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

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Henry Holt and Company, 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 book helped me overcome severe insomnia. All advice is completely on point. It will help you but you have to follow the authors instructions to a t. Read full review

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First-time authors Jacobs and Wiedman bring two complementary and responsible viewpoints to the topic of insomnia. Both have suffered from insomnia, write extensively about the ineffectiveness and ... Read full review


Part II Changing Sleep Thoughts and Behaviors
Part III Managing Insomnia by Managing Stress
Appendix A Managing Shift Work
Appendix B Managing Jet Lag
Appendix C Infants and Childrens Sleep
Appendix D Additional Relaxation Scripts
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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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