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Sleep Better

The Science and the Myths

By Graham Law, Shane Pascoe

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 June 2017
Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well, and gives tips for dealing with your sleep problems effectively.

Table of Contents

Topics include: How much sleep you really need Sleep quality and quantity Underlying issues, such as stressful life events, depression and anxiety Physical clinical problems, such as snoring, sleep apnea and asthma Perpetuating factors of sleep issues such as habits, perceptions, attributions, beliefs and thoughts Insomnia - wired and tired Psychoeducation to help with sleep problems, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT; CBT-I, along with stimulus control, sleep/bed restriction therapy, worry time, and paradoxical intention Sleep hygiene, such as de-cluttering, eating, regular behaviours, exercise. Behavioural sleep interventions for parents with babies and young children Practical application of mindfulness

About the Author

Professor Graham Law is Associate Professor at the Leeds School of Medicine, where he leads the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He is director of the Sound Asleep Laboratory, and is Honorary Secretary of the British Sleep Society. Dr Shane Pascoe is a psychologist at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

EAN: 9781847094575
ISBN: 1847094570
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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