How to Sleep Well: the science of sleeping smarter, living better and being productive

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How to Sleep Well is a guidebook that can change your sleep and help you live your life more fully. Whether you struggle to fall asleep, sleep too lightly, wake too often or simply cannot wake up, this book can help you get on track to sleeping well and living better. It all starts with the science of sleep: how much you really need, what your body does during sleep and the causes behind many common sleep problems. Next, you’ll identify the things in your life that are disrupting your sleep cycle and learn how to mitigate the impact; whether the pressure of workplace or you simply cannot quiet your own mind, these expert tips and tricks will help you get the sleep you need. Finally, you’ll learn how to support healthy sleep during the waking hours — what works with or against your sleep — and you’ll learn when the problem might be best dealt with by your GP.

Don’t spend another restless night waiting for a bleary, groggy morning and sleepy day. Take control of your sleep tonight!

Learn how sleep — or a lack thereof — affects every aspect of your life
Identify the root causes of your sleep issues and cut them off at the source
Discover the sleep advice that works, and the tips that are just plain daft.
Create a healthy, calming bedtime routine that will help you get the rest you need

Sleep affects everything. Work and school performance, relationships, emotional outlook, your appearance and even your health. Sleeping poorly or not sleeping enough can dramatically impact your quality of life, but most sleep problems can be solved with a bit of self-adjustment. How to Sleep Well puts a sleep expert with over 36 years’ experience at your disposal to help you finally get the restful, restorative sleep you need to live better and be productive.

 

Book Details

Pages

390 Pages

Language

English

Released

2016

Many of us have a problem with everyday poor sleep, low‐grade exhaustion, and sleepiness during the day that most of us experience on a more or less regular basis. A few years ago, I coined the word ‘semisomnia’ to describe the phenomena but alas it never really caught on.

To illustrate this point, honestly answer the question ‘how do you feel during the day on a scale of 0 to 10?’, where 0 is that you have an irresistible desire to fall asleep and 10 you are the most awake you have ever been. Now I can pretty much bet that none of you are a 10, but what is perhaps more worrying is that I also doubt that many of you are a 9 or 8. I know some of you think you are very awake but that is probably because you have fooled yourself into believing this in order to get you through the day. Honestly look at how you feel, is this really the best you could be, if so I would suggest a lifestyle change!
Because you don’t feel good during the day, you spend time, and indeed money, on trying to feel better, the multi‐vitamin pill to supposedly keep you healthy, the cup of coffee to get you going, the chocolate bar as a treat because you don’t feel good, the ‘energy’ pill/drink to give you a boost during the day, the glass of wine to help you relax. At the end of the week you treat yourself to a spa treatment and you cannot wait for your holiday, when you can finally chill out. Just imagine how much better life could be and how much more productive you would be if each day you were at your best.
So why are you going through each day at less than your full potential? The most likely explanation is because you are not sleeping well. Simply, getting better sleep will make you feel better each and every day. Sleeping better tonight will make you feel better tomorrow. Getting better sleep tomorrow night will make you feel better the next day, and so on.