The Real Cost of a Good Night's Sleep

By Alex McIntyre - 2011-10-11T13:37:59Z

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Getting Relaxed

Some people want all-natural, others want more potent sleep aids.

$17: San Francisco Salt Company Organic Lavender Dead Sea Bath Salts, 2 lbs.

$7: Baroque at Bathtime: A Relaxing Serenade to Wash Your Cares Away CD

$23: Generic form of Ambien, 2-week dose (average price for 15 pills, assuming it's covered by a health insurance plan)

$5: Yogi Bedtime Tea, 1 Box (16 tea bags)

Running Tally: $13,361