Fast Asleep: Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Become a Better Sleeper

Fast Asleep: Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Become a Better Sleeper

by Dr Michael Mosley

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Overview

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The FastDiet and “one of the world’s leading journalists covering nutrition and health” (Dr. Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California Longevity Institute) presents a “well written, well researched, and very practical” (Dr. Tim Spector, professor at Kings College, London) science-based sleep program designed to improve brain function, support weight loss, boost your mood, and reduce stress.

Getting a good night’s sleep is everyone’s daily goal. After all, it reduces your risk of depression, helps you fight chronic disease, improves your memory, and it just plain feels good. But why is it that so many of us struggle to get the necessary seven to eight hours a night?

In Fast Asleep, Dr. Michael Mosley brings together the latest, groundbreaking science to explain exactly why it is so important that we regularly get enough sleep. Prone to insomnia, he has taken part in numerous sleep experiments and tested every sleep remedy. Combining personal insight and in-depth research, he explains why so many of us struggle with sleep, what works and what doesn’t, and shares his own myth-busting program to help you achieve a good night’s rest.

Filled with fascinating case studies, fifty delicious, sleep-promoting recipes, and more, Fast Asleep is a complete resource that offers a range of tools for combating fatigue and tiredness. Simple, effective, and life-changing, this book explores the science of dreaming, explains why gut health and meal times matter, and reveals tips and tricks to help you not just to sleep better, but to reduce stress levels and feel happier and healthier in general.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982106935
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 07/27/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 490,016
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Michael Mosley is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The FastDiet, FastExercise, FastLife, The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, The Clever Gut Diet, The Fast800 Diet, and Covid-19. Dr. Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London before joining the BBC, where he spent three decades as a science journalist and executive producer. Now freelance, he is a well-known television personality and has won numerous television awards, including an RTS (Royal Television Award), and was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 How We Woke Up to Sleep 8

2 What Puts Us to Sleep and What Keeps Us Awake 33

3 Are You Getting Enough? 57

4 Tried and Tested Ways to Boost Your Sleep 77

5 Eating Your Way to a Good Night's Sleep 109

6 The Fast Asleep Program 136

7 How to Manage Shift Work and Jet Lag 165

Recipes Dr. Clare Bailey Justine Pattison 185

Appendix: Exercises 267

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 273

Index 281

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