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Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Published: February 2017
February 2017

Cover Story

7 Ways to Buy a Better Mattress You spend a third of your life in bed, so why settle for a mattress that leaves you cranky or in pain? Here's how to find the right one.
Fact-Checking the Mattress Ads We compare our mattress test results with manufacturers' advertised claims
The Best Mattresses for Couples Our new ratings help you make the perfect choice of one mattress for two different sleepers.
Can You Get Hooked on Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids? Too many people with insomnia take over-the-counter products daily. Here, the facts about the risks.
What's Best for Neck and Back Pain Mattress strategies to ease your body aches.
Some Surprising Late-Night Snacks Are Showing Promise in Helping Insomniacs Can you snack your way to sounder sleep?
'Natural' Sleep Supplements Carry Serious Safety Concerns There's little research to suggest melatonin and valerian work, plus the popular supplements come with clear risks.


Best TVs for the Money We’ll help you pick a television in your price range that suits your needs and buy it at the exact moment when the price is best.
When to Get the Lowest Price on Your Next TV There are certain times of the year for great deals on sets.

Online Dating: Match Me If You Can Dating apps and sites are growing more popular, even among baby boomers. But can they really help you find someone special?
Craft an Online Dating Profile With Polish Tips for improving your odds of finding love at any age.
How Online Dating Works Lucky in love? It's the math that matters.
Sweetheart Swindle: Avoiding an Online Dating Scam Advice on how to use dating sites safely.


Off-Label Use: Should Drugs Do Double Duty? Your doctor might give you a drug for a condition that it’s not approved to treat. It’s a risk you may not want to take.

Product Updates

How to Avoid Being Gouged When Buying Eyeglasses Our exclusive reader survey reveals ways to get surprisingly great deals on frames and lenses.
8 Great Ways to Save on the Cost of Eyeglasses Here's how to shop smarter at every step of the process—without skimping on quality.
Your Guide to Buying Glasses Online The number of people buying glasses from websites is small—but growing. We asked experts about what goes right, what goes wrong, and how to get what you want.

Road Report

Owner Satisfaction: Cars That Owners Love and Hate Our exclusive survey reveals the cars, SUVs, and trucks that deliver performance and pleasure for the long haul.

2017 BMW 330i Review The updated BMW 3 Series turns the dial back toward driving engagement.
2016 Infiniti Q50 Review Powerful and fun to drive, the revised Infiniti Q50 still trails the segment's best in terms of fuel efficiency, refinement, and ergonomics.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 Review Despite its beauty, nimble handling, and good fuel economy, the new Mercedes-Benz E300 has room to improve.
2017 Volvo S90 Review The Volvo S90 sparkles like a gem, but it lacks sophistication common in this luxe segment.


From Our President: A Legacy of Safety Lives On Consumer Reports offers its latest report on car owners' satisfaction; the best mattresses and other aids for a good night's sleep; and using prescription drugs for non-approved conditions.

Building a Better World, Together Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.

Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.

The February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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