Nonprescription and Home Remedies


8 Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep

Before you rush to the drugstore to buy an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medication, try one of the following natural sleep remedies. Many of these can not only help you fall asleep and stay asleep, but they may also promote muscle relaxation.   View slideshow


Sleep on This: Our Top Pillow Picks

We napped on the job to find the six best pillows for every sleep position.   View slideshow


10 Products That May Help You Sleep

Wondering if that noise reducer is worth your while? Or how about organic cotton sheets? We'll give you a rundown of the best and worst products on the market, so you'll sleep better tonight.   View slideshow


Feng Shui Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Retreat

Feeling drained? Your home furnishings and layout can greatly affect your sleep and energy, says Jayme Barrett, author of Feng Shui Your Life. The bedroom should be for sleep and sex only (and not for work or stressful situations), but that doesn't mean you can't add personal touches to make it more comfortable. Here, her suggestions for a more peaceful space.   View slideshow

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Help You Sleep Tonight

A light snack before bed may help you rest
If your sleep problem is primarily falling asleep or staying asleep at night, improving sleep hygiene could make a big difference. Before you consider prescription sleep aids or even over-the-counter medications, examine your lifestyle and see if any of these adjustments can be made...  Read More


Jim, Nancy, and Sleep Apnea: "She Has My Vote for Sainthood, for Putting Up With Me"

How an old T-shirt and football can help conquer dangerous snoring
For snoring and sleep apnea, sometimes the most effective remedies are the most basic: sleeping position, weight management, and a healthy lifestyle. That's what Jim and Nancy Latza, of Lakewood, Ohio, found during their 20-year struggle with Jim's apnea...  Read More


The Best Websites About Nonprescription and Home Sleep Remedies

  • Site: Sleep Better
  • Who it's for: Anyone who's in the market for new pillows
  • Why we like it: The Zzzz Score Pillow Test recommends Carpenter Co. products (the site's sponsor), of course, but we like how they consider six different sleep factors while they calculate the correct choice for you.


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking Nonprescription Sleep Medicine

  1. How often do I take this sleep aid?
    Why this is important: Over-the-counter sleep aids are recommended for only short-term or occasional use. If you find that you're taking one every night for an extended time, however, you should talk to your doctor about prescription medication or another long-term solution.
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