You know that fun game you play where you go to bed exhausted and then stare at the ceiling for the next four hours? Good times. If this sounds like you, then allow me to introduce to you the 17 best products for people who can't sleep, brought to you by someone who's always tired but likes to stay up until 3 A.M. thinking about that one embarrassing thing I said to an attractive man seven years ago.
Missing out on precious slumber is no joke. You don't need me to tell you it's bad for your mind and body ... but I will anyway. I'm going to bypass the part where I talk about my under-eye bags and move on to the more serious ramifications of lacking sleep.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, loss of sleep can lead to impaired memory, moodiness, increased conflict with others, withdrawal from normal daily activities, and a greater likelihood of getting into a car accident. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adds increased anxiety is another side effect, along with a bigger risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Furthermore, says the NHS, a lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system and libido, and make it harder to conceive.
And yet, a whopping one-third of us doesn't sleep enough, says the NHS.
If you're part of the one-third, here are 17 products you should check out that might help you get a more peaceful slumber.