Real Simple’s Top 20 Health Products
Keep these items on hand to help you feel your best at home and on the go.
The Sea-Band Wristbands
Plastic studs in these FDA-approved washable bands gently press a key pressure point, which can alleviate nausea or seasickness within ten minutes. Each pair of bands comes with an illustration for proper placement.
To buy: $10, sea-band.com.
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Thin adhesive strips containing tiny, flexible springs gently lift the inner part of a snorer's nose, slightly widening the passages to allow more air through. (You can slap one on your husband, too.)
To buy: $5.50 for 12 strips at drugstores.
Nexcare Waterproof Clear Protection Bandages
These skinlike bandages have a 360-degree clear seal around the pad to prevent dirt and water from seeping in. And they won't slip off mobile body parts, like knees and elbows.
To buy: $3.60 for 20 bandages at drugstores.
Soothies Gel Pads
Nursing moms swear by these reusable gel pads for easing sore nipples. They can be chilled in the refrigerator, won't irritate skin, and can absorb two times their weight, in case of milk leakage.
To buy: $12 a pair, lansinoh.com for stores.
Timex Ironman iControl
No more fumbling with your iPod while exercising. This watch comes with a tiny transmitter that attaches to the bottom of an iPod, so your watch buttons control the music while your iPod stays tucked away.
To buy: $43 to $137, amazon.com.