Sound Asleep

Sound Asleep

The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well

Book - 2013
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Need a good night's rest? This practical guide by one of the world's leading sleep authorities offers solutions for sleeping soundly and healthily. Find out about the human body's natural rhythms, the nature of sleep and dreams, the different types of insomnia that commonly afflict people, and how changes to your attitude, patterns, and environment can make a difference. There's a directory of sleeping pills and potions, from pharmaceuticals to herbal teas, and specific, targeted sleep routines for certain lifestyles, so you can choose the right one for you.

All too many of us are not getting the quality or amount of sleep we need. Perhaps we have difficulty drifting off, or we lie awake in the small hours, or have problems with a restless partner, or with bad dreams, or with our work-sleep patterns if we are shiftworkers or early risers. The big question is, what can we do about such problems? Who can we turn to, for a sympathetic and knowledgeable one-to-one consultation? The answer is, to one of the world’s leading sleep experts: Professor Chris Idzikowski, who here reveals his wisdom in a down-to-earth and reassuring way. Sound Asleep gives you the in-depth understanding you need to make your sleep more restful, more energising and more satisfactory. The Introduction (10pp) answers four basic questions: What is sleep? What is dreaming? What is tiredness? What is fatigue? Chapter One (12pp) takes a fascinating look at the history of sleep, showing how social and environmental factors have affected human experience. Chapter Two (28pp) tells us what science has made of sleep, in a friendly, easy-to-follow style. Chapter Three (60pp) gives extensive advice on how to manage your sleep, whatever your particular circumstances or needs, with specific advice for workers, parents, drivers and flyers, as well as for dreamers and problem-solvers; also covered is our changing requirements as we age. Chapter Four (60pp) gives the same number of pages to sleep problems, including insomnia, breathing disorders, circadian clock disorders, nightmares and movement disorders. Finally, Chapter Five (26pp) is a collection of concise practical tips and guidelines, including a directory of sleeping pills and potions, from pharmaceutical stand-bys to home-brewed herbal teas.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to sleep, discussing such topics as the physiological basis of sleep, dreaming, the use of pills and potions, and the impact that changes in attitude, nightime rituals, and environment can have on the quality of sleep.

Publisher: London, U.K. : Watkins Pub., 2013
ISBN: 9781780281186
1780281188
Branch Call Number: 613.79 IDZIK
Characteristics: x, 214 pages ; 21 cm

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