Synopses & Reviews
The 50 million Americans who suffer from insomnia need - and want - this answer now. There is no "one size fits all" solution to insomnia because, as this revolutionary book illustrates, there are three types that affect those who suffer from it: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, and broken sleep. And each of them requires a specialized treatment program. Now, leading experts in the evaluation and treatment of insomnia deliver personalized programs that provide relief for solve such persistent sleep problems as:
- Sunday night insomnia
- Anxiety caused by the "dread of bedtime"
- Waking before the alarm
- Awaking with a sudden start or jolt
- Scattered sleep patterns
Based on cutting-edge knowledge of circadian rhythms developed in research labs for decades, this is the first sleep program that helps readers to self-diagnose and treat their particular type of insomnia.
Identifies the three most common sleep problems--getting to sleep, staying asleep, and broken sleep--and offers an effective, drug-free approach to overcoming the problems of insomnia, discussing such issues as the causes of sleep disorders, out of control sleep patterns, light therapy, dreams, muscle relaxation, circadian rhythms, and stress reduction. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
About the Author
Dr. Paul Glovinsky is the Clinical Director of the Capital Region Sleep/Wake Disorders Center in Albany, NY. He also maintains a private practice in New York City as a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Glovinsky is an Adjunct Professor at The City College of the City University of New York and a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He has been featured in numerous print, radio, and television stories on topics ranging from sleep disorders to test anxiety.
Dr. Arthur Spielman is recognized as one of the foremost experts on insomnia in the world. A Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Spielman has been a consultant on insomnia to the National Institutes of Health for over twenty years. He is Professor of Psychology at The City College of the City University of New York and Associate Director at the Sleep Disorder Centers at New York Methodist Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has also provided public education about sleep.