When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That's what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body...until he decided there must be a better way. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible.
In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-Day Sleep Makeover, you'll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp.
Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.
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©2016 Shawn Stevenson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
There was some great content in here, but it was surrounded by far too much pseudoscience and throwing around individual studies' results as "truth." You know it's not trustworthy when you keep hearing things being thrown around as fact, such as with the word "causes," rather than "correlates with."
The author was really easy to listen to, however. The only other thing I got tired of is how often he said to check out more info in the bonus resource guide. I bet there's more in that "bonus" guide than this whole book (for better or worse)
Most of the information in this book seems good, and matches my understanding from a wide variety of other sources. Unfortunately the author includes references to junk pseudo-science about "grounding", and very inaccurate / misleading information about the effects and amelioration of EMF ... those sections can safely be ignored. Still, the inclusion of such poorly researched material leaves me doubting the accuracy of the other sections. Cross referencing with other trustworthy sources is highly recommended.
I own a small design build firm. I read and enjoy lots of business books, but really prefer fiction.
There is quite a bit that I am taking from this book. One thing is that I need to do more research because there is a good deal in here that is fairly bogus and unthought through. Suggesting that people dim the lights in their house is actually dangerous. Most homes have too little light to be safe. And lighting candles is not going to help. He also cites some pretty questionable practices such as earthing, which has been significantly debunked by real science. There is lots of bonus material, all aimed at selling you something. I hate the format but I have take a few things from this book that I am using an that are helping me achieve better sleep.
I loved the authors voice and learned a lot about sleep and why people say it's more important to workout in the morning than in the evening. I applied this book to my life and I feel amazing. I want to thank the author. I'm very grateful that I found this book.
I honestly assumed I knew everything he was going to say, because I am a big advocate of sleep already, but there were still many aha moments that will for sure improve my life. Already I am sleeping better than I have in a loooooong time. So worth the read from start to finish.
I highly suggest reading this book! He has some very awesome ideas how to get some better sleep that are simple. As well as some that are more complicated but effective. On the downside I had to take to many notes because I know too little about having proper sleep. Haha
I've been listening to Shawn's podcast for about a year now and figured I'd give the book a try. He NEVER disappoints. I tried combining several of the tips and immediately got great results. I love that it's Shawn narrating, and can feel his positivity through this book. Worth every penny.
This was a great book to listen to...and I plan to re listen. I love that the author is the one reading the book and that he has great vocal delivery. It's like one of his podcasts but superhero version. Very motivating and easy reasonable tips that anyone can do! Thanks for this book Shawn!
I don't struggle much with sleep but I'm looking for ways to help my clients sleep more. I agree so much with Shawn's perspective I will be recommending this book I'm sure because I won't have time to retell it all and there was a lot of helpful information and practical tips! I knew a lot about sleep before this but still got good ideas and it was entertaining as well. Listened to it in about a week on my commute.
Everyone needs to read or listen to this book . Shawn Stevenson is an amazing human being, I always listen to his podcast the Model Health Show on iTunes or You Tube and have made many positive improvements to my life. He makes everything easy to understand and has all the scientific studies to back up his knowledge. This mans information on life needs to be heard by everyone!
"Really really great"
Loved it. Shaun reads it so well and it's helped me sleep better even though I've read books on sleep before and I listen to his podcast.
This book is a must read for anyone having trouble with their sleep, valuable information is parted tp improve your life, health, sleep, and general wellbeing.
"Contradictory and full of bro science"
I hardly think a house plant will significantly alter the oxygen to carbon dioxide ratio in the bed room. If that was your goal then asking your carbon dioxide producing partner to sleep in a separate room would have much greater impact. Thinking of something exciting before going to sleep to help you get out of bed in the morning seems contradictory. I remember being a child on Christmas eve, being excited about the next day certainly helps you to get up early with enthusiasm but hinders falling to sleep. There are much better books based on real science written by people clinically researching the subject which I found more informative.
"Practical, powerful and simple"
Really useful tips to help you sleep for anyone with any kind of lifestyle. Already thinking of who to give it to for Christmas!
"Love this guy. Massive Value."
My husband has serious sleep problems which has had significant knock on effects with his overall health. I instinctively knew that pills were not treating the issue and would likely just add to his troubles, so i went searching for better answers. I found so much more than I had even hoped for in this book. The content and research behind it goes so far beyond what I expected of the topic. He gives actionable tips as well as an in depth education on how everything in our body works together. I took away so many nuggets even for myself (I thought I had this sleeping thing down- I was wrong). I'm now a serial listener to his podcast, The Model Health Show, and know I can turn on any episode and I'll learn something new. Couldn't recommend this book enough. Thank you Shawn for the work you do. You're not just inspiring change in me and my family, you're providing the road map and the tools.
"A must read/ listen"
Really useful points on how to improve your sleep.
As a Chiro I see lots of patients who suffer from poor sleep, I will be recommending this book for them.
Lots of up to date references and easy to apply tips.
In the UK there is a non toxic brand of mattress called natramat as an alternative to the US brand recommended in the book.
"Not only abiut sleeping"
love it. If you always looking to improve yourselves. this is one of the book you need to read.
Tips for begginers and and for those who know already something about sleep will likely benefit from this book.
"The book covers so much....."
more than I had expected. Since I have red a lot about weightloss and health this was a super summing it all up. This ideas put into practice will help me a lot. I have always felt that getting up around 5:15 is perfect for me - now I understand why! Thank you!'
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