The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

Diane Macedo. Morrow, $27.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-304002-1
“There’s plenty you can do right now at home, to help you get better sleep,” writes ABC News anchor (and former insomniac) Macedo in her comprehensive debut on solving sleep problems. “Different sleep issues... require different solutions,” she writes, and begins with summaries of common sleep disorders including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She then digs into advice for shaping up one’s sleep habits, environment, and schedule (especially helpful for shift workers). Macedo recommends keeping a sleep diary, outlines vitamins that help with sleep (magnesium, D, and B6 among them), and breaks down the ideal bedroom temperature (rather than a certain number, the best bet is to keep it cooler than the rest of the house). She also advises on meal timing and technology use (night-time modes on phones and TVs are a good idea), and provides some relaxation exercises. Macedo’s guide is jam-packed with information—so much so that readers may experience a bit of overload and wish for chapter summaries to keep it all straight. Still, those struggling with sleep are sure to find this a valuable resource. (Dec.)
Reviewed on : 09/30/2021
Release date: 12/01/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
Ebook - 240 pages - 978-0-06-304003-8
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