Taree Library "Sleep Better - the science and the myths" book launch

Are you having difficulty sleeping?

MidCoast Libraries will be hosting author Dr Shane Pascoe to talk about his new book "Sleep Better - the science and the myths".

Come along at 6pm to Forster Library on Wednesday 20 September or Taree Library on Thursday 21 September to hear more from Shane on the book he has co-authored with Professor Graham Law.

In 2010 there were an estimated 1.5 million Australians (8.9 per cent of the population) with sleep disorders, according to the Sleep Health Foundation. These figures not only represent a high economic cost to Australians (with health care costs estimated to be around $818 million in 2010) but human and social impacts are also significant.

Related reading:The many myths of sleeping well

Sleep deprivation has been linked to increased risk of several other conditions, and a lower quality of life for sufferers. From increased weight-gain to a loss of productivity, sleep deprivation can have a profound impact on our lives, health and well-being.

'Sleep Better' explores 40 myths about our nightly journey to the land of sleep. Professor Graham Law and Dr Shane Pascoe draw on years of research and laboratory work to present the facts.

In 'Sleep Better', sufferers trial some of the many myths that surround sleep in search of curing ‘solutions’.

Copies of the book will be for sale at both events.

The events are free to attend, but bookings are required  - visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au for tickets.

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