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Clinical psychologist Breus, WebMD.com's sleep expert, has reassuring news: the heavy sleep debt that most of us have racked up through years of high-stress, stimulant-filled living can be recouped. According to Breus, by calculating the amount of sleep needed and eliminating habits that conflict with a healthy sleep regiment and disrupt natural circadian rhythms, most people can achieve full, deep and restful sleep without pharmaceuticals; resist major diseases; lose weight; think more clearly; look younger; and improve their relationships and sex life. Even those who travel frequently or work on revolving shifts, Breus says, can implement simple strategies to get quality sleep. He offers a 28-night program in which readers go through "sleep boot camp," including a sleep diary, bedroom makeover, diet overhaul, exercise and relaxation techniques. By taking quizzes and examining lifestyles, readers will pinpoint obvious (anxiety, caffeine) and not-so-obvious (medications, hormones, confused body clocks) causes for insomnia and exhaustion. He discusses the pros and cons of taking medication, as well as the dangers of taking melatonin. Breus's enthusiasm for his subject is as attractive as his promises-and may make readers eager to do some hard work tackling stubborn habits that stand in the way of a good night's sleep.
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Dr. Breus can show you how to get a restful nights sleep and gain all the energy, focus, and productivity you need to live a balanced and successful life.
Jack Canfield, CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
All the things in this book, you may have read/seen before. But, something about the book ties it all together. It makes you think. At least for me it did. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Tammy
I found Dr.Breus (broos)(sp).on WebMd. He's one of the country's leading sleep disorder experts. This book is to help with sleep disorders,weight control and diet,etc. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by R. Hopkins
this book was recommended to me by a colleague who is a sleep specialist. i found the book full of information, suggestions and resources that i can share with my patients. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Jennifer K. Paweleck-Bellingrodt, Psy.D.
My family has been sleep deprived from work, school, and demands of parenting. We read this book and implemented the 28 day plan. Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by Judy Kamholz