At Men’s Health, we tend to focus on conscious pursuits. Burpees? You need to be awake for those. Same with making a fiber- and protein-rich meal at home. Or going to a therapist. What we don’t spend so much time on is the unconscious state we fade into every single night and for hours at a time—even though it supports all of our daily pursuits.
But we’re spending more time investigating sleep than in years past, and so are doctors and retailers. That’s because so many of us aren’t fading into sleep—and the sleep we’re getting isn’t lasting for the hours it should and it’s not as restorative as it needs to be. We’re battling our way through the process, and we’re buying loads of products to help win the fight.
We’ve compiled a list of the best of the hundreds of these products—for your bedroom or wherever you’re crashing for the night. Not just the sleep masks and white noise, but the metronomes and the watches and the temperature-controlled duvets and the under-mattress sleep-monitors. (Sleep trick: If you repeat “temperature-controlled duvet” over and over again, you’ll fall asleep in no time.)
So, good night, buy right, and don’t let the… idea of an under-mattress sleep monitor freak you out because it’s more awesome than it sounds.
You know how important your mattress and pillows are for proper sleep. But we’d bet you forgot how important a nice pair of sheets is. Since sheets and pillowcases are definitely making direct contact with your skin, they could definitely affect how you sleep—or, Heaven forbid, give you outbreaks. Well, your solution is here: We broke down the best bedding you can buy, depending on your sleep style.
Finnicky about your choice of pillow? You should be. The right pillow could mean the difference for you between a sleepless night and a good night’s sleep. And since no two guys sleep exactly the same, we’ve made it easy. Here are the best pillows to buy—entirely based on how you sleep. Time to get comfy.
Your best night’s sleep simply starts with your mattress. If you’ve been suffering from a sleepless night here and there, your mattress is probably to blame—and that’s probably because it’s not quite right for your sleeping style. It’s time to re-up. Since mattresses can be a bit of an investment, we’ve made the choosing easy. Here are the best mattresses to get based on how you sleep.
Sleep is as vital to life as air, food, and reruns of The Office, so taking control is a must. Luckily, there is plenty of tech to ensure you don’t have to do it alone, from gadgets that monitor your sleep to ones that straight up alter your environment for prime snoozing potential.
Whether your issue is falling asleep, sweating through the night, or getting comfy, we have you covered. These are some of the latest gadgets that are sure to help you get that much-needed rest.
We take a comfortable night’s sleep for granted at home but, when it comes to travel, you may be stressed, knowing how hard it is to get a good night’s sleep. Well, it’s time to put your worries to bed (pun intended). If you want to sleep well while you’re traveling—yes, even on the plane—these are the products you need.
Nothing ruins a camping trip like crappy sleep. When you’re already missing your bed back home, the last thing you need is a sleeping bag that leaves you shivering all night, or a tent that caves in at the first sign of rain. While we don’t have a solution for transporting your California king into the wilderness, we do have 5 great products that’ll help you get the best sleep possible under the stars.
And that’s the case even for the most dedicated among us, like celebrity trainer and Men’s Health 2015 Next Top Trainer winner Gideon Akande. A first-generation American born to Nigerian immigrant parents, Akande visits his extended family every few years in West Africa. With visits up to five weeks at a time, he’s become an expert at maintaining a fitness routine during long periods of travel (and comfort food galore).