Insomniac / Edition 1

Insomniac / Edition 1

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by Gayle Greene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520246306

ISBN-13: 9780520246300

Pub. Date: 03/10/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

I can't work, I can't think, I can't connect with anyone anymore. . . . I mope through a day's work and haven't had a promotion in years. . . . It's like I'm being sucked dry, eaten away, swallowed up, coming unglued. . . . These are voices of a few of the tens of millions who suffer from chronic insomnia.
In this revelatory book, Gayle Greene offers a

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I can't work, I can't think, I can't connect with anyone anymore. . . . I mope through a day's work and haven't had a promotion in years. . . . It's like I'm being sucked dry, eaten away, swallowed up, coming unglued. . . . These are voices of a few of the tens of millions who suffer from chronic insomnia.
In this revelatory book, Gayle Greene offers a uniquely comprehensive account of this devastating and little-understood condition. She has traveled the world in a quest for answers, interviewing neurologists, sleep researchers, doctors, psychotherapists, and insomniacs of all sorts. What comes of her extraordinary journey is an up-to-date account of what is known about insomnia, providing the information every insomniac needs to know to make intelligent choices among medications and therapies.
Insomniac
is at once a field guide through the hidden terrain inhabited by insomniacs and a book of consolations for anyone who has struggled with this affliction that has long been trivialized and neglected.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520246300
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1.
Insomnia
2. Sleepstarved
3. Blame the Victim
4. Sleepless in Seattle: The Conferences
5. The Brain of an
Insomniac
6. Sleep, Stress, and Stages of Life
7. Rock, Hard Place: The Drugs
8. Change Your Attitude, Change Your Ways: Behavioral Modification
9. Asleep at the Switch: The Clinics
10. Alternatives
11. Bedding Down with the Beast
12. Making Change

Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography

Index

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