8 Best Sleep Products & Accessories

September 27, 2022 | Casper Editorial Team

If you’ve ever had an effortless, ultra-satisfying sleep, you know how it can change your day like nothing else. You open your eyes and greet the rising sun with a stretch and a smile. When you awake from a productive sleep, there’s no need to grumble—you’ll be fully rested and restored. But what does it take to make this happen?

Some people can simply fall asleep within minutes. But for others, peaceful sleep can be a little harder to find whether it’s insomnia, stress, or even anxiety. Fortunately, in our day and age, there’s a whole world of sleep accessories designed to help you find even sweeter sleep.

From ergonomic mattresses and pillows to a soothing Casper glow light and sleep masks, there are so many sleep products and sleeping accessories that can help you achieve a more productive and complete night’s sleep. We’ll walk you through our favorite recommendations to give you a little assistance in achieving sweet dreams and a better night’s sleep.

Everything You’ll Need For A Better Night’s Sleep

Quality is key when choosing the right products for bedtime. When you’re buying a car, you look for top-of-the-line safety features. When you’re choosing where and how to get some rest, you should take the same approach—by considering better sleep products to keep your body and mind fresh and functioning. 

From the obvious to the extra, here are the best sleep products that can help you drift peacefully into a restful and restorative slumber: 

#1 Your Bed Frame

When you’re building better sleep, you need to start with a solid base—and that begins with your bed frame. Whether you want a simple platform or an adjustable frame to hit just the right sleep angle, your bed frame provides crucial structure and support to both your mattress and you.

For that reason, we recommend choosing yours carefully. 

When choosing a bed frame, be sure to take the following into account:

  • Bed size – Do you, your partner, a dog, and babies need some extra room to stretch out? Opt for a king or queen, so you aren’t cramped.
  • Bed height – Do you sleep better closer to the floor or higher above ground? 
  • Your ideal sleeping position – Maybe you’re sharing the bed with someone, but you prefer to be a little propped up, and they simply must lay flat on their back. It can be hard to find a compromise that ensures sweet sleep for both of you. But there are bed frames that can help—like the Adjustable Base Max from Casper.

#2 Your Mattress

Having a good mattress might sound like better sleep 101, but it’s so crucial for better sleep we can’t skip it. Ideally, you’ll be sleeping on a mattress for about seven or eight hours a night—so it’s important to know what to look for when choosing a mattress, including comfortability, breathability, and support. 

You don’t need to feel like Goldilocks, trying out every type of mattress until you find the right one—but you can make your mattress search easier by knowing the most important qualities to look for in a mattress. Two key features for better sleep include:

  • Ergonomic support – Support for your head and back is immensely important when choosing a mattress.1 Your neck and spine are the literal backbones for your body and its movements, so keeping them in top shape should be a number one priority. From easing back pain to encouraging proper posture, a supportive mattress can make a world of difference for better sleep.
  • Cooling features – Depending on how they are manufactured, some mattresses can trap heat, causing you to wake up sooner than desired. A mattress that provides for air circulation can help keep your body temperature more consistent, allowing you to complete your sleep cycle and feel fully rested.

If you’re unsure about which mattress is right for you, try taking a mattress quiz to help find the mattress with the best combo of cooling and support to help you drift off to dreamland.

#3 A Good Pillow

Now that you’ve selected the perfect mattress, you’ll need a comfy place to rest your head. While you may be on the hunt for cloud-like fluff, the real deal is you need that downy pillow to have the perfect balance of softness and support. But it’s not enough to grab a pillow off the shelf that feels squishy enough to do the job. It’s important to find a balance that considers the following factors to find the best pillow:2

  • The firmness of your mattress 
  • Your preferred sleeping position
  • Any extra shoulder or neck support you need

To find the right balance, it can help to try out different types of pillows on your actual mattress—or one like it. Fortunately, there is a wide range of supportive pillow options to try, from down pillows to give you all the cushiony fluff you’ve ever dreamed of to hybrid pillows that combine the perfect amount of comfort and support.  

#4 Comfortable Bedding

If you’ve ever gone to bed feeling too hot, too cold, too sweaty, or too slippery, then you know that the right bedding can make or break your sleep quality. From fitted and flat sheets to pillowcases, duvets, and blankets, layering with bedding that makes you feel comfortable and cozy is essential for sweet slumber. 

How do you know what kind of bedding is right for you? Will a silk pillowcase or flannel sheet set be better for helping you sleep through the night? Your bedding material of choice depends on a number of factors, including:

  • Your ideal sleep temperature
  • Whether you have any fabric allergies 
  • How a fabric feels to you—aka, if you prefer silky sateen or fluffy flannelette 
  • Whether you prefer breezy woven blankets or a more substantial duvet

Just like when you’re choosing a mattress, whichever type of bedding you choose should keep your body at a comfortable temperature through the night so that you aren’t woken up in a sweat or a chill. If temperature often keeps you awake, it’s probably time to swap out your sheets for an option that keeps you cooler or warmer to get that restorative sleep.

#5 A Sleep Mask 

Keeping your room as dark as possible is a common suggestion for those seeking better sleep—and it’s even supported by science. 3But whether your roommates are night owls, the city lights shine through your window, or other environmental factors keep the room brighter than it should be, this can sometimes be a little tricky.

But if you can’t black out the room, you can dim the lights with a comfortable eye covering [or install blackout curtains. The Casper Snoozewear™ Sleep Mask is soft, breathable, and pressure-free and will keep the sunlight out of your eyes until you’re ready to wake. 

Need to grab a quick nap before a big event this evening? The afternoon sun may have different plans—but sleep masks can aid you here, too. Eye masks are great to keep in your bag for on-the-go snoozes and are useful sleeping accessories when you need to catch some quick ZZZs while on a plane or riding in the passenger seat.

#6 Earplugs

While you do what you can to control your sleep environment, sometimes you can’t control environmental sounds that might keep you up at night—like the whooshing of cars on a nearby highway or the snoring of your sleeping dog. Noise is another distraction that might mean the difference between an unbroken snooze and a sleep that happens in fits and starts. But there’s an easy solution: earplugs.

Sleep aid products like earplugs are one of the simplest and best sleep accessories because they’re so easy to use. You can find affordable, one-size-fits-all options or even order custom earplugs designed to fit your unique ears perfectly.

When it comes to sleep, sometimes the simplest solutions can be the most effective—and science agrees on this one. In one study, researchers found that wearing earplugs improved participants’ sleep by 67.6 percent.4 

#7 A Nightlight

These days, our phones and computer screens might function more like a nightlight than anything else. But experts recommend ending screen time for at least thirty minutes before you go to sleep. Our entrancing electronics emit what’s known as blue light, which can throw off your body’s circadian rhythm by blocking the release of melatonin—a hormone closely related to your sleep schedule and wake cycles.5

Instead of falling asleep to the blue glare of a cell phone or laptop, consider a blue-light-free gentle nightlight that can help ease you off to sleep. 

The Glow Light provides the right amount of brightness so you can read or go for a late-night snack without having to turn on harsh overhead lighting. Plus, it can all be scheduled and controlled with an app on your phone—making it one of the best sleep gadgets for automatically ensuring better sleep.

#8 A Weighted Blanket

If you’re someone who sleeps better when snuggling, a weighted blanket might be just the sleep accessory you need for a cozy, comforting rest. 

Weighted blankets can be useful for relieving anxiety and stress because they mimic the effect of a gentle hug or light pressure stimulation, which triggers the body to release serotonin.6 Even if you don’t need to use one every night, a weighted blanket could be a big help after an extra stressful day. 

Find The Sleep Products That Work For You With Casper

Now that you have the rundown of the top products for sleep, you’re probably wondering which is best. While we’re pretty partial to comfortable mattresses, the best sleep products are the ones that help you to feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable through the night.  

Whether you’re a side sleeper or a back sleeper, an early riser or a night owl, blankets piled high or fitted-sheet only, we each have our own unique needs when it comes to sleep. Tapping into our individual needs and tailoring the sleep experience can help promote a more productive slumber. 

At Casper, we’re committed to making the world happier, healthier, and more jovial through the science of better sleep. From our wildly popular mattresses to our full line of sleep accessories, we can help guide you to dreamland quicker than counting sheep. 


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  2. Casper. How to Choose a Pillow https://casper.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-pillow/
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