If you’re hustling day in day out, at some point you’re gonna crash and need to rest up. But noise, lights, temperature and other disturbances threaten quality sleep. What’s a guy to do? There are some strange, fascinating and awesome solutions for everyone from insomniacs to the average dude who wants to maximize his shuteye. Grab some gear so you can grab some ZZZs.
Hyper-Cotton Sheets ($149-$239, Bedgear): Sleep experts recommend a cool 65 degrees at night to fall and stay asleep. These performance sheets rely on ambient airflow to wick away heat and moisture for serious comfort. Plus they’re wrinkle- and odor-resistant and feature a stretchy Powerband®, ensuring a secure fit and grip on your mattress.
Smart Snoring Solution ($259, NORA): Got a gal whose lilting laughter and beautiful voice delight you by day, but wildebeest-like snores terrify you by night? This device can actually prevent her (or you!) from snoring. It detects early signs and gently moves the head with a silent pump to help airways assume their natural position.
Muscle Recovery Mattress ($500-950, Bear Mattress): This made-for-athletes mattress is seven times cooler than conventional memory foam and designed to reduce muscle recovery time and improve physical performance. It provides pressure relief, maps optimal spinal alignment and promotes circulation for faster recovery and healing. Now you just need an office chair made of the stuff...
Cool Touch Outlast Mattress Pad ($75-$110, Sealy): Keep your body temp gauged for a trip to sleepy-town (population: you) with Outlast® tech. Yeah we know mattress pads are not a sexy item, but when you’ve got one with fabric that was originally created to keep NASA astronauts cool, we can forgive it.
Neurotech Headband (Pre-order $349, Dreem by Rythm): Here it is—the first active headband that enhances deep sleep. It does this by analyzing brain activity and triggering sound via bone-conduction to influence deep sleep stages and your very physiology for a rejuvenating plunge into dreamland.
Smart Himalayan Salt Lamp ($129 Pre-order, Zencube): A natural salt cube with a soft glowing LED light and pleasing scents equals a mood-enhancing relaxer that can have you snoozing in seconds. Even cooler, it elevates negative ion levels (which clear the air of pollutants) so your room can feel like the refreshing countryside.
Sleep Mask ($15.95 HappyLuxe): The level of light shining on your ocular globes can be the difference between sandman’s sweet caress and impregnation by god-style light rays directly into your optic stems. This sleep mask effectively blocks out light and is made with luxuriously soft MicroModal fabric so it’s super comfy, as well.