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Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan
How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program for overcoming sleep problems from insomnia and snoring to restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
Dr. Lawrence Epstein of Harvard Medical School reveals his proven six-step plan to maximize your nights and energize your days. He explains the health benefits of sleep and identifies signs of sleep problems as he gives in-depth advice on how to:
- Turn your bedroom into the optimal sleep environment
- Finally overcome insomnia
- Silence buzz-saw snoring
- Relax restless legs
- Deal with daytime exhaustion
- Determine if sleep medication is right for you
- Improve your sleep by improving your child's sleep
Lawrence Epstein, M.D.
, is the regional medical director for the Harvard-affiliated Sleep HealthCenters and an instructor at Harvard Medical School and was recently president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He lives in Boston.
Steven Mardon is a professional writer who specializes in health topics.
Let a Harvard doctor put you to sleep--and get those precious ZZZs
From one of the nation's leading sleep experts comes the ultimate guide to overcoming sleep problems. In "The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep" Dr. Lawrence Epstein reveals his proven, six-step plan to improve your sleep and presents his tips for dealing with issues such as insomnia, disrupted sleep, daytime exhaustion, restlessness, sleepwalking, and other chronic sleep conditions. He also offers you advice for handling jet lag, coping with shift work, and staying awake at the wheel.