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The Insomnia Workbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need
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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
Publisher Reviews
  • “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

  • “Silberman has distinguished herself in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. There are still far too few dedicated sleep professionals available. Her new book is needed to promote greater understanding of why insomnia is far and away the most common manifestation of underlying sleep disorder and what to do to relieve this distressing condition.”
    —Bruce Nolan, MD, FACP, FAASM, sleep center medical director at Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

  • “Silberman has taken the difficult topic of insomnia and provided an informative review not only of normal sleep, but also of common sleep problems. She discusses treatments for people having difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep using up-to-date medical and psychological treatments. The book is sure to be of interest to people with trouble sleeping and readers who simply wish to learn more about the fascinating world of sleep.”
    —Glenn R. Singer, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, medical director of the sleep disorder centers at Broward General Medical Center and Weston Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • “The idea of a comprehensive insomnia workbook, starting from the basics of sleep to diagnosis and management, is brilliant. This book is up-to-date and serves as an ‘all you need to know about sleep’ guide. It is easy to read and understand, keeps the reader’s attention, and acts like a teaching aid. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the various intricacies of sleep, and to any professional who requires in-depth information. Silberman has further enriched the world of sleep with her contribution.”
    —Vipin Garg, MD, FCCP, FAASM, director of the sleep disorders center at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ, and assistant professor of medicine at Seton Hall University


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