Most of us spend our daily lives like phones at 10% battery: we’re doing a LOT, without the mental or physical strength we need to do it all better, and wondering at what point we might stop working altogether. But a new book by an award-winning scientist shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way.
There are things we can do to align our body’s natural daily rhythms of rest and activity to recharge our internal “batteries.” And we can do this by mining the restorative power of sleep…while we’re still awake.
THE POWER OF THE DOWNSTATE: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body's Own Restorative Systems by the University of California at Irvine Professor Sara Mednick draws on the latest research to show how we can access the most replenishing and repairing aspects of sleep through activities and moments that happen in our mornings, afternoons, and evenings by diving into what Dr. Mednick calls Downstates.
Professor Sara C. Mednick is a cognitive neuroscientist and author. Dr. Mednick was awarded the Office Naval Research in 2015. Her research findings have been published in such leading scientific journals as Nature Neuroscience and The Proceedings from the National Academy of Science and covered by all major media outlets.