Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School [NOOK Book]

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Introduction by Dr. Herbert Benson, author of The Relaxation Response A drug-free, scientifically proven program for conquering insomnia in six weeks.

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 ...
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Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School

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Overview



Introduction by Dr. Herbert Benson, author of The Relaxation Response A drug-free, scientifically proven program for conquering insomnia in six weeks.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429932059
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 107,828
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author



Gregg Jacobs, Ph.D., is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He developed the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he is a senior research scientist at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard.
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  • Posted March 15, 2014

    It's a dreadful book, full of acronyms with no key and no index.

    It's a dreadful book, full of acronyms with no key and no index.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Very good information and ideas

    The book Say Good Night to Insomnia has many excellent suggestions. It does not, however, work well as a Nook book. There are a number of diaries and worksheets that require filling out and this is not possible with the Nook. I have had to borrow a copy of the book from the library and either make copies on a copier or type them on my computer and run off multiple copies. It is very inconvenient.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

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    Highly recommend

    I have been an insomniac for a very long time. I have been on Ambien for 8 years. I found the book to be life changing. I attend a sleep study service. I sleep with a c-pap machine,. does nothing for me. My internist wanted me to "try" to get off Ambien, and four months ago asked if I would start thinking about it. At my sleep study appointment this book was recommended by the nurse practioner. I use a nook so I declined buying the book from her for $13.99 and bought from BN for $9.99. The truth found in this book has brought this 64 year old woman to a drug free sleep. I found the book to be a bit redundent but maybe I needed to hear the details over & over. I am still working on the program but just the facts helped me get off the medicine I was afraid of with GOOD reason. I am not jumping into bed and fast a sleep but I am thinking different about sleep. It is ok to sleep 4 hours...my brain doesn't have to feel like its gone. I can smell clean air and walk a little. Ya gotta read it!!!! (and say no to sleep drugs)

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    Easy to use and do the daily work

    Was recommended by the sleep clinic intake nurse. Has a history of sleep studies and their data and then gives weekly lessons to follow.

    I wanted to get off sleeping pills and this helped me.

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    Doesn't appear to work if you work shift work

    I was extremely excited about reading this book after the reviews I read on this website. I agree with the critique that it is very repetitive. I had to skim several areas that were just repeating over and over again what had been previously stated. I took one reviewer's advice about skipping the chapter about sleeping pills, because I don't use them. The techniques sound like they would work, but a lot of what is suggested in this book seems to only apply to people who work normal hours and sleep at night. There is a very short section at the end about shift work, but there is nothing helpful there. The problem is that I (like many shift workers) have to switch to normal sleeping hours on my days off to spend time with my family.

    However, I did try the techniques in the book designed to reduce the stress of worrying about not getting sleep, getting out of bed when sleeping isn't happening, etc. They did not work for me. I tried to reach the author to see if he had any more recommendations for people with shift work, since such people have some of the highest numbers of insomniacs. I was directed to a program he founded called cbtforinsomnia. I contacted them for help with a detailed account of my insomnia problem, and the short response I got was "The book is for insomnia, not shift work, as is our website. Good luck."

    Considering the fact that this book and his program is not addressing people who have some of the highest rates of insomnia, and that this book did not help me with my insomnia, I gave a low rating. I would have given it one star, but I appreciate the effort that was put into this book, and if I was able to try to sleep at night every night, perhaps his plan would have worked better for me. For people who are forced to work shift work, I recommend looking at other options.

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    Doesn't appear to help if you work shift work

    I was extremely excited about reading this book after the reviews I read on this website. I agree with the critique that it is very repetitive. I had to skim several areas that were just repeating over and over again what had been previously stated. I took one reviewer's advice about skipping the chapter about sleeping pills, because I don't use them. The techniques sound like they would work, but a lot of what is suggested in this book seems to only apply to people who work normal hours and sleep at night. There is a very short section at the end about shift work, but there is nothing helpful there. The problem is that I (like many shift workers) have to switch to normal sleeping hours on my days off to spend time with my family.

    However, I did try the techniques in the book designed to reduce the stress of worrying about not getting sleep, getting out of bed when sleeping isn't happening, etc. They did not work for me. I tried to reach the author to see if he had any more recommendations for people with shift work, since such people have some of the highest numbers of insomniacs. I was directed to a program he founded called cbtforinsomnia. I contacted them for help with a detailed account of my insomnia problem, and the short response I got was "The book is for insomnia, not shift work, as is our website. Good luck."

    Considering the fact that this book and his program is not addressing people who have some of the highest rates of insomnia, and that this book did not help me with my insomnia, I gave a low rating. I would have given it one star, but I appreciate the effort that was put into this book, and if I was able to try to sleep at night every night, perhaps his plan would have worked better for me. For people who are forced to work shift work, I recommend looking at other options.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    Concise, on topic, research supported/referenced.

    The information presented is clear and to the point; each chapter builds upon information previously presented without being redundant. Tools for application are easy to use, with step-by-step instruction in how to apply concepts and use the recommended journaling for tracking of progress. Problem solving concepts are easily understood, research based and well referenced for both the casual and professional reader. Utilization is simple, and the book may be read in sections as the ideas are implemented, or in full before applying techniques. The book is useful for the professional looking for concepts to help with clients, as well as an easily used tool for use by the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    Excellent, Life-changing book!

    I know I can't say enough about this book. I have not finished it yet, but have gained so much insight from it already. This book is extremely informative, enjoyable to read, and very motivating. It is very easy to understand and to follow the program. I believe this book can & will help anyone who reads it, and puts it into practice. I know it has already helped me immensely!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    It works.

    The methods used in the book are all based on solid science and practices proved over a ten year period. The methods are holistic. You will not only sleep better, but you will be a healthier and happier person. I agree with the others that the tone of the book in the first few chapters can be improved, but the book is good enough that it is worth tolerating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    Annoying, but it works

    I'm a terrible insomniac who has slept well for three weeks since reading this book. If you have insomnia, this book is nothing short of a miracle. That said, brace yourself for the most annoying Self Help tone ever. Keep reminding yourself that the author is a serious researcher and that his methods do work, in spite of the 'quack' tone of the prose. It's a shame he put this slick gloss on otherwise creditable information. A February 2005 article in Slate explained the success of this method, in contrast to the new sleeping pills available. Read this article to remind yourself why you're reading the book, then read the book.

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