Synopses & Reviews
Unique Solutions for a Womans Unique Sleep Problems
“Women are probably the most sleep-deprived creatures on earth,” says Dr. Joyce Walsleben, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the NYU School of Medicine.
Fluctuating hormones—whether from PMS, pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause—can wreak havoc on your sleep. If youre a new mom, you could lose seven hundred hours of sleep in your babys first year! As you get older, your sleep schedule can slip off track. Depression and chronic pain can erode your sleep. What you eat—or dont eat, if youre dieting—can sabotage your nights, and then theres the pressure of juggling work, home, and parenting.
Womens unique sleep problems require unique solutions. The authors explain how to combat restless nights with the right sleep-promoting foods, supplements, herbs, exercise, stress reducers, and biorhythm adjustments, as well as with prescription, over-the-counter, and alternative treatments. Youll learn how to avoid the sleep robbers hidden in many common foods and medications. Youll also receive valuable tips on how to get a good nights sleep when a tossing and turning partner or wakeful child is the problem. A comprehensive resource section will guide you to support groups, websites, and sleep clinics. With this groundbreaking guide tailored to your unique needs, you wont ever have to drag yourself through another exhausted day again.
About the Author
Joyce A. Walsleben, Ph.D., has spent more than twenty years as a sleep researcher and clinician and was the spokesperson for the National Sleep Foundations landmark survey on women and sleep.
Rita Baron-Faust is an award-winning medical journalist who specializes in womens health issues.
The authors live in New York City.