Why sleeping well is fundamental for your health.
What happens to our bodies while we're asleep, why it matters, and how to resolve the obstacles keeping you from a restful night.
Sleep has held an important place in art, literature and religion since time immemorial and on occasion, it has even changed the course of history. Insomnia has similarly inspired countless works of art and influenced the style of the creatives that make them. Omnipresent since the dawn of humanity, we spend (or at least we should spend) a third of our lives sleeping. But do we really know what sleep is for and why it's so important?
In this book, Dr María Ángeles Bonmatí will, among other fascinating insights, help us decode the starring role that sleep has played in art, examine how other species sleep and explore the effects of sleeping outdoors. She explains what happens to our brain and body while we're sleeping and the consequences of not getting enough quality rest. We will also learn about the way our sleep differs at different stages of life, and focus on situations or changes which can stop us from sleeping the necessary amount. And if this weren't compelling enough, Dr Bonmatí will also underline the benefits of dreaming for our health and wellbeing.
In Not Worth Losing Sleep Over you'll also find tools for tackling the issues in our daily lives that can keep us from sleeping. Because now that we're aware of the health benefits of exercise and eating well, it's time for us to think of good sleep as another fundamental aspect of staying healthy.