Resources and further reading
This page offers a list of resources about the role and value of sleep and the body clock to your everyday life. The list includes books, websites, videos and articles on a wide range of topics related to sleep and the body clock.
Using my academic knowledge and experience as a sleep practitioner, I decided to write a book taking the reader through the science of sleep and why it is important for every single one of us, irrespective whether you are a short or long sleeper. My aim is to empower you, the reader, to take steps that are right for you to sleep well.
Steven W. Lockley, Russell G. Foster
The book addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and looking at sleep through the human lifespan.
The book explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters.
Living at odds with our internal timepieces can make us chronically sleep deprived and more likely to smoke, gain weight and feel depressed, and fail geometry.
Russell Foster, Leon Kreitzman
The book explains how organisms can “know” the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes.
The book explains how new research shows how we can all learn to develop compassion for ourselves and others and derive the benefits of this age-old wisdom.
Dr Russ Harris
Millions of people are unwittingly caught in the ‘The Happiness Trap’, where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term.
The book explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism.
Change your daily routine, transform your health. Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells.
Yuval Noah Harari
The present day can be joyous and illuminating, but it can also be frightful and confusing; issues around biotechnology […] can make the ‘now’ feel very precarious.
The book offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.
Jon Kabat Zinn
We may long for wholeness, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours.
Bessel van der Kolk
Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.
Dr Kat’s Book
Sleep is fundamental to our well-being. In Sleep Sense, I draw on the latest research to explore how sleep supports health and wellbeing.
There is wealth of information available online but here are a few websites that I’d recommend for anyone looking to learn more about sleep, sleep disorders and chronobiology/ circadian rhythms. Click on the links below to learn more.
Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells.
National Sleep Foundation’s e-book on Sleep Disorders
Learn more about the difference between women’s and men’s sleep.
This site discusses sleep health issues in women.
This site is dedicated to the history, findings and advancements of Chronobiology.