Sleep Tips Website Says for Better Sleep, Don’t Jump on a Chemical Roller Coaster

(Richmond, VA) – Convenience store shelves have long featured a variety of products to give consumers a jolt of personal energy.  Lately, they’re being joined by a new class of products like herbal sodas and melatonin-laced brownies that are designed to help stressed-out people relax at the end of the day.  One of the web’s premier sleep websites is recommending against the use of these products.

“They may sound like a good idea, but all of that chemical stimulation and tranquilizing can interfere with healthy sleeping patterns,” said Dan Schecter, vice president of Consumer Products at Carpenter Co. and creator of  “All those uppers and downers are no substitute for regular natural rest.”

“Don’t get me wrong,” continued Schecter.  “There’s nothing wrong with a cup of coffee in the morning or some soothing chamomile tea in the evening.  But in our go-go culture, people are tempted to rely too much on these ‘energy products,’ especially when some of the products are being promoted in multi-million dollar marketing campaigns.” offers these natural, non-pharmaceutical strategies to promote beneficial and healthy sleep:

  • Set regular times for going to sleep and waking-up, even on weekends
  • Create a dark, cool and quiet environment in the bedroom
  • Make sure bedding is clean, fresh and appropriate for the season and that pillows and mattress provide support
  • As bedtime approaches, avoid stimulating activities like video games and using the computer
  • A little light reading at bedtime is fine, but don’t put your brain into overdrive with a suspenseful thriller

For more tips to help you sleep better, please visit  You can also get sleep advice from SleepBetter on Twitter and Facebook.

About Carpenter Co. / is dedicated to helping people sleep better. Designed as an online resource, the web site creates a forum for visitors to define, discuss, and discover solutions to their particular sleep needs.’s quest is to continually gather pertinent sleep information, then share this knowledge with the general public. The site also shares tips on the best sleep related products, both in stores and online. has created the Sleep Better seal as a way to easily identify products recommended for their superior quality or scientifically based design. Created by Carpenter Co., the world’s largest producer of comfort cushioning products, provides information and advice that visitors can use to sleep better. For more information, please visit