Bookshelf

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.

Sleep Sense

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.

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

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.

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker
The book explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters.

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

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 Compassionate Mind

Paul Gilbert
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.

The Happiness Trap

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.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
The book offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.

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.

Online Resources

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.

Chronobiology

This site is dedicated to the history, findings and advancements of Chronobiology.