Master Your Sleep by Tracey I. Marks, MD

by Gwen

Master Your Sleep by Tracey I. Marks, M.D.
Proven Methods Simplified

Master Your Sleep

I sleep like a, well, nothing because I don’t sleep unless I am drugged to the gills. So when PR by the Book pitched this one to me, it was a no brainer. (note: the cool disclosure)

Master Your Sleep totally changed the way I look at sleep and more specifically, my sleep issues. And I am not alone in my insomnia, ⅓ of my fellow Americans suffer from it. Not only that, but the cost for this lack of being able to get forty winks costs were estimated at almost $150 billion in 2006. (This includes treatments for illness related to sleep deprivation, missed work, and the decrease in productivity)

Okay, enough facts, what I really like about Master Your Sleep is that Dr. Marks doesn’t waste any time. The book is written in a brief and easily understood way and yet still covers all the bases. From the different sleep disorders, to different treatments, to issues with children, the book covers it all in 125 pages. Manna from sleep heaven in 125 pages! (plus a few more in the Appendix for things like sleep diary pages and sleep problem solving worksheets) I now feel armed to go to the doctor and not only ask the right questions, but am able to tell him/her what my issues are in a way that is going to get me the help I need.

If you or a loved one has sleep issues, Master Your Sleep is the place to start tackling it. It is that simple. Excuse me, I have a date with Mr. Sandman thanks to this book.


Master Your Sleep Proven Methods Simplified by Tracey I. Marks, MD


  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Bascom Hill Publishing Group; 1 edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935098462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935098461
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    9 Comments to “Master Your Sleep by Tracey I. Marks, MD”

    1. Thanks Gwen, for the review. I’m so glad you mention me not wasting time. I was aiming for 200 pages only because that seems to be the average length of non-fiction books in this genre. So I was tempted to add more when the book was formatted. But I’m not good at fluff and chose to keep to the point. So glad to hear you found it helpful.

    2. Thank you for stopping by Dr. Marks. I was really astounded by how much vital information you included in such a tight well edited package. Like I said, I felt empowered after reading it.

    3. Direct, helpful and empowering – I’m glad you found a book that had that kind of impact. I have no sleep issues – but can greatly appreciate any book that can guide me quickly to solutions for problems I do have. And oh yes, there are many :0)

    4. Wonderful to learn about this book! Looking forward to sharing it with my insomniatic friends.

    5. I have a lot of different issues to tackle as well:)

    6. Please do Vicky!

    7. Have you been sleeping better after reading this?? I rarely sleep but I’m not committed enough to go see someone about it. To me, it’s just a way of life. I used to get so angry about it…but now I figure “whatever.”

    8. I am not taking Ambien anymore and using some tips I read about in the book (like taking valerian and telling myself that it is no big deal if I don’t get to sleep), I actually able to fall asleep nightly now. That is a huge change.

      So many nights I would lie there and do a sort of mental countdown of how many hours until I had to get up. That would make me anxious and then of course, I wouldn’t be able to sleep. The book helped identify that I was doing that and gave tips to stop it.

    9. a very clever disclosure drop! as for mastering my sleep, i’d have no problem doing just that IF i could find some time! i generally don’t have trouble falling asleep but i just stay up way too late and am always exhausted the next day. by the time i get home from work it’s almost 7pm and after i factor in dinner, laundry, tidying up, and any school work i have to do, it’s easily 9:30 or 10. i love to unwind with a book or do some blogging and before i know it, the clock reads 11:30 or midnight (and sometimes later). i’m glad this book helped you pinpoint things to bring up with your doctor and was a quick read. here’s to ease of Zzzzs for you!

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