The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 16, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan

How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program for overcoming sleep problems from insomnia and snoring to restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.

Dr. Lawrence Epstein of Harvard Medical School reveals his proven six-step plan to maximize your nights and energize your days. He explains the health benefits of sleep and identifies signs of sleep problems as he gives in-depth advice on how to:

  • Turn your bedroom into the optimal sleep environment
  • Finally overcome insomnia
  • Silence buzz-saw snoring
  • Relax restless legs
  • Deal with daytime exhaustion
  • Determine if sleep medication is right for you
  • Improve your sleep by improving your child's sleep
  

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I picked up this book just to read excerpts that interested me on sleep. A good overview book on healthy sleep habits, sleep stages, sleep disorders, etc. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 2
11
CHAPTER 3
26
CHAPTER 4
39
Sleep Disorders and Their Treatments
41
CHAPTER 6
55
CHAPTER 7
69
CHAPTER 8
79
CHAPTER 9
95
NURSING PRACTICE
207
TRANSITION INTO PRACTICE
523
WORKPLACE CHOICES
560
CAREER MANAGEMENT
588
Study Questions
621
References
622
Helpful Websites for Part 5
623
BIBLIOGRAPHY
625

CHAPTER 10
115
CHAPTER 11
123
2
143
CHAPTER 14
167
181
181
CHAPTER 17
209
8
229
CHAPTER 19
243
Additional Resources
259
THE DISCIPLINE OF NURSING 1 66
166
APPENDIXES
647
Major Studies of the Nursing Profession
648
Major Health Care Personnel
662
State Boards of Nursing 2005
671
Major Nursing and Related Organizations
677
Specialty Certifications
705
Basics of Parliamentary Procedure
717
Fifty Nurses Who Made a Difference
719
Index
739
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Lawrence Epstein, M.D., is the regional medical director for the Harvard-affiliated Sleep HealthCenters and an instructor at Harvard Medical School and was recently president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He lives in Boston.

Steven Mardon is a professional writer who specializes in health topics.

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