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Improve your sleep, improve your health


AUTHOR: Katharina Lederle


Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. In this guide to improving your sleep quality by adapting your environment and routines, you'll discover how you can establish healthy sleep habits that best fit your life!

International sleep expert Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is connected to each of the three pillars of healthy and successful living: physical health, cognitive performance, and emotional wellbeing. As these pillars are interconnected, if one is weakened through poor sleep, our overall health can easily be undermined.

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 by gender. 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 latter part of the book looks in detail at how sleep affects the pillars of healthy living, explains the sleep disorders which compromise these pillars, and sets out a &;menu&; of healthy sleep options from which readers can choose to best suit their individual needs. 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.


Industry Reviews

"fascinating insight into one of the most intriguing subjects of modern science: how we sleep, how we improve sleep and - most importantly - how we sleep well again."


  • ISBN: 9781925820935
    ISBN-10: 1925820939
    Series: Empower
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 21st July 2021
    Publisher: Exisle publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.32
    Edition Number: 2

  • Welcome 1

    Introduction 3

    Part 1: A short tour of sleep 7

    1. Sleep: the most frequent questions answered 9

    2. Light and sleep 35

    3. Sleep in women 51

    4. Dreaming 63

    Part 2: Why healthy sleep matters 75

    5. Sleep and physical health 79

    6. Sleep well to perform well 97

    7. Emotional wellbeing and sleep 107

    Part 3: When sleep goes wrong 127

    8. Sleep-related breathing and movement disorders 131

    9. Chronic insomnia disorder 139

    10. Hypersomnias 149

    11. Parasomnias 155

    12. Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders 167

    Part 4: Weaving healthy sleep habits into your life 175

    13. A scaffolding for a healthy sleep 179

    14. Dealing with sleep issues 191

    Parting words 197

    Glossary 199

    Acknowledgments 202

    References 203

    Further reading 207

    Index 209

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