Trouble sleeping? You need to read this before bed
(Irish Times) “There are few health issues that cause more stress and anxiety than sleep problems and few that are as innocuous and treatable.” So writes sleep expert Dr Chris Winter in the opening chapter of his new book, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It (Scribe Publications).
Dubbed as the sleep whisperer by US writer and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, Dr Winter works with athletes and sports teams around the world to improve their performance.
He says he set out to write a primer on sleep – in contrast to all the technical, fact-driven books on sleep or the ones that offer you a hundred tips on how to sleep better.
But starting by calling sleep problems “innocuous and treatable” sounds rather unsympathetic albeit hopeful to people who struggle with sleep problems for years.
Speaking from his neurology and sleep medicine clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr Winter says: “I wanted to take people on a sleep journey with this book but also to help readers understand that people’s perceptions of their sleep and the reality of how much they sleep are often two very different things.”