Sleep to Save Your Life

The Complete Guide to Living Longer and Healthier Through Restorative Sleep

By Gerard T. Lombardo; Henry Ehrlich
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780060742546, 320pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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We're supposed to spend one-third of our lives sleeping. But today a shortage of sleep—and of the right kind of sleep—is undermining our productivity, relationships, and health. Sleep problems can contribute to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, depression, and diabetes, and they add stress to our already hectic lives. In Sleep to Save Your Life, noted sleep expert Gerard T. Lombardo, M.D., reveals the science behind these problems and what to do about them. As director of one of New York City's busiest sleep centers, Dr. Lombardo works with the sleep problems of executives, shift workers, women, children, and the elderly in "the city that never sleeps." He offers detailed strategies for getting the best treatment—and the best sleep—possible.

About the Author

Gerard T. Lombardo, M.D., is the founder and director of the Sleep Center at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, and assistant professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical Center. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Sleep to Save Your Life

“This latest book on the importance of sleep is a good read.”
-The Baltimore Sun

“. . .tells you how to make the most of your slumber.”
-Detroit News

“An invaluable resource.”
-Paul Ehrlich, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine; Coauthor, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Child's Asthma and Allergy

“Dr. Lombardo explains intricate, arcane medical science with engaging, often witty, style.”
-Mark Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program

“Readable and entertaining.”
-Library Journal

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