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Sleep well, sleep deep
Lukeman, Alex, 1941-
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New York : M. Evans, [1999]

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209 pages ; 24 cm
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RA786 .L85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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When people don't get enough sleep, the results will range from a disagreeable disposition of death. Accidents, personal conflicts, job loss, and physical and mental deterioration are just a few ways not sleeping well can adversely affect you. With sleep being the foundation of our well being, the quality we receive is vital to living a healthy and happy life.

Author Notes

Alex Lukeman, Ph.D. maintains a private practice in psychotherapy

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According to Lukeman (What Your Dreams Can Teach You), a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist, more than a third of all Americans suffer from lack of sleep. How well we sleep plays a role in both mental and physical health, from headaches and irritability to impaired judgment (according to the author, more than 100,000 car crashes a year are caused by sleep-deprived drivers). Lukeman presents the means to abolish sleeplessness: he contends that a calm and relaxed mind is essential to deep sleep and explains that people are in charge of their own sleeping habits. A helpful personal sleep quiz allows readers to assess their sleep potential and identify the reasons why they aren't sleeping well. Lukeman then methodically provides practical advice and strategies for achieving deep sleep. This reader-friendly guide also includes information on natural sleeping aids, sleep disorders, self-hypnosis, dream analysis (the "Sleep, Dreams, and Health" chapter is particularly interesting), how to defeat jet lag and how to teach children to get a good night's rest. Readers who find themselves staring at the ceiling at 3 a.m. would benefit by devoting those currently sleepless hours to reading Lukeman's helpful book. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Sleeping Well Can Change Your Lifep. 5
Chapter 2 What to Do When You Can't Sleepp. 39
Chapter 3 Sleep Disordersp. 73
Chapter 4 Sleep, Dreams, and Healthp. 89
Chapter 5 Sleeping Pills, Herbs, and Other Sleep Aidsp. 111
Chapter 6 Children and Sleepp. 141
Chapter 7 Self-Hypnosis for Sleep and Well-Beingp. 165
Chapter 8 Sweet Sleepp. 179
Acknowledgmentsp. 197
Resourcesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 201
Internet Referencesp. 203
Indexp. 205