Getting to sleep can be tricky at times, remaining out of our grasp right when we need it most. It’s no wonder then that the ‘sleep’ sections of bookshops are often bursting at the seams. With this much information available how do you know you’re reading what’s best for you? We’ve searched for the best resources available on how to help your sleep, whether it’s on the web, or in a book.
Top books to help your sleep
A good bedtime read is sometimes all you need to drop off to sleep, but for many, this is easier said than done. Indeed we’ve already looked at what reading does to an adult brain, and why reading is important to a child’s development. Here are three books that should help you catch some ZZZ’s.
1. Say Goodnight to Insomnia
This bestselling book by Gregg D.Jacobs, an insomnia specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Massachusetts, is a great choice for those with longstanding sleep issues. It tackles serious sleep problems without encouraging the use of medication. Using just a six-week program, you’ll be on your way to the land of nod before you know it.
2. Sleep Soundly Every Night
In Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day, Dr Robert S. Rosenberg, D.O and medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center in Arizona covers every aspect of common sleep problems. His easy-to-digest approach breaks down the basics of sleep disorders to help you identify and rectify your issues.
3. The Sleep Revolution
When Ariana Huffington collapsed from exhaustion it changed the whole way she thought about sleep. In her book, The Sleep Revolution, she addresses the warped way that society today approaches sleep in an attempt to make us rethink our attitudes and lead us to some better rest. She looks at a range of topics to do with sleep, as well as featuring tips on how to achieve sleep yourself.
Top websites to help you sleep
There are plenty more books available on how to get rid of your sleep problems, but if you don’t want to fork out for your advice then a website is just as suitable a source. They range from providing resolutions to the issues of baby sleep patterns, to extremely scientific sources that delve deeper into the study of sleep problems. For the best guidance that you can start using today, these websites are the ones to look out for:
1. National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation covers a range of sleep disorders and things to look out for when you begin to experience problems with your sleep. The site even has a journal that features the most recent studies into sleep, making the research and education easy to view for those interested in delving into the science behind sleep.
Sleepio is an online support network and digital support program. It features cognitive behavioural therapy techniques developed by sleep scientist Professor Colin Espie and ex-insomniac Peter Hames. The online community is welcoming. You are able to share your experiences and get support from people who have managed to overcome their sleep issues.
3. The Sleep Matters Club
At The Sleep Matters Club, your sleep is our concern. In our endeavour to bring the best night’s sleep to everyone, we cover a wide range of topics. These include everything from how our diet can affect rest to ways to organise your bedroom to help your sleep. Featuring articles, infographics and more, we have everything you need on the topic of sleep.
We even have The Bedtime Story Finder, our online library of children’s books. So, if it’s your little ones that are having trouble dropping off, we can find you the right story to get them asleep in no time at all.