This article originally appeared in Pop Sugar.
Sleep doesn't just happen for me. I'm not one of those people who can sleep anywhere or anytime. Everything has to be perfect, from the temperature of the room to the feel of my blanket to the perfect number of pillows (a minimum of three is essential!). If I hear a sound, if it's too bright, if I'm too hot, I wake up. And then I start thinking and don't end up falling back to sleep for at least an hour or more. And I need my sleep! My alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m. to work out, so every minute of sleep is precious.
Which is why finding this Sleep Crown Over-the-Head Pillow ($168) was such a huge, life-changing deal for me. I mean life-frickin'-CHANGING! The first moment I placed this pillow on my head, it felt like a comforting hug and a dark cave all wrapped into one — it's like a weighted blanket for your head. Designed by a restorative yoga instructor, it applies gentle pressure over the crown of the head, blocks out light, and muffles any noise that might startle you awake, but really, that just translates to the best night of sleep ever.
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