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12 Best Books On Sleep

Discover a wide range of books on sleep, from sleep science to tips for better rest. Explore the world of sleep and improve your sleep quality.


What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

4.8 (12211 reviews)

What is What to Expect the First Year about?

This comprehensive guide offers invaluable advice and support for new parents navigating the challenges and joys of their baby's first year. From feeding and sleeping schedules to developmental milestones and common health concerns, the book covers a wide range of topics to help parents understand and care for their little one. With practical tips, expert insights, and reassuring guidance, this book is an essential resource for any parent embarking on the journey of the first year.

Who should read What to Expect the First Year

  • Expectant parents seeking guidance on navigating the challenges of the first year of parenthood.

  • New parents looking for a comprehensive resource to help them understand and address their baby's developmental milestones.

  • Caregivers and family members wanting to support and understand the needs of a newborn.


Why We Sleep

by Matthew Walker and Steve West

4.7 (24577 reviews)

What is Why We Sleep about?

In this enlightening exploration, two experts delve into the fascinating world of sleep and dreams, revealing the profound impact they have on our overall well-being. Through a combination of scientific research and personal anecdotes, the authors uncover the crucial role that sleep plays in our physical and mental health, while offering practical tips to optimize our sleep patterns and harness the incredible power of our dreams.

Who should read Why We Sleep

  • Anyone seeking to understand the importance of sleep for overall well-being.

  • Health professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of sleep science.

  • Individuals struggling with sleep issues and seeking practical solutions.


The Body

by Bill Bryson

4.7 (16195 reviews)

What is The Body about?

"The Body: A Guide for Occupants" is an enlightening and captivating exploration of the human body, written by a renowned author. With his signature wit and curiosity, the author takes readers on a fascinating journey through the intricate and awe-inspiring systems that make up our bodies. From the brain to the immune system, Bryson delves into the marvels and mysteries of human anatomy, offering a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding our own bodies.

Who should read The Body

  • Medical professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of the human body.

  • Science enthusiasts eager to explore the intricacies of human anatomy.

  • Curious individuals interested in learning about their own bodies.


The Happiest Baby on the Block

by Harvey Karp, M.D.

4.7 (4252 reviews)

What is The Happiest Baby on the Block about?

In this insightful guide, a renowned pediatrician shares his revolutionary techniques to soothe crying babies and promote longer, more restful sleep. Drawing on years of research and experience, the author offers practical advice on how to understand and address the needs of newborns, providing parents with effective tools to calm their little ones and create a happier, more peaceful environment for the whole family.

Who should read The Happiest Baby on the Block

  • Expectant parents seeking effective techniques to soothe their newborn.

  • Sleep-deprived parents struggling to calm their crying baby.

  • Caregivers looking for proven methods to help newborns sleep better.


Own the Day, Own Your Life

by Aubrey Marcus

4.6 (2036 reviews)

What is Own the Day, Own Your Life about?

In this comprehensive guide, the author shares his insights on how to optimize every aspect of your day to achieve a fulfilling and successful life. From morning routines to work productivity, learning techniques to meal planning, exercise strategies to sleep habits, and even enhancing your intimate relationships, this book offers practical advice and actionable steps to help you take control of your life and make the most out of each day.

Who should read Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Individuals seeking to optimize their daily routines and improve overall well-being.

  • Busy professionals looking for practical strategies to enhance productivity and balance.

  • Health enthusiasts interested in incorporating optimized practices into their daily lives.


The Circadian Code

by Dr. Satchin Panda

4.6 (1279 reviews)

What is The Circadian Code about?

In this insightful book, Dr. Satchin Panda explores the fascinating world of circadian rhythms and their impact on our health. He reveals how aligning our daily routines with our body's natural clock can lead to weight loss, increased energy levels, and overall improved well-being. With practical tips and scientific evidence, this book offers a comprehensive guide to optimizing our health from morning to midnight.

Who should read The Circadian Code

  • Individuals struggling with weight loss and low energy levels.

  • Health enthusiasts seeking to optimize their daily routines.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the impact of circadian rhythms.


Why We Can’t Sleep

by Ada Calhoun

4.4 (802 reviews)

What is Why We Can’t Sleep about?

In this insightful book, Ada Calhoun explores the unique challenges faced by women in their middle years. Through personal anecdotes and extensive research, she delves into the reasons behind the "midlife crisis" experienced by many women today. From societal pressures to financial instability, Calhoun uncovers the various factors that contribute to this phenomenon, offering a thought-provoking analysis of the struggles and resilience of women navigating this stage of life.

Who should read Why We Can’t Sleep

  • Women in their 40s and 50s navigating midlife challenges.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the modern midlife experience for women.

  • Individuals seeking insights into the unique struggles faced by women in midlife.


The Sleep Solution

by W. Chris Winter, M.D.

4.4 (682 reviews)

What is The Sleep Solution about?

In this insightful book, a renowned sleep specialist delves into the science behind sleep and offers practical solutions to improve your sleep quality. Exploring the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on our physical and mental health, the author provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and addressing common sleep issues. With a blend of scientific research, personal anecdotes, and expert advice, this book offers valuable strategies to help you achieve a restful and rejuvenating night's sleep.

Who should read The Sleep Solution

  • Individuals struggling with sleep disorders seeking effective solutions.

  • Sleep-deprived individuals looking for expert guidance to improve sleep quality.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the science behind sleep and its impact.


The Power of When

by Michael Breus, Ph.D.

4.3 (1340 reviews)

What is The Power of When about?

"The Power of When" by Michael Breus, Ph.D. is a fascinating guide that reveals the impact of our biological clocks, or chronotypes, on various aspects of our lives. With insightful research and practical advice, the book helps readers identify their own chronotype and understand the best times for activities such as eating, working, exercising, and even intimate moments. This eye-opening read empowers individuals to optimize their daily routines and make the most of their unique biological rhythms.

Who should read The Power of When

  • Individuals seeking to optimize their daily routines and productivity.

  • People interested in understanding their natural sleep patterns and energy levels.

  • Those looking to enhance their overall well-being and decision-making abilities.


The Sh*t No One Tells You

by Dawn Dais

4.3 (350 reviews)

What is The Sh*t No One Tells You about?

In this humorous and honest guide, the author shares her personal experiences and offers practical advice on navigating the challenges of a baby's first year. From sleepless nights to diaper disasters, Dais covers it all, providing new parents with a refreshing and relatable perspective. With a touch of sarcasm and a lot of empathy, this book is a must-read survival guide for anyone embarking on the journey of parenthood.

Who should read The Sh*t No One Tells You

  • Expectant parents seeking honest and practical advice for their journey.

  • New parents looking for a humorous and relatable survival guide.

  • Anyone interested in gaining insights into the realities of parenthood.


The No-Cry Sleep Solution

by Elizabeth Pantley

4 (2464 reviews)

What is The No-Cry Sleep Solution about?

"The No-Cry Sleep Solution" offers a gentle and effective approach to help parents solve their child's sleep problems without resorting to crying it out. Written by a renowned parenting expert, this book provides practical strategies, tips, and techniques to create a peaceful bedtime routine, establish healthy sleep habits, and address common sleep challenges. With empathy and understanding, the author empowers parents to guide their children towards restful nights and happier mornings.

Who should read The No-Cry Sleep Solution

  • New parents struggling with their baby's sleep patterns.

  • Sleep-deprived parents seeking gentle sleep training methods.

  • Individuals interested in understanding and improving infant sleep.


The Sleep Revolution

by Arianna Huffington

3.9 (443 reviews)

What is The Sleep Revolution about?

In this insightful book, the author delves into the importance of sleep and its impact on our overall well-being. Drawing from scientific research and personal experiences, she explores the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation in our fast-paced society. With practical tips and strategies, she guides readers towards a sleep revolution, emphasizing the transformative power of a good night's rest in improving our health, productivity, and happiness.

Who should read The Sleep Revolution

  • Individuals struggling with sleep disorders and seeking practical solutions.

  • Busy professionals looking to improve their sleep habits and overall well-being.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the importance of quality sleep.