3.19.2007

Insomnia Not Required (Review of Breus's Good Night)

There's a bitter irony to the fact that as I wrote this post (a particularly desperate rant about baby-induced sleep-deprivation) there nestled gently on my nightstand was this book, Good Night: The Sleep Doctor's Four Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health.

Read more of my review over here...

3 comments:

slouching mom said...

I think researchers are only beginning to discover how important sleep (or the lack of it) is. Some scientists have even called for restructuring high school schedules based on the fact that teenagers are naturally night owls (by, for example, having the school day begin at 10am versus 7:45am and end later in the afternoon).

I was amused to see when you posted this review, you sleep-deprived lady, you!

Bon said...

don't suppose Breus has any advice handy for my eleven-month old who suddenly seems to want to go down to one nap when his mommy really really wants him to keep two?

for purely selfless reasons, of course. ;)

though i don't think the waistline whittling argument is going to sell him nearly as much as it would me.

it's true, though, that much of our culture these days is extremely unfriendly to healthy sleep patterns...and i think it takes becoming parents and actually focusing on sleep for the first time for a lot of us to notice.

The Sleep Doctor said...

That is a really good point, Bon. Parents may actually be more appreciative of and focused on sleep than the general populace, precisely because they are so sleep-deprived. So it's up to you to spread the word...