Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping Through the Night

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"If you are one of the 100 million Americans suffering from poor quality sleep, "Sound Sleep, Sound Mind" provides a refreshing look at getting to the real solutions for our sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated, over-medicated, over-stressed, and exhausted society. Look no further to find the ways to address the root causes of your sleep problems."
?Mark Hyman, MD, author of the "New York Times" bestseller, UltraMetabolism and editor in chief of ...

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Overview

Praise for SOUND SLEEP, SOUND MIND

"If you are one of the 100 million Americans suffering from poor quality sleep, "Sound Sleep, Sound Mind" provides a refreshing look at getting to the real solutions for our sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated, over-medicated, over-stressed, and exhausted society. Look no further to find the ways to address the root causes of your sleep problems."
—Mark Hyman, MD, author of the "New York Times" bestseller, UltraMetabolism and editor in chief of "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine"

"An excellent book that won't put you to sleep until bedtime—"Sound Sleep, Sound Mind" convinced me how important sleep is to good health. This is a wonderful treatment that teaches you how to identify and cope with feelings and emotions—one of the best, long-term remedies for insomnia."?
—Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Professor of Psychology at York University and author of Emotion-Focused Therapy

"At last, a book that addresses all the elements of sleep disturbances: biological, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive. Sound Sleep, Sound Mind will bring relief to the millions suffering from insomnia and other sleep ailments."
—Kenneth L. Lichstein, PhD, Professor of Psychology at The University of Alabama and Director of the Sleep Research Project

"Sound Sleep, Sound Mind" is the first book of its kind to focus on all the causes—mental, emotional, and physical—that contribute to insomnia and poor sleep. Based on cutting-edge knowledge and research, this book explains why sleep problems are almost always a mind and body issue. It then guides you through the seven steps of Sleep Dynamic Therapy to identify and treat the specific problems that are at the root of your sleeplessness. You'll discover that the Sleep Dynamic Therapy program not only improves your sleep quality, but also enhances many other aspects of your mental and physical well-being.

Whether you currently take over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills, suffer from chronic or occasional insomnia, or awaken without feeling refreshed and energized, "Sound Sleep, Sound Mind" will help you get the sleep you deserve.

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Editorial Reviews

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Over time, poor, "broken" sleep exacts a debilitating toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health, according to sleep medicine specialist Krakow (medical director, Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences; Conquering Bad Dreams and Nightmares). His seven-step, medication-free Sleep Dynamic Therapy program teaches bad sleepers to identify psychological, emotional, and physical problems that prevent sound sleep; change their thoughts and attitudes about sleep; and employ guided imagery and other relaxation techniques to induce a night of unbroken, refreshing slumber. Numerous exercises, quizzes, and questionnaires (e.g., "Sleep Misery Index") assess sleep quality and physical and emotional factors affecting sleep. Krakow's approach is commendable; however, his dense, meandering prose-replete with acronyms, rhetorical questions, and technical discourses on sleep physiology and psychological techniques-seriously diminishes the book's value. Michael Krugman's The Insomnia Solution: The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Night's Sleepand Lawrence Epstein's The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleepare better choices.
—Karen McNally Bensing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471650645
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Krakow graduated magna cum laude from the U. of Maryland School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at University of New Mexico Hospital. He completed a mini-fellowship program in sleep medicine at Stanford U. Sleep Disorders Center. He is board certified in internal medicine (1986) and sleep medicine (1994). Currently, he is the medical director of Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences, Ltd, and principal investigator at the Sleep & Human Health Institute.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Keys to Assessment and Monitoring Tools xi

Introduction 1

PART ONE ALL SLEEP IS NOT THE SAME
The Sleep Quality Cure

1 Discovering the New Sleep Medicine 5

2 Building a Sleep Quality Brain Trust 16

3 The Anti-Sandman 28

4 Sleep in a Bottle 42

5 Solving Your Sleep Quality Puzzle 51

6 Countdown to Sound Sleep 61

PART TWO LAY YOUR MIND TO REST
Sleep Thoughts to Let You Sleep through the Night

7 Day Is Done 71

8 Are You in the Wrong Time Zone? 79

9 Breaking the Time Barrier 88

10 The Sands of Time 95

PART THREE PICTURE PERFECT SLEEP
Mind's-Eye Imagery Conquers Insomnia

11 Finding Comfort in the Eye of the Storm 105

12 Puzzling through It All 111

13 Imaginary Sleep Friends 119

PART FOUR SLEEP SECRETS OF EMOTIONAL INTEL
Feel Your Way to Better Sleep

14 Only You Can Prevent Sleepiness 129

15 Emotional Bedbugs That Bite 136

16 Emotional Layer Cakes 149

17 Feel the Feeling, Then See It Clearly 165

18 Clear Sailing through Cloudy Skies 174

PART FIVE BIG TRANSITIONS TO SOUND SLEEP
Good-bye, Sleeping Pills; Hello, Missing Links

19 Emotional Freedom to Sleep without Drugs 189

20 Counting Blessings instead of Sheep 197

PART SIX AWAKEN THE SLUMBERING GIANT
Breathe Your Way to Perfect Sleep Quality

21 To Breathe, Perchance to Sleep 203

22 The Anti-Sandman: The Sequel 214

23 Waking Up to Better Breathing 223

24 The Nose Knows 231

25 Another Balloon to Blow Up 238

PART SEVEN HIGH-TECH SLEEP SOLUTIONS
Custom-Tailored Sleep Treatment

26 Acing Your Sleep Test 251

27 A Return to the Lab 260

28 Welcome to Your Home Health Company 275

29 Moving On Up 287

30 The Long and Winding Road 294

Epilogue: Words of Wisdom 299

Index 301

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Best Sleep Book Available

    This book was such a great reading. Dr. Krakow is certainly unique in his approach and provides real solutions to common, and not-so-common, sleep disorders. I highly recommend this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

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    Sound Sleep, Sound Mind is what it says. It has warmth and direction, like sitting at your best friend's kitchen table and also expertise, like studying at university. This book gives the knowledge to put your natural systems back on line. Dr Krakow lives and breathes what he writes. Thank You.

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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    Problem solved! Great insight on sleep problems and real remedies.

    This book brings a breath of fresh air to those with sleep problems. Dr. Krakow has an enormous amount of experience in research and practice and explains the causes and remedies to all types of sleep disorders. Highly recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2008

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    Really changed my approach to treating my sleep issues

    This book, Sound Sleep Sound Mind, really gave me a new outlook on how to solve my sleep problems. Dr. Krakow was extremely informative and addressed my issues. Highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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