SHUT UP and sleep

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Joseph Conrad writes of the artist, “my task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, before all, to make you see.” We cannot “see” sleep, but the effect of disturbed sleep is universally recognizable. It takes both a physician expert of sleep and an artist at heart to shed light on the mystery that we call sleep.

Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, MD, DDS

Assistant Professor, otolaryngology and CO-Director, sleep surgery fellowship

Stanford University SChool of Medicine

Disturbed sleep affects large numbers of adults and children. The causes are still poorly recognized despite the heavy toll they take on the daily life of individuals. This well done book, written by a knowledgeable sleep specialist who deals with these problems daily, brings easily understood information to those ailing from such syndromes. It is a highly recommended reading.

Christian Guilleminault, DM, MD, DBiol


Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Dr. Rama brings the sleep sufferer to an enlightened state of self-reflection that may have taken years, if ever, to accomplish alone.

Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD

Professor, Division Chief and Medical Director

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Is it possible to tell by just looking at someone - the proportions of the face, the angles of the jaw, and the width of the smile - whether or not that person can sleep well? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

Stacey Quo, DDS, MS

Clinical Professor

UCSF School of Dentistry

SHUT UP and sleep is a witty and insightful guide to healthy sleep. The apopros references ranging from ancient philosophers to modern pop culture illustrate the biological and environmental factors affecting sleep. After reading this literature, you will see sleep in a different light or dark.

Audrey Yoon, DDS, MS

Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry

Honorary Assistant Professor, Orthodontics, THE University of Hong Kong

Quirky. Poetic. Charming. It’s just different.

S. Charles Cho, MD

Clinical Professor, Neurophysiology Course Director, and ALS Clinic Director

Stanford Neurology and Neurological Sciences



SHUT UP and sleep is a unique, non-fiction, health book based on the premise that breathing is the foundation of sleep. With symptoms told through stories, fables, poems, dialogue, imagery, and letters, the book takes the reader on a journey toward better sleep. Readers will emotionally resonate with the symptoms while organically learning complex medical, surgical, and dental information. A checklist connects the seemingly disparate symptoms and also serves as a template for the reader to share with their physician.

Out of every ten people on Earth, eight partially breathe through their mouth. The lessons in the book can benefit the sleep and health of these individuals. With all due respect, now shut up and read.


Little Boy Blue

The Wisdom of Socrates

Fable of the Crooked Tree

B-B-B-B-Bad to the Bone

The Checklist

Mouth Breather

Cranial Dystrophy

Disturbance of Childhood

Disturbance of Sleep

Disturbance of Life

The Solutions




Publisher: NightinGale Books

Pages: 226



Quotes: 12


LetteRS: 4