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Bedroom

Our experts tirelessly research and test product after product to pick out the best gear for your bedroom. From sheets to pillows to mattresses to comforters, these picks are the best bedding and gear that will help you get a great night’s sleep. Stay warm, keep cool, and have sweet dreams while you get your eight hours.

The Best Dehumidifer Frigidaire FFAD7033R1
After 40 hours of research and testing in 100-year-old stone cellars, we think the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is the best dehumidifier for most people.   Read More >
The Best Flannel Sheets L.L.Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set
For maximum coziness this winter, we recommend curling up in L.L.Bean’s Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set. After 120 hours of research and testing, we found they’re softer and more comfortable than sheets almost twice the price.    Read More >
The Best Air Mattress SoundAsleep Air Mattress (Queen)
After sleeping on four air mattresses (and considering dozens of guest-bed options), we recommend the SoundAsleep Air Mattress. It’s easier to inflate and it offers excellent customer service in case the mattress leaks or the pump breaks.   Read More >
The Best White Noise Machine LectroFan
The LectroFan is the best white noise machine we’ve found after 20 hours of research and testing, including interviews with a sleep researcher, audiologists, and a sound engineer.   Read More >
The Best Mattress and Pillow Protectors Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Pillow Protectors
After 17 hours of research and testing 17 protectors, we think the Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Mattress Encasement and Pillow Protectors are the best for protecting your bed from bedbugs and dust mites. These encasements are comfortable to sleep on, have very secure seams and zippers, and come with a great warranty.   Read More >
The Best Comforter Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter
After 120 hours of researching comforters and testing dozens, we think the Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter offers the best value for most people. It’s lightweight but warm and quiet to sleep under, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.   Read More >
The Best Twin XL Sheets for Your Dorm Room Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set
After considering dozens of twin extra-long bed sheets, we think the Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set is the best twin XL bed sheet set for most dorm rooms.   Read More >
The Best Sheet Sets Under $50 Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set
After more than 200 hours researching and testing sheets, and trying 20 new sets, we think the Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set is the best set under $50 (for a queen bed).   Read More >
The Best Linen Sheets West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
After considering a dozen linen sheet sets and testing four, we think West Elm’s Belgian Flax Linen Sheets offer the best value. They feel luxurious to sleep in, they’re softer and cheaper than other sets, and they receive fewer complaints about wearing thin.   Read More >
The Best Duvet Cover Brooklinen Classic Duvet Cover
After spending 60 hours on research and testing, we think Brooklinen’s Classic Duvet Cover is the most comfortable to sleep under. It is super soft, crisp, and breathable (like good hotel bedding), durably stitched, and comes at a great price for the quality.   Read More >
The Best Sheets L.L.Bean Pima Cotton Percale Sheets
After a combined 200 hours of research and testing 20 new sets, we think L.L.Bean’s 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets and JCPenney’s sateen Royal Velvet 400tc WrinkleGuard Sheet Set offer the best comfort and value for most people. They’ve both topped our list three years running.   Read More >
The Best Bed Pillows Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
After putting in hundreds of hours of testing, we think the Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow offers the best balance of comfort and price for most sleepers.   Read More >
The Best Foam Mattresses You Can Buy Online Leesa
We researched 15 of the top online mattress companies, interviewed experts on sleeping and mattress design, spent over 40 hours researching foam mattresses, and slept on six models. We recommend the Leesa as a mattress that will work well for most people who sleep on their side or stomach.    Read More >
The Best Slippers for Women and Men Haflinger AS
We put 14 new pairs of men’s and women’s slippers through their paces and found the Haflinger AS and AT the coziest for winter and summer use.   Read More >
The Best Pregnancy Test You’ll Want to Take First Response manual test
After conducting more than 50 hours of research and having three of our female editors pee on a total of 60 pregnancy tests, we found the First Response manual test is the best option for most people. It gives the most accurate results (and the fastest results) because it’s the most sensitive over-the-counter test you can buy. Plus, it’s just as easy to read as a digital test and much less likely to give you an error message.   Read More >
The Best Facial Tissue Puffs Basic Facial Tissues
We spent nearly 40 hours researching and testing more than a dozen well-liked facial tissues to find the best for most people. Puffs Basic facial tissue aced all our tests, first with a panel of sniffly humans and then with $40,000 worth equipment in an engineering lab. They're the most absorbent and softest non-lotion tissues we tested. Plus, Puffs cost the least per tissue. But if you’re looking for a lotion tissue or one made from recycled materials (shudder…), we have other recommendations as well.   Read More >