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  • Scientific
  • Concrete Examples
  • Engaging


Sleep specialist Chris Winter brings his unconventional approach and a lot of personality to his detailed manual for understanding and addressing sleep problems. If you’re struggling with your health or sleep, you’ll be eager to follow his comprehensive guidance, so don’t skim. Read avidly – but, Winter says, not in bed. Your mattress is reserved for two things – sex and sleep. Winter’s humor helps a potentially dry or difficult topic become engaging and actionable. This is a worthy guide for those who don’t get enough or the right kind of sleep, their partners, anyone ready to improve his or her health and energy, and parents who want to teach healthy sleep habits to their children.

About the Author

Board-certified “sleep-medicine specialist” and neurologist, W. Chris Winter, MD, is a consultant and speaker. Called the “‘Sleep Whisperer’” by Arianna Huffington, Winter blogs on the Huffington Post, and has contributed to Details, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Women’s Health and other periodicals. 


1. You need to sleep well.

“Sleep is a skill” that you can improve or even perfect. As with nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of your body’s “foundational processes.” Learning to sleep well is a process that takes time. Sleep isn’t just “the absence of wakefulness.” During sleep, your body does amazing restorative things that support your health. The consequences of “inadequate sleep” are clear and serious.

Sleep is “a neurological state” that the brain controls. Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep disrupts the brain and affects your health in many ways.

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