Every so often I come across a sleep-related product that’s a notch above the rest. Here, I’ll show you a few of my very favorites to help you sleep when you should – and stay awake when you shouldn’t!
• The Nap Zapper: The Nap Zapper by Cutting Edge Products is one of a class of nifty little gadgets designed to keep you awake. It hooks on your ear and monitors the position of your head. If your chin drops forward as you nod off, an alarm will sound. If you’re driving long-distance or working at night, this little gem can protect your job – or your life.
• The CPAP Pillow: If you have sleep apnea, you may need a CPAP machine as treatment to help you get a good night’s sleep. The CPAP Pillow was designed “by CPAP users, for CPAP users,” and helps position your head comfortably with the use of the machine so that you get the best sleep possible.
• NeuroSleep Supplement Drink: The NeuroSleep drink by Neuro provides an optimal combination of key nutritional elements to aid in healthy sleep. NeuroSleep includes melatonin, which occurs in tart cherries and aids brain chemistry conducive to restful sleep; 5-HTP (which is structurally similar to tryptophan), which promotes drowsiness and supports neurotransmitter health; and magnesium, an important electrolyte that can help prevent cramping (ideal for those with restless legs syndrome).
Each of these products has a unique niche for some people some of the time. There’s no need to go out and load up on sleep doodads you don’t need in the hope of getting that elusive, uninterrupted night of sleep… but if you see something on this list that could help you get to sleep, sleep comfortably, or stay awake when you need to do so – go for it!
What are your favorite sleep products? Do you think we need manufactured goodies to get a good night’s sleep?