The Sleep Solution
Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It
From the host of the Sleep Unplugged podcast—with cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, The Sleep Solution will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, pain, and fatigue.
If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them.
The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert W. Chris Winter will help you…
• Understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process
• Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood and used incorrectly—and how you can achieve your best sleep without them
• Incorporate sleep and napping into your life—whether you are a shift worker, student, or overcommitted parent
• Think outside the box to better understand ways to treat a multitude of
conditions—from insomnia to sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders
• Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep technology and understand its value as it relates to your own sleep struggles
Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need...
INCLUDES TIPS, TRICKS, EXERCISES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS
As a neurologist specializing in sleep issues, Winter certainly has good credentials to back up his promise to readers that they'll finish his book with a "newfound sense of what it means to have healthy sleep." This can clearly be an elusive thing; a researcher in 2007 found that as much as 1/3 of the U.S. population suffers from insomnia. Despite that daunting statistic, Winter provides some reassuring context ("nobody dies from insomnia") and urges readers to stop saying they "don't sleep, or can't sleep." After enlightening readers about the brain chemistry involved with sleep and insomnia, the book provides a number of quick and easy steps to take: ditch the antihistamines, create a nurturing environment, identify (and eliminate) certain bad habits. Winter lists the "10 sleep commandments" and addresses the role of sleeping pills (they're okay, with an exit plan) and naps. Throughout, there are quick quizzes, occasional exercises, and useful and brief "cutting-edge science" tidbits. Near the conclusion, Winter spends two chapters summarizing specific disorders, including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. The book ends on a pragmatic but encouraging note, reassuring readers that achieving healthy sleep is possible, with patience the process may take some time.