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The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

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From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way. Roughly thirty percen From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way. Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more suffer from other sleep disorders. ABC anchor/correspondent Diane Macedo—a former insomniac herself—understands the struggle. Now, in The Sleep Fix, Macedo presents perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions to help millions of people finally get the shut-eye they need. Macedo's mission is crucial to our health and well-being. Everything from our heart health to our mental acuity to our blood pressure is influenced by how much—or little—we sleep. As an early morning reporter and an overnight news anchor, Macedo learned this the hard way, struggling for years to get the sleep she so desperately needed, and watching her health deteriorate along the way. But Macedo found the more she embraced typical sleep tips, the worse she slept. So she decided to attack the problem from the ground up, interviewing sleep experts from all over the world to get to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping—and the various ways to fix it. As Macedo explains, the solution to catching zzz’s is not always as simple as giving up caffeine or putting away your phone before bed. Instead she teaches us how to: Understand our sleep biology Identify our sleep obstacles Flag sleep myths and separate fact from fiction Try counterintuitive approaches Shift our mindset Most importantly, Macedo—a working mom with a busy schedule—teaches us how to adjust and fit these solutions into our everyday lives, rather than upend our lives to fit the solutions. The result is a tell-it-like-it-is guide that combines science and humor to address one of the biggest issues facing Americans today. Featuring expert wisdom, cutting-edge research, intimate stories from fellow news personalities, and truly actionable advice, The Sleep Fix is the accessible guide insomniacs have been waiting for.


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From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way. Roughly thirty percen From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way. Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more suffer from other sleep disorders. ABC anchor/correspondent Diane Macedo—a former insomniac herself—understands the struggle. Now, in The Sleep Fix, Macedo presents perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions to help millions of people finally get the shut-eye they need. Macedo's mission is crucial to our health and well-being. Everything from our heart health to our mental acuity to our blood pressure is influenced by how much—or little—we sleep. As an early morning reporter and an overnight news anchor, Macedo learned this the hard way, struggling for years to get the sleep she so desperately needed, and watching her health deteriorate along the way. But Macedo found the more she embraced typical sleep tips, the worse she slept. So she decided to attack the problem from the ground up, interviewing sleep experts from all over the world to get to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping—and the various ways to fix it. As Macedo explains, the solution to catching zzz’s is not always as simple as giving up caffeine or putting away your phone before bed. Instead she teaches us how to: Understand our sleep biology Identify our sleep obstacles Flag sleep myths and separate fact from fiction Try counterintuitive approaches Shift our mindset Most importantly, Macedo—a working mom with a busy schedule—teaches us how to adjust and fit these solutions into our everyday lives, rather than upend our lives to fit the solutions. The result is a tell-it-like-it-is guide that combines science and humor to address one of the biggest issues facing Americans today. Featuring expert wisdom, cutting-edge research, intimate stories from fellow news personalities, and truly actionable advice, The Sleep Fix is the accessible guide insomniacs have been waiting for.

30 review for The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cari

    I read this for research - I'm currently working on a book where a character has a sleep disorder - but it's so practical and helpful for daily life! I have had insomnia during parts of my life, and my husband has sleep apnea. So I found all sorts of helpful suggestions. Macedo writes in a smooth and engaging style, and her perspective as a TV journalist was really interesting. Highly recommended for the library shelf - patrons looking for help will get a lot from it, and I know that I will refe I read this for research - I'm currently working on a book where a character has a sleep disorder - but it's so practical and helpful for daily life! I have had insomnia during parts of my life, and my husband has sleep apnea. So I found all sorts of helpful suggestions. Macedo writes in a smooth and engaging style, and her perspective as a TV journalist was really interesting. Highly recommended for the library shelf - patrons looking for help will get a lot from it, and I know that I will refer to it again when I encounter sleep troubles. (Already thinking about implementing some of the suggestions).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Fran

    Some very useful information, particularly for shift workers and those regularly dealing with jet lag. Many props (apps, blinds, sense limiters, devices) were suggested, so anyone with enough money to spend should find their fix. I got a little bogged down in the many, many personal anecdotes describing the author’s multitude of sleep/health issues.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Allison Berkowitz

    UN-REAL! Insomnia is a frustrating, upsetting, anxiety provoking, isolating thing. I've talked vaguely with others who have had sleep issues but we don't usually describe our experiences in much depth. The way the author talks about insomnia in this book made me feel SO incredibly seen and validated. It makes me feel more normal and not alone. Also - I’ve read everything and done everything you can possibly imagine for sleep, and never gotten many of the kinds of tools and guidance the author ga UN-REAL! Insomnia is a frustrating, upsetting, anxiety provoking, isolating thing. I've talked vaguely with others who have had sleep issues but we don't usually describe our experiences in much depth. The way the author talks about insomnia in this book made me feel SO incredibly seen and validated. It makes me feel more normal and not alone. Also - I’ve read everything and done everything you can possibly imagine for sleep, and never gotten many of the kinds of tools and guidance the author gave in this book. Very helpful!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    There is not a lot of new information in this, if you have read a bunch of other sleep books. A few tidbits but nothing huge.

  5. 4 out of 5

    isaac

    This book was very informative and has helped me start an exploration into my own sleep habits. I think it set out what it intended to do, and pointed the readers in the right directions for help. I also think it provided some good examples of what different sleep problems look like. I would’ve liked to see a more expert opinion on sleeping. The author’s voice was lighthearted and provided a good atmosphere, so I really felt like we were friends talking about sleepy. Overall I probably wouldn’t This book was very informative and has helped me start an exploration into my own sleep habits. I think it set out what it intended to do, and pointed the readers in the right directions for help. I also think it provided some good examples of what different sleep problems look like. I would’ve liked to see a more expert opinion on sleeping. The author’s voice was lighthearted and provided a good atmosphere, so I really felt like we were friends talking about sleepy. Overall I probably wouldn’t come back to this for much help, I did get some tools, but this felt more like a beginning to a very personal problem.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ty

    For the many of us who don't sleep very well at night, this is a comprehensive yet easy to read book about the problem (which could one or more of many problems) and different ways to mitigate the problem. The author is a TV newsperson who often works the overnight hours, so she has had a tough sleep life professionally. The writing is clear and simple and there are many actions listed for people to try. This is a book worth reading if you think you might have insomnia or just don't sleep good a For the many of us who don't sleep very well at night, this is a comprehensive yet easy to read book about the problem (which could one or more of many problems) and different ways to mitigate the problem. The author is a TV newsperson who often works the overnight hours, so she has had a tough sleep life professionally. The writing is clear and simple and there are many actions listed for people to try. This is a book worth reading if you think you might have insomnia or just don't sleep good at night.

  7. 5 out of 5

    James

    Great book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

    SM

  9. 5 out of 5

    Wendi Kuntz

    Easy to read, informative. Made me reflect on sleep habits and gave valuable tips learned through both research and experience.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Inas

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joon Kim

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jody

  14. 5 out of 5

    Julia Swanson

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mohak

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Lilla

  18. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Telecsan

  20. 5 out of 5

    India

  21. 5 out of 5

    TK

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ross Green

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sue Levine

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amie Ward

  25. 4 out of 5

    Treladon

  26. 5 out of 5

    C G

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jill

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ana Verde

  30. 4 out of 5

    Arthur

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