Meredith Corp’s Health released the second annual edition of its Sleep Awards honoring 43 products, spanning categories that include emerging tech, such as sleep trackers, audio devices, and snoring aids, plus comfort classics like mattresses, sheets, pillows, and more. In addition, Health editors and a panel of experts provide sought-after answers to questions about napping, snoring, sleep supplements, and more. The honorees are featured in the September 2021 issue on newsstands now, and the full list can be viewed online at

“At Health, we believe good sleep equals good health. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than half of Americans reported an increase in sleep problems since the start of the pandemic. Our Sleep Awards help people catch up on some much-needed rest, with all the best recommendations for a better sleep,” says Health editor in chief Amy Conway in a release.

Health editors and a panel of experts sifted through hundreds of innovations to select this year’s top sleep products tailored to a variety of sleep styles and comfort requirements.

Health’s Sleep Awards


  • Cooling: Tempur-LUXEbreeze°
  • Stomach Sleepers: Beautyrest Hybrid 12.5″
  • Back Sleepers: Saatva Classic Mattress
  • Pressure Relief: Avocado Green Mattress With Adjustable Bed Frame Base
  • Side Sleepers: Bedgear M3
  • Combo Sleepers: The Purple Mattress

Audio Devices:

  • Bose Sleepbuds II
  • Watotgafer Sleep Headphones/Mask
  • Snooz White Noise Sound Machine

Mattress Toppers:

  • Cooling: Ooler Sleep System
  • Cooling: Molecule AirTec Topper
  • Pressure Relief: Bamboo Talalay Latex Topper
  • Pressure Relief: Serta Calming 3″ Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper


  • Cozy Earth Sheet Set
  • Sleep Number True Temp Sheets
  • Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Core Sheet Set
  • L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

Sleep Trackers:

  • Oura
  • Sleep Cycle
  • Withings Sleep Tracking Mat and Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch
  • Biostrap Recover Set
  • Tempur-Ergo Smart Base powered by Sleeptracker-AI


  • Side Sleepers: Planet Pillow
  • Side Sleepers: Layla Sleep Kapok Pillow
  • Back Sleepers: Beautyrest Black Ice Memory Foam
  • Back Sleepers: Brooklinen Mid-Plush Down Pillow
  • Stomach Sleepers: Pluto Pillow
  • Stomach Sleepers: Healthy Sleep Therma-Tech Copper Pillow
  • Hypoallergenic: Everpillow
  • Body Pillow: Zoma Body Pillow

Snoring Aids:

  • Mute
  • SinuSonic
  • SnoreLab

Blankets & Comforters:

  • Coyuchi Tahoe Climate Beneficial Wool Blanket
  • Sheex Original Performance Down Alternative Comforter
  • ChiliBlanket
  • Bedgear Dri-Tec Medium Warmth Climacore Blanket
  • Baloo Weighted Blanket

Emerging Tech:

  • Wesper Sleep Kit
  • Somnox Sleep Robot
  • Google Nest Hub With Sleep Sensing
  • Somnofy Sleep Assistant
  • Sleep Care Online Home Apnea Test

The panel of experts that were chosen to create this year’s list included: Michael J. Breus, PhD, clinical psychologist, diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Elise Chahine, editor-in-chief of; Vivek Cherian, MD, doctor of internal medicine at the University of Maryland; Param Dedhia, MD, director of executive health and integrative medicine at Moveo Health and former director of sleep medicine for Canyon Ranch; Marci Hardy, MD, health educator and sleep expert; Angela Holliday-Bell, MD, certified sleep specialist and pediatrician in Arlington, Virginia; Mollie McGlocklin, creator of the company Sleep Is a Skill; W. Chris Winter, MD, neurologist and sleep expert based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Health Advisory Board member; and Jade Wu, PhD, board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist and researcher at the Duke University School of Medicine.

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