The Insomnia Workbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Forget expensive mattresses, fancy foam pillows, and white noise machines. There's no better treatment for insomnia than cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Research has shown that CBT works even better than powerful sleep medications, and with this workbook, it's easier than ever to put these strategies to work to help you ward off insomnia and finally get to sleep.
The Insomnia Workbook is designed to simulate the experience of seeing a professional CBT sleep specialist. First, you'll assess your sleep habits with questionnaires and evaluate how your sleep problem affects your life; then you'll learn a variety of proven techniques sleep specialists recommend to their clients. This book includes all of the tools you need to better understand your insomnia and create an effective plan for getting the sleep you need.
With this complete program, you'll:•Stop the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night•Train yourself to sleep using stimulus control, sleep restriction, and deep relaxation skills •Identify foods and lifestyle factors that may be making things worse•Keep a personal sleep log to track your progress
“Sleep is one of the few universals of life, and yet we still know little about it. In particular, the reasons we don’t sleep can be as mystifying as the reasons we do. The Insomnia Workbook is a comprehensive, scholarly, and clearly written review of what we know about the architecture of sleep, how insomnia disrupts that architecture, and what can be done to rebuild a healthy sleep pattern.”
—Robert McGrath, Ph.D., director of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology and director of the MS Program in clinical psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ