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How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive

How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive

Neil Stanley

ISBN: 978-0-857-08768-3

Jul 2018, Capstone

248 pages




It has never been more important to sleep well.

Stop sabotaging your own sleep and finally wake up energised and refreshed

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.

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Chapter 1 - What is sleep?

Chapter 2 - Why is sleep important?

Chapter 3 - Why we are not sleeping

Chapter 4 - Sleep disorders

Chapter 5 - Treatments for sleep problems

Chapter 6 - How to sleep well

Chapter 7 - How to get your child to sleep

Chapter 8 – Businesses and sleep

Chapter 9 - Why you should actually be able to sleep in hotels

Chapter 10 - 33 things you don’t need to do to sleep better


Appendix 1

Appendix 2