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Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite
Stop Losing Sleep: Establish Healthy Sleep Patterns to Improve your Health and Energy by Kyle Richards is a very useful book which discusses the science of sleep. It goes into the right amount of detail for the average reader and has many interesting facts. Sleep is a subject of universal appeal and many people at some stage in their lives undergo sleep deprivation. Thus, this book is a very useful guide and overview to sleep and tips to improve sleep and the reasons behind these tips.
What I found most useful was Kyle’s recommendation on sleep time which is something I would like to try out myself. Having an earlier bedtime is a simple enough idea, but actually being motivated to practice it is a different matter. This book links sleep to weight loss also, which is a major issue for many people. I am sure several people would not even know that they are sleep deprived until they follow a new pattern and see that their energy levels are boosted. It also gives advice on sleep duration recommended by age and also tips for insomniacs.
The recommendations I found most interesting for myself were on pre-bedtime relaxation and eating, napping, morning exercise and bedroom clutter, and herbal supplements that promote sleep. I am sure many people will find this a useful and interesting guide for improving sleep and thus improving their lifestyle. What I like best about the book is how simple the suggestions are and that they are systematically justified by scientific facts. I believe that this is a very useful book with wide appeal.