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Sink Into Sleep

A Step-by-Step Guide for Reversing Insomnia

Second Edition

Judith R. Davidson (author)

ISBN: 9780826148155

Publication Date: Nov 2020

Format: Paperback

Provides the tools and techniques to reverse insomnia and improve sleep long-term. This book breaks down the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), the sleep program considered first-line treatment in the clinic, into a step-by-step and reader friendly program that can be easily followed at home.
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The CBT-I Program That Gets You Sleeping!

Now in its second edition, Sink Into Sleep provides the tools and techniques to reverse insomnia and improve sleep long-term. Insomnia, persistent trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, affects our daytime functioning and wellbeing. This book breaks down the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), the sleep program considered first-line treatment in the clinic, into a step-by-step and reader friendly program that can be easily followed at home. Written by a clinical psychologist and researcher who has worked in the sleep field for 40 years, the book uses data from a real patient to illustrate each step of the process. The book is complete with detailed sleep diaries, worksheets, and more, all of which are also available online to download and use on your own journey to sleeping better now and into the future.

Guiding readers through this self-directed sleep therapy program, Sink Into Sleep features updated information and new scientific findings on key topics for patients and health care providers including:

  • Tried-and-true CBT-I methods of sleep management
  • Successful cognitive therapy methods to deal with racing thoughts at bedtime
  • Different sleep needs for women and men through life and health conditions
  • Influence of nutrition, exercise, and sex on sleep in a brand-new chapter
  • Depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress and how they intersect with sleep
  • Prescribed and non-prescribed medications, herbal remedies, and cannabis for sleep
Pages 230
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Demos Health
Subject/s Family & health   Clinical psychology   Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Sleep disorders & therapy  
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • PART I. HOPE
  • Chapter 1. Will this Book Help You?
  • Chapter 2. What is Insomnia?
  • Chapter 3. Common Concerns about Insomnia
  • Chapter 4. Sleep Hygiene: What It Is and Why You Probably Don't Need
  • Chapter 5. Sleep Therapy: What It Is and Why You Need It
  • PART II. FIRST THINGS FIRST
  • Chapter 6. Measuring Your Sleep Problem–Keeping a Sleep Diary
  • Chapter 7. What Type of Insomnia Do You Have?
  • Chapter 8. Knowing Your Numbers
  • Chapter 9. Things to Take Care of Right Away
  • PART III. SOLVING YOUR INSOMNIA
  • Chapter 10. The Essential Elements of Sleep Therapy
  • Chapter 11. Starting Sleep Therapy
  • Chapter 12. Moving From Week 1 to Week 2: Adjusting Your Bedtime
  • Chapter 13. Moving From Week 2 to Week 3: Readjusting Your Bedtime
  • Chapter 14. After Week 3: Adjusting Your Bedtime Again. This Should Be It!
  • Chapter 15. Do You Still Have Insomnia?
  • Chapter 16. Maintaining Your Progress
  • PART IV. WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MIND
  • Chapter 17. Calming the Racing Mind
  • Chapter 18. It's the Thought that Counts
  • PART V. SLEEP AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE
  • Chapter 19. Women's Sleep
  • Chapter 20. Men's Sleep
  • Chapter 21. Nutrition, Exercise, and Sex
  • PART VI. SLEEP IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
  • Chapter 22. Health Conditions
  • Chapter 23. Depression, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
  • PART VII. SLEEPING SUBSTANCES
  • Chapter 24. Sleeping Pills
  • Chapter 25. Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids, Herbal Remedies and Cannabis
  • PART VIII. USEFUL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  • Chapter 26. Sleep Stages and Their Measurement
  • Afterword: Good Luck and Good Night
  • Index
  • Additional Resources (online only)
  • Extra Forms
  • Bibliography
Judith R. Davidson, PhD, C.Psych.,is a scientist-clinician in the field of insomnia treatment. Dr. Davidson is an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where she supervises clinical trainees, leads workshops for health professionals, conducts research and writes about sleep. With decades of research and clinical experience in sleep, she is committed to making effective treatments accessible to people who just want a good night's sleep. Dr. Davidson has received the designation Somnologist, Expert in Behavioural Sleep Medicine from the European Sleep Research Society.

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