisture to the air, and you'll fall asleep faster and stay asleep. This diffuser also has a changing LED light, which you an adjust depending on your mood.


5. Add Essential Oils To Your Diffuser

Aromatherapy Top 6 Sampler, $12-$30, Amazon

Now that you have an aromatherapy diffuser, you need some essential oils to drop into it. This sampler comes with lavender, peppermint, tea tree, sweet orange, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. Depending on how you're feeling, you can choose the right scent. If you're interested in helping yourself fall asleep faster, use lavender or tea tree because they are incredibly calming and relaxing scents.


6. Get Your Clothes Ready For Tomorrow

Newdora Folding Wall Mounted Clothes Hanger Rack, $26, Amazon

If you're someone who stresses out a lot before bed, then pick out your clothes ahead of time, so that you don't worry about what to wear the next day as you're trying to drift off into sleep. This little mounted hanger screws onto your wall and swivels out of the way when you aren't using it. It has five different hanger slots, so you can have your whole outfit hanging up and ready to go in the morning. It comes with two different racks.


7. ...And Make Sure They Are Wrinkle Free

Garment Steamer, $17, Amazon

You have your clothes picked out and ready to go, so give them a quick little steam so they're wrinkle-free when you wake up. Sure, you may think this is adding time to your before-bed routine, but preparing things for the next morning will actually give you peace of mind and help you fall asleep faster. This one heats up in 90 seconds, so it won't even take you that long to tidy up your clothes.


8. Use An Electric Toothbrush To Quickly Brush Teeth The Right Way

Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electric Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush, $159, Amazon

Speed up the time you spend getting ready for bed by brushing with an electric toothbrush. This one is great because it connects to an app to tell you how well you're brushing. You'll become more efficient about cleaning your teeth, as it lets you know if you have missed an area of your mouth. It also has a pressure sensor to let you know if you're over brushing.


9. Simplify Your Beauty Routine

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $39, Amazon

Using a ton of products in a beauty regiment can take up a lot of time. But, with this Eight Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden, you don't need all of those other steps. You can use it to soothe sun-burned skin, get rid of chapped lips, moisturize dry skin on your body, and keep skin soft on your face. Instead of needing several products to accomplish all of those things, you can use just one, and be done quicker.


10. Tame Hair With A Silk Pillowcase

LULUSILK Pure Silk Pillowcase, $18, Amazon

Instead of having to put a ton of hair products in your hair before bed to prevent frizz, just sleep on a silk pillowcase. Hair doesn't get caught and tangled on the material like it does with cotton. Because silk is made with natural proteins and amino acids, it actually helps hair stay frizz-free and leaves it looking shinier.


11. Don't Get Up To Turn The Lights Off

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch, $25, Amazon

My friend has no ceiling lights in her apartment, and no outlet near her bed, so she has to literally get up from her bed, walk across the room, and unplug her lamps. This can be frustrating, if you were just laying in bed and reading a book. A great way to fix this issue is to use remote control electric outlet switches. You plug the outlet portion into your existing outlet, and then plug your lights or appliances into that. Now you can control them with a remote instead of having to get up to turn them off.


12. Don't Spend Time Looking For Something To Read

Kindle Oasis, $290, Amazon

If you love to read and you finish books pretty quickly, then a Kindle is the best option for you to keep on reading. You can preload it with your favorite books, take books out from the library, or purchase them on the Amazon store. So the next time you finish a book before bed, you only have to put minimal effort into finding your next one with your new Kindle. This one is great because it's actually the thinnest and lightest one yet, and it has the longest battery life.


13. Wear A Nightgown To Bed

Chamllymers Sexy Sleepwear Nightshirt (Sizes S-3XL), $18-$20, Amazon

Sleeping in a nightgown makes choosing what to wear to bed a breeze. All you have to do is take it out of your drawer and pull it over your head, and then you're all set for bed. This one is made with light, soft chiffon, and it's super flowy and comfortable. It also comes in four colors: navy, black, green, and light blue.


14. Use Dry Shampoo Instead Of Showering

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk, $20, Amazon

If you usually like to shower at night, but for whatever reason don't feel up to it that night (and know you won't have time in the morning), spray your hair and scalp with some dry shampoo. This one is made with oat milk and really cleans hair nicely. It also adds volume and texture to hair. One user said, "Love this dry shampoo. No flakes, no strange color, nice smell. I've tried a lot of dry shampoos and this is my favorite. It really is a life-changer."


15. Gently Clean Your Face

Clarins One Step Facial Cleanser With Orange Extract, $19, Amazon

When you don't have a ton of makeup on your face, sometimes you don't feel like washing your face the same way you would if you had it on. There are washes out there that are made to deep clean in a gentle way. This one by Clarins is made with orange extract to brighten your complexion and clean at the same time.


16. Have Alexa Do It For You

Amazon Echo, $180, Amazon

Have Alexa help you get ready for bed. She can control your lights, set your thermostat to the right temperature, program your alarm for the next morning, and even read you a book. All you have to do is ask. By having Alexa complete some of your before-bed tasks, you'll save time and be in bed faster and asleep before you know it.


17. Detangle Hair Without A Million Products

ELFINA Detangling Hair Brush, $7, Amazon

Minimize the chance of breakage and detangle knotted hair painlessly with this hair brush. It improves the overall health of hair and lessens the chance for split ends. Plus your hair will actually be shinier when you use it. The shape of the bristles allow your knots to be removed quickly and without the need of detangler. You'll be finished brushing your hair in half the time it would take to use a regular brush.


18. While You Were Sleeping

Dr. Jart Moist Water Mask Sleep, $48, Amazon

Wear this face mask at night and intensely moisturize and nourish skin while you sleep. It's a product that is incredibly useful to use during the dryer months because of how hydrating it is. All you do is cover your face with it before you sleep, and go to bed. Wake up with a radiant complexion.


19. Create Some Mood Lighting

SleepCompanion, $75, Amazon

Once you start your before-bed routine, switch on your bedside lamp, with this bulb in it. It emits a warm light that helps produce melatonin naturally, without the use of a sleep aid. If you get into the habit of turning it on while you're getting ready for bed, you'll end up being able to fall asleep faster. And then in the morning, it will emit a blue light to slowly wake you up by stopping your melatonin production. The lightbulb connects to an app on your phone so you can keep track of your sleep activity.


20. Stop Searching For Cords

G.U.S. Multi-Device Charging Station Dock, $40, Amazon

If you often find yourself in bed, unable to reach your charging cable from there, think about getting a charging station. It keeps your phone, tablet, and laptop nearby, and keeps the cables organized and in reach. It actually fits three phones, a tablet, and a laptop, so you have enough space for all of your electronics.

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