Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Introduction by Dr. Herbert Benson, author of The Relaxation Response A drug-free, scientifically proven program for conquering insomnia in six weeks.


At least thirty million adults ure the stress of severe, chronic insomnia, and the numbers of sufferers aregrowing. Dr. Gregg Jacobs has used the six-week program offered in Say Good Night to Insomnia to help thousands of insomnia sufferers at the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The program succeeds by helping insomniacs change the way they think about sleep, making it a friend instead of an enemy. Among the many topics addressed are these:

* Developing a sleep enhancing lifestyle including diet, exercise, and an understanding of the importance of body temperature

* Stopping a depency on sleeping pills

* Managing negative emotions, stress, and anxiety

* Quieting the mind and body to enhance inner feelings of peace


Say Good Night to Insomnia is an empowering book that lets insomniacs take control of their minds and bodies by giving them the knowledge and techniques to overcome their problem forever.

 

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This program (or rather a modified program implemented by my specialist) has been a real game changer. I'm not in love with the writing style. It was rather pushy and I felt a little talked down to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This program (or rather a modified program implemented by my specialist) has been a real game changer. I'm not in love with the writing style. It was rather pushy and I felt a little talked down to ... Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
Conquer Insomnia and Change Your
You Can Say Good Night to Insomnia
Some Basic Facts About Sleep and Insomnia
Putting Sleeping Pills to Rest
Conducting Your Own Insomnia Self
Problems
Changing Your Thoughts About Sleep
The Relaxation Response
Learning to Think Away Your Stress
Enhancing Attitudes and Beliefs
Stress
Praise forSay Good Night to Insomnia
APPENDIX B Managing Jet
Additional Relaxation Scripts
Sources and Suggested Reading

Establishing SleepPromoting Habits
Lifestyle and Environmental Factors That
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Gregg Jacobs, Ph.D., is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He developed the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he is a senior research scientist at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard.

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