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Consumer Reports March 2019: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Cover of March 2019 issue of Consumer Reports with couple in bed sleepingDid you know that over one-third of Americans are sleep-deprived? Out of all of the sleep-promoting products on the market today, how do you determine which ones actually help? The March issue of Consumer Reports examines mattresses, cotton sheets, and pillows to see which ones might help you get a better night’s sleep. The article also comments on other sleep aids frequently used by Americans–supplements, alcohol and medications.

Check out “Get More From Your Drugstore” for advice on how to get the best price for your medications, and tips on how to decide what drugstore services are most important to you–hours of operation, walk-in health clinics, prescription renewals via the internet, etc. In addition, ratings for 50 leading U.S. pharmacies are included.

We’ve all heard about the large data breaches at big companies like Facebook and Equifax, but it can also happen to small companies. How do you protect your data from these breaches?  “The Data Breach Next Door” lists seven things you can do to try to keep your data more secure, such as giving out less personal data, using unique passwords and monitoring your accounts for suspicious activity.

Although new car prices continue to rise, the same is not true for owner satisfaction. Consumer Reports members were asked whether or not they would purchase the same car again. Their answers are part of the Consumer Reports 2018 auto survey in this issue.

Consumer Reports magazine is available in print and online to Fauquier County Public Library card holders, providing access to articles, reviews and ratings on over 8,000 products and services. The library has copies of Consumer Reports dating back to 2015.

To access Consumer Reports online from the library’s website, click on the research tab and browse the alphabetical listing of databases for Consumer Reports Online.

 

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