Tuesday, October 12

Sammy Margo: The Good Sleep Guide

From the back of the book-

Increase your energy levels and banish fatigue from your life forever.
Do you toss and turn at night?
Do you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning?
Do you use caffeine to help you stay alert?
Do you feel tired most of the time?
If your answer to two or more of these questions is yes then you are not getting enough sleep. Written by sought-after physiotherapist Sammy Margo, this essential guide to getting a good night’s sleep will help you:
Understand the importance of the right environment, bedding and sleep position
Discover the best over-the-counter sleep remedies
Combat jet lag
Say goodbye to sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnoea

Written by a physiotherapist, you would expect this book to focus on the physical aspects of getting a good night’s sleep and you would be right. It covers topics such as how to choose the right bed, mattress and pillow for optimal spinal alignment and the benefits and disadvantages of assorted sleeping positions. It addresses some of the more common physical complaints that may result in poor quality sleep and how an individual might effectively deal with them using both medicinal and lifestyle elements. It also emphasises the importance of creating a good pre sleep routine.
While the book offers nothing new (or at least nothing I haven’t heard before in my quest for a decent night’s sleep) it is easy to read and presented in a logical format.
Sensible and sound advice succinctly summarized for the newly sleepless-Lynn

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