Sleeping Soundly: Understanding and Treating Sleep Disorders

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Allen & Unwin, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 196 pages
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Does your partner's snoring keep you awake? Are you worried that your child seems to be struggling for the next breath at night? Perhaps you find falling asleep difficult or you doze off at inappropriate times? Sleeping Soundly is intended to help you to fully understand sleep problems and to provide solutions so that you and your family can enjoy a great night's rest every night.

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Page 79 - On such occasions, the instructions are to be followed afterward when you intend to go to sleep. 3. If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, get up and go into another room. Stay up as long as you wish and then return to the bedroom to sleep: Although we do not want you to watch the clock, we want you to get out of bed if you do not fall asleep immediately. Remember the goal is to associate your bed with falling asleep quickly!
Page 21 - How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.
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Page 79 - Step 3. Do this as often as is necessary throughout the night. 5. Set your alarm and get up at the same time every morning irrespective of how much sleep you got during the night. This will help your body acquire a consistent sleep rhythm. 6. Do not nap during the day.
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Page 80 - People who feel angry and frustrated because they cannot sleep should not try harder and harder to fall asleep but should turn on the light and do something different.
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About the author (2000)

Dr Antonio Ambrogetti was born in Italy and educated in both Italy and Australia. He has a special interest in sleep disorders and respiratory medicine and is the author of many articles and pamphlets on the subject. 'Sleeping Soundly' is his first book on the subject...Currently, Dr Ambrogetti is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Royal Newcastle Hospital, in General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine at Belmont Hospital, and he is a Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle.

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