How to Sleep Well Every Night - The Sleep Book

How to Sleep Well Every Night - The Sleep Book

Book Title: How to Sleep Well Every Night - The Sleep Book

Author: Dr. Guy Meadows

Number of Pages: 200

Book Summary: 

During the program of "The Sleep Book", you will notice that struggling to control your sleep simply kept you awake. By accepting and taking note of what shows up in your mind and body at night when necessary, welcoming it, even if all you want to do is fight, you will have regained some of your energy and rest for life. The book shares a unique five-week plan to cure your sleep problem, supported by case studies, exercises, summaries, and testimonials.

Key Takeaways:

Insomnia is not caused by a lack of sleep, but by a fear of not sleeping. The book teaches a revolutionary new method for combating insomnia, based on a blend of mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The method involves learning to accept your thoughts and feelings about sleep, rather than trying to fight or control them. By doing so, you can reduce the anxiety and stress that keep you awake, and allow your natural sleep system to take over. 

This book changed my perception of sleep profoundly. Instead of blocking and fighting uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, which will make it harder to “do nothing” toward sleep, good sleepers accept these feelings and thoughts and fall asleep more easily.

    My Thoughts: 

     "The key to sleep well is relearning how to DO NOTHING like what good sleepers do." (The Sleep Book)

    "Good sleepers effortlessly did the thing that insomnias wanted to do- NOTHING." (The Sleep Book)

    We are now living in a fast-paced world, and as we become older, we are given more responsibilities. However, when we devote more of our energy to the evolving world, we tend to lose some of our inherent abilities, and one of them is SLEEP.

    One of the most common reasons why people have trouble sleeping is because they can't switch off their minds before bed. Hence, they need to come up with a long list of things to do, such as watching TV, to divert their attention away from their unwanted thoughts.

    However, the more they try to resist their thoughts in bed, the more awake they become, until sleeping is no longer as effortless as it always was. Sleep suddenly becomes a chore they don’t enjoy anymore.  In a worse case, it may become stressful and fearful to sleep.

    Therefore, we need to discover how our minds work and change our attitudes and relationships with sleep first.

    If you struggle with overthinking and anxiety that keep you awake at night, this book can help you change your perspective on sleep. This book helped me overcome my insomnia naturally and restore my energy during the day.

    My Favorite Quotes: 

    "Sleep is not something you do, but something you allow to happen."

    "The secret to good sleep lies not in what you do, but what you learn not to do."

    "The more you try to control sleep, the more it slips away from you."

    "Sleep is a natural process that cannot be forced, only gently invited."

    "The key to sleeping well is to accept whatever happens in the night with openness and curiosity."

    “Sleep is not something you do, but something you allow to happen.”

    “The more you try to sleep, the less likely it is to happen.”

    “Sleep is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be embraced.”

    “Sleep is not a skill that can be learned, but a habit that can be cultivated.”

    “Sleep is not a luxury, but a necessity for health and well-being.”

    “Sleep is not a passive state, but an active one that involves many physiological and psychological processes.”

    “Sleep is not a solitary activity, but a social one that affects and is affected by your relationships with others.”

    “Sleep is not an enemy, but a friend that supports you in achieving your goals and dreams.”

    “Sleep is not a burden, but a gift that you can enjoy and appreciate.”

    “Sleep is not a weakness, but a strength that enhances your performance and creativity.”

    Thanks for reading till the end and I will catch up with you soon :)