With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive.
Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.
In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night.
Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (The New York Times Book Review).
In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on
• the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment
• common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep
• different sleep needs for different temperaments
• stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more
• ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock—naturally
• handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training
• why both night sleep and day sleep are important
• obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues
• the father’s role in comforting children
• how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems
• the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed
Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.
Praise for Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
“I put these principles into practice—with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser.”—Cindy Crawford
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-Day Sleep Makeover, you’ll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp.
Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.
Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours' sleep at night; three hours' sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months.
Have difficulty falling asleep?
Wake in the middle of the night?
Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears?
Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class?
Snore, wet the bed, or head bang?
In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day.
Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include:
Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings
Effective strategies for naps
Sleep schedule abnormalities
A balanced look at co-sleeping
New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking
Problems in setting limits
Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.
It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you
• sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide—and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist
• sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS
• learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent
• direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready
• tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament
• uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques
• navigate naps at home and daycare
• handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians
• enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you
• make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life
Advance praise for Sweet Sleep
“Chock-full of advice and information . . . The editors smartly break the information into digestible bits organized by topics and age ranges. And for any parent desperate for an uninterrupted few hours of sleep, the advice is worth the read. Sweet Sleep includes extensive information on creating a safe sleep space, helping children learn to sleep on their own and defusing criticism of your family’s choices. . . . This book is nothing but supportive of whatever your choices are about nursing and sleeping.”—BookPage
“An essential guide for parents . . . detailed, practical advice on bed sharing and breast-feeding, with basic guidelines for safe bed sharing outlined in seven steps.”—Publishers Weekly
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here’s a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep—as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby.For babies aged two weeks to one yearLessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and moreIncludes a guided journal for recording your baby’s sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimesA simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results.
At least thirty million adults ure the stress of severe, chronic insomnia, and the numbers of sufferers aregrowing. Dr. Gregg Jacobs has used the six-week program offered in Say Good Night to Insomnia to help thousands of insomnia sufferers at the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The program succeeds by helping insomniacs change the way they think about sleep, making it a friend instead of an enemy. Among the many topics addressed are these:
* Developing a sleep enhancing lifestyle including diet, exercise, and an understanding of the importance of body temperature
* Stopping a depency on sleeping pills
* Managing negative emotions, stress, and anxiety
* Quieting the mind and body to enhance inner feelings of peace
Say Good Night to Insomnia is an empowering book that lets insomniacs take control of their minds and bodies by giving them the knowledge and techniques to overcome their problem forever.
If you want to fix your sleep problems, Internet tips and tricks aren’t going to do it for you. You need to really understand what’s going on with your sleep—both what your problems are and how to solve them.
The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert W. Chris Winter will help you…
• Understand how sleep works and the ways in which food, light, and other activities act to help or hurt the process
• Learn why sleeping pills are so often misunderstood and used incorrectly—and how you can achieve your best sleep without them
• Incorporate sleep and napping into your life—whether you are a shift worker, student, or overcommitted parent
• Think outside the box to better understand ways to treat a multitude of
conditions—from insomnia to sleep apnea to restless leg syndrome and circadian sleep disorders
• Wade through the ever-changing sea of sleep technology and understand its value as it relates to your own sleep struggles
Dubbed the “Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter is an international expert on sleep and has helped more than 10,000 patients rest better at night, including countless professional athletes. Now, he’s bringing his experiences out from under the covers—redefining what it means to have optimal sleep and get the ZZZs you really need...
INCLUDES TIPS, TRICKS, EXERCISES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS
A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life, inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy's popular psychotherapy practice, NYC Sleep Doctor
Cry it out or co-sleep? Bassinet or swing? White noise machine or Bach? How many hours anyway? For something so important, there's too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day. This book is a straightforward, no-nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home. This book is written for exhausted parents, giving them immediate access to the information they need. Reassuring and easy to understand, Dr. Kennedy addresses head-on the fears and misinformation about the long-term effects of crying and takes a bold stand on controversial issues such as co-sleeping and attachment parenting. With polarizing figures and techniques dominating the marketplace—and spawning misinformation across the internet—Dr. Kennedy's methods and practices create an extensively researched and parent-tested approach to sleep training that takes both babies' and parents' needs into account to deliver good nights and days of sleep, and no small dose of peace of mind.
The Good Sleeper is a practical, empowering—and even entertaining—guide to help parents understand infant sleep. This research-based book will teach parents the basics of sleep science, determine how and when to intervene, and provide tools to solve even the most seemingly impossible sleep problems.
Babies don't automatically know how to sleep through the night; they need to be taught. The Sears family has learned from decades of pediatric practice, bolstered by their own parenting experiences, that different babies have different nighttime temperaments -- and, of course, different families have different lifestyles. Instead of espousing the kind of "one method fits all" approach advocated in other baby sleep guides, the Sears family explains how you can create a sleep plan that suits the needs of your entire family.
With a sharp focus on the practical tools and techniques, The Baby Sleep Book covers such topics as:
the facts of infant sleep vs. adult sleepfiguring out where, when, and how your child sleeps bestfail-safe methods for soothing a crying infanthow to make night nursing easier, and how to stopnighttime fathering tipswhether co-sleeping makes sense for younap-time strategies that workmedical and physical causes of night wakingsleep habits in special situations such as traveling, teething, and illness
Do you have trouble getting to sleep?
Do you take a long time to get up and get going in the morning?
Do you wake up feeling like you barely slept at all?
If you or someone you love has problems sleeping, Dr. Robert S. Rosenberg will help you identify the issue and provide targeted solutions so you can start awakening refreshed and renewed immediately. Based on the most recent research and including real patient stories from his practice, Dr. Rosenberg will help you:
Prevent and manage sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, snoring, sleepwalking, and sleep eatingFind relief from your symptoms with clinically tested optionsBenefit from new findings connecting PTSD and ADHD to sleep disordersRegain energy, reduce stress, and build the foundations for better health
The Insomnia Workbook is designed to simulate the experience of seeing a professional CBT sleep specialist. First, you'll assess your sleep habits with questionnaires and evaluate how your sleep problem affects your life; then you'll learn a variety of proven techniques sleep specialists recommend to their clients. This book includes all of the tools you need to better understand your insomnia and create an effective plan for getting the sleep you need.
With this complete program, you'll:•Stop the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night•Train yourself to sleep using stimulus control, sleep restriction, and deep relaxation skills •Identify foods and lifestyle factors that may be making things worse•Keep a personal sleep log to track your progress
Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination—or having an overactive brain—on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep.
Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects. This is a great book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication.
This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading.
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
Since all children are different, even experienced parents may encounter problems with a new baby or young child who has trouble sleeping. In this guide, you will discover how to deal with your baby's changing sleep schedule, health issues that can affect a baby's sleep, what to do about different types of crying, and more.
* Includes advice for babies, toddlers, and beyond-all in a 2-color interior
Sink into Sleep breaks CBT-I down into a step-by-step, easy format, allowing the reader to follow the same effective program that patients in the clinic do. Although Sink into Sleep is anchored in the science of sleep, the tone of the writing is reassuring and encouraging filled with first person accounts and easy to use worksheets.
Much, Much More Than a Workbook, Sink Into Sleep features:A chapter focused on men (often ignored by insomnia books) A chapter focused on women and their special sleep needs A chapter focused on sleep and medical conditions A chapter focused on sleep and anxiety or depression A chapter on the pros and cons of sleep medication An effective step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you’re not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child’s sleep.
This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including:
· Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro
· Achieving the dream of helping your child sleep through the night
· Weaning off the all night buffet
· Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping
· Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles
If you’re looking for practial solutions to improve your child’s sleep in a book that won’t put you to sleep, this is for you.
In the pages of this book, Alexis Dubief becomes the friend that we all wish we had to guide us through the mysterious world of infant sleep. Her advice is grounded in science and bolstered by her experience working with many families, but it’s also practical and empathetic, and best of all, FUNNY. She’s created an indispensable guide that is a pleasure to read, even – or especially – for sleep-deprived parents.
- Alice Callahan, PhD, The Science of Mom
"It’s not you, it’s your schedule." Does it sound like magic? It’s not. We’ve all heard of circadian rhythms—those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds. But few of us know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect our overall health.
Bad habits like skipping meals, squeezing in workouts when it’s convenient, working late into the night to maximize productivity and then trying to "catch up" on sleep during the weekend disrupt our natural cycles. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive the human body is to these rhythms all the way down to the genetic level. Our "clock genes" control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling our bodies, and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, inflammation, and more.
Marrying ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the latest scientific research, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s holistic step-by-step 30-day plan gives you the tools—and the schedule—you need to transform your life. With diagnostic quizzes to determine your specific mind-body type, you will learn to adapt you schedule for effortless wellness for life.
Everyone struggles with sleep from time to time, but when sleepless nights and overtired days become the norm, your well-being is compromised, and frustration and worry increase—including concerns about what’s stopping you from getting the sleep you need, and what can be done about it. So, how do you stop the cycle of relentless worries and restless nights?
End the Insomnia Struggle offers a comprehensive, medication-free program that can be individually tailored for anyone who struggles with insomnia. Integrating the physiology of sleep, and proven-effective approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing your own treatment plan according to your particular challenges with insomnia.
With this book, you’ll have everything you need to overcome the relentless thoughts, ruminations, and stress of insomnia. Utilizing these evidence-based strategies and easy-to-use tools, you’ll finally get to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and ready to face the world as your best self, day after day.
Dr Mike Dilkes has spent years developing this simple 5-minute exercise. His tried and tested method will cure your snore and...
-Boost your mood
-Strengthen your relationships
-Improve your performance at work
-Save you money
-Make you look and feel younger
-Reduce your risk of developing sleep apnea (a common disorder associated with impotence, loss of concentration, poor memory, diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and heart attacks)
Snoring is no joke, and a lack of restful sleep can seriously damage your health and relationships! So join the army of people taking small steps each and every day to Stop Snoring the easy way!
Snoring and Sleep Apnea is for people who have or suspect that they have sleep apnea. It is also written for their bed partners, families, and friends, and for health care professionals involved in sleep apnea management. This extensively revised and expanded fourth edition covers causes, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical techniques as well as the pros and cons of specific therapies.
Readers will learn:When snoring is a sign of sleep apneaWhy snoring and sleep apnea are dangerous to your healthWho should see a sleep specialistWhere to find an accredited sleep disorder centerThe latest treatments and how to feel better fast
NEW and expanded topics in this edition include:A new chapter on women and sleep apneaManaging children and adolescents with sleep apneaAdvances in CPAP and other key treatmentsThe latest statistics on the impact of sleep apnea on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better will educate readers and help them receive appropriate diagnostic tests and the most effective treatment so they can live full and healthy lives.
Test your knowledgewith more than 450 in-book questions, and more than additional 500 bonus questions online.
Monitor your progresswith an online testing module that tells you which questions you answer correctly and incorrectly so that you can retest accordingly.
Explore explanations furtherwith answers keyed to the relevant sections of Dr. Kryger's Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine as well as the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Effectively prepare for the exam using a format reorganized to include eight new content areas, a mix of review questions weighted to correspond with the test, and new content areas for practitioners taking the European and Japanese sleep boards.
Stay up to datewith the latest innovations in the field, including questions related to home sleep testing.
Keep up with recent changes in the examthrough coverage of techniques for applying the new scoring rules, information on the latest classification definitions (ICSD-3), links to CME and Maintenance of Certification (MOC), tips for passing the exam, and more.
An ideal resource for preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination.New content on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, legal aspects of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women’s health, cardiovascular diseases, and occupational sleep medicine, keeps you fully up to date.
Updates to scientific discoveries and clinical approachesensure that you remain current with new knowledge that is advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.
As modern women, we’re taught that we can do it all, have it all, and be it all. While this freedom is beautiful, it’s also exhausting. Being a “worn-out woman” is now so common that we think feeling tired all the time is normal. According to Karen Brody, feeling this exhausted is not normal—and it’s holding us back. In Daring to Rest, Brody comes to the rescue with a 40-day program to help you reclaim rest and access your most powerful, authentic self through yoga nidra, a meditative practice that guides you into one of the deepest states of relaxation imaginable.
It’s time to lie down and begin the journey to waking up
Though it comes from the yogic tradition, yoga nidra doesn’t look like a typical yoga class—the entire practice is done lying down. As you listen to a guided meditation, you’re gently taken into complete inner stillness, effortlessly releasing into a healing state that works on both cellular and subtle body levels.
With Daring to Rest, Brody presents a comprehensive yoga nidra program that unfolds in three phases: rest for physical exhaustion, release for mental and emotional exhaustion, and rise for tuning in to the “life purpose exhaustion” that can come when we’re not in our full power. Each phase includes a downloadable yoga nidra guided meditation and supportive practices.
“By directly accessing your subconscious mind, yoga nidra helps shift the long-held patterns that prevent you from stepping fully into your purpose and power,” writes Brody. “Now is the time to break the cycle of fatigue and return to your truest self—the woman you are when you’re not constantly exhausted.”
Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep.
In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder?
This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again.
Gina Ford has come to the rescue with her answer: the key to a good night's sleep for the whole family lies in teaching parents to understand the changing sleep needs of their growing baby. This book informs and reassures parents, dispelling many common myths and anxieties and offering practical solutions that work.
By creating a structure of regular feeding, sleeping and playing times, Gina explains how parents can help their baby to find a rhythm that will be comfortable for all concerned. Whether parents want to establish good sleeping habits from the start, or find they need to cure sleep problems and get their child back on track, Gina has the answers.
It has become increasingly clear that our sleep shapes who we are as much as, if not more than, we shape it.
While most sleep research hasn’t ventured far beyond research labs and treatment clinics, The Secret Life of Sleep taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.
With a sense of infectious curiosity, award winning author Kat Duff mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives, surprising insights, and timely questions to help us better understand what we’re losing before it’s too late.
The Secret Life of Sleep tackles the full breadth of what sleep means to people the world over. Embark on an exploration of what lies behind and beyond our eyelids when we surrender to the secret life of sleep.
A wholistic program for a good night's sleep. This book provides you with practical stategies for 68 things that stop you sleeping. Up to date information is given on antidepressant drugs and sleeping.
The latest information is given on:The correct use of anti-depressant drugs and sleeping pills Natural herbal and nutritional sleeping remedies Supplements and foods to help your brain and nervous system relax The sleep hormone melatonin Aromatherapy Behavioral and relaxation therapy
This book gives you holistic solutions for 68 things that could be stopping you from sleeping, such as -Anxiety & panic attacks Sleep apnoea & snoring Painful joints & muscles Bladder problems Respiratory infections Allergies Bowel & intestinal problems Hormonal imbalances Night sweats Hot flushes Itching skin Burning feet Weight excess Jet lag Nightmares & fears Muscle cramps & spasms Restless legs Tinnitus Trauma & grief Depression
Sunday night insomnia Anxiety caused by the "dread of bedtime" Waking before the alarm Awaking with a sudden start or jolt Scattered sleep patterns
Based on cutting-edge knowledge of circadian rhythms developed in research labs for decades, this is the first sleep program that helps readers to self-diagnose and treat their particular type of insomnia.
And questions abound: why do we need to sleep at all? What happens when we sleep? What happens to the brain? We know the brain is active when we sleep, but what about the mind? And what are dreams?
An accessible and lively take on sleep, this book provides answers to those and other key questions. Along the way, it highlights the lessons a well-known neurologist has learned and what he shares with his patients on a daily basis. It discusses — in terms everyone can understand — what we know about sleep, what can go wrong with it, and what we can do to fix it. It also delves into what some of the great scientists and spiritual teachers have told us about sleep.
The book is packed with useful information and suggestions that will improve all aspects of readers’ lives.
This workbook uses cognitive behavior therapy, which has been shown to work as well as sleep medications and produce longer-lasting effects. Research shows that it also works well for those whose insomnia is experienced in the context of anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The complete program in Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep goes to the root of your insomnia and offers the same techniques used by experienced sleep specialists.
You'll learn how to optimize your sleep pattern using methods to calm your mind and help you identify sleep-thieving behaviors that contribute to insomnia. Don't go without rest any longer-get started on this program and end your struggles with sleep.
If you are one of millions of adults who suffer from insufficient or troubled sleep, worry no more. SLEEP SOUNDLY offers you a wealth of easy, practical, natural ways to help you get a better night’s sleep—without reliance on sleep drugs.
The latest research tells us that adults live longer if they are getting the sleep they need—and that chronic sleep debt/deprivation can seriously impair your health, functioning, safety, and pocketbook. So stop making excuses for shorting yourself on sleep! It’s a problem with many potential solutions, as revealed in SLEEP SOUNDLY.
Did you know there are different types of insomnia and more than 80 known sleeping disorders? If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you could be suffering from one or more of these. And sleep medications only worsen the problem by depriving you of necessary cycles of deep sleep. SLEEP SOUNDLY describes the process of sleep and offers healthy, natural steps you can take to ensure a better night’s sleep. The more you know about what is going on while you are sleeping—which is quite a lot!—the better you will be able to develop a comfortable personalized nighttime ritual and SLEEP SOUNDLY.
• Learn why babies wake at night and need help to settle
• Understand how early parenting choices affect a baby’s growing brain
• Examine why “sleep training” is risky, both in the short and long terms
• Discover how to create an effective sleep routine and safe sleeping environment
• Explore common baby sleep problems and how to cope with them
• Find out how tired moms and dads can build a support system (and stay sane)
Sensitive, responsive parenting establishes a powerful bond between baby and parent--a connection that lays the foundation for healthy emotional and psychological development. Filled with scientific evidence, stories from parents, and testaments from infant mental health authorities, Helping Baby Sleep gives conscientious moms and dads the insight and practical tools to help their babies thrive.
“Helping Baby Sleep offers tired parents fresh ideas about how to deeply connect with their infant or toddler to support the transition from wakefulness to sleep. The book is filled with beautifully translated, science-based concepts that are made accessible to parents of all backgrounds. The authors have done a masterful job of elucidating the importance of relationships in shaping the brain. Enjoy and sleep well!”
--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, and coauthor of Parenting from the Inside Out
“Gethin and Macgregor have boldly and successfully waded into the complex issues of infant sleep, creating a guide that gives parents hope and support. A magnificent gift to mothers and fathers--superb.”
--Michael Trout, MA, director of the Infant-Parent Instit
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Instead of letting stress and anxiety continually deprive you of a good night's sleep, take action! Reclaim your slumber with The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety. Author Robert Rosenberg, D.O., F.C.C.P., is a leading expert on sleep disorders and is board certified in sleep medicine. In this book, he offers targeted solutions to help you identify the stressors that deter sleep and reduce stress and anxiety. Removing the obstacles that stand between you and restful sleep is the goal, and this book is the first step.
Increasingly, insufficient sleep is considered a public health epidemic. In this book, you'll find essential tools for a good night's sleep:
- Learn about current sleep research and patients- stories
- Understand chronic mental and physical issues that can disrupt sleep
- Find solutions for preventing and managing stress, anxiety, and other conditions that interfere with sleep
You can find relief from your symptoms with the clinically tested options in The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety, benefiting from the latest findings on sleep disorder treatment. Regain energy, reduce your stress levels, and achieve easier and higher quality sleep - and overall better health.
To facilitate its use as a textbook, the book contains summaries, suggestions for further reading, links to pertinent websites, and exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes software for data analysis, tutorials, and simulation programs discussed throughout the text. In addition, more than a thousand references have been added, resulting in a total of more than 6000 references.
The text has been thoroughly updated as a result of major advances in recent years. This edition adds discussion on the anatomical and physiological characterization of photoresponsive ganglionic cells in the mammalian retina, molecular circadian clocks in cells of multiple organs other than the hypothalamus and the pineal gland, and advances in the understanding of post-translational mechanisms in the operation of the molecular clock.
One out of three American adults have trouble getting to sleep each night—chances are you’ve spent some nights either tossing and turning, or waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep.
This book helps you get into the best mindset for sleep, allowing you to enjoy deeper, more restful sleep through the power of 200 short affirmations, easily accessible in a flip-through format. These soothing messages will encourage you to leave the stressors of the day behind—and get ready to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow.
Provides a library of assessment questions with comprehensive explanations to help you identify the reasoning behind each answer and think logically about the problems.
Offers the expertise of a multidisciplinary global team of experts including sleep researchers, multispecialty sleep clinicians, and educators. The unique strength of this educational resource is its inclusion of all sleep subspecialties from neurology to pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, clinical psychology, and Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Perfect for sleep medicine practitioners, sleep medicine fellows and trainees, allied health professionals, nurse practitioners, sleep technologists, and other health care providers as review tool, quick reference manual, and day-to-day resource on key topics in sleep medicine.Provides a highly effective review with a newly condensed, outline format that utilizes full-color tables, figures, diagrams, and charts to facilitate quick recall of information.
Includes new and emerging data on the function and theories for why we sleep, quality assessment in sleep medicine, and benefits and risks of sleep-inducing medications.
Contains new chapters on sleep stage scoring, sleep phylogenic evolution and ontogeny, geriatric sleep disorders and quality measures in sleep medicine.
Good sleep is an elusive goal: the harder you try to fall asleep, the less likely you are to be successful. Insomnia is stoked by different habits, schedules, stresses, beliefs, and even personality types—but there is no single pill or therapy to reverse it. Sleep cannot be forced—ultimately, it must come to you.
While insomnia treatments can set the stage, the best thing a person can do to ready themselves for sleep is “getting sleepy.” This practical, easy-to-follow guide written by two founding experts in behavioral sleep medicine will help you achieve one of the most important parts of staying healthy: a good night's rest. Taking into account the particular challenges that stand in your way to better sleep, Glovinsky and Spielman:
Discuss changes you can make to your daily routines to induce sleepinessWalk you through applying standard cognitive behavioral treatmentsIntroduce new, promising interventions for managing anxiety, depression, an out-of-sync biological clock, dependence on medication, and more
True sleepiness is the only reliable portal to sleep. You Are Getting Sleepy will guide you there.
Praise for the The Insomnia Answer:
“The book to pull under the covers whether you’re fighting temporary insomnia . . . or a long-term sleep disorder.” —Health Magazine
“For insomniacs who don't want a cosmetic solution, this guide digs deeper, and is likely to get better, more permanent results.” —Kirkus Reviews
Understand and assess your sleep problem
Cure insomnia in one week
Manage sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs and much more
Over the course of three years of research and reporting, Morrisroe talks to sleep doctors, drug makers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, hypnotherapists, “wake experts,” mattress salesmen, a magician, an astronaut, and even a reindeer herder. She spends an uncomfortable night wired up in a sleep lab. She tries “sleep restriction” and “brain music therapy.” She buys a high-end sound machine, custom-made ear plugs, and a “quiet” house in the country to escape her noisy neighbors in the city. She attends a continuing medical education course in Las Vegas, where she discovers that doctors are among the most sleep-deprived people in the country. She travels to Sonoma, California, where she attends a Dream Ball costumed as her “dream self.” To fulfill a childhood fantasy, she celebrates Christmas Eve two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, in the famed Icehotel tossing and turning on an ice bed. Finally, after traveling the globe, she finds the answer to her insomnia right around the corner from her apartment in New York City.
A mesmerizing mix of personal insight, science and social observation, Wide Awake examines the role of sleep in our increasingly hyperactive culture. For the millions who suffer from sleepless nights and hazy caffeine-filled days, this humorous, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful book is an essential bedtime companion. It does, however, come with a warning: Reading it will promote wakefulness.
From the Hardcover edition.
All the help you need to conquer your sleep problems and start living life to the full
Poor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run-down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help enormously and is the treatment of choice for insomnia.
Develop good pre-bedtime routines.
The most effective relaxation techniques.
Establish a new sleeping and waking pattern.
Deal with a racing mind.
Use sleeping pills more effectively.
Handle jet lag and sleepwalking.
In this life-saving new book, she offers exhausted parents clear, step-by-step solutions to resolving a whole range of sleep issues. Whether it's feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep, night-waking, co-sleeping, dummy attachment - whatever the problem - Gina knows how to fix it. You’ll find out how to set gentle day and night routines that will resolve the specific issue and in just one week you'll be on your way to calm and peaceful nights!
One-third of our lives--that's 3,000 hours a year--is spent trying to sleep. The time we spend in bed shapes our moods, motivation, alertness, decision-making skills, reaction time, creativity...in short, our ability to perform, whether at work, at home, or at play. But most of us have disturbed, restless nights, relying on over-stimulation from caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. The old eight-hour rule just doesn't work, and it's time for a new approach.
Endorsed by leading professionals in sports and business, Sleep shares a new program to be your personal best. Nick Littlehales is the leading sport sleep coach to some of the biggest names in the sporting world, including record-breaking cyclists for British Cycling and Team Sky, international soccer teams, NBA and NFL players, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Here, he shares his proven strategies for anyone to use. You'll learn how to map your unique sleep cycle, optimize your environment for recovery, and cope with the demands of this fast-paced, tech-driven world. Read Sleep and rest your way to a more confident, successful, and happier you.
The Savvy Insomniac documents her tour through the world of the sleepless. She visited sleep clinics, sleep researchers, sleep therapists, sleep conferences, and fellow insomniacs. Along the way, she learned about:
* The body systems that control sleep and waking
* Cutting-edge research from leading sleep scientists
* The latest thinking in sleep therapy
* The history of insomnia and cultural attitudes toward it
* The benefits—and risks—of sleeping pills
* Insomnia treatments and new therapies in the pipeline.
She also shares her personal experience with insomnia, talks with fellow insomniacs, and learns from their stories and solutions.
With stylistic verve and a reporter’s ability to make complex information accessible to all, The Savvy Insomniac offers the sleepless an illuminating and practical guide to getting rest.
• Trouble falling asleep?
• Waking up frequently during the night?
• Waking up and having trouble going back to sleep?
• Trouble sleeping well without medication?
• Excessive thinking or worrying in bed?
• Worrying about “not sleeping”?
• Light sleep, poor quality sleep, non-restorative sleep?
• Irregular or erratic sleep?
• Insomnia associated with chronic pain?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, THIS PROGRAM CAN HELP YOU!
Many of the people who have benefited from the “Sleep Better Without Drugs” 4-6 week self-help program have suffered from several of these problems at once.
The “Sleep Better Without Drugs” program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is widely acknowledged as world's best practice for treating insomnia and similar sleep problems.
This is the FIRST time that "Sleep Better Without Drugs" has been made available in DOWNLOAD form. And the low download price is MORE THAN 90% OFF the regular RRP price of $149.
WHEN IS THE PROGRAM NOT APPROPRIATE?
• If you believe that you may be sleeping poorly for physical reasons, you should consult your doctor and ask to be referred to a sleep laboratory for diagnosis and treatment. Physical causes of poor sleep include sleep apnea (a disorder of breathing in sleep), restless legs syndrome (this is sometimes described as a feeling that ants are crawling under your skin), and periodic limb movements in sleep (small jerks or twitches in the muscles of your legs, or sometimes your arms, while you are asleep).
• Apart from people with sleep apnea or other physical problems, almost anyone can benefit from the program, including people who are currently taking sleeping medication, people who are going through a crisis, and good sleepers who have an occasional bad night.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS “SLEEP BETTER” PROGRAM?
• There are no drugs involved.
• The program is based on years of scientific research.
• The program is clinically proven.
• The success rate is 80-83%.
• The program is practical, user-friendly, easy to understand, easy to use.
• There is nothing subliminal in the program, and there is no hypnosis.
• The program is comprehensive, containing more than 50 interlocking strategies (or things you can do) to help you to improve your sleep. This is important because everybody’s sleep is different. You choose the solutions that work for YOU.
• The program helps you to learn to reduce thinking and worrying in bed — a cause of many sleep problems.
• You can use the program to eliminate all sleeping medication.
• The program uses a multi-sensory approach. You listen to the CDs, you read the book, and you act to improve your sleep. However, if you prefer only to listen, or only to read, this works well too.
• The program is endorsed and recommended by Medical Experts from around Australia.
• Because this is a self-help program, it saves you time and money. You use it at home for 4-6 weeks, without having to make weekly visits to a health professional.
• The program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is widely acknowledged as world's best practice for treating insomnia and similar sleep problems.
If you have admitted or acknowledged to yourself that you have a sleep problem, you have taken the FIRST BIG STEP towards learning to sleep better. I wish you much perseverance and, after 4-6 weeks, a significant improvement in your sleep!
Dr David Morawetz
Counselling Psychologist, Melbourne, Australia
--Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., author of The Power of 5 and TM
"As the world speeds up and shrinks, physical energy and mental activity increase in importance, particularly with the drag of jet travel and 55-plus-hour workweeks. . . . Here is a handbook for successful survival."
--William E. Phillips, former chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather
Do your eyelids feel heavy during afternoon meetings? Do you use caffeine to stay alert? Need a glass of wine to fall asleep? An alarm to get out of bed? These are all symptoms of sleep deficiency--signals that you are operating below your peak performance and beneath your mental capacity.
Despite popular perceptions, sleep is not a luxury--it is a necessity. Over 100 million Americans are sleep-deprived, and make crucial business and personal decisions in an impaired state. In Power Sleep, Dr. James B. Maas, pioneer of sleep research at Cornell University, provides an easy, drug-free way to improve your body and brain for an alert and productive tomorrow. With adequate sleep, your potential is renewed every morning.
Dr. Maas has lectured to top corporations around the country and the world on the importance of sleep. He has collected all of his research and time-tested formulas to create a lucid and easy program geared specifically toward helping you achieve peak performance in every aspect of your life. In Power Sleep, you'll find:
The golden rules of sleep
Twenty great sleep strategies
Do's and don'ts of sleeping pills and over-the-counter remedies
How to combat travel fatigue, including jet lag and drowsy driving
Tips for exhausted parents of newborns, infants, and toddlers
How to overcome sleep disorders, including insomnia
An important and practical book, Power Sleep will help you get the sleep you need to quickly and dramatically improve your mental and physical well-being.
The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan is designed to help any person who has been frustrated by her inability to shed weight by giving her the tools to overcome the stress, poor habits, and environmental challenges that stand between her and adequate rest. Sleep deprivation is a frustrating reality for many women faced with chronic stress or hormonal changes--and the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that come with it might just be the tip of the iceberg. While helping thousands of women implement simple health and lifestyle changes to improve the quality and the quantity of their slumber, Dr. Breus has witnessed not only an upsurge in their energy levels and a diminishing of myriad health concerns, but also significant weight loss achieved without restrictive dieting or increased amounts of exercise.
In The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan, Dr. Breus delves into the science behind this sleep–weight-loss connection, explaining exactly how sleep boosts your metabolism, ignites fat burn, and decreases cravings and overall appetite, and he presents a realistic action plan to help you get your best sleep--and your best body--possible. He shows how you can overcome your personal sleep obstacles with a slumber-friendly evening routine, stress management techniques--even recipes for healthy meals and snacks--to help you fall asleep more easily.
If you are ready to stop tossing and turning night after night, if you are done downing coffee to conquer nagging fatigue, and if you have bounced from one diet to another in an effort to find one that really, finally helps you lose the pounds you want, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan has the information, advice, and practical strategies you need to get deep, revitalizing sleep--and achieve a slimmer, healthier body in the process.
If so, you're not alone. Up to sixty percent of people polled report that they have sleep problems at least some of the time. In our modern world of high stress, 24-hour news cycles, and pinging smart phones, it's no wonder we are having sleep deprivation issues.
This 53-page ebook goes over every stage of falling asleep healthily - from the foods to eat, the vitamins that will help, when to exercise, how to prepare the room, and much more. You absolutely can achieve healthy, restorative sleep! You simply need to give your body the best possible chance to enjoy that well-deserved rest.
All proceeds benefit battered women's shelters.