9 relaxing books to read before bedtime We oakley factory shop all know a bedtime where to buy cheap oakleys story works wonders for getting children off oakley sunglasses gold frame to sleep, but grown ups could benefit from a relaxing bed time read too. Not only has research shown that using gadgets before bed can interfere with circadian rhythms and impact on our quality of sleep (the light emitted reduces our melatonin production the hormone that makes us feel sleepy), but other studies have confirmed that as little as six minutes of reading can help reduce stress by up to two thirds, and in turn improve sleep. Here are nine page turners that will help get you into a sleepy state of zen before bedtime. 1. With 100 simple rules on improving everything from money to relationships, it's designed for you to dip in and out of at random. The no nonsense advice about whether something is worth worrying about or not under the chapter 'It's OK to worry, or to know how not to' could help quiet your mind for sleep. 4. It includes lots of strategies for awakening and focusing mens oakley sunglasses cheap your motivation from giving yourself a monthly performance review where you set yourself goals and consider what tools might help you do better, to creating your own motivational poster. 5. For life changing perspectiveThe Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (Element, standard article body el breaker">ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW If work or money pressures are keeping you awake at night, this best selling spiritual fable could help you gain some perspective. It's full of life lessons that place life's simple pleasures like our relationships and enjoying the here and now above the material. It describes the journey of a former lawyer who, after a heart attack, sells off all his worldly goods and embarks on a trek to India where he encounters Himalayan gurus who teach him what we all know deep down but sometimes need reminding of. 6. For relaxation The FreeMind Experience: The Three Pillars of Absolute Happiness by Tom Fortes Mayer (Watkins, standard body el text"> Clinical hypnotherapist Tom Fortes Mayer has created a self hypnosis system the FreeMind Process which musician Myleene Klass credits with changing her life for the better. In his book Fortes Mayer shows you how to let go of thoughts and behaviours that are holding you back; how to unleash you potential by relating to life in a different way and how to live more fully in the moment. His deep relaxation techniques are great for reprogramming negative thinking and making you feel more at peace before bed. 7. For a good laugh (or cry) Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There by Cheryl Strayed (Atlantic Books, standard body el text">Most famous for her hiking memoir Wild, which was made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon last year, this is a volume of letters from Strayed's stint as an agony aunt. It features ten letters from her anonymous advice column 'Dear Sugar' for the US website Rumpus and the bite size chunks make it perfect for a quick bedtime read. Strayed's straighttalking advice to people who have lost a loved one, been abused or cheated on is in turns heartbreaking, hilarious and inspiring. 8. For mindfulness Get Some HeadSpace by Andy Puddicombe (Hodder, standard body el text"> Written by a former Buddhist monk turned meditation guru (and app creator) Andy Puddicombe, this is a great meditation tool for the time pressed. His daily meditation exercises can be carried out in just ten minutes a day just before bed is ideal and should help you to reach new levels of calm. The story of Andy's journey from university sports science student in Leicester to Buddhist monk is interwoven with his tips and mindfulness techniques that you can apply in your every day life, not just at bedtime. 9. For health adviceNourish: Mind, Body Soul by Sadie Frost, Amber Rose and Holly Davidson (Kyle Books, standard body el text">Divided into three sections (broadly nutrition, beauty and exercise) this beautifully illustrated lifestyle book is written by three friends: the actress Sadie Frost; her sister Holly (an actress and personal trainer) and food stylist Amber Rose who all share a passion for well being. Perfect for dipping in to at bedtime we love its feel good mantras and Sadie's meditation and yoga advice. The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor for further information see our Terms and conditions.
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