As most people’s daily schedules have gotten drastically altered, working from home has become the order of the day, and as anxiety levels increase, peoples’ sleep patterns can get badly affected. Getting good sleep is one of the few proven strategies to boost immune systems.
Here is a list of recent non-fiction titles available as ebooks or audiobooks through Overdrive and Hoopla, designed to teach you about the role sleep plays in our health and wellness and changes you can make to get a truly good night’s sleep.
Chronotherapy: Resetting Your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness, and Quality Sleep by Ian McMahan & Michael Terman: Based on decades of research, Chronotherapy shows you how to harness the power of light to reset your natural clock and boost your mood, be more alert, and get a good night’s sleep.
5 Days to a Perfect Night’s Sleep for Your Child: The Secrets to Making Bedtime a Dream by Eduard Estivill & Rachel Anderson: This quick, no-nonsense guide is all you need to get your child to sleep through the night (pillow not included).
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep by Marc Weissbluth, M.D.: The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease- by one of the country’s leading pediatricians.
The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep by Tzivia Gover: Discover How to Use Dreamwork, Meditation, and Journaling to Sleep Deeply and Wake Up Well
Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Pain by Richard Bootzin & Colleen E. Carney: Learn how to optimize your sleep pattern using methods to calm your mind and identify sleep-thieving behaviors that contribute to insomnia.
Sleep Disorders by Simon Pierce: Through informative main text, annotated quotes, detailed charts, and engaging sidebars, readers learn about the realities of living with sleep disorders such as insomnia and narcolepsy.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington: Sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
This Book Will Put You to Sleep by Hardwick K. McCoy: This gently amusing, highly effective anthology of soporific dullness has been carefully curated to put readers to sleep as quickly as possible.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker: A preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, and also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.
Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun: Opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X’s sleep predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss—and keep the next generation of women from falling in.
Also to be noted, you can download or stream a great variety of “sleep music” using Hoopla.
Wishing all of you the blessing of restful and restorative sleep!
-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions & Librarian