Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent.
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (The New York Times Book Review).
Researchers from Chicago, Missouri, and Stanford universities found that how
we think we sleep at night doesn't always match up with how we actually sleep at
night. Participants wore small wrist monitors that recorded their sleep.
Author: Arianna Huffington
Co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives--and even our sex lives in this New York Times bestseller. We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power. The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s. In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
factor that underpins all others is your waking life, as it sets the scene for sleep
the following night. What we do during our waking day, and how we do it, can
affect if and how we'll sleep at night. And how we sleep at night can affect what
we do ...
Author: Nicole Theron ParkesPublish On: 2012-10-02
But they will wake and carry on as before, they have slept well, not suppressed
by regrets. Don't they have morals? Aren't they humans too? How do they sleep at night? Alone with the knowledge that they command and influence an entire ...
Author: Nicole Theron Parkes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I have been writings stories and poems since before I could write. My imagination is my constant companion; it has helped me through my toughest times when I was suffering with mental illness and a loss of self. My hope is that this book of my writings, poems and short stories will help at least one person to know that they are not alone in the silent, yet deathly grips of mental illness. In our culture today having a mental illness is bad, yet no one wants to talk about it. Mental illness can kill, the same as war or cancer, and we talk and hear about them all the time. For years I was silent, never telling anyone how hurt I felt and how much I had grown to hate myself. I thought I was the only one who felt this way and therefore I was broken or wrong. So I know that there are people out there who are needlessly suffering in silence and so I am going to take a step to break the silence and to hopefully begin to start a conversation, or at least make people hear and see what mental illness can do. Mental illness not only affects the afflicted person but it can trickle down to affect family members, work environments and even whole communities. Mental illness is becoming an epidemic in our society and no one is talking about it. I have spent too many years being silent and afraid. If you are reading this and you are suffering, or you know someone who is, you are not alone. I have been there too, and I have held on so that I could share my story and my love of writing and creative expression. Enjoy.
The fact that we sleep at night is not a coincidence. Rather, our sleep patterns are
carefully regulated by a clever brain body clock, which produces our sleep-
inducing hormone, melatonin, predominantly during the evening and night.
Author: Ramesh Manocha
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Being a teenager has never been easy, but the digital age has brought with it unique challenges for young people and the adults in their lives. Nurturing Young Minds: Mental Wellbeing in the Digital Age collects expert advice on how to tackle the terrors of the twenty-first century and is a companion to Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds. A comprehensive and easily accessible guide for parents, teachers, counsellors and health care professionals, this book contains important advice about managing online behaviour, computer game addiction and cyberbullying, as well as essential information on learning disorders, social skills and emotional health, understanding anger and making good choices. This volume includes up-to-date information on: Understanding Teen Sleep and Drowsy Kids Emotions and Relationships Shape the Brain of Children Understanding the Teenage Brain Healthy Habits for a Digital Life Online Time Management Problematic Internet Use and How to Manage It Computer Game Addiction and Mental Wellbeing Sexting: Realities and Risks Cyberbullying, Cyber-harassment and Revenge Porn The 'Gamblification' of Computer Games Violent Videogames and Violent Behaviour Talking to Young People about Online Porn and Sexual Images Advice for Parents: Be a Mentor, Not a Friend E-mental Health Programs and Interventions Could it be Asperger's? Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties Friendship and Social Skills The Commercialisation of Childhood Sexualisation: Why Should we be Concerned? Porn as a Public Health Crisis How Boys are Travelling and What They Most Need Understanding and Managing Anger and Aggression Understanding Boys' Health Needs
Most parents know that these hours can come at nearly any time of the day —
and the majority of them do not happen in the middle of the night. Coaxing and
comforting your baby to sleep through the night is one of the earliest and most ...
Author: Jessica Linnell
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Family & Relationships
The average baby sleeps between 10 and 16 hours a day according to Parenting Magazine. But, for any parent who has raised a child, it is well known that these hours can come at nearly any time, with the least likely time being during the middle of the night. Coaxing and comforting a baby to sleep through the night is one of the earliest and daunting tasks that young parents face and can lead to raised stress and tension levels and a whole slew of problems for both you and your baby. The tips in this book are designed to provide every parent with the knowledge they need to help their baby feel more comfortable in their crib and start sleeping through the night not only for the first time, but consistently for the foreseeable future. You will learn exactly how much sleep your baby needs and what traditional definitions of sleep have to say about children under the age of two, including how they sleep and what they need in their sleep. You will learn the rules of infant and baby sleep and how they may not fit into your traditional notions of slumber and why it is necessary to think carefully before taking any additional measures. The necessary tools you need for helping your baby sleep through the night, including the right music, the right food, the right bedding, and the right amount of attention. You will learn when it is best to leave your baby to themselves and when they need you late at night, and what kinds of sleep disturbing habits they and you might be performing that is keeping them from sleeping comfortably. Experts in child psychology, pediatrics, and sleep have been interviewed and provided their experiences in the book to help all new parents deal with the trials and tribulations of a baby who will not sleep through the night. You will learn how certain developmental factors can affect sleep and what situations, however small, can disrupt sleep entirely. You will learn when it is not your fault and when you don t deserve blame and how things might change when your baby becomes a toddler. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Sara Cunningham, How We Sleep at Night: A Mother's Memoir (North Charleston
, SC: CreateSpace, 2014), 20–21. 3. Cunningham, How We Sleep at Night, 53,
57, 59–60. 4. Cunningham, How We Sleep at Night, 81. 5. Ariel Goronja, “Sara ...
Author: Jared Byas
For years, Christians have argued, debated, and fought one another while "speaking the truth in love," yet we are no closer to the grace-filled life Jesus modeled. Biblical scholar and popular podcast host of The Bible for Normal People, Jared Byas casts a new vision for the Christian life that's built not on certainty, but on the risk of love. A biblically-based Christian life is not grounded in having all the answers but in a living relationship. This ultimately shifts our focus from collecting the "right" answers to loving others deeply and authentically. With stories and insights drawn from his years as a pastor, professor, and podcast host, Jared Byas calls us back to the heart of the Bible: that truth is only true when it's lived out in love. In a refreshing voice that's both witty and profoundly revelatory, Jared unpacks the concept of truth, its meaning, and why we so often fight over it. He makes a compelling case for how what we believe is less important than how we believe it and that, more than anything else, telling the truth in love is about following Jesus. For anyone who has ever felt forced to choose between truth and love, acceptance and rightness, this book offers a path forward beyond truth wars and legalistic religion to a love that matters more.
In Sleeping Hacks: 20+ Methods to Help You Sleep Better at Night, you learn about numerous tips, tricks, and natural sleep aids that help you sleep soundly straight through the night.
Author: Edward Krets
Publisher: Independently Published
Do you want to learn how to stop your middle of the night wake ups? Are you ready to get rid of the feeling of irritability or sleepiness during the day because you didn't get enough sleep at night? Do you want to know the most effective ways to cure your troubles of falling asleep? If the entire world fights to stay awake, who will be left to dream our brilliant future? Hands down, sleep is one of the most nourishing activities the body goes through on a daily basis. The answers to why we dream may still elude us, but scientists have already concluded why we sleep. This bodily process is the cooldown period we use to consolidate memories, rejuvenate our energy levels, and rest our minds. When this process is disrupted, your body is thrown into utter chaos. Poor sleep, sleep deprivation, and insomnia can lead to drastic mood changes, trouble concentrating, and even introduce numerous health issues. This can be prevented by learning how to sleep well and sleep better with less effort. In Sleeping Hacks: 20+ Methods to Help You Sleep Better at Night, you learn about numerous tips, tricks, and natural sleep aids that help you sleep soundly straight through the night. You will learn: Five Stages of Sleep and how Waking up is Just as Important How to Make your Bedroom a Relaxing Place to Sleep What you Should and Shouldn't Wear to Bed Natural Ways to Aid Sleep How Does Your Diet Affect Your Sleep? Sleep Destroying Habits and How to Break Them Are you ready to sleep better tonight? Press the "BUY NOW" button and wake up every morning with more energy!
Can't Sleep a t Night Blues — Blues Riffs Let's jump right in and get muddy! John
Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters played some of the most captivating and soulful
one-chord blues songs ever written. These tunes are based on a riffor riffs rather
Author: Tim Kobza
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
If you love playing blues guitar, then these books are for you. Anyone with a basic knowledge of guitar can jump right in and start learning with Volume 1. Volumes 2 and 3 will take you as far down the blues road as any book can. Loaded with great tunes to play, each lesson is geared towards playing a part in a blues band. Learn how to play the rhythm part, the melody, a 2nd guitar part and improvise a solo. Each volume includes easy-to-understand theory lessons that unlock the mysteries of the blues. The attractive design, thoughtful teaching and easy-to-read musical examples will make these lessons the most fun you've ever had learning blues guitar.
These parents end up with the baby in the bed part or all of the night, not by
choice or philosophical commitment but because it's the only way they can get
their baby to sleep at bedtime, or back to sleep in the middle of the night. Some
Author: Kim West
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Getting a young child to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Yet many parents resign themselves to enduring years of exhaustion. Now there is a sensible, smarter alternative, a no cry sleep method, that really works. Kim West, know to her clients as The Sleep Lady, has developed a practical, easy to follow and effective sleep training approach that is gentle on both parent and child. The Sleep Lady Method - including a gentle, practical, step-by-step programme called The Sleep Lady Shuffle - has worked for hundreds of families. Whether you want to start to gently shape your baby's sleep habits or address specific sleep problems, this book will give you the answers you need, the confidence to put them into action, and the good night's sleep you all deserve!
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Author: Janet Minger
Audrey and Caleb are quite curious kids. They help their parents garden every year. One day they were wondering, if we have to eat and sleep everyday well then how do the plants do that too?
Time For Action There is a plan of action to follow, the minute you notice a core night: The key is to treat these hours as your baby's night's sleep, whenever in the night they happen to fall. They are the hours he has chosen for his first steps ...
Author: Beatrice Hollyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Many believe it is a matter of luck as to whether you are blessed with a baby who sleeps well or are landed with one who doesn't. It isn't. Beatrice Hollyer and Lucy Smith provide clear, sensible and effective advice on how to achieve peaceful, problem-free nights in Sleep - from the first days of infancy throughout childhood. Taking a cue from the baby, and working with their natural instinct, this book puts parents in charge. Avoiding conflict over sleep, this approach builds trust, communication and confidence in your relationship with your baby. Instead of a one-size fits-all approach, Hollyer and Smith offer guidelines that can be adapted for each particular parent and baby. By understanding her needs, reading and responding to her signals and following her lead, you can strongly reinforce your baby's natural tendency to adapt to sleeping all night. Although focusing on establishing good sleep habits from the start of life, the principles put forward in this book can also be used to solve a sleep problem in a child of any age, usually in less than a week.
Can. Help. You. Sleep. Most people's sleep schedule follows day and night
cycles. We are awake during the day when it's light, and asleep during the night
when it's dark. This cycle is controlled by an internal biological clock that tells our
Author: Don Glass
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Moment of science (Radio program)
Essays explore the world of science, discussing such topics as the shape of the Earth, the speed of tornado winds, and the iron content of human milk.
Nightliving (nocturnal) animals are alert and active at night and sleep during
daylight. Humans are diurnal creatures, accustomed to sleeping at nighttime and
staying awake during daylight hours. Even during sleep, we can identify rhythmic
Author: Simon Green
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Like food and water, sleep is essential for all. In this excellent study aid, the author looks at the nature and purpose of sleeping andrelated disorders, dreamingand hypnosis. This clear and focused introductionprovides a fantasticentry point for studentsseeking a deeper understanding of altered states of awareness.
It isn't until we, perhaps accidentally or perhaps by plan, have a full night of sleep
that we realize what an enormous ... Surely, even those parents that can sleep at night report being tired a lot, most likely because caring for these children ...
Author: Silvia C.
Category: Family & Relationships
The Special Mommy Chronicles is a column written by Silvia C., the mom of a Special Need child (son suffers from the Recessive Dystrophic form of Epidermolysis Bullosa) which offers insights, stories and struggles that go along in raising special kids.
But in order to do that we will need Ulfadan and Kellimans and their sammads.
We must explain to them, make them ... “The way we are we sleep at night as well
-—but we do not have to, not all of the time. So this is the thing that we will do.
Author: Harry Harrison
Publisher: Tor Books
West of Eden is a novel by Harry Harrison, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
We were not allowed to have any food in our tents, including toothpaste. The first night my hunting partner sneaked a Snickers bar out of his sleeping bag; I could
just see a grizzly come bursting through the side of the tent! I had seen the movie
Author: Jack Mayatt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is written by an ordinary man that is a Coach, Leader and Outdoorsman. The stories are written in ways that will motivate you to become a better person. It will also make you strive to be a success in everything you do, from basket weaving to shooting marbles. If you spend energy doing it, you should strive to be the best.
Circadian rhythms are woven into the fabric of our lives and together with the
homeostatic drive determine how quickly we fall asleep at night, the quality and
duration of our sleep, the ease with which we awaken in the morning, and our ...
Author: Teri J. Barkoukis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.