Good sleep has become an art form. There are so many books written on the best way to sleep well that we thought it would be helpful if we list some of our favorites.
According to the National Library of Medicine, Biotech Information (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov), screen time has significantly affected sleep, and those issues extend to long-term health complications. Devices with less blue light (such as the Kindle Paperwhite) are a better choice than most devices, but old-style paper books are better than any device when winding down for the night.
Instead of checking your social media or emails before bed, here are five of the best books about sleep written recently.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
In 2007, after working 18-hour days to build her news site, The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington passed out and woke up in a pool of blood with a broken cheekbone and a cut over her eye. The collapse was the beginning of a new journey for Huffington. She began researching and talking about how our culture promotes exhaustion and overworking.
In The Sleep Revolution, she talks about making sleep a priority and how it will positively affect your life. This book is suitable for anyone who feels overworked or any boss leading teams that could benefit from understanding the benefits of self-care.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
The author of this book is Professor Matthew Walker, director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab. Believe it or not, until very recently, we had little understanding of the why behind sleep. Why do we need sleep? What happens to our brain and our body when we sleep? Why do we dream? Professor Walker writes about the discoveries of recent science and the scientific studies of those things that affect sleep, such as caffeine.
For sleep apnea patients, this book is a great way to learn everything you need to know about sleep.
Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life
At the time of writing this blog, this book is Amazon’s bestselling book on sleep disorders.
This book by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar (Author) and Michelle D. Seaton (Author) is slightly different than the others on the list. That’s what we liked about this book. It is more of a guidebook on making small changes in your life to get the best sleep possible. Of course, this book cannot cure sleep apnea, but it can help you make the changes that will boost the effects of a CPAP.
The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night’s Sleep
Author William Dement, founder, and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center shows readers how sleep – or lack of sleep – affects your body and your life.
This is a great read for new sleep apnea patients or those loved ones that refuse to take sleep seriously.
The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It
Author W. Chris Winter is a neurologist and sleep expert. In this book, he guides readers through the importance of sleep and provides some tips and tricks for improving your sleep. What we love about this book is how easy it is to follow. Yes, he goes into the science, but it’s a fun and easy read with reviews at the end of chapters to help bring the essential points home.
Great book for the sleep-deprived!
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