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Fast Asleep

By: Dr. Michael Mosley
Narrated by: Dr Michael Mosley
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Summary

Groundbreaking sleep science from the best-selling author of The 5:2 Fast Diet and The Fast 800.

A good night's sleep is essential for a healthy brain and body. So why do so many of us struggle to sleep well?

In Fast Asleep, Dr Michael Mosley explains what happens when we sleep, what triggers common sleep problems and why standard advice rarely works. Prone to insomnia, he has taken part in numerous sleep experiments and tested every remedy going. The result is a radical, four-week programme, based on the latest science, designed to help you re-establish a healthy sleep pattern in record time.

With plenty of surprising recommendations - including tips for teenagers, people working night shifts and those prone to jet lag - plus recipes which will boost your deep sleep by improving your gut microbiome, Fast Asleep provides the tools you need to sleep better, reduce stress and feel happier.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Dr Michael Mosley (P)2020 Octopus Publishing Group

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"I read this eagerly because I am desperate for tips on how to sleep better. It is based around the revolutionary idea that when it comes to sleep what matters is not the hours you spend in bed but the quality of the sleep you are getting - your sleep efficiency. This book was full of surprises!" (Jeremy Vine)

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Great tips really helps

Not tried the sleep restriction therapy but it’s now a tool in my toolbox should I need it. Found advice about exercise and diet really helpful. Especially information about maintaining healthy microbiome.

Sleep has improved back to 85% sleep efficiency. Thanks very much Michael Mosley

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Great tips

Great tips which I'll try.

I was somewhat narked by the stereotyping, that everyone who doesn't sleep is knocking back the coffee, booze, energy drinks and sitting about!
I don't drink any of that or have caffeine and I exercise a lot.

Though the resistance training I hadn't heard of for sleeping. Someo of what he suggested is dramatic, but he doesn't wash over that and is honest. and hey, some things need drastic action!

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May be because the content is now well known but I felt I learnt very little from listening to this audiobook.

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Good book with a lot of tips to improve my sleep

I will be trying a lot of the tips mentioned in this book I order to improve my sleep.
Highly recommended.

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A very helpful guide.

I have listened to quite a few books about improving one's sleep quality.
I found this one is the clearest and easiest to follow.

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Very Useful Book

I would certainly recommend this book. Scientific and credible solutions for getting a good night's sleep.