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

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

by Matthew Edlund


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This groundbreaking book takes a fresh look at the role that rest plays in the quality of your life, offering a proven program to enhance your health, help you look younger, and feel restored. The Power of Rest provides a low-cost, low-risk answer to some pressing health concerns, and is an important adjunct for those already investing time, energy, and money in their health. Readers interested in a new plan to help with sleep disruptions, fatigue, lack of zest, weight loss, or diabetes will find many helpful suggestions in The Power of Rest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061862779
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About 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.

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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