Sleep Disorders for Dummies

Sleep Disorders for Dummies

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When the last dinner dishes have been put away and the evening news is over, most of us think about going to bed. But for the millions who suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, going to bed doesn't necessarily mean going to sleep. And for millions more who experience occasional sleep disturbances, nighttime might not be such a picnic, either. Now there's an easy-to-follow guide to help you get a good night's rest. Sleep Disorders For Dummies is for anyone who has trouble sleeping or has a loved one who suffers from a sleep disorder. Written by a sleep specialist and a medical reporter, this no-nonsense guide helps you: * Prevent and manage sleep disorders * Improve your sleep habits * Find relief from your symptoms * Ask your doctor the right questions * Enhance the quality of sleep This fact-packed guide walks you through the different types of sleep disorders, includin g sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. You'll discover the causes and symptoms of each disorder, the various medical conditions that can disrupt sleep, and the most common treatments.
Plus, you'll see how to use good nutrition and exercise to promote sounder sleep and avoid known sleep disrupters such as caffeine and problem foods. The authors also give you solid, reassuring advice on: * Finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder * Managing stress and anxiety * Turning your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary * Choosing between the different types of sleep clinics * Handling sleep disorders in children Featuring savvy tips on preventing jet lag, sleeping well if you work the night shift, and getting kids to bed without fuss, Sleep Disorders for Dummies will help you get your zzzzzzzzs!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764539019
  • 9780764539015
  • 1,145,500

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"Die Autoren decken in dem englischsprachigen Buch ... die wichtigsten Themen der Schlafmedizin ab. Es ist leicht zu lesen, die Kapitel sind verstdndlich geschrieben und durch Randnotizen sinnvoll gegliedert ... Zusammenfassend ist das Buch eine exzellente Zusammenstellung schlafbezogener Erkrankungen, in dem der Schwerpunkt auf der Klinik der Erkrankungen liegt. Somit dient es Patienten, ]ber ihre Erkrankung mehr zu erfahren. Drzten hilft es, ihre Patienten besser zu verstehen. Dem schlafmedizinisch versierten Mediziner bietet es einen hervorragenden Einstieg in die Welt des Schlafes und sollte daher in dessen B]cherregal nicht fehlen." SomnoJournal, 01/05
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Covers insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs Improve your sleep habits, manage stress, and get your zzzzzzzzs Can't sleep? Not sleeping soundly? This reassuring guide offers solid advice on the different sleep disorders and what you can do to get a good night's rest. From narcolepsy to night terrors, you'll see how to prevent and manage sleep problems and get proper treatment. There are also savvy tips on preventing jet lag and getting kids to bed without fuss. THE DUMMIES WAY(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Online cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Get an accurate diagnosis Find relief from your symptoms Locate a sleep lab Handle your child's sleep disorder Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary Get Smart! Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at
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About Max Hirshkowitz

Dr. Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM (Houston, TX) is the Clinical Director of the Methodist Diagnostic Hospital Sleep Disorders Laboratory in Houston, TX and also Director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). In addition, he serves as an Associate Professor in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an elected Fellow of the American Sleep Disorders Association and in 1990, was certified as a Sleep Specialist by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from Tufts University. Dr. Hirshkowitz serves on the editorial board for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Magazine. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for the Study of Dreams, and Sleep Research Society. He has presented more than 200 lectures on sleep disorders throughout the world, including an address at the World Federation of Sleep Research in Dresden, Germany. Patricia B. Smith (The Woodlands, TX) is a freelance medical writer who has been working for the Houston (now Austin) bureau of People Magazine since August of 1996. During her tenure, she has received the 1999 2nd place Henry Luce Award for co-reporting a People Magazine cover story on anorexia and the 1998 Peter Lisagor Award for co-reporting a People Magazine cover story on breast cancer. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
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Table of contents

Foreword.Introduction.Part I: I Couldn't Sleep at All Last Night.Chapter 1: Sleep, Blessed Sleep.Chapter 2: Evaluating Your Sleep.Chapter 3: What's Up, Doc? Getting a Diagnosis.Part II: Insomnia: The Most Famous Dyssomnia of Them All.Chapter 4: I Can't Sleep a Wink: Examining Insomnia.Chapter 5: Dealing with Secondary Insomnia.Chapter 6: Adopting a Sleep-Well Lifestyle.Chapter 7: Adjusting Your Bedroom Environment for a Better Night's Sleep.Part III: Everything You Need to Know about Other Troubling Dyssomnias.Chapter 8: Mixing Up Day for Night: Circadian Rhythm Disorders.Chapter 9: There's Snoring, and Then There's Snoring: Dealing with Sleep Apnea.Chapter 10: Falling Asleep Standing Up: Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia.Part IV: Walking, Talking, and Other Parasomnias.Chapter 11: While You Were Sleeping: Walking, Talking, and Other Strange Nighttime Activities.Chapter 12: Night Terrors and Other Frightening or Unpleasant Sleep Problems.Chapter 13: Living with a Parasomnia.Chapter 14: Battling the Midnight Blues: Pediatric Sleep Disorders.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 15: The Top Ten Sleep Disrupters - And How to Deal with 'Em.Chapter 16: Ten Signs That Your Bedmate Has a Sleep Disorder.Chapter 17: Ten Tips to Help You Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary.Appendix: Resources and Products.Index.
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