Whether it’s stress and anxiety keeping you up at night or just a bad bedroom set-up, a lack of sleep can have a serious effect on your health and wellbeing.

With sleep disorders already affecting a whopping 33-45% of adults, it doesn’t help that the COVID pandemic has added unnecessary stress to our lives – and no doubt impacted our already-questionable sleep patterns.

That’s why we’ve done the work and rounded up a bunch of genius items that will have you sleeping like a baby – and not lying awake remembering that one cringe-worthy comment you made to someone five years ago.

RelaxBlanket Weighted Blanket

The RelaxBlanket weighted blanket can help relax your body by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged, making you fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night.

According to Healthline, the “extra weight mimics a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation” as the “deep pressure stimulation uses hands-on pressure to relax the nervous system.”

“Doing so may help relieve pain, lessen anxiety and improve mood.”

Price: $89.90

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Cotton Sleep Eye Mask

It’s been proven that light pollution can actually have an effect on our body’s ability to create melatonin – the hormone that’s associated with control of the sleep-wake cycle – which is where this handy sleep mask comes in.

This sleep mask uses a bending cartilage design, is adjustable and durable, and effectively blocks out light if you’re partial to sleeping to the sound of your favourite Netflix series.

Price: $9.99

Dreamegg White Noise Machine

This sound machine creates a relaxing atmosphere by playing soothing white noise, fan sounds, and nature sounds that include everything from ocean noises to crickets and the crackling of a campfire.

This sound machine also includes the ability to turn on soft yellow lighting and is compact and lightweight enough for you to travel with.

Price:$69.99

ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser

Not only do they smell amazing, but essential oil diffusers are said to be great in assisting with relaxation and sleep, improving cognitive function and helping you breathe more easily.

All you have to do is pour 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil in the diffuser, fill it with water and turn it on. Not only will your bedroom smell fabulous, but the vaporiser will also apparently improve the air quality, lift your mood, and relieve you from stress.

Price: $40.99

SöMN Kömforte Dual Zone Comforter

If you too are forced to deal with a partner that’s always too hot or too cold, this dual comforter will likely be your godsend when it comes to improving your sleeping habits.

The comforter for couples features dual zones, providing cosy warmth for one person and cooling for the other, allowing both parties to sleep in pure comfort.

Plus, both sides of this dual temperature duvet are clearly labelled with duvet tabs, so there’s no guessing which side is which.

Price: $215.17

Wireless Sleep Headphones

If you’ve ever tried to wear regular headphones while trying to fall asleep to your favourite podcast, you know that it’s nearly impossible to keep the headphones in place – not to mention wildly uncomfortable.

But with this Bluetooth headphone headband, you can drift off comfortably without the added cords, and as a bonus, the battery lasts more than 10 hours on a single charge.

Price: $27.99

Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp

Not only are Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps super pretty, but according to the listing, bio-energy therapists and homeopaths in Europe recommend crystal salt lamps to support the treatment of allergies, respiratory system and blood system diseases.

It’s also said to improve sleep, as well as the air quality in your bedroom.

Price: $32.95