The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

by W. Chris Winter M.D.


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ISBN-13: 9780399583612
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 81,171
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Winter is a board-certified and internationally recognized sleep medicine specialist, as well as a board certified neurologist. His unique way of explaining sleep has made him a highly sought after speaker and consultant for professional sports organizations with clients including the San Francisco Giants, the New York Rangers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also regularly consults with United States military groups as well as business and large corporations. In addition to his consultative activities, Dr. Winter has a large media presence. Since 2008, Dr. Winter has served as the Men’s Health magazine Sleep Advisor. He regularly blogs for The Huffington Post, and has written or contributed material to a wide variety of print outlets including Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Triathlete, and Details. He has made many television appearances, including on Fox News, and has been heard on radio programs from New Orleans, to London, to South Korea.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

An Introduction to Sleep Medicine 5

1 What Is Sleep Good For? Absolutely Everything! 9

2 Primary Drives: Why We Love Bacon, Coffee, and a Weekend Nap 23

3 Sleepy Versus Fatigued: Too Tired For Your BodyPump Class or Falling Asleep on the Mat? 35

4 Sleep Stages: How Deep Can You Go? 53

5 Vigilance and Arousal (Sorry but Not That Arousal) 69

6 Sleep State Misperception: How Did This Drool Get on My Shirt? 83

7 Circadian Rhythms: The Clock That Needs No Winding 91

Intermission 99

8 Sleep Hygiene: Clean Bed Equals Sleepyhead 105

9 Insomnia: I Haven't Slept in Years, Yet I'm Strangely Still Alive 127

10 Hard Insomnia: Please Don't Hate Me When You Read This 143

11 Sleeping Aids: The Promise Of Perfect Sleep in a Little Plastic Bottle 163

12 Sleep Schedules: I'd Love to Stay And Chat, but I'm Late for Bed 183

13 Napping: Best Friend or Worst Enemy? 197

14 Snoring and Apnea: Not Just a Hideous Sound 211

15 Other Sleep Conditions So Strange, They Must Be Serious 221

16 Time for a Sleep Study 235

Conclusion 247

Author's Note 249

Acknowledgments 251

Bibliography 253

Index 259

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me forever to find this in the Tampa Barnes and was hidden in the back corner of the store. Too bad that alphabetically that his last name is Winter! This book is hilarious and really helped me sleep better. I bought the last copy or maybe the only copy, so if you live in Tampa, I guess you better head to Sarasota! Buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have struggled with "not sleeping" since I can remember. I have taken more pills than I care to admit. This condition has ruled my life and hurt me in so many ways, I cannot adequately put it into words. Where was this book years ago? Why is the dialogue around sleep in this country not being led by this man? Just today I saw a "sleep expert" on the Today show and he was spewing all of the same nonsense we've heard for years. Want some fresh air and a shockingly good laugh...this is your book! By the way, I hate everything.
Edward89 More than 1 year ago
Best sleep book ever. Makes sense since he's a sleep professional. Funny how nobody knows about this book, but if a celebrity with no real sleep training writes one, we can't escape her. Excuse me while I read Cameron Diaz's book about longevity.
Book_Lover_Bob More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book and I learned a lot from it. It is a must read for anyone who is unhappy with the way that they are sleeping.
PatrickSwims500 More than 1 year ago
This book is the best sleep book I've ever read. I can never swim before swim meets. I think this book will change that.