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February 21 , 2011

Getting a Good Night's Sleep

A Handbook for People Who Have Trouble Sleeping


An end to wakeful nights with expert advice on how to get to sleep, sleep well, and stay asleep.We all recognise the importance of a good night's sleep on a regular basis, but many people suffer from a sleeping disorder of some kind. Help is at hand in this practical book which provides straightforward advice on how to develop good sleeping habits. ICompulsory reading for all of us who toss and turn in our beds, and also for shiftworkers who must learn to sleep during the daytime, the bestselling Getting a Good Night's Sleep explains just what happens when we sleep, as well as: Types of sleeping disorders - medical, psychological and emotional; How to learn new sleep habits - learning to make new associations; How drugs, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication and caffeine and nicotine, can affect your sleep; Managing stress - recognising 'stressors' and learning to deal with them; How keeping fit can make a difference - realistic goals that lead to better sleep;Tips for shiftworkers - how to sleep when everyone around you is awake. This revised and updated edition of a besteller includes: Why your teenagers stay up late at night; Your own personalised sleep assessment which includes sleep questionnaire, sleep chart and your legal responsibilities The author (Dip COT, NZ ROT) is a sought-after speaker on sleep and shiftwork. Trained as an occupational therapist in Britain, she moved to New Zealand in the mid-1980s, where she worked as a mental health professional before establishing a specialised service to assist poor sleepers.
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