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Holiday Gift Ideas: 12 Sleep Gifts For Better Zzz's

First Posted: 12/15/11 08:10 AM ET Updated: 12/16/11 10:32 AM ET

Shopping for someone who can't sleep? You're not alone. Nearly a quarter of American workers experience some form of insomnia, which costs the country billions of dollars in lost productivity. Insomnia can also increase heart attack risk.

This season, give the gift of sleep. These picks promote calm, block out light, wake you more gently and more. And let us know in the comments what sleep gifts you're giving (or hoping to get!) this holiday season.

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Bamboo sheets offer a few benefits over cotton: They are eco-friendly, allergen-free and temperature-regulating. Give a set to the troubled sleeper on your list for better zzz's. $188, Yala

Or look for an eco-friendly set made from organic cotton, for T-shirt-like softness that only gets better over time. The bold pattern of the Cottage Stripe set from Gaiam is a standout. $119 - $169, gaiam.com

You might also check out bedding from SHEEX, a brand of "performance sheets" built with temperature-controlling technology to wick away moisture so sleepers are comfy all night long. Prices vary, SHEEX

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Filed by Sarah Klein  |