Sleep Reimagined: The Fast Track to a Revitalized Life

Countryman. Dec. 2022. 192p. ISBN 9781682687116. $26.95. HEALTH
Up to 20 million people in the United States experience chronic insomnia. Neurologist Navab (founder, Los Angeles Sleep Institute) aims to share his knowledge gained as a sleep medicine specialist in a practical and welcoming way to help readers alleviate their sleep disorders. In Part 1, he presents fictionalized narratives of patients discussing their problems with sleep. The stories are meant to allow readers to recognize their own scenario and to learn about possible solutions in a casual manner. The use of light boxes or natural sunlight, documenting sleep patterns, taking supplements, and mindfulness practices are common recommended treatments. The second part of the book presents a step-by-step plan based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-1) for insomnia. The author explains how sleep functions in the body and why problems may occur, and he provides more details about the techniques described earlier in the book.
VERDICT Navab’s supportive and optimistic tone, combined with an approachable action plan, make this a useful addition to public and consumer health collections.
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