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The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Edlund
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Book Description

This groundbreaking book takes a fresh look at the role that rest plays in the quality of your life, offering a proven program to enhance your health, help you look younger, and feel restored. The Power of Rest provides a low-cost, low-risk answer to some pressing health concerns, and is an important adjunct for those already investing time, energy, and money in their health. Readers interested in a new plan to help with sleep disruptions, fatigue, lack of zest, weight loss, or diabetes will find many helpful suggestions in The Power of Rest.


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Look Younger, Be Healthier, and Experience a New Kind of Energy

Sluggishness. Boredom. Lack of concentration. Too many of us pour another cup of coffee and accept fatigue as the inevitable side effect of hectic lives. Dr. Matthew Edlund shows us there is a better way. (and it's not just sleeping more!)

This groundbreaking program will rewire your body, improving your productivity, creativity, and sense of well-being. Experience the extraordinary benefits—including dramatically decreased stress and increased energy—of the four types of rest:

  • Physical: From deep breathing to the "UnNap," learn how to vanquish stress in seconds.
  • Mental: Practice key strategies of relaxed concentration, and marvel at how much more you can accomplish.
  • Social: See how even walking to lunch with a coworker creates a new sense of security and support.
  • Spiritual: Experience a connection to something greater than the self, the key to internal balance.

The Power of Rest introduces one powerful technique each day, many of which can be accomplished in a minute or less. Rediscover the feeling of being truly alert and engaged with your body, your work, and the people you love.

About the Author

Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an award-winning expert on rest, body clocks, and sleep. He writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has appeared on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. Work featuring Dr. Edlund has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Shape, Redbook, Real Simple, More, and hundreds of other magazines and newspapers.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061862770
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (21 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MVZ2BG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendable 1 July 2014
By PP
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was looking for some information on how to get more efficient rest, so I came across this book and am happy so far (haven't read it all yet).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Heathly - Look Younger 3 July 2010
By Janet S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Wow, what a book. I didn't know rest could do so much for me. This is a whole new way of looking at the body. Rest is an active process, according to Dr. Edlund, which we can use to relax and revive us when we're stressed, and power us up when we're exhausted. If you put different rest techniques together, you can build new brain cells, restore your body, get healthy, even look younger.

The techniques are quick. They're also easy to use. I really like some of the spiritual rest techniques, because they really relax me and get me to see the bigger picture. Combining them is even better. I like that it's best to put together active rest techniques to make the day more rhythmic, not racing through the day, but pacing the day. Using FAR (Food-Activity-Rest) is also an easy way to lose weight and get healthy.
I really recommend this book. It can change the way you live.
53 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd reviews 2 Feb. 2011
By YogaMomOf4 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Why are all the reviews from this book from the same time span, by people who have only this one review in their histories? (There are only two people who have made more than one review -- one of them also wrote a review for another book by the same author.)
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Becoming "rest intelligent" 22 Jun. 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
During the years of treating clients with muscle pain, I have come to respect the need for sleep and rest in order to have healthy muscle function. But I never had a concise strategy to teach my patients, that is, until now. Dr. Matthew Edlund's newest book, The Power of Rest, is the "tool" I recommend to every one I treat because he presents a plan that is easily understood and easily put into practice. It results in helping people gain appreciation and understanding of their body's need for different types of rest: physical, mental, social and spiritual. The results become obvious to those who practice what Dr. Edlund teaches. I highly recommend everyone read this book and take 30 days to "do" a "rest makeover" with the techniques he explains, going from overloaded to rest-intelligent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great info but it is a laborious read 17 Jan. 2013
By Kug - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I live with sleep apnea, like sever, I stop breathing 56 times an hour without a C-Pap machine. So a book like this was of great interest to me. I knew a little about the subject because of my apnea problem and this book is filled with wonderful information on the subject of rest and what it does for us. I gave it a 3 because it is only a 5 in my opinion if you are a student of this sort of thing. I found it at many times being an answer for rest in that it put me to sleep. That is not to say it doesnt have value. Like I said it is jam packed with what seems to be very valid information. In my opinion way too much information and too little on the how do I get something that I can apply to my life information. It is in here but you better be a sleuth to find it buried in the book. For information it is a 5, for usability it is a 3 and for readability it is a 1.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This content will put you to sleep. 5 Aug. 2013
By mantzmom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a full time teacher, mother, wife, and friend. I, like most people, constantly feel TIRED. The book summary, Power of Rest, had me interested in any techniques I could practice to make my day feel a little less exhausting. I will say, I think this author is obviously very intelligent, knowledgable, and even offers some good suggestions (ie. less technology, more routine). The reason I gave this book a one star rating is because it just seemed to drag on and on and on. The content alone will make you sleepy out of boredom. For example, the author suggests "read before bed" as part of the nighttime routine. Then he gives page after page of scientific research, the time you can read, the types of books you could read, where you could sit to read, why you should read before bed as long as it `isn't too interesting', and why reading will help you sleep....on and on and on. Further, a few of the suggestions are just unrealistic for your average working person. I don't think I can practice sex during the day, self hypnosis, napping, and yoga poses with a class full of busy kindergarten students. This book could have really been condensed, sold for less, and made to be more effective for "busy" consumers. This book just wasn't a good fit for me. I suggest one search the internet for energy tips first, but not right before bed (keeping you awake too long).
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