Can't Sleep, Can't Stay Awake: A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders

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HarperCollins Publishers, Feb 15, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 316 pages

A pioneer in the field of sleep medicine shows women how to solve their sleep problems.

Do you toss and turn at night? Do you wake up repeatedly at all hours? Do you fall asleep in the daytime when you don't want to? These could be symptoms of a sleep disorder that may make you irritable and exhausted and could endanger your health.

Sleep disorders among women are common, but until recently they were largely misunderstood or misdiagnosed by the medical establishment. With Can't Sleep, Can't Say Awake, Meir Kryger, M.D., a leader in sleep disorder research and treatment, breaks through the mystery to show you why your sleep is unsatisfying or unpredictable, what the causes might be, and -- best of all -- what you can do to fix them. You'll discover:

  • What healthy sleep is and how much you should be getting every night
  • Sleep problems unique to women, including those related to menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
  • How family, psychological conditions, and the 24/7 world can cause sleep problems
  • How to combat specific disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia that may be causing your symptoms
  • Guidance to the help and resources available in Canada you need to get treatment

The journey to a good night's sleep begins with the right information. With the help of Dr. Kryger, you can begin that journey and achieve the nightly rest you need for a healthier and happier life.

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About the author (2011)

DR. MEIR KRYGER is a pioneering sleep researcher and clinician who opened one of the first sleep laboratories in Canada. Editor of The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, he is often cited in the media -- including the CBC, CNN, The New York Times, and People magazine -- as an expert. The former president of the American Sleep Disorder Association, Dr. Kryger is currently on the board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, DC. In the past 25 years, he has seen over 1,000 female patients who had been previously undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with a sleep disorder. Dr. Kryger lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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