The Sleep Books 📚 Edition

An ongoing obsession of mine is making LISTS (clearly displayed in this article, The Travel List Edition [Mollie's Monday Obsessions).

The Sleep Books 📚Edition

An ongoing obsession of mine is making LISTS (clearly displayed in this article, The Travel List Edition [Mollie's Monday Obsessions).

So I thought it could be handy to create a SLEEP BOOK LIST of 3 sleep books that get at the WHY, WHEN, & HOW of sleep (a “Snooze Catalogue”, if you will 🤣).

Even if you were to skim just one...it would be one step closer to unpacking what I believe to be one of THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL SETS ON THE PLANET.

*NOTE: There are books on sleep training for babies & puppies (yes, puppies!). Not to mention, plenty of advice on how to deal with sleep apnea, narcolepsy, shift workers, etc. My obsession with sleep solely resides in improving sleep latency & quality for non-disordered sleepers. However, if those other topics are of interest to you.. amazon!.

WHY

Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams ⭐This is hands down the most talked about sleep book...maybe ever? Walker’s enthusiasm and knowledge on the topic of sleep is unparalleled. Definitely work the Audible credit. :)

WHEN

Dr. Satchin Panda, author of The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight ⭐Incredible for helping to better understand how our circadian code impacts literally every area of our lives...and offers strategies to ensure that our calendars (including lights & food) work more in harmony with it.

HOW

Dr Guy Meadows, The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night ⭐This was one of THE books that got me to sleep again when my sleep was at its worst. Meadows does NOT take the tired “sleep hygiene” approach and instead has you think of the best sleeper that you know and take on a similar nonchalant vibe around sleep until it becomes natural. He does a great job at lessing the anxiety that can be built up around get "right" or “perfect” sleep through a number of rituals and exercises.

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Bonus: This one 👇 is not wildly popular and only just came out a couple of months ago...but I appreciate it’s simplicity and practical tips to turn your room into a “Sleep Sanctuary”.

WHERE

Jennifer Williamson Sleep Rituals: 100 Practices for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep