Books for the Best Sleep of Your Life

By Kat La Mantia | May 19 2023 | BlogAdultsAllGeneral

It’s time to get serious about your sleep routine. Productivity culture and hustle grindset devotees have devalued sleep, but the truth is that sleep is as necessary to your physical and mental health as eating well and staying hydrated. Even skimping a little on your hours can have vast consequences, from depression to high blood pressure to making you feel rundown and exhausted.

The key to great sleep is a great bedtime routine, and the key to a great routine is books. Reading a book pulls you away from bright blue light screens that wreak havoc on your circadian rhythm and gets your brain into a more restful mode. Reading before bed can help you sleep longer, deeper, and act as a natural sleep aid.

If you’ve been tossing and turning, finding your phone glued to your hand at night, waking up feeling groggy and tired, these books are for you. Everyone deserves rest that is restorative and rejuvenating. Invest in your bedtime routine with one of our favorite sleep titles that will help you finally catch the z’s you need.

Sleep Titles for Adults

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Do One Thing Every Day to Sleep Well Every Night
A Journal
This guided journal features 365 quotes and prompts to help you rest easy and get the most out of your sleep--part of the bestselling Do One Thing Every Day journal series.
$12.95 US
May 02, 2023
4-1/2 x 5-3/4
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Good Night
Your Holistic Guide to the Best Sleep of Your Life
If you struggle with insomnia, sleep procrastination, and catching zzz’s in general, this approachable handbook will help you master the art of sleep.
$19.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
6 x 8-1/2
128 Pages
Quirk Books

The Evening Rituals Journal
A guided journal to help you wind down, reflect, and refocus your energy at day’s end.
$16.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
160 Pages

The Sleep Prescription
Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest
“Vastly knowledgeable and genuinely brilliant . . . An easy yet most effective how-to guide on sleep.” —Dr. Matthew Walker, New York Times bestselling author of Why We SleepFrom renowned sleep scientist Dr. Aric Prather, a book that offers a simple yet powerful plan to improve your sleep in seven days
$15.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
5 x 7
224 Pages
Penguin Life

Nothing Much Happens
Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep
Based on the popular podcast, soothing stories to carry you off to deep, restful sleep
$25.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
288 Pages
Penguin Life

Evening Meditations Journal
Relaxing Reflections & Affirmations to End Your Day
Prepare yourself for a good night's rest with this guided journal filled with prompts, quotes, exercises, and plenty of space to write as you develop an evening meditation practice that allows you to end each day grounded, centered, connected.
$14.99 US
Aug 02, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Hay House LLC

The Deliberate Dreamer's Journal
This beautifully-designed journal filled with helpful tips on to how to recall, interpret, and record your dreams will serve as an excellent guide and companion on your dream journey.
$17.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
6 x 8
208 Pages

The Science of Sleep
Stop chasing a good night’s sleep and let it find you
Experts of every kind are queuing up to warn us that lack of sleep, or the wrong kind, will bring down a bewildering array of dire consequences.Heather Darwall-Smith's message in this book is simple: don't panic!Humans are biologically programmed to sleep, and by interrogating all the factors - sociological, physiological, neurological, and psychological - that might be impeding this innate instinct, each of us can work out the changes we can make in our own lifestyles to allow ourselves to sleep naturally again.This book demystifies the bewildering data around sleep by combining science with natural self-help techniques.Inside the pages of this illustrated guide to sleep, you'll discover:- A visual approach to understanding the science of why and how we sleep through info-graphics, graphs and diagrams that unpick the data and present the facts in an easy-to-follow format.- Proven techniques and strategies for better sleep from the author - based on extensive clinical practice and drawing on the most up-to-date evidence from scientists around the world.- The latest research and evidence to debunk the myths and misconceptions around sleep.Heather Darwall-Smith has combined her research findings, clinical expertise, and curated techniques to create a uniquely visual approach to explaining the interrelated factors that make up our sleep habits. She also provides natural techniques to deal with these underlying causes. Humans are biologically programmed to sleep, Heather encourages each of us to work out the changes we can make to our lifestyles to nourish our body clocks for us to sleep naturally again.The Science of Sleep provides in-depth answers to questions about sleep challenges and exposes myths and fads using science that is accessible to all. Armed with facts, this book equips readers to take control of their choices, understand and transform their sleep habits one night at a time.
$21.99 US
Jun 22, 2021
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
224 Pages

Yoga for Better Sleep
Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science
Learn simple yoga techniques--poses, meditations, and breathwork--to sleep better and longer, from master yoga teacher trainer and author, Mark Stephens
$19.95 US
Aug 13, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
376 Pages
North Atlantic Books

The Sleep Revolution
Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
The instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback.In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington, founder of the health and wellness startup Thrive Global, the cofounder and former editor in chief of the Huffington Post, and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive, delves into the sleep revolution that is taking place across the country--a revolution that can transform our lives. Sleep, she writes, is one of humanity's great unifiers, binding us to each other. Yet we find ourselves in the middle of a crisis of sleep deprivation, with devastating effects on our health, our happiness, our job performance, and our relationships. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep, she argues, can we take control of our lives, live more fully, and be more engaged with the world.
$17.99 US
Apr 04, 2017
5-3/16 x 8
416 Pages

Dreamer's Journal
An Illustrated Guide to the Subconscious
The only guided journal of its kind, Dreamer's Journal is a vibrant, visual exploration of dream symbols that provides anyone with the resources to record and interpret their dreams.
$16.99 US
Apr 09, 2019
6 x 8
Stationery & Accessories
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Moon Dust Dream Dictionary
Unlock the true meanings of your dreams with the wisdom of the moon
This book is the first to combine dream interpretation with lunar living. It reveals how the eight moon phases imprint on the meaning, significance and divination of dreams.
$22.95 US
May 09, 2023
5-5/16 x 8-1/2
288 Pages
Watkins Publishing