A book written by a leader for professionals who struggle with sleep. Giles Watkins, the author, explores this problem through his own sleep struggles and provides guidance for readers using techniques and personal tips that transformed his life and helped him to sleep better. Along the way he explains the importance and function of sleep and how a lack of sleep typically effects professionals. The book also examines how organizations can promote better sleep.
As challenges with sleep for professionals reach epidemic proportions in the 21stcentury, this book provides an invaluable guide for those in positions of responsibility and encourages employee wellbeing in organisations.
Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK suffer from Sleep Disorders but many will have not been formally diagnosed.
This book explores the issue of sleep difficulty, an often neglected topic that affects many modern-day executives.
Provides practical guidance for addressing sleep issues for both individuals and organizations.
Part of a new series that offers practical and accessible advice on wellbeing issues facing people at work.
A straightforward guide to sleeping well.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 180 x 120mm
Number of pages: 128pp
Giles Watkins is a British-born coach and mentor with both Aberkyn and Vistage. Giles has over 30 years of global business and general management experience in enabling decision makers to solve problems, achieve balance, deliver superior results and sleep better at night.
Positive Sleep is a call to action. Giles does a brilliant job of sharing a heartfelt account of how a CEO overcame his sleep challenges to become a leading expert. If you want a book to change your work, life and performance for the better, read it now! I welcome how Giles goes straight to the heart of an often unspoken but chronic problem in our society. Happy sleep!
Ben Renshaw, author, Purpose, LEAD! and Super Coaching
Positive Sleep is powerful and pragmatic – a must-read for anyone struggling with their sleep patterns. Be prepared to have your eyes opened about this nightly ritual that has more importance in our life than many of us realize. Giles Watkins shows great courage as he reveals his own battle with his nightly nemesis and then guides the reader through a number of easy-to-implement tips that instantly refresh and support a nourishing night’s sleep. I highly recommend this book for today’s business leaders who are seeking to create a positive difference in this busy, technology-driven world.
Nikki Owen, global thought leader on charismatic leadership
Wonderful book! To read about the author’s personal journey around sleep, combined with the latest sleep research is a refreshing way to look at sleep and its impact on our daily lives.
Els van der Helm PhD, sleep expert and Founder, Shleep – helping leaders and teams improve their sleep and performance
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