The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

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Look Younger, Be Healthier, and Experience a New Kind of Energy

Sluggishness. Boredom. Lack of concentration. Too many of us pour another cup of coffee and accept fatigue as the inevitable side effect of hectic lives. Dr. Matthew Edlund shows us there is a better way. (and it's not just sleeping more!)

This groundbreaking program will rewire your body, improving your productivity, creativity, and sense of well-being. Experience the ...

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The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough - A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body

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Overview

Look Younger, Be Healthier, and Experience a New Kind of Energy

Sluggishness. Boredom. Lack of concentration. Too many of us pour another cup of coffee and accept fatigue as the inevitable side effect of hectic lives. Dr. Matthew Edlund shows us there is a better way. (and it's not just sleeping more!)

This groundbreaking program will rewire your body, improving your productivity, creativity, and sense of well-being. Experience the extraordinary benefits—including dramatically decreased stress and increased energy—of the four types of rest:

  • Physical: From deep breathing to the "UnNap," learn how to vanquish stress in seconds.
  • Mental: Practice key strategies of relaxed concentration, and marvel at how much more you can accomplish.
  • Social: See how even walking to lunch with a coworker creates a new sense of security and support.
  • Spiritual: Experience a connection to something greater than the self, the key to internal balance.

The Power of Rest introduces one powerful technique each day, many of which can be accomplished in a minute or less. Rediscover the feeling of being truly alert and engaged with your body, your work, and the people you love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061862779
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 798,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an award-winning expert on rest, body clocks, and sleep. He writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has appeared on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. Work featuring Dr. Edlund has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Shape, Redbook, Real Simple, More, and hundreds of other magazines and newspapers.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The 30-Day Plan to Reset Body and Mind

Chapter 1 Why you need Active Rest 3

Chapter 2 Sleep Renews You 23

Your One-Week Sleep Makeover

Chapter 3 Physical Rest 77

Chapter 4 Mental Rest 105

Chapter 5 Social Rest 135

Chapter 6 Spiritual Rest 159

Chapter 7 Rest at Home 181

Chapter 8 Rest at Work 201

Part 2 Putting it Together-Making Life Musical

Chapters 9 Sequencing 223

How to Deal with Multitasking and Boredom Through Flow

Chapter 10 "I Have to Do It" 237

Eliminating the Required; Doing the Essential

Chapter 11 Tuning your Life 251

Setting a Rhythm for Your Day

Selected Bibliography 275

Acknowledgments 277

Index 279

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

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    Changed my life

    I've finally found the answer to my question, "What is rest?" I have doctors telling me to get more rest, but I was never quite sure what that included other than staring at the TV like a zombie. After reading Dr. Edlund's book, I found out so very much more! Finally I CAN get some rest that isn't acting like a zombie. Rest is so much more vital and alive and desirable when I read about it the passionate way Dr. Edlund describes it.

    In very clear, everyday language (not doctor-speak), Dr. Edlund gives the reader numerous ways to rest ... to find ways during the day, during the night, to find ways that are active and passive, to find ways to share rest time with others. Rest is so much more than zombie TV watching! Edlund is so enthusiastic as he describes the different forms rest takes. I never knew. From what I've read, I believe going onto Facebook and visiting my friends (with no other agenda, no networking, etc), I'm getting social rest. Wow!

    Edlund also gives specific pointers on methods to help you relax and to fall asleep. Insomnia plagues me, so I found his methods of physical relaxation very helpful (easy and brief) as a sleep aid. This book by THE REST DOCTOR taught me that I can actively prepare my body for sleep ... not just popping a sleeping pill. This has made an enormous difference in my life.

    I have also found Dr. Edlund to be very current in his thinking. The Rest Doctor has a page on Facebook where he is writing "rest letters" every week or so that include tips from the book. He even wrote an open letter to Lady Gaga recently when she fell ill.

    I highly recommend THE POWER OF REST. It will change your life in more ways than you can imagine.

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