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Author, researcher and counselor Kat Duff says she’s always loved sleep, but she didn’t start delving into the topic seriously until about a decade ago. “I started to notice that many of the clients who came to me as a counselor were not sleeping well,” she says. “And when we could address the sleep issues, oftentimes the presenting complaints became much more manageable. So I came to realize that sleep can make the difference between a condition you can manage and handle and something that feels out of control.”

After researching sleep for several years, Duff realized she had a book on her hands, and that’s where The Secret Life of Sleep came into existence. “Sleep is a really valuable natural resource,” she explains. “I think of it as akin to the water we drink, the air we breathe. It’s necessary for life; it supports everything we do by day. It’s an endangered resource that we need to protect.”

Although The Secret Life of Sleep is not a how-to manual for better sleep, Duff notes that it empowers readers to pay attention to their sleep and discover what encourages and prohibits it. “People tell me that just by reading the book, they’re sleeping better,” she says.

Duff will sign her book and host a question-and-answer session at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue. Call 303-322-7727 or visit
Mon., April 21, 7:30 p.m., 2014


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