Teach Yourself to Sleep


The fall-out from not getting enough quality sleep is harsh – from exhaustion to a depressed immune system and long-term health risks – but what can we do to turn this around, if our sleep-wake cycle is in chaos? Kate Mikhail’s first-person account of how she tackled her chronic insomnia, is an evidence-based book that brings sleep science to life. From NASA light science to how to tune into your body and sleep, ‘Teach Yourself to Sleep’ is backed up by extensive research and exclusive interviews with many leading doctors, scientists, experts and academics – to help you understand sleep like never before and how you can give yourself the best sleep possible. ‘Teach Yourself to Sleep’ takes a thought-provoking and accessible look at the science and biology of sleep, opening up a new way of looking at sleep issues in a much wider context.

ISBN: 9780349428161 Author: Mikhail, Kate Publisher: Piatkus Publication Date: 10th June 2021 Imprint: Piatkus Cover: Paperback Dewey: 616.8498 (edition:23) Pages: 261 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , , , , ,


‘In her brilliant new book Mikhail delivers accessible science to help you take back control of your bedtime and your sleep’ Psychologies

Are you suffering from chronic insomnia, an erratic sleep pattern or do you simply feel that your sleep isn’t as deep and restorative as it should be? Then struggle no more. Teach Yourself to Sleep is the new, sustainable solution that you have been waiting for.

After decades of trying traditional methods to cure her poor sleep, the chance reading of a book by her great-great uncle, a pioneer in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis, led chronic insomniac Kate Mikhail to research the science of sleep and the mind-body loop, and develop the tried-and-tested methods that have finally enabled her to take control of her sleep and wake up feeling rested and energised.

In Teach Yourself to Sleep, Kate shares her approach, blending first-person experience with accessible sleep science and interviews with leading doctors, scientists and academics, as well as highly effective sleep ‘scripts’ provided exclusively for this book by sleep experts.

Teach Yourself to Sleep will help you to view sleep in a wider, deeper context by revealing that its quality is inseparably woven into the way you spend your day – not an add-on that comes out of nowhere as night descends. Considering sleep from every angle – from the role of biology-based self-talk in reinforcing better sleep habits, to fixing your sleep-wake cycle through the right balance of light and darkness, and when, what and how to eat for the best sleep possible – this book will help you to understand your sleep better and give you the tools to take control and finally begin to get the sleep you need.

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