In these dark wintry days, sleep is never far from my thoughts. Much like a bear or a badger, I'm all about those deep winter sleeps, and as a self-proclaimed sleep evangelist I am passionate about getting good quality sleep and the impact that can have on your health and wellbeing. When I'm well-rested and replenished I bring more to the table at work, in relationships, in my writing - you name it, if I'm getting my rest I'll be better at it!

Imagine my joy, then, when the gorgeous Julia from Penguin Life sent me a copy of Sleep by Nick Littlehales to read and review. Nick has worked for years with elite athletes at the very top of their fields, and in Sleep he distills his findings from these years of works into easily digested chapters for mere mortals to apply to their own lives. This was a quick, enjoyable read, and I enjoyed Nick's lightness of touch - he's not afraid to get scientific, but doesn't meander off into vast swathes of dense jargon. This is a practical, useful book.

I enjoyed the tips and the methods for creating good sleep habits, and I rarely need convincing on the matter of naps. This book handles the whole topic with skill in a really accessible way. If increasing your sleep health is a priority for 2017, I'd heartily recommend this book. Happy reading - and sweet dreams!

Our whole household takes sleep seriously!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book to review from the publisher. All opinions, thoughts and ponderings are my own.

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  1. Interesting concept for a book, I love my sleep so I'm sure I'd love this x

  2. Interesting book - I'm always looking to improve sleep. Feel I either oversleep or don't sleep enough lol x

  3. I am ALWAYS looking to get more sleep as I get VERY little so this book sounds like it could be something that I'd benefit from! xxx

  4. I love sleep! I may have to invest in this book as it sounds great! xo

  5. I have struggled with sleep so so badly recently. This might be worth me reading.

  6. First of all - HOW DID I NOT |KNOW THIS BLOG EXISTED! second of all - I think I need to own this book, I'm the world's worst sleeper!


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