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Sleep Better

The Science And The Myths

Graham Law, Shane Pascoe


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Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well, and gives tips for dealing with your sleep problems effectively.
Topics include:

How much sleep you really need

Sleep quality and quantity

Underlying issues, such as stressful life events, depression and anxiety

Physical clinical problems, such as snoring, sleep apnea and asthma

Perpetuating factors of sleep issues such as habits, perceptions, attributions, beliefs and thoughts

Insomnia - wired and tired

Psychoeducation to help with sleep problems, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT; CBT-I, along with stimulus control, sleep/bed restriction therapy, worry time, and paradoxical intention

Sleep hygiene, such as de-cluttering, eating, regular behaviours, exercise.

Behavioural sleep interventions for parents with babies and young children

Practical application of mindfulness

Sheldon Press, 9781847094575, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2017

About the Author

I am a scientist, father, husband, yogist and general skeptic. I have written over 95 research papers a PhD thesis, and many thousands of emails.

I am most interested in sleep and its effects on health and wellbeing. I don't mean that I like sleeping, although I do (!), but my research focuses on the benefits of this daily activity.

I have worked with my co-author, Shane Pascoe, to write both accessible self-improvement books and hardcore textbooks for students to learn from. Our trans-global writing enterprise works as I write during the UK day and Shane the Australian day (while I'm asleep). See what I did there?