Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sleep, It Does A Family Good Book Review

Like most families in the U.S., we are busy with ball games, practices, school, homework, playdates, work, etc.  Our sleep habits have gotten worse over time as a result.  Even though my husband and I try to keep the kids on somewhat of a bedtime schedule, neither one of us go to bed before 12 a.m.  We get up as late as possible, dreading the morning and wanting to sleep a few more hours.

 At first, before Sleep, It Does A Family Good by Dr. Archibald Hart arrived, I was dreading reading it.  I thought it would be boring, but I was wrong.  Dr. Hart keeps the book quite interesting.  He does mention different sleep studies and includes charts, graphs, and questionnaires.  But, he also gives you personal stories from his life and his family members and composites of patients he has worked with in his practice.  The stories show you that you are not alone in your struggles with sleep.  Dr. Hart shows you what worked for them and gives suggestions you can try in your own situations.  Reading this book has given me insight that my six hours or less sleep at night is not good for my health (or my family when I wake up in a bad mood) and how to overcome my problem.  I HIGHLY recommend this book for everyone!!

What's the one thing every family needs more of but can't seem to find time for? SLEEP!

With the ever-growing responsibilities and obligations that families face today, we're seeing an unprecedented level of sleep deprivation among moms, dads, and even children.  The effects of sleep deprivation are serious and can affect us physically, mentally, and spiritually.  But what can we do about it?

In Sleep, It Does a Family Good, renowned psychologist Dr. Archibald Hart comes alongside families to offer help and hope for those in desperate need of more rest.  In a clear and credible format, Dr. Hart explains the vital role of sleep in our lives.  He goes on to offer advice and practical suggestions on ways to ensure every family gets the sleep they need.  The fact is that by making a few key changes to our hectic schedules, we can become refreshed, rather than exhausted.  By using Dr. Hart's tools and advice, every family can experience firsthand the truth that a healthy family is a well-rested family.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.

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