Sleep to Save Your Life: The Complete Guide to Living Longer and Healthier Through Restorative Sleep

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HarperCollins, Sep 19, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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We're supposed to spend one-third of our lives sleeping. But today a shortage of sleep—and of the right kind of sleep—is undermining our productivity, relationships, and health. Sleep problems can contribute to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, depression, and diabetes, and they add stress to our already hectic lives. In Sleep to Save Your Life, noted sleep expert Gerard T. Lombardo, M.D., reveals the science behind these problems and what to do about them. As director of one of New York City's busiest sleep centers, Dr. Lombardo works with the sleep problems of executives, shift workers, women, children, and the elderly in "the city that never sleeps." He offers detailed strategies for getting the best treatment—and the best sleep—possible.

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"A healthy existence is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week concern"; "good sleep hygiene is one of the keys to a healthy state." These are the cornerstone principles of this readable and entertaining ... Read full review

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Gerard T. Lombardo, M.D., is the founder and director of the Sleep Center at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, and assistant professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical Center. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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