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How to Go to Sleep......and stay there

How to Go to Sleep......and stay there

How to Go to Sleep......and stay there

How to Go to Sleep......and stay there

  • By: Stephen Giles

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ISBN: 9788130914848

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2010

Pages: 132

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Do you dread going to bed, knowing that you’ll lie awake worrying about not sleeping?

There are few things more miserable than tossing and turning, night after night, unable to nod off, or waking up unable to get back to sleep. Even a couple of bad nights’ sleep can leave you feeling drained and fed up. If it becomes a chronic long term problem, it can affect your work, your relationships and your happiness.

That's why Stephen Giles has written How to go to sleep...and stay there. He has no vested interest, no quack remedy to sell. He just wants to know what works and what doesn’t. He has interviewed experts from all sorts of fields, from neurology to feng shui, and found out what are the key factors that determine how well you sleep. In particular he checks out:

• your environment

• your routine

• insomnia treatments

• common sleep disorders

Stephen Giles also tracks several case studies through their “sleep diaries”, and reports back on his survey of self-professed insomniacs, to give a comprehensive and all-embracing handbook for anyone who spends too much time lying awake at night.

Target Audience: 

Anyone suffering from sleep disorders.



Introduction: Who needs sleep? • Part One: How do you sleep? • Debunking some common myths; what happens when we sleep; why does sleep matter; sleep terms defined - insomnia, circadian rhythm, sleep disorders; sleep and ageing; the truth about naps; the mystery of the laxy teenager; meeting the “guinea pigs”; what is sleep hygiene? • Part Two: In my room-the sleep environment • Pollution alert • noise, light and electromagnetic fields; tackling geopathic stress; finding the right bed; keeping things cool; designing a “haven of rest”; lighting the room, air quality; staying safe and sound • Part Three: In my head-the sleep routine • Eat right, sleep tight; the story of supplements; finding the best exercise; relaxing into sleep; smell of success; reflexology and massage; alternative therapies; get some discipline in the bedroom • Part Four: A serious business-insomnia treatments • Sleeping pills • for and against; cognitive behavioural therapy • a breakthrough for insomniacs; the case for alternative therapies • acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal medicine • Part Five: When sleep fails-common sleep disorders • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea; circadian rhythm disorders (including jet lag and shift work disorders); restless leg syndrome; night terrors; sleep walking; narcolepsy • Afterwords


About the Author: 

Stephen Giles is an author, playwright and journalist. He previously edited newspapers and magazines, worked as a columnist, reviewer, and football pundit. He has written extensively on parenting and is the co-founder of the website


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