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    Rob Lawrence is offline Senior Member
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    Default "Lights Out" ... disappointing so far

    I am reading the "Lights Out" book that was discussed here some time ago. So far really disappointing. The ideas are intriguing, but the book is written in a strident know-it-all tone and is badly disjointed. What's more, the authors can't resist editorializing on everything and anything they have an opinion on. In brief, it's a mess.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book on sleep and health, with Life, Man, and the Destiny of the Universe parts left out?

    Thanks,

    RobLights Out: Sugar, Sleep, and Survival

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    Default Dammit, I thought you were talking about James Toney n/m

    Dammit, I thought you were talking about James Toney n/m

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    Default most such books are better had in summary from a friend...

    Most books even remotely related to the health/fitness genre are not worth the time to even pick them up. Get a summary from a friend.

    However, check out some of the Paleo sites. Art DeVany and Cordain have some interesting reads to recommend--you may have to request by e-mail.

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    Rob Lawrence is offline Senior Member
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    Default Hallelujah ...

    The worst are amateur authors who are writing their first book and assume that the world is hinging on their every word. This is true of "Lights Out," and also the NHE book that was popular here some time ago.

    Rob

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    Default Re: "Lights Out" ... disappointing so far

    Yes, I get that reaction from almost everyone I loan the book to. Most people return it unread, they can't get past the first few pages and the writer's tone and style irritate them too much to procede.

    The book also reads as if it was editted with a chainsaw.

    Unfortuately, I don't know of any equivalent book with the same info and advice in it, so I stick with it.

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    Default Rob, are you dealing with insomnia?

    If so, I found "No More Sleepless Nights," by Dr. Peter Hauri very helpful. Hauri is the former director of the Mayo Clinic Insomnia Program.
    Tim

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    Default Good message, bad delivery

    I was a bit turned off by the conspiracy theorist tone of the book, but the information is solid. There are definitely some points where they try to apply modern science, but end up reaching a bit too far.
    Overall though, I think the overall guidelines are pretty good. Although I'm not sure I would want to try their summer diet.
    One problem I have is that if I black out my window, it is practically impossible to wake up some mornings. Lately, I have just been letting the sun wake me up. I get less sleep, but waking up is more pleasant. The ideal situation would be to have curtains that could be controlled by a timer. Hmmm... maybe my next project:-)
    A good book to take a look at is SleepRx. It has about a hundred different tips. You obviously don't have to use all of them, but one of them could be the silver bullet you need. I haven't read the book Tim recommended, but it's probably good too. I have always been a terrible sleeper, but as of late I have been better able to dial it in.

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    Default Tyler, Tim, Lemon ... thanks for recommendations n/m

    Tyler, Tim, Lemon ... thanks for recommendations n/m

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    Default Not quite insomnia ...

    But I never feel as if I've had enough sleep. I think it's GS training. It really increases your need for sleep.

    Rob

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    Default Lemon, could you write a 1-2 paragraph precis? Would appreciate n/m

    Lemon, could you write a 1-2 paragraph precis? Would appreciate n/m

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