Book Review: ‘How to Sleep Better’ by Deepa Kannan

Deepa Kannan's Holistic Guide to Restful Nights and Rejuvenated Living


Book Title: How to Sleep Better: The Miraculous Ten-step Protocol to Recharge Your Mind and Body
Author: Deepa Kannan
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-9356995635
Date Published: Dec. 14, 2023
Price: INR 338

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Book Review

Sleep is one of the most important things you need to do for your body because it is your body’s way of recharging its batteries. When you begin to feel sleepy at night, it means that you have reached the limit that your body has, and you should sleep so that you do not over-exert yourself. Many people don’t get enough sleep at night, mostly because so many of us have turned into night owls who love to do so many things at night instead of the daytime. These are terrible habits, and we must learn to get rid of them by paying attention to the importance of sleep.

In this connection, author Deepa Kannan, Allied Functional Medicine, and Ayurvedic health counselor in “How to Sleep Better,”, embarks on an enlightening journey into the realm of sleep, emphasizing its vital role in recharging our body’s batteries. The book addresses the prevalent issue of inadequate sleep, shedding light on the detrimental habits that hinder our restful nights. Kannan’s expertise shines through as she explores the root causes of poor sleep, offering readers a transformative guide to enhance the quality and duration of their resting hours.

Delving into the fundamentals of sleep, Kannan explains the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of our sleep cycles, unraveling the reasons behind common sleep problems. What sets this book apart is the incorporation of insights from the Upanishads, specifically focusing on the ten senses. Kannan elucidates how to leverage each sense effectively for a more restful night, adding a holistic dimension to the narrative. The prescriptive lifestyle program outlined in the book becomes a practical tool for readers seeking tangible improvements in their sleep quality.

How to Sleep Better” goes beyond a conventional sleep guide, offering a unique blend of scientific knowledge and ancient wisdom. Kannan’s ability to seamlessly integrate Ayurvedic principles with actionable tips creates a compelling narrative. The book is not only for those grappling with sleep issues but is highly recommended for anyone interested in leading a happier and healthier life. The practical insights, valuable information, and gems of wisdom make this book an essential read for those on a quest for rejuvenating sleep.

From the outset, the book captivates readers, prompting a newfound understanding of the importance of sleep. Even for those without apparent sleep issues, “How to Sleep Better” offers valuable insights, paving the way for improved overall health. Deepa Kannan’s engaging writing style and practical tips make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the mysteries of sleep and embracing a holistic approach to well-being.

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The author’s mastery in blending functional medicine and Ayurveda shines brightly, presenting readers with simple yet powerful tools for a Do-It-Yourself approach to address health and sleep concerns. With a methodical approach, Kannan’s book provides a comprehensive guide that is sure to help numerous individuals achieve better sleep. Whether you struggle with sleep or know someone who does, “How to Sleep Better” is a recommended read that offers practical solutions to enhance the sleep experience.

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