Recent research has shown that more than 20% of Americans sleep badly at night. It influences our mood, decreases productiveness, and makes us more vulnerable. As a result, bad sleep develops into numerous diseases such as anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. But how to have a healthy sleep at night? Are there any tips to prevent sleeping disorders, and who can give me a useful piece of advice? In this article, we are going to discuss everything started from making a healthy sleep poster up to the reliable authors and books on sleep you should read.
At the top list of the recommendations, we place a book under the title “Why We Sleep” written by Matthew Walker. In this book you can find an answer for the most frequently asked questions such as “How does caffeine influence the way we sleep?”, “Are there any warnings for alcohol consumption at night?”, “What is REM and what happens to my body during this period?”.
Matthew Walker explains thoroughly all the processes and gives you a clear understanding of what is going on with your body while sleeping and being awake the night long.
The second book on sleep you would adore is the one under the title “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It” written by an expert in healthy sleep habits W. Chris Winter. The author admits that this book is a true guide for people who want to have a healthy sleep without medical interference, taking pills, and side effects. This particular book gives you an understanding of how does your body works and the importance of sleep in this process.
Dr. Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usma are coauthors of the book under the title “This Book Will Make You Sleep”. This book will teach you to leave all the problems outside the door and get rid of insistent thoughts that make you stay awake at night. The book is about different periods in our life and their influence on our bodies and the way we sleep at night.
It is a well-known fact that children suffer from sleep disorders and it affects not only the child’s mental health but parents as well. Specialists recommend such parents to read the book “Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems” written by Richard Ferber. It can help you to understand the problem of insomnia and gives you advice on what to do to treat it.
By the way, there is one more book for parents whose kids can’t sleep well at night. This book is written by Mary Carskadon, a sleep researcher from Pennsylvania who has great experience in behavioral sleep disorders in toddlers and kids.
So, do not let sleep disorders ruin your heath and choose the best book according to your sleeping problems or your child’s problems. Be sure, there you will find lots of interesting tips and pieces of advice to understand your body and what it is going to tell you.