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The bestselling guide to curing insomnia without drugs by "a pioneer" of the field, now updated with the latest research (The Wall Street Journal)
For the past ten years, sleep-deprived Americans have found natural, drug-free relief from insomnia with the help of Dr. Gregg D. Jacobss Say Good Night to Insomnia.
Jacobss program, developed and tested at Harvard Medical School and based on cognitive behavioral therapy, has been shown to improve sleep long-term in 80 percent of patients, making it the gold standard for treatment. He provides techniques for eliminating sleeping pills; establishing sleep-promoting behaviors and lifestyle practices; and improving relaxation, reducing stress, and changing negative thoughts about sleep.
In this updated edition, Jacobs surveys the limitations and dangers of the new generation of sleeping pills, dispels misleading and confusing claims about sleep and health, and shares cutting-edge research on insomnia that proves his approach is more effective than sleeping pills.
Say Good Night to Insomnia is the definitive guide to overcoming insomnia without drugs for the thousands of Americans who are looking for a healthy nights rest.
"The breakthrough program with the scientifically proven power to help you sleep again." --Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Ming the Mind
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.
Imagine an insomnia treatment that improves sleep in 100 percent of insomniacs, helps 75 percent of insomniacs become normal sleepers, and allows 90 percent of insomniacs to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills. This treatment is safe, natural, and has no side effects except improved mood, higher energy, increased mind/body control, and better health. No, this is not a new miracle drug. It is Dr. Gregg Jacobs's drug-free program described in Say Good Night to Insomnia.
At Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs has tested and developed a six-week, drug-free program that conquers insomnia in a large majority of patients. The first clinician to offer proof that insomnia can be overcome without drugs, Dr. Jacobs's program provides techniques for: Eliminating sleeping pills Establishing sleep-promoting habits and lifestyle practices Changing negative, stressful thoughts about sleep Implementing relaxation and stress-reduction techniques Enhancing peace of mind and reducing negative emotions
About the Author
Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph. D., is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a senior scientist at Harvards Mind/Body Medical Institute and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, he spent almost twenty years treating and researching insomnia.