Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
Proven solutions for better nights, from the 'sleep guru' to sports stars including Cristiano Ronaldo
One third of our lives are 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 mood, motivation and decision-making skills - defining our performance
Initial thoughts: A few days ago, I read The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter. In his book, Winter maintained that locking ourselves down to 90-minute sleep cycles isn't always efficient and might even rob us of that extra hour of sleep we need, increasing our tiredness during the day. Whose advice then, should I follow? Nick Littlehales, the author of this book, Sleep, or Winter, who's a neurologist? Both authors research sleep but I'm more inclined to trust the the tra ...more
Littlehales is a sleep coach for high performing athletes. There are some useful concepts in his b ...more
It's not a page-turner, but it's interesting en ...more
As I age I have found it increasingly hard to stay asleep. I nod off within 10 minutes however tend to wake up sometime between 3 and 5 am and struggle to get back to sleep. Consequently I have developed a keen interest in books and advice about sleep and have read a few books on the subject in the last few weeks.
Nick Littlehales is not a scientist, he's ...more
I usually have trouble sleeping 2-3 nights per work week, which I knew was really effecting my performance. After listening to this book my sleep habits immediately started to change and I sleep so much better now. More importantly my whole attitude towards sleep has changed and I don't get stressed out if I can't sleep, don't have the t ...more
I would recommend this book as a quick read for someone who wants to improve their sleep.
I usually like nonfiction audiobooks that are narrated by the author.
The issue with this one is his voice, his tone, and all the athlete name dropping which I could not care less about.
The book did offer some interesting concepts, the 90 minute sleep cycles, the correct size and mattress sizes for couples, and cooler temperatures for bedrooms.
Some of what was said is well known information, no drinks before bed, complete darkness equals better sleep, get sun in the mornin ...more
I found some of the points interesting (such as the 90 minute sleep pattern) but overall it was a bit vague / repetitive / long winded for me and a lot of the points (I think) I’ve heard before.
Was benötigen Leistungsspieler am dringendsten, neben dem Training? Einen erholsamen Schlaf.
In diesem Buch erfährt man, wie Nick Littlehals zu seinem Konzept gekommen ist und welche Mannschaften er damit zum Erfolg führte. Besonders die englischen Teams, wie Manchester United.
Wir erfahren, was es mit dem Chronotypen auf sich hat und welche Rolle die Erkenntnis spielt, ob man ein Abendmensch oder ein Morgenmensch ist.
Außerdem stellt er dem Leser einen Plan auf, wie er in ...more
Oprócz sporej dawki wiedzy książka dostarcza nam wskazówek jak możemy podnieść poziom kultury spania, wypoczynku ...more
I’ve picked up various tips and tricks, both based on my own trial and error, and the occasional article I’ve skimmed, but I’ve never set about breaking it down. I know what I prefer and assume that’s right, for me at least.
Considering how much of an impact it can have on our health (physical and mental) and performance, it’s probably long past time we all took a bit more of an analytical look.
Which is where this book com ...more
Also, trying to doing my best
a) avoiding gadgets before sleep (blue light is producing hormone melatonin which makes it more difficult to fall asleep. it's better to have ...more
His pre- and post sleep routine that I adhere to most nights a week now noticeably improve my mood and calmness in the evenings and mornings. I am more relaxed getting into work and feel less rushed that I give myself more time to process thoughts without a phone.
I have re ...more
Han taler også mest om voksne der har en næsten fast rutine ,fast arbejde og så hjem ..
så derfor vil R90 metoden måske passe bedre til dem .
Han nævner kort studerende og teenager .
Og jeg tror virkelig ikke han kender mange b-mennesker , fordi det med at stå op i et fast tidspunkt var dag om du har arbejde /skole/ weekend eller sommerferie er for mig helt skudt.
Efter en hård uge vil man gerne sove denne ekstra time om weekenden ...more
Do you like your bed? It's probably not the correct one for you.
The author is a sleep coach for the many sports teams in England and beyond, helping them to eke out as much performance as possible through better sleep. And who couldn't use instruction on obtaining better sleep?
Interesting topic. The author presents some new ways to think about sleep and how to do it better. I'm not sure I agree with everything, but some things I've ...more
I question the author's assertion that a properly fitted mattress obviates the need for a pillow.
He points out that we usually start out in life with a 38 inch wide bed, move on to a 53 inch one and graduate to a 60 inch queen when we marry or otherwise acquire a sleeping partner. Of course, 60 divided by 2 is 30 or an 8 inch reduction from childhood. So he recommends a ...more
The body of the book though is littered with how the author works with top sports teams, Manchester United, Man City, Arsenal, etc - top cyclists etc. I wa ...more