I love sleeping. It’s in my top 3 favorite activities. And I’m good at it! I can sleep anywhere at anytime. But I know a lot of people can’t. And our August book of the month is here to help you out.
I’ve been reading up on sleeping, and, boy, is it important to our health. Sleeping is not “inactive” time where you just check out. While you sleep, the body is busy repairing, cleaning, gearing up the immune system, producing hormones, and creating long-term memories so that when you wake up you are in peak physical and mental condition to tackle the world. Too little sleep has been associated with an array of physical problems, and we’ve all experienced the fogginess, irritability, and memory loss associated with being tired. Getting more sleep may be one of the more important factors when it comes to weight loss and stress reduction.
If you’re one of those people who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, Say Goodnight to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School is a great book to read. Unless your sleeping problems are physical in nature such as apnea or other Ear, Nose, Throat issues that inhibit breathing or some other physical disruption with your sleep system, it’s very likely that there are mental and emotional barriers to sleeping well. And his book provides as excellent and PROVEN system for reprogramming your sleep patterns. Thousands of patients have been through the program, and he reports that 80% experience an improvement.
He also does a great job of exploding some sacred sleeping myths. Do you need 8 hours of sleep? Do sleeping pills cure insomnia? How detrimental is lack of sleep to your health? His answers will both calm you and yet motivate you to start sleeping better.
I’ll be giving away 2 copies of the book. One to a giving circle member and one to a newsletter subscriber on August 25th 2016. Please note that if you are outside the U.S., you’ll receive the kindle version of the book.
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