Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Master Your Sleep

Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Review - Master Your Sleep


Sleep disorders plague a frightening percentage of the population, and many people who have problems sleeping simply learn to live with their affliction. But at what cost? Sleep disorders can affect all aspects of life, from school and work to personal relationships to mental health. Because of the myriad types of sleep disorders and the equally numerous treatment methods, there is no quick fix for all sufferers. 

Master Your Sleep is for those who are looking for answers. Dr. Tracey Marks explains how and why we sleep and delves into the many types and potential causes of sleep disruption. Master Your Sleep will help readers understand their sleep patterns and provides an extremely thorough exploration of potential treatments, from herbal and prescription medications to a variety of therapies. From the simple to the complex, Dr. Marks explains the potential risks and benefits found in all treatment methodologies.

Master Your Sleep is an invaluable addition to the libraries of those who suffer from sleep disorders and family members of sufferers. Stop ''living with'' your sleep disorder and take action to end it!


TRACEY MARKS, MD, ( is an Atlanta psychiatrist and psychotherapist specializing in how stress and anxiety impact quality of life. Dr. Marks has worked with numerous women struggling to balance their life and work, while also overcoming burnout, depression and other stress-related issues. Dr. Marks obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the University of Florida. Board certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, she is a frequent forensic contributor on “InSession” on TruTV. 

My Take on the Book Do you currently or have you had problems in the past with getting a good night's sleep? This short, condenced book, is a valuable resource that will assist all in taking control of your sleep and better understand the habits that you may have that lead to poor sleep. 

Inside the book you will find that it is broken down into easy to understand sections and that there are many good ideas that they share including: no caffeine after noon, and start winding down a few hours before bed and have a "quiet time" when you get into your jammies and settle for the night. 

One of the things that I think is hard to grapple with is the idea that you need to get away from the computer as it will keep you awake due to the light and the flickering of the computer (as will a television).

The book also goes into medications (both prescription and over-the-counter remedies) that one can take to aid with their sleep and even information on other ways in which you may be able to get help, such as visiting a sleep clinic.

This book is full of so many valuable resources, I would highly recommend this quick read, as it will change the way in which you view your sleep and the habits that may contribute to your sleep patters.

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1 comment:

Tracey Marks, MD said...

Thanks Dad, for the review. I'm so glad you found it helpful.