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Counting unread emails instead of counting sheep? Join the club of 39 percent of American adults who have sleep disorders, with those in their 30s to 50s getting the least amount of nightly shut eye, according to recent Statista surveys. So what’s the trick to catching some extra zs? Good sleep hygiene starts the moment you wake up; bright light, travel and emotional stress have major impacts on one’s sleep health. New research from the American College of Cardiology found that those who meet quality sleep markers — easily falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, and waking up feeling well-rested — have an increased life span up to 4.7 years longer than adults with poor sleep patterns. While this might sound like an impossible dream, there are a number of innovative products on the market that can help have you well on your way to waking up on the right side of the bed. Don’t sleep on these top morning-to-night gadgets that promote better sleep habits.
Created by former NASA scientists tasked with using light to regulate astronauts’ sleep, this blown-glass lamp shifts through science-backed colors drawn from nature to rewire a frazzled circadian rhythm. Calibrate it to a bright setting for energy and focus, or select a calming sunset hue to be out like a light.
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Hatch Rest Go
Hear us out: This travel-friendly sound machine is designed for kids, but it’ll make anyone sleep like a baby (adults, included). Say bye to your smartphone sleep playlist and drift off to the sound of white noise, rain, wind, or ocean soundscapes, no matter where you hit the hay.
Tom Ford Round Blue Light-Blocking Optical Glasses
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Shikohin Tsubo Oshi Massage Tools
You can’t get rest without relaxation, and these handheld reflexology tools will help you DIY the latter with massage. Work the nubs into pressure points on your hands and feet, or roll the tools on your shoulders to break up the knots that keep you up at night.
Breo N5 Mini Neck Massager
Combined with aromatherapy, massage is a proven way to help expecting moms score better sleep, according to a review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This wearable shoulder and neck massager mimics the handiwork of a deep-tissue masseuse.
No need to be alarmed. This clock may look purely analogue, but it’s programmed with calming sounds by a Grammy-winning composer. The low-light design ensures you’ll be sound asleep at night, too.
Smart Nora System
This high-tech innovation is no snore-fest. Sleep on this system, which includes a pillow insert that subtly inflates and deflates in gentle movement to free up your airways for quieter breaths.
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To write this story on the best accessories for better sleep, we combed through recent research on sleep hygiene to uncover the tools and devices that can improve your sleep quality. We explored dozens of items to narrow down the most groundbreaking new better sleep accessories. Learn more about us here.
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Adam Mansuroglu is the Director of Commerce for Footwear News and WWD, overseeing strategy for shopping content on both brands, along with writing and editing shopping guides, product reviews, and shopping trend stories across fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle product categories for men and women. Prior to his current role, Mansuroglu was a fashion editor and stylist at Cosmopolitan Magazine, Style Editor at BestProducts.com, and Senior Style and Gear Editor at Men’s Health Magazine, where he conducted interviews with sleep specialists and edited multiple sleep product stories, including the ‘Men’s Health 2020 Sleep Awards’. Mansuroglu has been tapped as a shopping expert for editorial websites such as Wirecutter, and his writing has also appeared in Out Magazine, Esquire and other publications.
Claire Sullivan is the Senior Beauty and Lifestyle Commerce Editor for Footwear News and WWD, where she writes and edits beauty, fashion and lifestyle stories. She has over six years of experience as a writer and editor for national media outlets including Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, and Byrdie. She keeps her finger on the pulse of all things related to beauty and wellness, including sleep wellness products.