People’s lives are filled with screens, stress and 24/7 stimulation. As a result, sleep problems are common: Four out of five people report having difficulties sleeping at least once a week. People’s exhaustion leads to workplace mistakes as well as hundreds of deaths each year in automobile accidents involving drowsy drivers. For some sufferers, the remedy is as simple as adopting a new routine, while others might require a medical solution. In this information-rich New York Times article, author Tara Parker-Pope reveals the secrets to sleeping well. getAbstract recommends reading this article when counting sheep isn’t enough.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to determine the amount of sleep you need;
- What you can do to feel less tired during the day and
- When should you talk to a doctor about sleep problems.
About the Author
Tara Parker-Pope is a columnist for The New York Times, where she writes the Well blog. Her books include For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage and The Hormone Decision.