Harper Collins

The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More

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From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter's relentless search for how to get a good night's sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way.

Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more unknowingly suffer from other sleep disorders. In The Sleep Fix, Macedo aims to change that with perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions based not just on science and experts, but also her own years-long struggle.

As an early-morning reporter and overnight news anchor, Macedo learned the hard way how valuable sleep is, and how it affects everything from our heart to our brain to our immune system. The longer Macedo struggled, the more her health deteriorated. Desperate, she tried standard sleep tip after standard sleep tip, but nothing worked - instead, it made her worse.

Finally, after developing a tolerance to sleeping pills, Macedo decided to attack the problem as a journalist, interviewing sleep experts from all over the world to get to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping--and the various ways to fix it.

As Macedo explains, the solution to catching zzz's isn't as simple as giving up caffeine, or putting away your phone before bed. With her down-to-earth explanations and humor, she instead teaches us how to:

- Understand sleep biology

- Identify sleep obstacles

- Flag sleep myths and separate fact from fiction

- Try counterintuitive approaches

- Shift our mindset

Most importantly, Macedo -- a busy, working mom -- teaches us how to adjust and fit these solutions into our everyday lives. Offering expert wisdom, cutting-edge research, intimate sleep stories from public figures, and actionable advice, The Sleep Fix is the tell-it-like-it-is guide this sleep-deprived world has been waiting for.

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The suggestions in this book encompass every area of sleep disturbance and should be tried at once!-- San Francisco Book Review

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Mixes personal anecdotes... with surprising tips... It's a winning formula.-- Booklist

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Sleep is the apex predator of healthy habits. Often overlooked, but massively important. Using both anecdote and science, my longtime colleague Diane Macedo offers up a series of wise and flexible approaches we can all customize to our own benefit.--Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier

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Take it from a narcoleptic, this book is so important. The Sleep Fix not only has the basis of credibility coming from Diane, a mother and a master of overnight shifts, but it focuses on what should be the base of our health pyramid: identifying and addressing our sleep problems in order to get quality sleep.--Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist

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I've been waiting for a book like The Sleep Fix. Diane delivers science-based and down-to-earth explanations for how the most common sleep disorders work, often in ways that are, frankly, much better than many of us sleep specialists have done. It's filled with concrete solutions based on research and clinical wisdom gathered from dozens of the sleep medicine field's top minds. Diane's compassionate, authoritative, yet humorous voice imbues her message with real hope--if she can overcome her sleep problems, so can her readers.--Jade Wu, PHD, clinical psychologist and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist

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The advice in this book is absolutely spot on. Diane Macedo shows an impressive knack for distilling sleep science into straightforward advice.--Jennifer Mundt, PhD, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Northwestern University


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