176 pages, 7.5 × 5.88 × 1 in
November 7, 2013
Barron's Educational Series
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764197371
ISBN - 13: 9780764197376
From the Publisher
According to a 2005 survey by the American National Sleep Foundation, fewer than half of Americans say they get a good night's sleep during most nights. Sleep Manual presents practical ways in which readers can tackle sleep disorders and make sleeping more relaxing and restorative. The authors explain sleep in scientific terms and identify common sleep disorders. Among them is sleep apnea, a respiratory condition that produces frequent, brief sleep interruptions throughout the night and is characterized by heavy snoring. Preventive measures and effective treatment methods to counter sleep apnea, as well as several other sleep disorders, are clearly spelled out. Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, receives particular attention; its various causes and the medically proven ways in which sufferers can overcome it are detailed. Fundamental steps start with accurately identifying the type of sleep disturbance and then developing a personal sleep program to address it best. Relaxation exercises are described, but maintaining an optimal bedroom environment for sleep is just as important. The authors discuss transforming the bedroom into a true sleep sanctuary and synchronizing the brain and body to facilitate refreshing and restorative sleep. Enclosed with the book is an audio compact disc presenting relaxation exercises, behavioral strategies, and other useful tools designed to help induce and maintain sleep. Illustrated throughout.
From the Jacket
If you have difficulty sleeping, you are not alone--fewer than half of Americans say they get a good night's sleep. But medication is not the only answer. Sleep Manual is a comprehensive and reassuring guide to improving your sleep. Drawing on the latest research and incorporating advice from leading experts, it helps you pinpoint the causes of your sleep problems and offers practical, commonsense solutions to encourage relaxing and restorative sleep every night.
Interactive exercises, sleep logs, and checklists combine to create a self-contained sleep workshop.
Step-by-step advice on creating a personalized sleep program that works for you.
Accompanying CD with guided relaxation, soothing music, and problem-solving tips
Wilfred R. Pigeon, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where is is Assistant Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory. He has received research awards from the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Michael J. Sateia, M.D., Editor, is a past president of the American Insomnia Association, and currently director of four Sleep Disorder Centers affiliated with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School in New Hampshire. As a professor of psychiatry he specialized in sleep disorders, parainsomnia, and insomnia.