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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen Wonderful review! I'm still reading Why We Sleep, but absolutely agree that it's a very informative book.

"A while back I got a Fitbit, which allows me to see in appalling detail just how much sleep I sometimes fail to get"... I feel the same way, wondering "is that all?" each morning.


message 2: by Mymymble (new)

Mymymble I would put a 'want to read' on this but your great review is too scary.


message 3: by Nick (new)

Nick Imrie I haven't got a fitbit myself yet - but I now know a great deal about my sister's sleep-cycle ever since she got one.
Apparently everyone in her office had one and they all got up every half hour to do their steps - she felt left out being the only one who wasn't being bossed about by her bracelet.


message 4: by Mymymble (new)

Mymymble Okay I just bought one. I don't think that was the aim of your review Warwick, so sorry


message 5: by Ana (new)

Ana I loved this book! Completely agree with your last statement about the difference between a 4 and 5 star review! Thanks for sharing.


message 6: by fourtriplezed (last edited Apr 07, 2019 01:13AM) (new)

fourtriplezed ZZZZZZZZZ'


message 7: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Thanks all. Yeah, it's great – a little terrifying, but great.


message 8: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Yeah - the problem with this book is for insomniacs like me (I regularly have 2 or 3 nights a week with no or almost no sleep at all despite my best attempts to fall asleep) is it just increases the anxiety about the insomnia, which makes it worse. The only real way to beat insomnia is to stop caring about whether you sleep or not, which this kind of book does not help with at all! I have to take the view that lying calmly in bed and resting with my eyes closed does something to mitigate the damage...But sadly the medication out there only make things worse long term, and CBT-I does not work when anxiety and hyperarousal are the cause of the insomnia (as in my case). So this book remains unread by me, and reviews like yours are enough to get my heart pounding anyway!


message 9: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Ha, I can imagine. It does include some sections at the end on how to address insomnia/hyposomnia without medication (which he is very against) – some of this may help at least.


message 10: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I'm too scared to read this book! Sounds terrifying for someone like me me who does not sleep that well.


message 11: by Warwick (new)

Warwick It can be, Cheryl, although there is also some good advice on how to improve things.


message 12: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I loved the way you balanced the horror with humour. May you sleep, and thus live, long and healthily.


message 13: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I am currently reading this and I have to admit I am terrified of it. Great review, Warwick.


message 14: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Thanks both! And happy sleeping to all.


message 15: by Julya (new)

Julya My chance reading of your review got me to purchase a copy. Will start soon. Thanks!


message 16: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Hey Jules! That's great, I realy hope it works for you. I was quoting terrifying statistics to those around me for days on end when I was reading it (and still am).


Vickiswansonme.com well I was probably going to read this Warwick but after reading your review - I HAVE TO READ IT ! thanks


message 18: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Great! Sleep tight :)


Vickiswansonme.com that's the plan - thanks Warwick


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