When you’ve got a lavender-scented memory foam mattress to fall into at the end of the night, TBH, sleeping on a cloud is overrated.
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Promising review: “These sheets are absolutely divine! Soft and smooth, rich colors and stitching details that make them extra attractive. I ordered the gold set to use with my comforter that is grey with small white, black and gold details (also purchased from Amazon). The effect is quite stunning! With the ‘stay at home’ order in place, my bedroom has truly become my sanctuary and these sheets were the perfect touch. I also bought a grey set, thank goodness, and am sure I will buy more and recommend them to my friends. Excellent!” —Keisha T. Belmaster
Promising review: “VERY COMFORTABLE. Because of COVID-19 I decided to quarantine with my family at my mom’s house. I am in the guest room with an uncomfortable spring mattress. I ordered this for better comfort while I’m here and I don’t wanna get out of bed now. Amazing comfort, support and relief.” —Amazon Customer
*Another* promising review: “We are quarantining at my partner’s mom’s house, sleeping on a lumpy flat futon. Three weeks was all I could take until I decided to take action. I ordered this mattress topper and now both our lower back pain and hip pain from sleeping on our sides are gone! ” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).
Promising review: “I don’t require complete darkness when I sleep, so I hadn’t thought I’d ever want a sleep mask. Then 2020 happened! The pandemic and its associated anxiety have messed up my sleep in a major way. I often get to sleep just fine but wake up later unable to get back to sleep. I’ve decreased caffeine, established a regular bedtime, avoided screens hours before bed, and tried melatonin. I guess it’s all mental for me, but when I wake up like that, heart racing and sweaty, and I can’t see anything — no clocks or moonlight, no dozing form of my beloved next to me, no cat demon staring at the foot of the bed—I tend to settle down easier. It’s like wearing the mask reminds me I’m supposed to shut my eyes and sleep. And I usually do, right until the alarm goes off. I like the molded cups around the eyes. A flat mask would make me feel like I’m rubbing off all my eye cream and lash serum through the night. I have not washed this mask yet, but I think it’ll hold up just fine gently hand washing it. The adjustable band is soft and doesn’t slip out of place. If you’re on the fence about trying a sleep mask, you might as well get a really nice one! Give this a try, especially if you have anxiety like I described.” —Anna
Promising review: “I’ve used these almost every day of quarantine to drown out the sound of upstairs neighbors. I wouldn’t compare the sound quality to other brands but the design is perfect for sleeping, exercise, cleaning, and every day wear.” —Demi Boyd
Promising review: “Quarantine had me lonely, so I got this and it really helped me sleep. It feels like a hug. My friend, many states away, was stressed and lonely in his quarantine, so I got him one too, and he sleeps like a baby now. Wonderful for self or gift. I don’t personally find it too hot in the summer if it’s under 74 degrees, but If it’s hotter than that, it might be too hot/heavy. Highly recommend.” —Penny
Promising review: “If you’re on the fence — GET THESE! Best purchase I’ve made this entire quarantine. Amazing quality and fabric for the price!!! I want to wear them every day. I got the grey color which is perfect for me because I like subdued colors other than black.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I ordered these pillowcases so that way I had something that was good for my hair and my skin especially since I’m gonna be home so much during COVID-19, and I have found them to be you really cozy and comfortable. I was able to get to different color sets so they match all of my different sheets. I think they fit my pillows really well and I’m very happy with them.” —Jazzmin Bonner
Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).
Promising review: “My son (7) loves tacos and I wanted to get him something to soften the quarantine blow and THIS WAS IT! He has had the blanket (so soft!) around him for the past three weeks, pretty much non-stop. Thank you to the makers for letting my son ‘become a burrito!'” —VA Resident
Each set comes with four reusable vents in different sizes, so you can find one that perfectly fits your nose.
Promising review: “I’ve had a snoring issue for several years and now with the coronavirus it’s been harder on my girlfriend because it’s no longer just a weekend thing because we sheltered together. This has made a HUGE difference not only for her but for me and my energy level. I immediately slept through the night. They do take a little getting used but they are very worth it. Buy with confidence.” —Philip M
Promising review: “This works and helps with sleep!!!! I’ve been using this for awhile and during quarantine, for some reason, I couldn’t get a good night’s rest. I have anxiety sometimes and can’t really sleep. I tried this oil and put two drops on my pillow and couple mins later, I’m deeply asleep😭 and it smells nice! I usually don’t like the smell of lavender, but it’s mixed with other scents so it isn’t too bad. I don’t use it all the time, but this does wonders.” —DP
*Another* promising review: “This product is maybe the best product I have ever used. I have been having sleeping issues for the past month and a half. Ever since the quarantine I’ve been very anxious, frustrated, have anxiety. I came across this product and wanted to give it a try. OMG this product is amazing. I have been able to sleep and relax. It keeps me calm and serene. The blends are amazing and I would highly recommend this to anyone. My mom and sister loved it as well so we recently ordered 10 bottles between us three. This product was a lifesaver for me, I hope it will help you too. Highly recommended it helped me hopefully you too.” —Amazon Customer
Psst — if you don’t have a diffuser, you can get a popular, well-reviewed essential oil diffuser on Amazon for $14.99.
Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!
Promising review: “Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation, I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install.” —Sandra Revueltas
You can sync this alarm clock with an app on your phone (or with an Alexa or Google Home), and it will gradually brighten the room with red-tinted light designed to fight grogginess in the minutes leading up to your wakeup. By the time your alarm goes off, your eyes will have already adjusted to the “daylight,” so you won’t be as tempted to hit snooze. It also has customizable sounds to wake you up, like “Hawaiian waves.”
Promising review: “Best purchase ever! I’ve been staying with my parents since this whole COVID thing happened and my room is in the basement with no windows so it’s hard to tell what time of day it is. This has helped me get up in the mornings at my normal time.” —Megan Smith
*Another* promising review: “I used this to help my daughter get re-adjusted to waking up earlier. Since COVID-19 she had been sleeping in since March to 11am! Now that school has started again the light has helped her to make the transition from waking up at 6 a.m.. This has helped greatly to make it easier for her to adjust back to her old sleep schedule.” —Tiffany Morales
Promising review: “These curtains are a god send. I’m up at 5 every morning until the virus hit. Now I know the pain of waking up to the sun in my face. These curtains blocked all the light…all of it. I get to be a bum till whatever time I want now. They’re nice and thick too so there good for keeping the hot of the day out while the ac does its thing. Good buy.” —Justin
TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They’re like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.
Promising review: “I adjusted to my BF’s sleep schedule when I moved in to quarantine with him, but his housemates stay up later. I found out that I’m incapable of falling asleep if I can make out language: words or parts of words of what someone’s saying. Doesn’t matter if they’re being reasonably quiet, the door is so thin I can’t stand it. I swear when I put these in it’s like I can only hear my own body.” —Lin
Promising review: “I tried this tea after a friend suggested chamomile tea for easing anxiety, a big problem for me during the current COVID crisis. This tea is delicious with a little squeeze of lemon and a spoonful of honey and in combination with my Coyote Oldman CDs, it really has helped me be less anxious. I just ordered more so I have a good supply on hand.” —Country Artist
Promising review: “One day I woke up to neck pain I’ve never had before. Seven months later I still have it. I’ve been to PT, MT, spin surgeons etc. Turns out I have lateral stenosis as well as muscle tension due to stress related issues (COVID-19, etc…) I’ve also tried other pillows. I didn’t like it. This pillow here worked. I still have issues but much less since I started using this pillow. I take it everywhere I go and usually wake up without any neck pain. I definitely recommend it.” —eRiK
This compact machine has six noise modes: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. You can either have it make the noise continuously until you shut it off, or designate it to make noise for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.
Promising review: “I’ve always struggled with sleeping, but the stress of 2020 was definitely making it worse. It was to the point where I was just waiting patiently for the the next day to start like Kenneth Parcell. The first night I used the sound machine, a switch flipped. I fell asleep almost instantly, and I stayed asleep. I personally find the ocean setting the most pleasant. You can adjust the volume to suit your needs and the timer would be helpful for those who work nights while their spouses/significant others work days (or just so it’s not on for hours). I’m currently running it on batteries, and haven’t had an issue with power draining. Is this white machine solving all of my issues around stress? No. That would take a miracle. But, sleep is important. Not only does it help to reduce your stress, but it keeps your health on track. This noise machine helped me tremendously and I’m feeling much more rested.” —Katie
The loops on this machine include White Noise, Fan, Ocean, Rain, Stream and Summer Night, which you can set with a 15, 30, or 60-minute auto off timer. It’s also super lightweight and compact if you’re on the move!
Promising review: “I love this product! I am a night shift registered nurse working in the ICU and since COVID happened I have had trouble sleeping. Since I started using the Wave sound machine I now fall asleep quickly and able to stay asleep peacefully. The sounds soothing and help block out the daytime noises!” —Natalie
Promising review: “Recently, thanks to COVID-19, I visited my parents and ended up staying with them to shelter in place. The guest bedroom is small with two beds. Mine is up against a wall. The sheets I bought pop off all the time. Drives me insane in normal circumstances, but when the bed is against a wall, it’s so much worse. So far, these have been exactly what I needed.” —Dee Fields
The tent comes in twin, full, and queen sizes — including one adapted for bunk beds and dorms — and has two zippered exits at the side and bottom. It also features privacy panels that lift up and down, and pockets on the inside for stashing things like flashlights, books, and snacks. It can be used with or without a mattress, is super lightweight, and designed to fold small for easy storage.
Promising review: “During the quarantine, it’s really good to have something that can bring a bit of that outdoors fun into the kiddos’ lives! My child loves to spend some nights in the sibling’s room and they cannot agree on when to turn off lights. This tent became a great solution for this. It’s made of a soft cloth material and has different kinds of options of which part of the tent to open up. There’s even a little pouch you can hang up a pair of glasses or a book. A loop in the ceiling allows one to put a little light for nighttime reading.” —ChickNorris
It also has a “localized bounce,” meaning you’re less likely to disturb your partner if you share a bed — they won’t feel the shift nearly as much. Arguably the most convenient thing about this, though, is that it ships in a compact box straight to your door — once you open it, you just have to wait 72 hours for it to fully expand, and voila! Plus, if you don’t like it, you have a 100-day sleep trial to return it (*plus* a 10-year warranty to boot).
Promising review: “When you’re tall and big, you just don’t take much pleasure out of mattress shopping. Millions of promises re: this bed will be the best that you’ve ever had and maybe for two to three months, it’s good. After that, you start to see a degradation in your sleep quality and your comfort. It’s been almost three years since I first purchased this Tuft & Needle Twin XL (two for one king size bed) and I love this mattress. The shape hasn’t changed. The support hasn’t changed. The comfort is still there. I am a side sleeper. Since COVID, I have spent a few days a week working from my bed and still — nothing has changed in the way of shape, support, or comfort. For a week, I was in bed 20 hours a day while recovering from a back injury. I feel like the comfort and support aspect aided in my recovery period. When and if I have to replace this, I will go with Tuft & Needle again. It’s the first mattress that lived up to all of its promises.” —Kristina
Promising review: “I’ve been eyeballing these types of pillows for a long time but was always discouraged by the steep prices. Not pregnant, but have always had to sleep with multiple pillows around me to support my back and legs otherwise I toss and turn all night long. Ever since Covid began, my sleep has been worse than ever and I’ve been trying to find new ways to just try and get better sleep, so I decided to finally bite the bullet and order one of these pillows. After doing a bunch of research and going through the ratings/reviews, I decided to go with this pillow and now I only wish I’d ordered it sooner! I was originally skeptical about the zipper feature where you can remove one side of the pillow but it’s actually a pretty awesome idea — gives me space for my arm when sleeping on my side, without restricting my circulation. It’s nice and firm which I love because I feel that it provides more support that way. It also makes sleeping on my back more bearable because the two sides provide adequate support. The cover that it came with is like a jersey material and was nice and soft after I ran it through a wash cycle. The case was also extremely easy to remove and re-apply. This pillow has also been so convenient for when I’m doing my online classes in bed — I fold one side over my lap and place my laptop on it.” —Ashley M.
Each of these comes with two preset 360-degree patterns — Starry Sky and Animal World — that you can set on a timer, as well as 12 different optional soothing songs you can adjust the volume for. You don’t even have to get up to adjust the light, timing, or volume, because it comes with a handy remote control.
Promising review: “We bought this for my 3.5 year old son. Since the pandemic, getting in a schedule has been difficult since he’s not going to daycare and we’re all basically just trying to survive. We needed something to replace the TV that he’s been falling asleep to. This is a hit! He loves watching his moon and stars. He’s amazed by it. Normally he comes out of his room three to four times. Tonight that was cut in half (and once was just to go potty).” —Rance Payne
Promising review: “I bought these because I am a teacher and I have to spend more time in front of the computer because of COVID-19 and distance learning. I had found that with the increased screen time, my eyes were hurting more, were becoming difficult to focus and the exposure to harsh light right before bed was affecting my sleep cycle. Not anymore. These glasses take the edge off and I can sleep normally. If I’m in front of my computer now, I’m wearing these blue blockers. Also, they look great. They also help when driving during midday sun.” —Alec Z.
Promising review: “I ordered this to be shipped to my daughter who is a medical assistant in Florida. With the coronavirus on the forefront and her being on the frontline, she struggles with getting to sleep easily at night. The spray arrived quickly and she loves it! It helps her to fall asleep! Thank you so much!” —Lorena Beal
Bonus: it’s also fully machine washable, and the corner tabs are designed to make it easier to put on a duvet cover (as much as we all love Googling “duvet cover hack” and doing a bunch of awkward shimmying whenever that time comes).
Promising review: “I’ve never had one of these but when I laid in my roommates bed that had a duvet comforter I had to buy! I have no regrets best quarantine purchase I’ve made!! Very soft!” —Trinity Mansker
Promising review: “I rarely take a moment to write a review but I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this mat. The kitchen table quarantine desk, toddler miming, and stress of a pandemic has wreaked havoc on my body. Everything the other reviews say is true. The spikes are pointy. It will hurt at first. I put in some music and reached into it and it was glorious. I plan to use it daily before bed for meditation and relaxation.” —Sarah Kovit
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