Outwitting Insomnia: Overcoming Sleeplessness and Getting the Rest You Need with Classic and Cutting-Edge Remedies That Really Work

Outwitting Insomnia: Overcoming Sleeplessness and Getting the Rest You Need with Classic and Cutting-Edge Remedies That Really Work

by Ellen Mohr Catalano
     
 

Everyone has spent a miserable night or two lying in bed endlessly rearranging the covers and wishing just to fall blissfully asleep. But millions of Americans spend night after night tossing and turning, only to awaken--if they sleep at all--feeling desperately fatigued. It is estimated that as many as 30 percent of the adult population suffers from

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Everyone has spent a miserable night or two lying in bed endlessly rearranging the covers and wishing just to fall blissfully asleep. But millions of Americans spend night after night tossing and turning, only to awaken--if they sleep at all--feeling desperately fatigued. It is estimated that as many as 30 percent of the adult population suffers from insomnia.

Those millions of sleep-challenged men and women will find solutions that really work in this engagingly written handbook. Whether chronic or occasional and whether the problem is a physical sleep disorder or a matter of an overactive, obsessive mind, the advice found in these pages will help wakeful individuals find their way to consistent, restful sleep. Ellen Mohr Catalano, in tandem with an expert medical consultant, explains in clear, conversational language the many reasons and mental dynamics that contribute to sleeplessness and provides specific instructions and advice on all the classic remedies as well as the very latest techniques, including:

*Training the mind and body through meditation, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation, including biofeedback and EEG neurofeedback
*How to use self-hypnosis and visualization to dislodge poor sleep patterns
*Medications and herbal remedies, with a discussion of their effects and side effects
*How hormonal changes can affect a woman's quantity and quality of sleep and how to deal with these fluctuations
*Help for sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other physical disorders, plus a list of sleep clinics and what to expect from them
*Simple dos and don'ts for proper "sleep hygiene," including before-bed rituals
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For the millions of insomnia suffers, this book is truly a voice in the wilderness offering solid help and good news.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592281237
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Outwitting Series
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Ellen Mohr Catalano has been a consultant, coach, and self-help writer since 1983. She specializes in coaching adults with life-transition issues. She has written three books on self-help topics and lives with her husband and daughter in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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