Based on cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, this guide will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, pain and fatigue.
The Bottom Line
Start with this fact: You sleep (or you’d be dead). But for better, uninterrupted slumber, there are specific things you should do, and not do. Dr. Winter, aka the “sleep whisperer,” lays them out.
With studies suggesting that as much as a third of the U.S. population suffers from insomnia, getting a good night’s sleep is a major problem — with potentially major repercussions.
According to neurologist and certified sleep specialist W. Chris Winter, sleep disturbances can contribute to gastrointestinal issues, mood disturbances, memory problems and weight loss. And yet, fewer than 10% of people seek medical help for their sleep problems.
Maybe they feel the situation is hopeless, which it’s not. Urging readers to stop saying they “don’t sleep, or can’t sleep,” Winter argues that a good night’s sleep is within everyone’s reach and control. As proof, he’s successfully coached 10,000 clients, ranging from professional athletes to corporations to the U.S. military.
Starting with a description of the brain chemistry involved with sleep and insomnia, and sprinkled throughout with quizzes and exercises and the “10 Sleep Commandments,” The Sleep Solution shares Winter’s most valuable tips and tricks so you, too, can attain a good night’s sleep.
II. Optimize Your Sleep Environment
III. Sharing Your Sleep Space
IV. Resist the “Insomnia Identity”
V. Diet Don’t’s
VI. The Slippery Slope of Sleeping Pills
VII. Stick to a Sleep Schedule
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