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Sleep Audiobook

Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps...and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

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Publisher's Summary

One third of our lives is spent trying to sleep. Most us have disturbed, restless nights and rely on a cocktail of caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. Yet the hours we spend in bed shape our moods, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance in work, at home and while keeping fit. We need a new approach to sleep.

In this groundbreaking audiobook, Nick Littlehales, elite sleep coach to some of the world's leading sports stars and teams, lays bare his strategies for us all to use. Discover how to map your own sleep cycle, what the optimum room temperature is, which bedding is best and why napping is actually good for you.

Listen to Sleep, learn from the best in sport, and kick-start a more confident, successful and happier you.

©2016 Nick Littlehales (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Michael - Audible 11-14-16 Member Since 2017

    Editor at Audible -- I like self-dev, Sci-Fi, and Fiction that leans a little bit towards literary.

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    "I've Never Slept Better"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sleep to be better than the print version?

    Nick Littlehales speaks very slowly, so as long as you speed up the playback to about 1.30 it's perfect. Otherwise I think it would be too slow, and you might fall asleep.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it helped me sleep better immediately! I started doing some of the things Nick suggested and they work like a charm, plus they just make sense. Obvious as they are most everyone I know doesn't utilize these ideas.


    What about Nick Littlehales’s performance did you like?

    I liked that he spoke clearly and he obviously knew what he was talking about. His anecdotes were interesting as well. Like I said though, he speaks too slowly for me, so I sped it up to 1.3 and it was fine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope, I liked listening to it in the morning after I woke up. It helped me get over the stress of a bad night's sleep, and plan and implement better nights going forward.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot of sleep books coming out these days, I think this is an excellent primer and probably one of the best you could by. It's not too long, and it gets to the point quickly with fast results if you follow the advice.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trumbles 01-16-17
    Trumbles 01-16-17
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    "Some good tips, but descends into nonsense"

    There are some tips on here that will make a difference instantly. My sleep has hugely improved with the basic and common sense approach.

    However, once you get past that, the book just feels like filler and a sales ad for Nick's special bed. The emphasis on sport is also a little grating and sometimes the name dropping is pointless.

    Most importantly though, the narrator is dreadful. Is intonation makes no sense with sentences having random pauses halfway through them for no reason.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AshleyC 12-08-16
    AshleyC 12-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent info!"

    Excellent information. Good natration. Was able to listen straight through. Will implement some suggestions immediately.

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    J. Smith Alpharetta, GA United States 10-28-16
    J. Smith Alpharetta, GA United States 10-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Content good, narrator will put you to sleep"

    Content was insightful but narrator (who is also the author) completely monotone. should have hired a professional narrator. Stopped listening to after an hour

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  • keo999
    12/16/16
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    "Zzzz's in more ways than one"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sleep to be better than the print version?

    Print edition necessary to look up references.


    Would you recommend Sleep to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. Although there is the odd nugget of useful information, it is mostly an ego trip for the author. Most of the recommendations are intrusive and impractical. The superking bed as recommended is really the equivalent of two single beds put together. Good luck with finding not only the room, also the bed coverings. Most of us do not have an army of globe trotting minions to follow our sleeping needs.


    What does Nick Littlehales bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I have little patience to read such a "manual ".


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    80% Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    This must be self published as an index is not provided.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ekaterina Damer
    8/15/17
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    "An extraordinarily insightful book, a game changer for me and my loved ones"

    Loved the practical advice grounded in science and professional expertise. Very concise, and entertaining, too. Looking forward to the German version coming out in Jan 2017 so I can give it to my German mum.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marc
    6/7/17
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    "A new way to think about sleep"

    Some great ideas to implement in our daily lives. Highly recommended even if you don't struggle with sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WildMike
    Kent, UK
    4/6/17
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    "Sleep on it.."

    Some solid advice, some very debatable. Good place to continue after Wiseman's Night School.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/31/17
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    "changed my life! "

    great narration, repeats all the important parts, totally applicable since chapter 1, and so beneficial for any age group and no matter what you do for a living.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alanjamesgibson
    UK
    3/14/17
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    "Some great tips but a PAINFUL listening experience"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would definitely recommend the content but do yourself a big favour and buy the physical book rather than the audio version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Each chapter was well summarised with clear bullet points


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator can add a huge amount to the enjoyment of the book and equally can significantly detract from it. I think it was a major error for the author to do his own narration. It is a painfully difficult listen and I could only really tackle it in 30-45minute chunks. Such a shame .....


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book, buy the book, buy the book it'll be much easier to digest the content than being distracted by the narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raistrick
    2/24/17
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    "Should have got someone else to narrate"

    I thought the content was really useful. Like many of these books, the info isn't entirely new and can be researched online, but it does bring it all together well.

    The narration was rubbish though. Personality-less. It was as if he hadn't written it! He seemed to be reading as if he had no idea where the sentence was going. Penultimate commas and colons were all treated as full stops, which got really rather irritating after a while. Asides and light-hearted remarks were read in the same cadence and tone as every other sentence. Bonus: the book itself serves as a great sleep aid.

    Bottom line: I'd recommend the book and use the advice throughout my life, but I wouldn't recommend the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Williams
    2/12/17
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    "Brilliant"

    I work 12 hour shifts 4 days a week, and I train for marathons and triathlons the rest of the time. This book has taught me that I need 9 hours of sleep, and it's taught me how to deal with it when I wake up unexpectedly, and it's taught me how to get my 9 hours. I feel much better in work and outside of work. It's a bit long winded but stick with it it will help

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Craig L.
    2/9/17
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    "an interesting read.
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    I enjoyed this book and found it helpful. The narration wasn't the best (some odd pacing and phrasing at times) but it wasn't so bad as to ruin the book. well worth a read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ShaneG
    1/7/17
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    "Probably wouldn't bother"

    A lot of fluff to pad this out for a book, the useful stuff could be summarised in a short blog post

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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