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Celebrate Sleep Awareness Week With Verywell’s Top Tested Sleep Favorites

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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been meaning to get around to fixing your sleep routine—after all, it is the most important seven to eight hours of your day. Luckily, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) set aside this week to help you do just that. During Sleep Awareness Week, which starts today, the NSF is rolling out support to help you get the best sleep possible. From March 12th through the 18th, you can turn to the NSF for Sleep Week resources on getting quality sleep.

To do our part during Sleep Awareness Week, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite tested sleep products to level up your bedtime routine.

Best Cooling Pillow

Coop Home Goods The Eden Pillow

Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow


Our favorite cooling pillow, the Coop Home Goods Eden Adjustable Pillow, scored almost perfectly during our cooling pillow test. We loved that the pillow worked for multiple sleeping positions (side and stomach) and stayed cool all night without flipping or readjusting. Plus, just like the name promises, it’s completely adjustable—add or remove the cooling-gel-infused filling to find the right fit.

Coop Home Goods Eden Adjustable Pillow Test

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Best Weighted Blanket

Sleep Number True Temp Weighted Blanket

Sleep Number True Temp Weighted Blanket

Sleep Number

Like the rest of Sleep Number’s True Temp line—which uses specialized technology for temperature balancing—the brand’s weighted blanket stays cool all night while still providing the warmth and comfort you expect from high-quality bedding. While you might be worried that a weighted blanket will leave you sweating, this one absorbs body heat and dissipates it but still leaves you warm when needed. It’s available in 12- and 20-pound weights.

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Best Body Pillow

Utopia Bedding Body Pillow

Utopia Bedding Soft Body Pillow


Body pillows are a great way to get extra support while you sleep, helping to align your spine and even helping relieve knee, neck, and shoulder pain. We were impressed that the Utopia Bedding Full Body Pillow stayed fluffy without sinking or flattening during our at-home body pillow test, thanks to its design that holds its shape all night.

Utopia Bedding Full Body Pillow Test

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Best Mattress for Back Pain

Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress

Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress


When we tested the best mattresses for back pain, we called the Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress one of the softest mattresses we’ve ever slept on. This double-sided mattress offers two modes of comfort—“luxury plush” and “gentle firm”—perfectly suited to your back pain. Plus, Saatva offers a 365-night guarantee so you can make sure it's just right.

Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress Test

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Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

Casper Sleep Original Hybrid Mattress

Casper Sleep Original Hybrid Mattress


It’s no surprise that this fan-favorite brand took the top spot in our test of the best mattresses for side sleepers. Side sleepers need extra support at night to keep the body aligned, and that’s exactly what the Casper Original Hybrid Mattress delivered. We loved how this mattress conformed to our bodies and offered full support right to the edges, which can be a saggy area in most other mattresses.

This hybrid mattress has two foam layers and a coil innerspring for comfort and support. While foam mattresses can be hot, the Casper Original Hybrid's breathable perforated layer kept the mattress cool all night.

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