The Sleep Management Plan

The Sleep Management Plan

by Dale Hanson Bourke
     
 

It's not about sleeping. It's about living!

Finally, here's a simple, easy-to-follow, six-step program designed to make your sleeping hours more restful--and your waking hours more productive. Individualized to meet your specific needs, this revitalizing system empowers you to take control of your sleeping patterns in order to:

Overcome insomnia and

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Overview

It's not about sleeping. It's about living!

Finally, here's a simple, easy-to-follow, six-step program designed to make your sleeping hours more restful--and your waking hours more productive. Individualized to meet your specific needs, this revitalizing system empowers you to take control of your sleeping patterns in order to:

Overcome insomnia and other seemingly unmanageable sleep disorders

Increase your physical and mental energy

Reduce stress and anxiety

Enhance your self-esteem

Bolster your immune system and become more physically fit

Filled with humorous anecdotes and invaluable insights, as well as stress tests, self-quizzes, time planners, and more, The Sleep Management Plan will help you solve all your sleeping problems for good.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bourke's ( You Can Make Your Dreams Come True ) basic idea is a good one: people should manage their sleeping hours much as they manage the waking hours--for maximum benefit and minimum waste. To that end, sheok suggests that we can probably cut the span of our nightly sleep by 30 minutes to two hours by making gradual adjustments and employing motivational techniques. It's certainly true that a proper amount of sleep, combined with dietary changes and regular exercise, can increase one's energy level. But Bourke's ``plan'' is often impractical (who can guarantee that he'll be able to keep the same bedtime for weeks on end?) and sketchy (her idea of motivation is ``Just do it'' or ``I think I can, I think I can''). In the course of barely 100 pages, the author repeats herself (warm milk, a bromide, reappears like a recurrent dream), and her experts have surprisingly little of substance to say about sleep. Some suggestions are valuable, if obvious (``Eat enough, but not too much''), and the book may inspire readers to put into action dormant plans to stop wasting time. But the same could be said of a magazine story on the subject--which is what the author of this thin, overstretched volume might well have written instead. $40,000 ad/promo; author tour (Dec . )
Library Journal - Library Journal
With the sensible exception of illness or pregnancy, many poor sleepers are just defeating themselves by insisting on the full eight hours of shuteye, says Bourke, founder of a Washington, D.C., magazine publishing company and author of You Can Make Your Dreams Come True (Revell, 1984). In a unique and personal narrative, she describes how she relearned her own sleep habits. She argues convincingly for altering sleep patterns and sleep times to fit the individual. Nobody should arise later in the morning or retire earlier at night than the body clock requires: if you are energetic and alert all day, you are getting enough sleep. This is a good addition to general collections that include more basic books like Donald Sweeney's Overcoming Insomnia ( LJ 1/89) and Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde's No More Sleepless Nights ( LJ 5/1/90).-- Evelyn L. Mott, Palm Beach Cty. P.L., West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062501103
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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