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Sleep: 10 great tips for a perfect night's sleep

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Sleep: 10 great tips for a perfect night's sleep

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Apr 21, 2011


Are you tired of being tired? Have you suffered from insomnia for ages but are in the dark about how to stop it? Whether you are suffering from nightmares, insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnoea, the Sleep series comes to the rescue. Here Infinite Ideas reveals 10 brilliant and straightforward techniques to help deal with all types of persistent sleep problems so that you can get the sleep you deserve. More helpful tips can be found in Sleep 2: 10 more great tips for a perfect night's sleep.
Apr 21, 2011

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  • Write down how long it takes to get to sleep, how many times you wake up during the night and what time you wake up in the morning – plus how you felt the next day. After a few weeks you should see a pattern emerging. Now you can start to find solutions.

  • Men tend to put on weight around their necks and waists, whereas women seem to put on weight around the thighs. So when you lay on your back your fatty tissue adds pressure onto the airway, blocking it off and making you snore.

  • If you miss out on sleep, it’s the lighter stages of sleep – 1 and 2 – that tend to be lost. The body will always do its best to catch up on deep sleep first, then REM sleep.

  • Insomnia is more common in older people and women are twice as likely to suffer than men. People with children are more likely to suffer although less than 3% of chil- dren report any serious problem of insomnia.

  • Darkness triggers your body clock to release sleep-inducing chemicals so in autumn, as it starts to get darker earlier, your body prepares for sleep earlier. The sun rises later, too, so your wake-up hormones are triggered later.

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Sleep - Infinite Ideas


10 great tips for a perfect night’s sleep

Infinite Ideas

Copyright © The Infinite Ideas Company Limited, 2011

First published in 2011 by

Infinite Ideas Limited

36 St Giles

Oxford, OX1 3LD

United Kingdom

All rights reserved. Except for the quotation of small passages for the purposes of criticism or review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP, UK, without the permission in writing of the publisher. Requests to the publisher should be addressed to the Permissions Department, Infinite Ideas Limited, 36 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LD, UK, or faxed to +44 (0)1865 514777.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

ISBN 978-1-908189-27-1

Brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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We know you’re responsible and perfectly capable of using the information in this book wisely. That said, any advice given is not a substitute for medical advice – so consult your doctor or healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet and exercise regime or if you start taking supplements – particularly if you’re on medication, you’re very unfit or you’re pregnant. Yes, we checked the facts, but teams of eager scientists in laboratories around the world are constantly updating and reassessing their research. So the facts might change. We like you and hope you’re soon sleeping soundly every night, but we’re not going to come around and tuck you in – because how well you sleep is ultimately up to you.



Brilliant features


Eyes wide shut

The rhythms of life

Lark or owl?

System failure

Six, seven or eight?

The big one

Back to basics


Noisy nights!

All stressed out!

Brilliant features

Each chapter of this book is designed to provide you with an inspirational idea that you can read quickly and put into practice straight away.

Throughout you’ll find three features that will help you get right to the heart of the idea:

Here’s an idea for you … Take it on board and give it a go – right here, right now. Get an idea of how well you’re doing so far.

Defining idea … Words of wisdom from masters and mistresses of the art, plus some interesting hangers-on.

How did it go? If at first you do succeed, try to hide your amazement. If, on the other hand, you don’t, then this is where you’ll find a Q and A that highlights common problems and how to get over them.

If you find these ideas helpful why not read the other books in the series.

Sleep 2: 10 more great tips for a perfect night’s sleep

Sleep 3: Another 10 great tips for a perfect night’s sleep

Sleep 4: Yet another 10 great tips for a perfect night’s sleep

Sleep 5: Even more great tips for a perfect night’s sleep

They make great bedtime reading and you

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