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Speaking of Sleeping Problems (Learning to Sleep Well Again)

Speaking of Sleeping Problems (Learning to Sleep Well Again)
$13.50
Item Code: NAC058
Publisher: Sterling Paperbacks
Language: English
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788120717732
Pages: 127
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 155 gms

From the Jacket

This book is a self-help guide for people with sleeping problems. It tells what they themselves can do to eliminate their problems in sleeping. Difficulty in sleeping is not something that must be passively accepted. Just as it is possible to learn to remain awake under special circumstances, it is possible to learn to sleep well again. Dr. Langen, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychotherapy at the University Clinic of Mainz, bases his self-help program on these new medical findings.

Step 1: The reader becomes familiar with how the sleep-wakefulness mechanism functions, learns the workings of man’s biological clock, and the significance of dreams to sleep.

Step 2: Professor Langen explains how people with sleeping problems can liberate themselves from sleep medications in order to regain the ability to sleep.

Step 3: Various kinds of sleep disturbances, their causes, and treatments are clearly described in detail. By making a record of sleep habits and analyzing it, the patient finds out exactly which type of sleeper he is and can then initiate a planned program of treatment.

Back of the Book

We need to rest in order to restore energy to our bodies, particularly to the brain and nervous system. Sleep helps us do this. Some of the sleep problems people face are dreaming, nightmares, sleepwalking, snoring and insomnia. People deprived of sleep lose energy, become quick-tempered, lose concentration and make mistakes.

Being aware of these problems is the first step towards, therapy. Just as it is possible to learn to remain awake, it is possible to sleep well again.

This book helps you to recognize and solve your sleep problems.

 

Contents

 

1 Sleeping Problems Can Be Avoided 11
  Ability to Sleep Can Be Learned 11
  Sleep As a Drive 13
  Wrong Sleep Expectation 14
  Accepting Being a Short Sleeper 15
2 What Is Sleep? 17
  A Normal Sleep Pattern 17
  Rapid eye movement (REM) 17
  Deviations from the Sleep Norm 21
  The Sleep-Wakefulness Mechanism 23
  Man’s Biological Clock 24
  The Biochemistry of Sleep 26
3. Subjective and Objective Quality of Sleep 29
  Amount of Sleep and Need of Sleep 29
  Sleep among Infants and the Elderly 33
4. dreaming as a Part of Sleep 39
  Dream Phases-Their Biological Necessity 39
  Dream Content 44
  Sensations Occurring at Sleep Onset 47
  Electrosleep 48
5. Sleep Disturbances – Causes and Consequences 51
  Exogenous Disturbances in Falling Asleep 51
  Noise as a source of disturbance 52
  Condition of the bed 56
  Temperature of the bedroom 56
  Sleep habits 57
  Psychoreactive Obstacles to Falling Asleep 59
  Difficulty in Falling Back to Sleep 51
  Waking up Prematurely 63
  Functional Sleep Disturbance 66
  Clinical findings and subjective assessment 66
  Waiting for sleep 68
  Reaching for the sleeping pills 68
  Nocturnal anxiety 71
  Social and biological rhythm 71
  Inducing fatigue 73
  Planning the evening 73
  Waking up-getting up 77
6. Factors That Disturb Sleep 79
  Snoring 79
  Tooth Grinding 79
  Sleep-Talking 80
  Sleep-Walking 80
  Night Terrors 82
  Rhythmic Tossing Back and Forth of the Head 83
  Nocturnal Bedwetting 83
7. Therapeutic Methods 87
  Psychotherapy for sleep Disturbances 87
  Autogenic Training: Learning to be Quiet 88
  Graduated Active Hypnosis: Learning to Shut Things Out 92
8 Burdens and Apparent Aids to Sleep 97
  Sleep and Stress 97
  Alcohol and Sleep 99
  Sleep Medication and Sleep 102
  Sedatives or Hypnotics 103
9. Your Own Sleep Analysis 113
10. Sleep Analysis Questionnaire 117
  Index 123

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