“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow,” the acclaimed Victorian novelist Charlotte Brontë once wrote, and, almost two centuries later, the observation still rings true. After all, it’s a lot harder to sleep at night when you’re worried about finding the safest car seat for your child, protecting your privacy in the face of emerging technologies, or even the health risks of sleeplessness itself. That’s why we’ve gone to extraordinary lengths this month to help deliver you peace of mind so that you can rest easily knowing Consumer Reports has your back.

In malls and other public spaces across America, facial recognition software may soon be creeping into more widespread use, a development that could have serious privacy implications. Our report, "Facial Recognition: Who's Tracking You in Public?," lets you know what all of that could mean for you and your family, and spells out the urgent need for consumer protections that must be incorporated as the trend progresses.

We’re also helping to put you at ease this month thanks to our new child safety seat recommendations, which include testing innovations developed by Consumer Reports experts to distinguish seats that provide higher levels of safety.

Additionally, we’re uncovering some of the health risks associated with a lack of sleep, including the aggressive advertising of sleeping pills and their widespread misuse by people who underestimate their risks. Naturally, sleeping better starts with a little exercise and a comfy bed, which is why we’re also providing expert ratings on everything from cardio equipment and fitness trackers to mattresses and pillows—everything you need to sleep soundly knowing that the choices you make are informed by our latest testing.

Editor's Note: This article also appeared in the February 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.