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Sleep Better with Natural Therapies: A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles and Preventing Jet Lag

by Peter Smith Singing Dragon
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9781848191822
Format:
Pbk 272 pages
Price:
AU$36.99 NZ$38.25
Product Status: Available in Approx 5 days
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Combining a wide range of drug-free therapeutic approaches, this book is a step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural sleep solution. It:
· Explains how sleep 'works' and the physical and psychological causes of insomnia.
· Offers practical advice about how to practice good sleep behaviours and switch on relaxation responses within the nervous system, including the revolutionary concept of 'virtual darkness'.
· Gives tips on getting the right dietary supplements for a good night's sleep and creating the right sleeping environment.
· Advises 'night owls' 'early birds' and 'free runners' about how to reset problematic sleep cycles.
· Provides guidelines for preventing jetlag.

Sleep Better with Natural Therapies combines psychological treatments, such as CBT, with physiological ones, such as adjusting the biological clock, and demonstrates that it is possible to retrain the mind and change your learned associations with sleep in just a matter of weeks. This is vital reading for anyone struggling with insomnia, problems with sleep cycles, or the effects of jet lag and will be of interest to complementary health practitioners and mental health professionals.

Contents: Preface. How to Use This Book. Part 1. Understanding Sleep. 1.1. What makes us sleep and wake? 1.2. How does our biological
clock affect sleep cycles? Part 2. Overcoming Insomnia. 2.1. What is insomnia? 2.2. Before treating insomnia Rule out Other Illnesses First. 2.3.
Introducing the Insomnia Cure. Part 3. The Insomnia Cure Step-by-Step Treatment Program. Step 1. Increasing your Natural Melatonin and
Gathering the Supplies you'll Need. Step 2. Eliminating Sleep Inhibiters, Diet and How Stress Responses Affect your Sleep. Step 3.
Understanding Sleep and Health, Preloading Sleep Supplements. Step 4. Putting Everything Together: Starting to Cure Your Insomnia. Step 5.
Coming off Sleeping Pills, Building the Number of Hours You Sleep, Advanced Relaxation and Emotional Release Techniques. Step 6.
Consolidating and Perpetuating Your Gains. Part 4. Restoring a Healthy Sleep Cycle. 4.1. Sleep-Wake Cycles and Exposure to Light. 4.2. Problematic Sleep Cycles: Night Owls, Early Birds and Free Runners. 4.3. How to Adjust Your Sleep Cycle. 4.4. Jet Lag. Resources. How to
Perform a Bright Light Treatment. Choosing and Using the Right B-12 Supplements. How to Set Up Virtual and Total Darkness. Choosing and
Using the Right Melatonin Supplements. Recommended Medications. Glossary. References.

Peter Smith has not only addressed all the usual causes of sleep disorder... but he has also considered the conventional medical causes and orthodox treatments... All in all a masterly exposition and it is hard to think of anything more that might be added... the majority of readers will find it an invaluable aid in dealing with sleeping problems without recourse to prescription drugs.
Peter Smith is a holistic medical consultant with personal and professional experience of using nutritional and natural remedies. He has been practicing for 25 years and currently offers consultations at the Hale Clinic. Peter's background is in biochemistry and he is trained in Naturopathic and Nutritional Medicine, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Bicom resonance therapy to treat allergies and sensitivities, Chinese herbal medicine and meditation.