The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

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, Nonfiction, Self Help

From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way.

Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more suffer from other sleep disorders. ABC anchor/correspondent Diane Macedo—a former insomniac herself—understands the struggle. Now, in The Sleep Fix, Macedo presents perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions to help millions of people finally get the shut-eye they need.

Macedo's mission is crucial to our health and well-being. Everything from our heart health to our mental acuity to our blood pressure is influenced by how much—or little—we sleep. As an early morning reporter and an overnight news anchor, Macedo learned this the hard way, struggling for years to get the sleep she so desperately needed, and watching her health deteriorate along the way. But Macedo found the more she embraced typical sleep tips, the worse she slept. So she decided to attack the problem from the ground up, interviewing sleep experts from all over the world to get to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping—and the various ways to fix it.

As Macedo explains, the solution to catching zzz’s is not always as simple as giving up caffeine or putting away your phone before bed. Instead she teaches us how to:

Understand our sleep biology Identify our sleep obstacles Flag sleep myths and separate fact from fiction Try counterintuitive approaches Shift our mindset Most importantly, Macedo—a working mom with a busy schedule—teaches us how to adjust and fit these solutions into our everyday lives, rather than upend our lives to fit the solutions. The result is a tell-it-like-it-is guide that combines science and humor to address one of the biggest issues facing Americans today.

Featuring expert wisdom, cutting-edge research, intimate stories from fellow news personalities, and truly actionable advice, The Sleep Fix is the accessible guide insomniacs have been waiting for.

Title:The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More
ISBN:9780063040021
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    The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More Reviews

  • Cari

    I read this for research - I'm currently working on a book where a character has a sleep disorder - but it's so practical and helpful for daily life! I have had insomnia during parts of my life, and m...

  • Fran

    Some very useful information, particularly for shift workers and those regularly dealing with jet lag. Many props (apps, blinds, sense limiters, devices) were suggested, so anyone with enough money to...

  • Allison Berkowitz

    UN-REAL! Insomnia is a frustrating, upsetting, anxiety provoking, isolating thing. I've talked vaguely with others who have had sleep issues but we don't usually describe our experiences in much depth...

  • James

    Great book!...

  • Wendi Kuntz

    Easy to read, informative. Made me reflect on sleep habits and gave valuable tips learned through both research and experience. ...