By Shawn Stevenson
Finding this book was like a stroke of luck for me and I was really excited to get into it. After attempting to repair my sleep habits months ago, there were still multiple things I was doing wrong.
In Sleep Smarter, author Shawn Stevenson shares his journey through healing himself from a debilitating disease. After diagnosis, he was told there wasn’t much he could do and eventually he decided to take his health into his own hands. With sleep and nutrition, Shawn was able to heal his body and become the person he thought he could never be. Shawn Stevenson teaches readers about the importance of sleep and includes 21 chapters with different strategies and tips for getting the best sleep possible.
Honestly, this book grabbed me from the very first pages. As a person who’s suffered autoimmune disease, I’ve worked very hard to balance my body over the years and getting quality sleep is a huge part of the puzzle. There were multiple things I was doing wrong; for example, getting on my phone late at night. There were also many things I could’ve been doing better. Most of these strategies are simple: get more sunlight in the morning, sleep in the right temperature, exercise, manage stress, and lower screen time in the evening. Some of the practices had never crossed my mind and I’ve discovered a wealth of knowledge after reading this book; it’s answered many questions for me. I particularly found the 14-day plan to be very helpful. Honestly, the biggest challenge I had was putting myself to bed! Instead of waiting to get tired, I get into bed at a decent early evening time and stay down for a full eight hours. Learning to stay down and meditate if I wake up in the middle of the night didn’t take long to master. I used to instantly grab my phone, but I no longer do. It’s wonderful and this book has helped me tremendously to get back on a healthy sleep schedule again.
Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs improved sleep. If you’re struggling with your health, this is definitely a book worth checking out. I’m very happy to have found it.
When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That’s what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body, until he decided there must be a better way. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible.
In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-Day Sleep Makeover, you’ll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp.
Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.
Thanks for reading my review of Sleep Smarter. Are you a person who struggles to get healthy sleep? Do you have any books to recommend? Please feel free to leave thoughts and suggestions below.