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Affordable Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Low Blue Lights iPhone Screen

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By now, we've all heard the research: The blue light that your iPhone and electronic devices gives off can halt the production of sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. While simply giving up the gadgets before bed is one solution, tech addicts will be happy to know that a simple screen can alter the kind of light your brain receives, giving you more of the red-organge wavelengths that mimic natural light of the evening. ($15; And good news: You can do the same thing to your computer with an app called f.lux. (Free;

Sleep Cycle Alarm App

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For less than one buck, this app tracks your sleep patterns and quality, allows you to record your own sleep notes, and, best of all, wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase, mimicking the feeling of waking up naturally so you feel totally rested. To use it, place your phone under your sheet on a corner of your bed—and make sure it's connected to a charger so you don't kill your battery. ($1;

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Bucky 40 Blinks Eye Mask

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Unlike traditional sleep masks, this version uses deep, molded foam to allow space between the eye and mask so you can blink freely without pressure. And the fabric is super soft, breathable, and durable, so you'll have your pair for years. (From $11;

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Drift Light Bulbs

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The Drift Light not only uses a much warmer form of light than other bulbs with less melatonin-blocking blue light, but it's designed to slowly dim over a period of 37 minutes (that's the length of an average sunset!), giving your body a gradual shift from light to dark that promotes relaxation. Yes, it may be pricier than the run-of-the-mill incandescent bulb, but with an average lifespan of 30,000 hours, it also lasts over 30 times longer. ($29;

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Sheex Recovers Pillowcases

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If you are constantly struggling to find the "cool side" of the pillow, look no further: Sheex pillowcases are made from a super soft, wickable material that adjusts to your temperature changes throughout the night and allows you to maintain your own ideal sleep temperature. ($39 for set of two; (Plus, see these Science-Backed Strategies on How to Sleep Better!)

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Active Edge Bracelet

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Infused into the fibers of this military paracord bracelet are electromagnetic frequencies, a technology that has been shown in clinical trials to help increase blood flow, oxygen intake, and reduce inflammation, as well as increase REM restorative sleep time and decrease fatigue. Okay, maybe it's hokey, but the placebo effect is a strong thing! ($60;

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Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Spray

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Simply spray over your pillow or sheets before bedtime to help calm stress and ease the mind. ($10;

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Marpac Dohm Noise Machine

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This National Sleep Foundation-approved sound machine (which has been around for over 50 years) creates a natural "white noise" sound has been proven to effectively block noises at a broad range of frequencies, so you can get deep, undisturbed sleep all night long (even if you sleep next to a snorer). ($50;

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