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Sleep Sense : Improve your sleep, improve your health

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Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. In Sleep Sense, international sleep expert Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is connected to each of the three pillars of successful living: physical health, cognitive performance, and emotional wellbeing. And since the three pillars are interconnected, if one is weakened, our overall health can easily be undermined. The first part of the book takes readers on a tour of the most essential information for understanding sleep. How and where it is generated and regulated; why light is so important for sleep, and how sleep differs between the genders. It also touches briefly upon dreaming, highlighting that it is normal to dream and perhaps useful to reflect a little on what we dream about. The second part of the book looks in detail at how sleep affects each of the three pillars, explains sleep disorders, and sets out a 'menu' of healthy sleep options from which readers can choose in order to establish healthy sleep habits that best fit their life. The result is a book that both informs and educates as it sets out clear guidelines and practical advice on how you can achieve improved health through improved sleep.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Woolombi, Australia
  • English
  • 1925335739
  • 9781925335736
  • 562,060

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Sleeping is, and always will be simple. It's our waking life that makes it more complicated. But sleep is also fundamental to our health and wellbeing, so when our sleep goes wrong, the rest of our life often suffers too.

In Sleep Sense, international sleep specialist Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is intricately connected to each of the three pillars of healthy, successful and balanced living:
- Physical health
- Mental performance
- Emotional wellbeing

The book begins with a tour of the most essential information for understanding sleep - how and where it is generated and regulated, why light is so important for sleep, and how sleep differs between the genders.

Dr Lederle then looks in detail at how sleep affects each of the three pillars, before providing an overview of sleep disorders. The last section of the book sets out a 'menu' of healthy sleep options to choose from, so that you can establish healthy sleep habits that best fit your life.

Written in a warm, accessible style, this is the essential guide to sleep - a book that both informs and educates as it sets out clear, practical advice on how you can achieve improved health through improved sleep.
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Table of contents

Welcome
Introduction

Part 1: A short tour of sleep
1. Sleep: the most frequent questions answered
2. Light and sleep
3. Sleep in women
4. Dreaming

Part 2: Why healthy sleep matters
5. Sleep and physical health
6. Sleep well to perform well
7. Emotional wellbeing and sleep

Part 3: When sleep goes wrong
8. Sleep-related breathing and movement disorders
9. Chronic insomnia disorder
10. Hypersomnias
11. Paraomnias
12. Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

Part 4: Weaving healthy sleep habits into your life
13. A scaffolding for a healthy sleep
14. Dealing with sleep issues

Parting Words
Glossary
Acknowledgements
References
Further Reading
Index
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Review quote

"It's about doing what makes you feel like 'Yes this (bed) is a place I want to spend my eight hours or so." * Australian Women's Health * "At last a book full of common sense, easy to use techniques, and well-presented explanations as to the role sleep plays in the health and well-being of the human body, and the fall out when the basic fundamentals of getting a good night's rest are ignored." * Blue Wolf Reviews *
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About Dr. Katharina Lederle

Dr Katharina Lederle is a specialist in human sleep and fatigue, who has advised organisations around the world on issues of fatigue and sleep deprivation. She provides educational talks, runs workshops, and consults with individuals on how we can improve our sleep and live our lives to the full.
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