Sleep Secrets is the most comprehensive sleep guide available, drawing from the widest possible range of sources. You can finally design the sleep solution that works best for you.
- Do you wake up exhausted instead of refreshed?
- Do you have trouble sleeping, even when you are tired?
- Do you take more than 20 minutes to fall asleep? Or back to sleep if you awaken?
- Do you want to stop taking sleeping pills?
- Do you feel moody or depressed?
- Do you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea?
Sleep Secrets is a comprehensive, educational, and entertaining sleep-resource guide designed to help you find your unique sleep solutions and enjoy deep, restful, rejuvenating sleep.
- Sleep advice for babies, teens and elders.
- Special yoga exercises for sleep.
- Easy mind techniques to help you relax to fall asleep faster.
- Self-hypnosis methods to help you sleep.
- Can cannabis help you sleep? How to find the right strain for you.
- Water therapy to fall asleep.
- What acupressure points can you press to help you fall asleep faster?
- Napping: is it OK to do, how best to do it and for how long?
- Easy-to-do body tapping techniques to help you sleep faster and better.
- Simple but very effective tips for stopping snoring.
- What to do if you wake with a leg cramp.
- What to do if you are house-bound.
- Jet lag prevention tips.
- Sleep tech product reviews and suggestions.
- EMR (Electro-Magnetic Radiation) and insomnia – what you need to know.
- Warning: be careful with your phone if you want to sleep well.
From The Author: My Story
My insomnia began when I was very young, maybe 10 years old. I remember getting out of bed and saying, “Mom, I can’t sleep!” Little did I know this was just the start of many years of sleep deprivation.
My mom was a night owl because she suffered from insomnia. As a kid I would get up at night to see her reading light shining under her door. Little by little, I became a night owl just like her, until, in my high school days, I started to rely on sleeping pills.
My dad was a pharmacist, so it was easy to get prescription meds. Luckily, my mom was very conservative and insisted that all I needed was aquarter of a pill. Of course, this increased over time, but I fought my reliance on them because they made me groggy in the mornings.
By my third year of university, I had to arrange my classes to begin at 2 p.m. so I could sleep in after my 4 a.m. bedtime!
But I couldn’t control my schedule like this at Harvard grad school, so I was a wreck during my 9 a.m. classes. My stress level was so high that I had to see the in-house shrink, who advised me to take up running to tire myself out physically so I could fall asleep. Guess what? It worked, and I could sometimes fall asleep in less than an hour several nights per week.
After Harvard, I got married, launched entrepreneurial ventures and had two beautiful kids. All great stuff, but definitely a recipe for exhaustion! This did help me sleep at first, but soon I found I would get a second wind in the late evenings and I wound up stuck in my old late-night habits.
I managed to go to bed around 1 to 2 a.m. but I often spent long sleepless hours tossing and turning, my mind racing around business issues and plans for the cottage we were building in the country on weekends.
My Turning Point
In the mid-80s, lo and behold I co-founded a successful all-inclusive sleep manufacturing and retail business called Good Sleep Products International. Ironic, right?
When customers started asking me for advice about their sleep problems, I felt like I knew what they were going through, and I wanted to give them answers. This was the turning point when I started educating myself about sleep habits.
In 2002, I was sent into research hyper-drive when I was beset by a significant medical problem that caused me to awaken frequently during the night. With this new condition, I desperately needed solutions that would help me fall back to sleep.
By now, I had decades of experience not just from my years in the sleep industry, but in the natural foods industry as well. That, plus my studies in Eastern practices of yoga and martial arts, led me to uncover more tips to beat insomnia.
I devoured books and articles about sleep with the same focus and determination that got me through Harvard and helped me create a dynamic business. I also combed through literature and websites for the best advice from medical experts, sleep doctors, sleep researchers and other health practitioners about how to fall asleep and stay asleep until morning.
I tried the ideas that resonated with me, giving each one enough time to work (which is exactly what I recommend you do with my book). Over time, I found the right sleep secrets for me so I could glide into sleep within minutes most nights, instead of taking 1 to 3 exhausted hours.
I began sharing this knowledge, giving advice to friends who suffered from insomnia so they, too, could fall easily and deeply asleep night after night.
And that was when a seed was planted in my now-well-rested brain.
Reading through this wealth of information I’d gathered over the decades, I realized there was no single source that offered all the answers. No single sleep expert’s message would work for everyone because each one approached sleep from their own perspective or field of research.
Valid info, yes, but that may not be the answer you need.
How could I save my fellow insomniacs not only from the frustration of long, sleepless nights, but from the hundreds of hours it can take to find the right solution — if they ever find it at all?
I knew then that I had to bring all this information together in a single, comprehensive source. That’s the only way readers could find the missing piece(s) of their unique sleep puzzle.
In Sleep Secrets, you’ll even find tips that are not widely known by experts in the field. And along the way not only will you learn a ton about sleep, you’ll also have fun doing so. I have made the book as entertaining as possible while being educational and insightful so it is not ponderous or heavy.
All you have to do is cherry-pick the techniques that resonate with you… and rejoice when you find the breakthroughs that lead to your enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep.
What are you waiting for? Start reading and experimenting, so you too can find the sleep secrets that work for you.