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Most poorly written "book" I've ever read
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2018
This is quite possibly the worst book I've ever read. The overarching issue is that the "book" reads like a long collection of poorly written blog posts, which I suspect that it is. The author mentions relatively few studies, and the ones that he does mention are not properly cited so that the reader could even begin to confirm the author's interpretation of the research. For example, relatively early in the book the author recommends using a topical magnesium spray over an oral supplement or an Epsom salt bath. It turns out that the only study that confirms the author's opinion on magnesium sprays was published on the internet by the manufacturer's of said spray.
The author constantly recommends products and links to them on his website. Unfortunately, you have to provide your personal information just to access the website (opening yourself up to spam from the author) and then undoubtedly you'll be met by a series of affiliate marketing links from which the author hopes to earn a commission regardless of the efficacy of the products he's selling.
Ignoring the fact that this is clearly a money-making scam, the writing style itself is atrocious. Instead of presenting himself as a seasoned expert on the subject of sleep, the author comes across as a high schooler who has never taken a composition class in his life, and is only concerned with seeming cool and popular. He frequently uses "money" as an adjective and even uses an actual winky emoticon when he alludes to sex because he doesn't have the maturity to address the topic frankly. He makes constant parenthetical remarks that are presumably supposed to be funny, but just sadly remind the reset of someone whose best years were in high school and they're clamoring to maintain a sense of importance. Instead of speaking as an authority (because he's clearly not) the author constantly back pedals on his own advice in a way that basically reads "You shouldn't do X, but you still can if it means you'll like me for." I'm not he here to like the author and follow his Facebook page. I'm here to get factual information.
The author casually slips in, every chance that he gets, that he's interviewed celebrity doctors and equally know-nothing health gurus as if that actually makes up for a lack of research.
And the constant spelling and grammatical mistakes are just the icing on the cake.
Do you want to know what this book tells you about sleep? Limit caffeine and alcohol, limit exposure to screens and artificial light, go to bed and rise with the sun, and sleep in a dark room with a temperate between 60 and 68 degrees. There you go. That's all the information in the book. Now spend you money on something that's actually useful.