In this, her first book, international sleep expert Dr Lederie has given readers a highly accessible overview of not only the importance of sleep but the ‘mechanics’ of how our body utilises sleep and its various functions. This is not a book designed to baffle the layperson but rather a very readable and often amusing look at how our sleep function works, why it is so important and how we can improve our sleep.
For someone like me, inveterate insomniac, there are many useful strategies that are readily adoptable as well as reliable advice for when sleep – or lack of it – becomes a chronic problem.
Dr Lederie looks at each of ‘three pillars’ of sleep in turn: physical health, mental performance and emotional wellbeing giving overviews of sleep disorders, providing advice for how to generate healthy sleeping habits.
If sleep issues are a part of your life, this would be an excellent starting point to identify problems and establish new regimes to improve your sleeping patterns.
I would highly recommend this as a beginning to you working towards a healthier sleep – and lifestyle – improvement.