Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Truth About Sleep-Aid Products

The claim: Lavender-scented linens will help you sleep.
Reality: While there's no proof lavender leads to slumber, many people find the scent calming. But if you're sensitive to smells, a scented bed linens can be a cause of headache.

The claim: Memory foam pillow begets a great night's rest.
Reality: Whatever makes you comfortable will help you sleep. Just take note that any pillow can become a breeding ground for dust mites, so replace it yearly to cut down on irritating allergens.

The claim: White-noise machines promote sleep.
Reality: A peaceful room is a key to good night's sleep. A quiet fan works just as well.