Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind (Paperback)
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Proven solutions for a better night's sleep, from the "sleep guru" to elite athletes--rest for success in work, sports, and life
One-third of our lives -- that's 3,000 hours a year--is spent trying to sleep. The time we spend in bed shapes our moods, motivation, alertness, decision-making skills, reaction time, creativity . . . in short, our ability to perform, whether at work, at home, or at play. But most of us have disturbed, restless nights, relying on over-stimulation from caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. The old eight-hour rule just doesn't work, and it's time for a new approach.
Endorsed by leading professionals in sports and business, Sleep shares a new program to be your personal best. Nick Littlehales is the leading sport sleep coach to some of the biggest names in the sporting world, including record-breaking cyclists for British Cycling and Team Sky, international soccer teams, NBA and NFL players, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Here, he shares his proven strategies for anyone to use. You'll learn how to map your unique sleep cycle, optimize your environment for recovery, and cope with the demands of this fast-paced, tech-driven world. Read Sleep and rest your way to a more confident, successful, and happier you.
About the Author
Nick Littlehales has over thirty years' experience in the world of sleep science and has spent over seventeen years working with elite athletes. Former director of one of the biggest brands in sleep and former chairman of the UK Sleep Council, Littlehales has conducted many practical and clinical research projects into sleeping habits.
"This is a tremendously exciting development and one I wholeheartedly support. Nick Littlehales ... enables players to maximize the quality and consistency of their sleep and in turn their overall performance."—Sir Alex Ferguson, former manager, Manchester United Football Club
"Nick Littlehales wants to redefine the very meaning of the word 'sleep.'"—Daily Telegraph
"Nick Littlehales has reconfigured the bedrooms of a legion of international sporting stars . . . He has a unique and encyclopedic knowledge."—Guardian
"Sleep guru Nick Littlehales trains elite athletes to get the best possible rest."—Daily Mail