Living with Insomnia: A Guide to Causes, Effects and Management, with Personal Accounts

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McFarland, 2011 - Psychology - 205 pages
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Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects people worldwide. This text provides those with sleep problems or chronic insomnia an overview of research on the causes of sleep loss and the physical effects of insomnia, as well as possible treatments. Disorders are summarized and illustrated with real-life stories about sleep experiences and remedies. This is a concise guide to help readers improve their sleep habits and lives.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Preface
3
Introduction
5
1 What Is Insomnia?
7
2 Normal Sleep
14
3 The Authors Stories
25
4 Sleep Patterns Throughout the Life Cycle
44
5 Sleep Disorders and Underlying Pathologies
67
8 The Consequences of Insomnia
124
9 Management of Insomnia
129
10 Composite Analyses of Symptoms Causes Effects and Remedies for Insomnia
140
11 Conclusions and Recommendations
166
Appendix
173
Chapter Notes
179
Selected Bibliography
187
About the Authors
189

6 Selected Stories from Surveys and Interviews
79
7 Parasomnias
111

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About the author (2011)

Author of Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers (2002), Elaine A. Moore works primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She lives in Sedalia, ColoradoThe Moores also coauthored Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2003, A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book), and Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide (2001).

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