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Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep Paperback – Bargain Price, October 30, 2007
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It provides a great guide to sleep hygiene which includes everything from choosing the best mattress, to sound proofing your room, developing good bedtime habits and understanding your own issues.
The book is full of handy quizzes that help you identify problem areas and provides comprehensive solutions for you to address these issues and get a good night's sleep. The book is full of examples and helpful tips and includes worksheets for you to record your sleep during the four week program.
If you're impatient to jump into the 4 week program you can start that immediately but I would strongly recommend reading the preceding chapters so you can eliminate problems from light, noise, pets, uncomfortable pillows and the like.
Good Night covers all the basics of getting a good night sleep, including recommendations on snacks to help you get to sleep and ideas for decorating your room to minimise distractions.
The book distinguishes between disordered sleeping and sleep disorders covering off the common sleep disorders and how they are diagnosed. The pros and cons of various remedies including sleeping pills and alternative remedies are also covered.
For anyone interested in weight loss or wanting to look younger or remove those black circles under the eyes, Good Night tells you why sleep might be interfering with your energy, appetite and appearance as well as providing guidelines to look and feel younger healthier and slimmer. What could be better?
I'm particularly fond of the concept of a "power down hour" where you spend a full, committed hour to unwinding before bed. Though it sounds unrealistic in the modern world, that anyone would take a full hour to do this, the cool thing is that 1/2 of this wind-down hour is meant to be devoted to doing what the author calls "mindless chores" like folding laundry. Makes a lot of sense to me, to save these chores for late night, when doing them may actually help put you to sleep!
There are a lot of tips like this in the book. Highly recommended overall.
Part I of the book is called "Quick-Fix Sleep Solutions" and includes the first four chapters. You know what a bad night's sleep is, but what exactly is a good night's sleep? In chapter one, Dr. Breus explains enough about the science of sleep to give you a good foundation for understanding how and why a good night's sleep is necessary to feeling good and looking younger. Chapter two introduces you to the "Three Most Troublesome Culprits in Disordered Sleep...and How to Conquer Them." (If you guessed that caffeine is one of the three, you're right; however, the third culprit might surprise you!) The discussion in chapter three is about the people in your life - your partner, children, and business associates - and how you can manage the disruptions in sleep they may cause. Chapter four is "The Extreme (but Easy!) Bedroom Makeover" and is one of my favorite chapters. In it you learn how to make small changes in the bedroom that add up to a big difference, enabling you to improve your quality of sleep!
"Part II: From Waistlines to Face Lines: You Are What You Sleep" includes chapters five, six, and seven.Read more ›
My new doctors told me to lose weight and exercise. Easier said than done.
Went and got a book for an arthritis diet ( Mediterranean diet) and started exercising fast walks around the block with heavy hands weights. next bought an inverter table and tread mill. So I am exercising and lost 28 pounds. Still on diet 3 months...no processed foods. Will probably be on the rest of my life. Still bad sleep.
Bought Dr Breus book Good Night with the 28 day program. He is a PHD sleep doctor, so I figured why not.
His book is great and has lots of info to get started on a sleep program.
First thing I did was buy his monogrammed Latex Foam bed at Famous Tate to reduce pressure points. Helped relieve 20% of pain. Next bought two new pillows and eye sleeping patches/shades. Then put coatings on windows and darkened the room. Next plan to go to bed everyday the same time and get up same time ( 8 hours). No TV or computer in bedroom and no TV or computer during the "sacred" 1 hour before bed time. No eating 3 hours before bed time.
Getting up 2 times during the night to urinate. Possibly enlarged prostate. Now taking prostate supplements plus Dr Breus says if you have to get up during the night keep lights as low as possible and on for as short a time as possible. Scheduled for prostate and bladder biopsy.
So far maybe 10% better sleep. A small improvement but I hope to get even better sleep as I stay on the program longer.Read more ›
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good book full of good advice-but did not address my problem of staying asleep.Recommend if problems falling asleep./9Published 9 months ago by Ursula McDonald