Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep (Paperback)
Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Pain (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
New Harbinger Publications, 9781572246270, 169pp.
Publication Date: December 2, 2009
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A busy and hectic life can profoundly affect your ability to get a good night's rest. And it's even more difficult to feel relaxed when you stay awake worrying that you won't fall asleep. This vicious circle can quickly rob you of your quality of life, which is why it is so important to seek the most effective treatment for your insomnia.
This workbook uses cognitive behavior therapy, which has been shown to work as well as sleep medications and produce longer-lasting effects. Research shows that it also works well for those whose insomnia is experienced in the context of anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The complete program in Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep goes to the root of your insomnia and offers the same techniques used by experienced sleep specialists.
You'll learn how to optimize your sleep pattern using methods to calm your mind and help you identify sleep-thieving behaviors that contribute to insomnia. Don't go without rest any longer-get started on this program and end your struggles with sleep.
About the Author
Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is assistant professor and director of the Sleep and Mood Disorder Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is adjunct professor at Duke University. She is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies interest group on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Carney was the recipient of the National Sleep Foundation's prestigious Pickwick Fellowship, and her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Rachel Manber, Ph.D., is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where she is also director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program. She has taught many health providers how to use cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and is one of the leading authorities on the treatment of comorbid insomnias. Manber's research on depression and insomnia is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a proponent of empirically supported therapies for those with sleep problems. Foreword writer Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Arizona, director of its sleep research laboratory, and director of the insomnia clinic at University Medical Center.