Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance

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Harper Collins, Dec 9, 1998 - Self-Help - 320 pages
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Do your eyelids feel heavy during afternoon meetings? Do you sleep extra hours on weekend mornings? Do you use caffeine to stay alert? An alarm to get out of bed?

These are all symptoms of sleep deficiency--signals that you are operating below your peak performance and beneath your mental capacity. Despite popular perceptions, sleep is not a luxury--it is a necessity. More than seventy million Americans are sleep-deprived, and make crucial business and personal decisions in an impaired state. In Power Sleep, Dr. James B. Maas, a pioneer of sleep research at Cornell University, has created an easy, drug-free program to improve your body and mind for an alert and productive tomorrow. In Power Sleep, you'll find:

  • The golden rules of sleep

  • Twenty great sleep strategies

  • Dos and don'ts of sleeping pills and over-the-counter remedies

  • How to combat travel fatigue, including jet lag and drowsy driving

  • Tips for exhausted parents of newborns, infants, and toddlers

  • How to overcome sleep disorders, including insomnia

An important and practical book, Power Sleep will help you get the sleep you need to improve your mental and physical well-being quickly and dramatically and to become a peak performer.

  

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Review: Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance

User Review  - Alaa - Goodreads

Perhaps revolutionary in the late 90's when it was published, but over a decade later most of the information is common knowledge or could be summarized to a few bullet points in an online article. It ... Read full review

Review: Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance

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Contents

SLEEP MATTERS
1
How Much Sleep Do You Get? 3 Are You Getting Enough
7
Sleep Disorders 12 Should We Place More Value on Sleep?
14
Guide to the Diagnostic SelfTests
22
THE POWER OF SLEEP
23
Sleep Need and Peak Performance
45
Asleep or Awake? 49 The SleepDeprived Majority 50 Your
62
Environment
101
Is It a Good Idea to Nap? 123 Is There an Inborn Tendency
132
Overcoming Jet Lag 143 Symptoms of Jet Lag 145 What
159
Avoiding Family Sleep Traps
163
WHEN TO CALL THE SLEEP
177
Parasomnias 196 Sleep Disorders Associated
203
Appendix B Suggested Readings
217
Notes
267
Index
283

Sleeping Pills and OvertheCounter
115

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About the author (1998)

Dr. James B. Maas is a leading authority and international consultant on sleep and performance who has studied the subject more than four decades. Dr. Maas received his BA from Williams College and his MA and PhD from Cornell University. A Weiss Presidential Fellow and former chair of Cornell's psychology department, he now lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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