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Bedmate: Bach Flower Remedies Rescue Sleep
How it works: The subtle energies emitted by a combination of six flower essences are meant to stop your spinning mind.
Expert take: There's no clinical evidence that the essences trigger instant calm, but "they could have a placebo effect," says Carol Ash, D.O., director of the Sleep for Life program in New Jersey.
Tester says: "After spraying this stuff under my tongue, I became so focused on the taste and aroma that I stopped worrying about my to-do list."
Bedmate: Sleep Garden zMovie
How it works: This hour-long DVD of a Pacific coast sunset is designed to lull TV addicts into a sleepy daze. The 60- to 80-beat-per-minute soundtrack mimics your heartbeat to reduce stress.
Expert take: "Blue light from the TV can inhibit production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate your body clock," Naiman says. But since each frame of this flick has been doctored to eliminate blue light, your melatonin can flow freely.
Tester says: "I could stay up all night watching Weeds, but the muted nature scenes were so hypnotic, I was out in 15 minutes."
Bedmate: Dreamerz All Natural Sleep Beverages
How it works: The melatonin in this creamy milk-based beverage (our tester liked Chocolate S'nores and Vanilla Van Winkle) signals to your brain that it's time to shut down.
Expert take: "The standard dose of a melatonin pill is 3 milligrams, but you only need one tenth of that to help put you to sleep," Naiman says. Each 8-ounce serving of Dreamerz contains 0.3 milligrams -- enough to get the job done.
Tester says: "After a week of drinking a hot mug every night, I was able to fall asleep in half an hour."
Bedmate: Johnson & Johnson Melt Away Stress Body Lotion
How it works: This moisturizer is infused with a blend of fragrances (including lavender and chamomile) that chills you out, while the lotion makes your skin baby-soft.
Expert take: Studies confirm that lavender can calm frayed nerves. And the more relaxed you are, the faster you'll drift off, according to R. Robert Auger, M.D., a consultant at the Mayo Sleep Disorders Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Tester says: "My fiancÃƒÂ© slathered lotion on my feet and calves while I breathed in the soft, not overwhelming, scent. How could I help but feel relaxed?"