Background

Shawn Stevenson is a sleep expert.

Summary

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success shares 21 ways to enhance sleep.

Interesting Ideas

This book shared 21 ways to enhance sleep. 10 of them are:

  1. Avoid screens before bedtime
  2. Have a caffeine curfew
  3. Make your room cool
  4. Make your room dark
  5. Exercise during the day
  6. Get more sunlight during the day
  7. Create a sleep sanctuary
  8. Get up early
  9. Find your best sleep position
  10. Go to bed at the right time

Some interesting ideas in this book – research shows that the best recovery times are between 10 PM and 2 AM.

Nutrients that are good for sleep include magnesium, selenium (brazil nuts), Vitamin C, tryptophan, potassium, calcium, vitamin D, omega 3’s, B-vitamins, melatonin and probiotics.

Some supplementation Shawn Stevenson recommends are chamomile, valerian, 5HTP, and l-tryptophan.

Positives

Overall well researched.

Criticisms

No major criticisms.

Check out his book, here: (Amazon link)


Bibliography

Stevenson, Shawn. Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success. Rodale, 2016.