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Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But are Too Tired to Ask Paperback – January 28, 2011
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Second of all, this "method" isn't really that impressive as a method. In fact, the author only spends one single chapter on it. The first few chapters are about why you should be concerned about your sleep, which if you're considering this book you probably already know much of it. More interestingly, at least some of what is claimed about how sleep works and the effects seem to contradict descriptions by other neural-scientists and sleep specialists; not in any major way though. Following this pitch the author spends one chapter explaining what amounts to no more than, "Get to bed earlier." That's it...the major method. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier until you're not tired anymore.
Of course, the author spends a great deal of time explaining that people don't even know that their tired most of the time, so how do you know? You buy tools of course. Maybe a good idea, but one should be aware that this is the main pitch of the book.
The other secret, the great way to stop using the snooze button? Buy one of those clocks that runs away screaming. If you've not already seen it on thinkgeek or maybe here on amazon then this might be a new idea to you...I found it very anti-climactic. It's just a clock with wheels that starts running off in random directions while going off so you have to get up and hunt it down.Read more ›
Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way.
Majority of the book is devoted to convincing readers that sleep is important. Guess what: someone who spends his time reading this book probably knows this already.
Another chunk of the book enlists some scientific facts about sleeping. That's somewhat informative to know that you have REM sleep, or slow-wave sleep, or whatever, but doesn't really lead to any conclusions either.
The rest of the book is an upsell for sleep clinics and sleep devices.
To be honest, I'm really surprised the book got so many good reviews. I think people just blindly follow one another.
Summary of all the practical advice found in the book:
1) sleep at least 8 hours, but maybe more if your personal needs are different
2) don't exercise or eat heavy meals before bed
3) cold temperature helps
4) darkness helps
Of all that, 3 was the only new piece of information for me.
I didn't even have a chance to finish the book before I was practicing the principles inside. Sadly, I got this book right as my first child was born. That made it a lot harder to continue, but I am counting the days until I can start sleeping my way to success.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes learning about increasing the efficiency of themselves.
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I really only found the section on how to go about changing sleep times helpful. The rest I found myself skimming through.Published 8 months ago by Peg in FL
I guess it has everything you need to know about sleep but just okay for the writing. On the other hand maybe it was on purpose that the writing and the jokes would be so boring... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tony Saccardi
Excellent! Helped me greatly improve my sleeping and my energyPublished 15 months ago by Morris Stein
"Sleep for Success" is a great choice for those who are looking to learn the basics about sleep. It is a good starting place for those researching the importance of sleep and how... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Texas2Step
I am sleeping a lot better with some of the advice from this bookPublished on July 28, 2014 by Stephen D. Newfield
I had already heard the author speak before buying the book. Entertaining and well informed and eye opening
Very interesting read on steps to sleep well and how sleep affects your body. I bought Dr. Maas' pillow (best pillow I've ever had) which led me to read his book. Read morePublished on March 10, 2014 by Debbie Suter
A quick read, action oriented suggestions, good advice with well documented science
Biggest challenge is that some of the products have left the market like xabo and lark