For those wondering what to do with their stimulus check, consider investing in something central to your overall health and well-being — your sleep. There are certain things you should splurge on, and finding the best products to help you feel well-rested when you wake up should be at the top of your list. With everything from pillows to sheets to mattress pads to blankets, there are tons of products on the market that almost guarantee you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Here are a few of our favorites.
The BedJet has a unique air-based cooling and warming technology that allows you to control the temperature under your sheets to the exact temperature needed for a solid night’s sleep. It fits under beds with 6 inches of space and will regulate an even temperature between 66 degrees Fahrenheit and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on how hot or cold you wish to sleep. You can control it from a remote, and this model doesn’t require a Bluetooth app — it connects directly to your WiFi. It also can be set to wake you in the morning so you can ditch your old alarm clock!
The Weighted Idea weighted blanket is one of the best sleep buys for 2021. It’s made from a premium, super-soft, and cozy fabric, and its breathability makes it unlike most weighted blankets on the market. This one comes in tons of colors and sizes, so you can find the one that suits you the best. You can get the blanket for $130 for a king-size, and you’ll immediately notice you sleep better and deeper than you have before. It’s like a giant hug you can carry from bed to the couch.
If you love down pillows, this one by Parachute is as plush and cozy as they come. It’s one of the best pillows for sleep, and it’s as supportive as it is comfortable. According to the description, it has 750 fill power European white down, which gives it the airy quality you’ll come to love. The pillow comes in three densities — soft, medium, and firm — and the best part is the pillow is machine washable. Just don’t put it in the dryer. Letting it air dry will lengthen the life of the pillow. Prices range from $90 to $170, depending on size and density.
Mattresses are an investment, and for a good reason. On average, people spend eight to nine hours sleeping or lying on one a day, so it needs to be supportive. The Leesa is an award-winning, advanced hybrid mattress that combines foam and pocket springs for “comfort and advanced support.” With over 20,000 reviews on its website, customers are saying they “have had restful sleep and no longer wake up hurting.” The queen sells for just under $1,500, but we think your sleep is well worth the investment.
These fleece fabric headphones are made like a headband that fits comfortably over your ears while you sleep. The ultra-thin, flat speakers let you use them while lying down or sleeping on your side. It has built-in volume and play/pause/skip controls, so you can enable your Bluetooth device and listen to soft music, white noise, audiobooks, podcasts about murder (don’t judge), and whatever else lulls you to sleep at night. You can find them at Amazon for just under $100.
The bedroom is the perfect place to spend part of your stimulus check. After the year we’ve all had, the least you can do for yourself is get a restful night’s sleep. All of these products come very highly rated, so you have the confidence knowing that, if you are going to splurge, it’s money well spent. Plus, these are all items you can use for many years to come. Sure, you probably need a vacation, but at least you’ll be able to benefit from these purchases long into the future.
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