The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It by W. Chris Winter


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The Sleep Solution
by W. Chris Winter
With cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, The Sleep Solution will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, pain, and fatigue.

If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them.

The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert W. Chris Winter will help you…

• Understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process
• Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood and used incorrectly—and how you can achieve your best sleep without them
• Incorporate sleep and napping into your life—whether you are a shift worker, student, or overcommitted parent
• Think outside the box to better understand ways to treat a multitude of conditions—from insomnia to sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders
• Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep technology and understand its value as it relates to your own sleep struggles

Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need...

INCLUDES TIPS, TRICKS, EXERCISES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS


Reviews


Publishers Weekly
As a neurologist specializing in sleep issues, Winter certainly has good credentials to back up his promise to readers that they’ll finish his book with a “newfound sense of what it means to have healthy sleep.” This can clearly be an elusive thing; a researcher in 2007 found that as much as 1/3 of the U.S. population suffers from insomnia. Despite that daunting statistic, Winter provides some reassuring context (”nobody dies from insomnia”) and urges readers to stop saying they “don’t sleep, or can’t sleep.” After enlightening readers about the brain chemistry involved with sleep and insomnia, the book provides a number of quick and easy steps to take: ditch the antihistamines, create a nurturing environment, identify (and eliminate) certain bad habits. Winter lists the “10 sleep commandments” and addresses the role of sleeping pills (they’re okay, with an exit plan) and naps. Throughout, there are quick quizzes, occasional exercises, and useful and brief “cutting-edge science” tidbits. Near the conclusion, Winter spends two chapters summarizing specific disorders, including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. The book ends on a pragmatic but encouraging note, reassuring readers that achieving healthy sleep is possible, with patience—the process may take some time. Agent: Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management.(Apr.)

Library Journal
Have insomnia? Are you someone who says, "I just don't sleep!"? Here's the good news: you do sleep. It's right up there with food and drink. If you don't sleep, you die. However, you may be sleeping badly. Winter, a neurologist and internationally renowned expert, explains why, and discusses what to do about it. His well-written explanation of what sleep is and what can disrupt it shows how to make the most of the sleep you do get. The author dispenses common advice, such as how over-the-counter "sleep aids" may work at first, but then can make one's sleep worse and possibly predispose one for developing dementia. He also discusses how to develop good sleep habits, nap effectively, arrange your optimum sleep environment, and be awake productively. Featured graphs depict normal and abnormal sleep patterns, and how they can be affected by drugs. There are suggestions for products that help keep sleepers cool, or warm; that turn off the "hamster wheel" effect; and that help insomniacs stop worrying about their lack of rest. VERDICT This highly recommended title will appeal to those who have trouble sleeping—and who hasn't? [See Prepub Alert, 10/31/16.]—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH

Kirkus Reviews
A no-nonsense, science-based guide to achieving restful sleep from the doctor Ariana Huffington calls the "sleep whisperer."Right off the bat, Winter, a board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, dispels a powerful sleep myth: he asserts that everyone sleeps. In fact, he argues that insomnia is not an inability to sleep; instead, it reflects a person's dissatisfaction with the quality of the sleep and, in many cases, an accompanying anxiety about a perceived lack of sleep. This reorientation of the problem casts a long shadow on the crowded market of sleep solutions, and the author cuts through the noise of pharmaceuticals and gimmicks to propose natural, implementable solutions that anyone can try at home. Throughout the book, his tone is refreshingly conversational, and while he backs up his suggestions with established research, he keeps the jargon to a minimum and focuses on clearly laying out a) the most common reasons a person's sleep is disrupted or unsatisfactory and b) how to train the mind and body to regularly achieve restful, satisfying sleep. This is not to say that everyone can solve their sleep problems by lifestyle modifications alone; Winter examines the medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, that can result in disrupted sleep and long-term poor health. He also recommends an occasional device to help regulate sleep patterns or make bedtime more consistently enjoyable. However, the big takeaway is that sleep conditions are treatable without taking a pill and that, like so many things, a psychological adjustment may be the key to success. Many people will find this fact alone a huge relief from sleep-related stress and will be on their ways to achieving better rest. The rare book that may help sufferers of poor sleep improve their quality of rest simply by elucidating the context of good sleep and offering the right techniques to achieve it.

From the Publisher
    A no-nonsense, science-based guide to achieving restful sleep from the doctor Ariana Huffington calls the "sleep whisperer."Right off the bat, Winter, a board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, dispels a powerful sleep myth: he asserts that everyone sleeps. In fact, he argues that insomnia is not an inability to sleep; instead, it reflects a person's dissatisfaction with the quality of the sleep and, in many cases, an accompanying anxiety about a perceived lack of sleep. This reorientation of the problem casts a long shadow on the crowded market of sleep solutions, and the author cuts through the noise of pharmaceuticals and gimmicks to propose natural, implementable solutions that anyone can try at home. Throughout the book, his tone is refreshingly conversational, and while he backs up his suggestions with established research, he keeps the jargon to a minimum and focuses on clearly laying out a) the most common reasons a person's sleep is disrupted or unsatisfactory and b) how to train the mind and body to regularly achieve restful, satisfying sleep. This is not to say that everyone can solve their sleep problems by lifestyle modifications alone; Winter examines the medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, that can result in disrupted sleep and long-term poor health. He also recommends an occasional device to help regulate sleep patterns or make bedtime more consistently enjoyable. However, the big takeaway is that sleep conditions are treatable without taking a pill and that, like so many things, a psychological adjustment may be the key to success. Many people will find this fact alone a huge relief from sleep-related stress and will be on their ways to achieving better rest. The rare book that may help sufferers of poor sleep improve their quality of rest simply by elucidating the context of good sleep and offering the right techniques to achieve it.
    Kirkus Reviews

    “I call Dr. Winter a sleep whisperer. Through his work with top athletes, he’s found an amazingly effective way to show that sleep can be the ultimate performance enhancer—in sports, at work, and in every aspect of our lives.”—Arianna Huffington

    “[Winter’s] well-written explanation of what sleep is and what can disrupt it shows how to make the most of the sleep you do get.” —Library Journal (starred review)
    
    “Until I met Chris Winter, I slept like a baby: I woke every two hours and cried. Then Dr. Winter helped me develop sleep rituals that knocked me out. He was my sleep solution; this book will be yours.”—Peter Moore, New York Times Bestselling Coauthor of the The Eight-Hour Diet and Former Editor of Men’s Health
    
    “Dr. Winter has spent his career bringing attention to the benefits of sleep, and for the first time, this book brings it all together. He has written an important resource for those of us in the field of professional sports as well as ordinary people who aren’t experiencing the full benefits of sleep. His professional experiences and research have assisted with bringing to light the impact sleep has on our athletes within their sport.”—Ben Potenziano, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Former Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, San Francisco Giants
    
     “Chris is world-class in his field; he is incredibly pragmatic in his application of medicine to real-world, high-performance settings.”—Mark Simpson, Director of Performance, Los Angeles Clippers
    
    “A fresh, comprehensive look at the vital nature of good sleep and its relation to our thriving wellness.”—Herm Schneider, Head Athletic Trainer, Chicago White Sox
    
    “Dr. Chris Winter’s new work, The Sleep Solution, is a jewel of a book for anyone who has struggled with sleep issues.”—Ron Adams, Veteran Assistant Coach, Golden State Warriors
    
    “Dr. Winter is our go-to sleep specialist. In The Sleep Solution, you will find much of what he has shared with our athletes as he has helped us navigate the rigorous NBA schedule.”—Donald S. Strack, DPT, ATC, Director of Medical Services, Oklahoma City Thunder
    
    “In the baseball industry, the travel, change in time zones, and just sleeping in a different bed are not easy. I have leaned on Dr. Winter many times. Thank you, Chris.”—Ron Porterfield, Athletic Trainer, Tampa Bay Rays
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