Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia

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Demos Medical Publishing, Nov 17, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 604 pages

Based on decades of research, it is now known that the most effective program for the reversal of chronic insomnia is called "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia" or CBT-I. However, this treatment is rarely available to the general public as CBT-I is usually only offered by specially-trained psychologists or as part of research studies. People using CBTI report improved sleep, often in as little as 2-3 weeks and maintain good sleep for years.

Sink into Sleep breaks CBT-I down into a step-by-step, easy format, allowing the reader to follow the same effective program that patients in the clinic do. Although Sink into Sleep is anchored in the science of sleep, the tone of the writing is reassuring and encouraging filled with first person accounts and easy to use worksheets.

Much, Much More Than a Workbook, Sink Into Sleep features:

  • A chapter focused on men (often ignored by insomnia books)
  • A chapter focused on women and their special sleep needs
  • A chapter focused on sleep and medical conditions
  • A chapter focused on sleep and anxiety or depression
  • A chapter on the pros and cons of sleep medication
  • An effective step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)
 

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User Review  - saraswati27 - LibraryThing

This workbook uses a technique based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I've had good results with CBT in other habits and areas of my life, but I didn't find it a great fit for insomnia issues. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - drsyko - LibraryThing

Sink Into Sleep provides a step by step guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. This is not really a new therapy. I went through this same therapy about 10 years ago for insomnia myself ... Read full review

Contents

First Things First
23
Solving Your Insomnia
53
Sleep in Special CircumstancesMore Hope
117
Good Luck and Good Night
163
Bibliography
165
Sleep Stages and Cycles The Basics
181
Extra Forms
185
Index
195
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Judith R. Davidson, PhD, C.Psych.,is a scientist-clinician in the field of insomnia treatment. Dr. Davidson is an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where she supervises clinical trainees, leads workshops for health professionals, conducts research and writes about sleep. With decades of research and clinical experience in sleep, she is committed to making effective treatments accessible to people who just want a good night's sleep. Dr. Davidson has received the designation Somnologist, Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine from the European Sleep Research Society.

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