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Sleep Smarter Audiobook

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Shawn Stevenson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Brian A. Shenk 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Some parts good, but be careful"

    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)

    155 of 163 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Utah 02-26-17
    E. Anderson Utah 02-26-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Some good suggestions, but very biased strategies"

    This book had some decent ideas, many of them not new. Things like go to bed and wake up and the same time every day. Stop being a night owl; going to bed early and rising early. Get actual daylight for 30 minutes around 10. Prime sleep time is from 10pm to 2am. Get 7-8 hours of sleep daily, Keep your room dark and free of television. Don't use your smartphone or other computing devices within a couple hours of sleep due to the blue light messing with your melatonin levels. Don't drink caffeine after 2pm. Use Magnesium spray just before bed. Exercise and eat healthy.

    A lot of the author's suggestions really showed his bias and in many cases were totally unrealistic and in one case offensive. While the author acknowledges the fact that people work odd hours for their jobs he advocates that they quite and find different ones. Makes me wonder if he would promote that when he needs the police and medical people in the early am. The author plainly indicates that people who have sleep apnea suffer from it solely because they are overweight and comments that their love life will not exist because the C-Pap device they where makes them look like a villain from one of the Batman movies. I know several people who are very thin and fit and still have sleep apnea. The author also promotes a lot of devices, supplements, and therapies (like massage a couple of times a week); all of which are very expensive. He promotes the Intelligel beds which are also extremely expensive.

    In short the author, who was absolutely horrible as a narrator, provides a few suggestions that are commonly known, Recommends a bunch of expensive stuff, and sites some studies (who can't find A (singular) study to support their theory these days) and states that anyone who isn't following his life style, basically a 9-5 job that pays really good money to afford all the stuff he wants you to buy, including organic foods and grass feed type meats, needs to completely quit what they're doing and change. This isn't a book I could recommend.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Mostly Hype and Sales"

    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.

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    amy 08-27-16
    amy 08-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "What I needed to create a great morning and bed time routine"

    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.

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    C. Simpson 01-03-17
    C. Simpson 01-03-17
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    "Mostly good info"

    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.

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    ashley OREM, UT, United States 12-01-16
    ashley OREM, UT, United States 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enlightening"

    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.

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    Srd Visser Netherlands 09-01-17
    Srd Visser Netherlands 09-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible"

    The narrator is okai... But sounds like an old NBA star that stopped playing years ago, and is now living from jobs like this and candybar commercials...

    The story, or stories, sound like a collection blogs written by someone who was dared by a friend to write about sleeping.
    Sometimes the author mentions an interesting research, but he fails to go in depth within these researches and experiments... But instead just grab a fancy catchphrase only to shove it in his excruciating 'power tip top' lists..
    After the third chapter I tried skipping half the book to see whether the author was capable of going a bit more in depth.. But I was only slapped in the face with more nauseating power-tip lists.

    Haven't been able to sleep properly ever since.

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    Frank Zedovsky 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "its your time now..."

    Shawn knows his s***. just grab it, listen to it and feel life get'n better by every shuteye you get.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Colon Silver Spring, MD 12-03-16
    Jessica Colon Silver Spring, MD 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!!"

    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!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy E Biernat, the Tall Trainer 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm a personal trainer trying to help clients"

    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.

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  • Elizabeth Lawlor
    11/22/16
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Veryconfused
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    "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.

    44 of 54 people found this review helpful
  • Connie
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    8/29/16
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    "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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    12/8/16
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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MarkPT
    4/3/17
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    "Dull and nothing new (Part listened)"
    Any additional comments?

    Must say, I did only last 1 hour 10mins .... I normally give books at least an hour if I'm not liking them, and unfortunately this was one.

    Literally only been told to increase serotonin by getting our in daylight more often - this is nothing new and not massively beneficial advice for many.

    There may be other help tips in there, but if this is number 1, I'm glad I didn't last much longer.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Hertfordshire, England
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    "Sleep Better."

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Turner
    9/13/16
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    "Great Book"

    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!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • GARY MCINTOSH
    7/19/17
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    "Superb guide "

    The complete and concise guide to attaining the perfect night's sleep. All broken down into easy actions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/2/17
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    "My favourite audio book. 10/10"

    Definately recommend for anyone struggling with any sort of health problems. This book is brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/21/17
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    "Excellent"

    Really interesting listening to how your body works and the pitfalls well worth a read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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