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Experts Tell Us the Best Books On Sleep

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Books On Sleep. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

This product was recommended by Niamh Jordan from Which Watch Next

If you have to read just one book about sleep, and why we do it. Then you need to read *Why We Sleep* by Matthew Walker. This book will teach you exactly what sleep is and why sleep is so essential to a happy and healthy life. It will give you tactics to help you fall asleep faster, and tips for getting a better night’s sleep. It will also scare you into getting more sleep. Because Walker outlines what happens to your body and mind when you don’t get enough sleep. It is quite scary how too little sleep can cause so many problems. After reading this book you’ll feel more motivated to make sure you get a good 8 hours of sleep every night from now on.

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

I recommend this book because it’s an all-in-one guide to master your sleeping schedule. This article includes 21 tips on how sleeping correctly can lead to “a better body, better health, and bigger success.” Anyone interested in biohacking may especially love the knowledge that author, Shawn Stevenson, shares.

Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day by Dr. Robert Rosenberg

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

This book wins the award for the best title because who doesn’t want to rest well at night and then feel wonderful the next morning? Author, Dr. Robert Rosenberg, D.O., takes a holistic approach to sleeping and shares tips on how improving specific aspects of your health can improve your shuteye.

Sleep: No More Sleepless Nights by Richard Wilson

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

This is an excellent self-help book that focuses on how readers can best treat their chronic insomnia and often find themselves feeling sleep-deprived on a daily basis. In this respect, the book dives into the various causes in your life that may be the root cause of your insomnia, from stress to depression to even a poor diet, all of which tend to be underlying factors that could explain why you struggle so much to get a better night’s sleep. It even offers a wide range of relaxation techniques that you can perform right before bed that are designed to help you fall asleep, as well as a few diet and personal hygiene tips that can help you change your lifestyle, all for the sake of better quality sleep.

The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter, MD

This product was recommended by Todd from RideFAQs

If you’re an insomniac or generally have trouble falling asleep, this book will give you practical and actionable solutions to combat the problem. Dr. Chris Winter who authored this book has helped over 10,000 patients with sleep-related problems and when you read the book, you can tell that he knows a lot about the root cause of what’s keeping you up at night. A must-read for those who want to sleep like a baby without being dependent on sleep-inducing medicines.

Devin & Evan Sleep From 8-7 by Whitney Roban

This product was recommended by Whitney Roban from Solve Our Sleep

Devin & Evan are identical twins who are similar in every way, except Devin is a great sleeper and Evan is a terrible sleeper. Follow these brothers as they learn why sleep is so important for their physical health, emotional well being, behavior, and success at school. This rhyming picture storybook uses examples from children’s every day lives to teach them how they will be happier and healthier if they just get good sleep at night. This book will help families who have children struggling with: *following sleep rules at bedtime *waking in the middle of the night *rising too early in the morning *refusing to nap *sleeping alone at night *sleeping in their own bed *refusing to go to sleep Often children aren’t taught, either at home and at school, why sleep is so important. The author and family sleep specialist, Dr. Whitney Roban, knows that the first step to a well rested family is for parents and children to understand WHY they need to sleep. This unique sleep book for kids teaches children why it’s important to stay in their beds and sleep all night long. Children will stop fighting sleep, will fall asleep quickly and easily, they will accept new healthy sleep habits, and and will learn to love getting great sleep. This book provides the help and solutions families need to end their sleep deprivation and to solve their sleep problems once and for all.

Devin & Evan Play Fortnite ‘Til 11 by Whitney Roban Ph.D.

This product was recommended by Whitney Roban from Solve Our Sleep

The follow up to the book Devin & Evan Sleep from 8-7, identical twins Devin & Evan need to be reminded why sleep is important after they discover the popular video game Fortnite. As the gaming craze takes hold of their lives, so does sleep deprivation. This rhyming picture storybook uses a familiar theme in many families’ lives, video games, to teach children how they will be happier and healthier if they just get good sleep at night. This book will help families who have children struggling with:following sleep rules at bedtimegoing to sleep too late at nightrefusing to go to sleepwaking in the middle of the nightrising too early in the morningexcessive use of electronics and video games Often children aren’t taught, neither at home nor at school, why sleep is so important. The author and family sleep specialist, Dr. Whitney Roban, knows that the first step to a well rested family is for parents and children to understand WHY they need to sleep. This unique sleep book for kids teaches children why it’s important to go to bed early and sleep all night long. Children will stop staying up too late, decrease their use of electronics, fall asleep quickly and easily, accept new healthy sleep habits, and will learn to love getting great sleep. This book provides the help and solutions families need to end their sleep deprivation and to solve their sleep problems once and for all.

The Nocturnal Journal by Lee Crutchley

This product was recommended by Zachary Okhah from PH-1 Miami

Sleeplessness often results from excess worry and anxiety at bedtime, making it difficult for the mind and body to relax and unwind. However, studies show that journaling before bed can help reduce stress and improve the quality of your sleep. The Nocturnal Journal by artist and writer Lee Crutchley is a terrific guide to nighttime journaling for night owls and insomniacs alike. Using creative prompts and insightful questions, Crutchley takes you on a journey of self-discovery that helps ease anxiety so you can slip into a more restful night’s sleep.

The Promise of Sleep by William C. Dement

This product was recommended by Chelsie Rohrscheib from Wesper

The Pomise of Sleep does a wonderful job of explaining why good sleep is crucial for the mind and body, and provides extensive information on how sleep regulates various biological processes like tissue repair and immune system strengthening. It also offers many science-based solutions to common sleep problems and explains treatment options for different sleep disorders.

The Mind at Night By Andrea Rock

This product was recommended by Charles Cridland from YourParkingSpace

This insightful book addresses various themes and provides an excellent history and discussion of current research around dreams and dreaming. Highly scientific in details, facts, and explanations, it is beautifully and thoughtfully written and is very interesting to read. The author is an award-winning science reporter who takes us into modern sleep labs across the country to find answers to the questions about memory, the dreaming process, and dreams that intrigue us all.

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