21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
Every Why-to and How-to You'll Ever Need to Sleep Like a Champ
It would be a monumental challenge to *not* improve your sleep quality and quantity after reading this book. There are a ton of easily digestible facts and science liberally sprinkled throughout and Shawn's personal stories fill in any gaps in motivation you might have to make some big changes (which go way beyond better sleep).
In other words, the book is as big on the "why to" as it is on the "how to" – a rare combination these days. You may also find yourself laughing up a storm (instead of snoring up a storm) while reading this as Shawn is a funny dude. As a regular podcast listener of his The Model Health Show, I could hear his voice cracking the jokes in the book and they all landed with me.
Now, some of the strategies are common sense things that anyone has heard before. "Don't drink caffeine too close to bed-time" or "Don't do activities that stimulate your brain before bed like watch thriller movies." But then there's tons of "Of course, that makes total sense moments!" in the book like optimal times to get sunlight to stimulate proper hormone regulation or protecting your gut health and its relationship to sleep.
This is a book that anyone can benefit from and probably one that everyone should read. And I almost never say that about a book because most of them are situational or contextual. The 14-day sleep makeover journaling log and step-by-step instructions at the back of the book makes acting on all the great stuff in the book itself a no-brainer as well. The only thing I was disappointed with were the bonus materials that Shawn mentions over and over in the book. Sure, they were somewhat useful, but there weren't as many resources in the bonus guide as the book made it seem like there would be and the quality was a bit lower than the book itself.
Overall, Sleep Smarter is going to make you smarter about every facet of your life. And how many times can you say that about a sub-200 page book?
Do yourself a favor and Sleep Smarter!
All I can say Shawn hit the nail on the head with this one! I have been religiously following Shawn's podcast (Strongly recommending). Now it took me a while to buy this book as I was a little skeptical about how much can I learn about sleep anyway.
Well, I am still blown away on how much info and how simply useful and applicable it is to me and anybody’s life. I finally understand the full meaning of Sleep and its affect on our existence. This book covers more then what you would expect from the title and if you have ever experienced any problem in this area your answer will be most likely here. It is very easy to digest material. Author is putting his heart and soul on the table explaining how he conquered his problem and how much he have learned in the process.
Important to mention is that the audio version is narrated by the author and it doesn’t get any better than have a private reading from the creator getting it to you on your own time:) You can feel the emotion and importance of points he is making. Jokes coming from his heart the way they are intended.
Simply do yourself a favor and Sleep Smarter :) I know I will. Thank you Shawn! Please keep it up!!!!