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Publisher's Summary

Fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up rested - proven strategies for beating insomnia.

Make your bed and actually sleep in it. The Book of Sleep provides dozens of quick, easy, and evidence-based strategies that are more effective and sustainable than sleep medication for people who suffer from insomnia.

Based in CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia), the techniques in this book were developed by a clinical psychologist who specializes in insomnia treatment. Find the relief you need and wake up feeling truly restored. A good night’s sleep isn’t just a dream anymore.

The Book of Sleep includes:

  • Stand-alone strategies - Each helpful strategy is complete by itself so you can pick this book up anywhere and find help.
  • What’s your sleep pattern? - Keep a daily log of the quantity and quality of your sleep so you can remember details that are helpful in addressing your insomnia.
  • Sleep tight - From kicking caffeine to keeping cool, get pointers on how to properly set the stage for restful sleep.

Rise and truly shine. Follow the 75 effective sleep methods in this book and get out of bed feeling your best.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Rockridge Press, Emeryville, California (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Terrible Narration

There are a few helpful suggestions in this book, but of of them end with “consult a sleep specialist”. But the thing that bugged me most about this book was the narrator who sounded like a sleep Nazi. Big turn off.

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Narrators speaks too fast and has a shrill voice

Narrators speaks too fast and has a shrill voice. couldn't even finish it. had to delete

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Need the book. Too many lists/tasks for narrative presentation. Content would be beneficial for insomnia relief but need to follow written directions

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A home run

Excellently read. Many useful strategies. I am a lifetime insomnia sufferer and several of the strategies are helpful. Excellent organization and presentation of the strategies. Highly recommend.

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A great collection of useful tips

If you have been struggling with getting a good night's sleep, give this a listen. There are several things here that I will be trying.

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Bad for sleep

The narrator speaks to way to fast and does not have a soothing voice or tone.

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Liked the CBT-I approach and recognition of possible benefits of Buddhist-derived techniques, such as body scan and mindfulness meditation. Interesting thoughts about sleep restriction as a way of getting control of when to sleep and for how long. Positive psychology ideas (eg gratitude lists, exercise, social networking) also nicely discussed. Makes a convincing case that cure is feasible with practical and feasible behavioral changes. Good insight into when to seek help from professionals and what sort of self-help projects might be worthwhile. Sorry to say getting a sufferer to keep proper records and self-help to a cure might be a tall order. But that does not mean the book’s prescription is less than state of the art. Thankfully the approach is balanced, with plenty of reliance on findings from Western medicine as well as things like yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong. Properly distinguishes sleep from sedation with alcohol or Ambien.

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This book has practical strategies for overcoming insomnia. The author explains each step. It is a hopeful book which encourages those suffering from insomnia.

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a great resource for sleep

Even though I do not have a serious sleep deficit problem, I found helpful advice in this book for occasional difficulty falling asleep. I highly recommend it.

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Actionable items

This book is basically a list of actionable items you can do to help you sleep. It includes ideas on what is the cause of your particular problem and the suggests solution for you.

Some of this will be old news for many people but there is so much here that everyone should find something of value.