Fast Asleep

How to get a really good night's rest

by Michael Mosley

Groundbreaking sleep science from the bestselling author of The 5:2 Fast Diet and The Fast 800

A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy brain and body. So why do so many of us struggle to sleep well?

In Fast Asleep, Dr Michael Mosley explains what happens when we sleep, what triggers common sleep problems and why standard advice rarely works.

Prone to insomnia, he has taken part in numerous sleep experiments and tested every remedy going. The result is a radical, four-week programme, based on the latest science, designed to help you re-establish a healthy sleep pattern in record time.

With plenty of surprising recommendations – including tips for teenagers, people working night shifts and those prone to jet lag – plus recipes which will boost your deep sleep by improving your gut microbiome, Fast Asleep provides the tools you need to sleep better, reduce stress and feel happier.

“‘Mosley’s first-hand experience of insomnia, and his search for answers, makes this book a real page turner. It will change many lives.’”
Professor Barry Marshall, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE
“‘A fascinating, accessible book with some truly surprising findings. If you or someone you know struggles with poor sleep, this book is a must.’”
Professor Felice Jacka, DIRECTOR, FOOD & MOOD CENTRE, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

About Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley received a first degree in PPE from Oxford University before training to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. After qualifying he joined the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer and, more recently, a well known television presenter. Unusually, he has written and presented series on BBC One, Two, Three and Four as well as BBC Radio Four. He has won numerous television awards, including an RTS (Royal Television Award) and being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association. He is married to a doctor and has four children, amongst them a son who is at medical school.

Other books by this author

<a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-fast-diet"><strong>The Fast Diet: Revised and Updated</strong><br />The simple secret of intermittent fasting: lose weight, stay healthy, live longer</a><br /><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-fast-diet" class="plain-link">‘Michael Mosley’s bestselling book changed my life. Melodramatic, yes, but true. In the past five months on the 5:2 diet I have lost a stone and a half, reducing my Body Mass Index from a lumberingly 27 to a healthy 23.’
Xanthe Clay, <i>Daily Telegraph<i>
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