7 sleep hacks to try — just in time for World Sleep Day

These sleep hacks are so good —they'll have you drifting off to dreamland, just in time for World Sleep Day.

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The relationship I have with sleep is a difficult one. I'm always searching for sleep hacks and remedies to ease my issues, but the one thing I've noticed is this: what works one night doesn't work the next, and I'm always back to the drawing board. It's been this way for years, and the only consistency when it comes to my sleep schedule is that I have trouble falling asleep.

But this isn't a new problem, and while the pandemic did add to it, it's most certainly not to blame for it. The disturbances I'm facing are mainly because of stress, the use of technology, and feeling like I have a hard time shutting my brain off. 

One thing's for sure: I can't continue down this sleepless road. Instead, I've set out to find sleep remedies that didn't just work but worked well.

From the best mattress (opens in new tab) to the best mattress topper (opens in new tab), and even the most comfortable pillow, these sleep hacks were the solution that had me waving goodbye to another restless night and sent me off to dreamland. 

Talk about ideal! — since I'll be able to catch some zzz's just in time for World Sleep Day. Problem solved! 

Continue reading to see how you can improve your quality of sleep! 

1. Start fresh with a brand-new mattress

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Hybrid Mattress (opens in new tab) l Was $1,495, Now $1,270.75, at Tuft & Needle

The most obvious place to start? Your mattress. I swapped an all-foam mattress I've had for a few years now for this highly rated hybrid, and it's love. With five layers of foam and springs for plus support, this hybrid mattress (opens in new tab) is designed to drift every user off to dreamland. 

Want more? Check out our best mattress buying guide! 

2. A mattress topper for extra (extra) comfort 

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4” Memory Foam Mattress Topper Infused with Copper Gel (opens in new tab)starting at $99, at Allswell

Can't, ahem, spring for a new mattress? Try a mattress topper. Designed with Coolflow foam to promote airflow and wicks away moisture; this copper-infused dual memory foam mattress topper (opens in new tab)will keep you cool and comfortable all night long

Want more? Check out our best mattress topper buying guide! 

3. A set of organic sheets to snuggle up in

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Organic Garment Wash Percale Sheet Set (opens in new tab) starting at $68, at Allswell

This sheet set (opens in new tab)comes in a slew of different colors and offers a laid-back, luxuriously lived-in feel that can be dressed up or down like your favorite T-shirt. Made from 100% organic cotton, it's an affordable set that is unmistakeably luxe too. 

4. This ultra-warm down comforter you'll never want to leave

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Down Comforter (opens in new tab) l Was $499, Now $449.10, at Brooklinen

I swapped out my linens this winter so that my bed would be extra plush, and this Brookelinen down comforter might have been my best buy. It's an investment, but a worthy on. It comes in varying levels of warmth and construction, each tucked within this ultra-soft down comforter (opens in new tab), featuring a 100 percent long-staple cotton shell. 

5. This cooling pillow

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Luxury Cooling Pillow (opens in new tab) l Was $129, Now $96, at Brooklyn Bedding

Constantly looking for the cool side of the pillow? Same. Constructed with open cell, fast response memory foam, this pillow (opens in new tab)reacts immediately to pillow pressure to gently support the unique shape of your head, neck, and shoulders.

6. A top-performing air purifier  

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Air Purifier (opens in new tab) l Was $499, Now $399, at Breathe Sans 

With coverage up to 780 sq. ft., this purifier (opens in new tab)will have you cleaner air in no time. Perfect for your home, whether it be an apartment or house, you'll protect your loved ones from viruses, bacteria, allergens, harmful chemicals, odors, and mold.

7. This restful retreat

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LAFCO 'Retreat' Candle (opens in new tab) for $65, at LAFCO

It's no secret that we're major fans of the candle brand, LAFCO, as we've added it to our best candle buying guide, but their latest release takes the cake. This 'Retreat' candle (opens in new tab)is perfect for those looking to unwind and treat themselves to some much-needed R&R — directing them toward's their best night of sleep yet. 

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Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins.