The Best Inventions of 2020
Jessica Pettway for TIME; Prop styling by Stephanie L. Yeh
November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to a 2016 study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ­Prevention—and it’s safe to assume that the number has surged as the COVID-19 pandemic increases our stress levels. Tech companies have rolled out plenty of sleep gadgets over the past few years, most focused on tracking our sleep cycles rather than helping us drift off in the first place. Not so with the Hatch Restore ($129.95), an all-in-one bedside sleep aid and reading light that emits soothing white noise or guided meditations to help ease you toward dreamland. When it’s time to wake up, the Restore glows with a simulated sunrise to gently nudge you awake; mellow alarm sounds are optional. —Alex Fitzpatrick

Buy now: Hatch Restore

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