- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Syren Book Company (January 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0929636538
- ISBN-13: 978-0929636535
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming, and Awakening Paperback – January 1, 2006
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About the Author
Rubin R. Naiman is a psychologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona's Health Sciences Center. As the sleep and dream medicine specialist for Dr. Andrew Weil's world renowned Program in Integrative Medicine, Naiman has developed the first truly integrative approach to sleep and dream health. Naiman is the sleep specialist at Miraval Resort, and is in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. He is also the author of The Sleep Advisor, a unique expert software system that evaluates and provides recommendations for addressing sleep disorders.
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The book changed the way I ask questions about sleep - not, why can't I get to sleep, but also, do I really wake up fully, or am I in what the author calls a "daze," a state of artificial waking? How do I view sleep, is it part of the sacred and mysterious night or is it only taking the body off-line for required maintenance in order to assure its daytime productivity? He shows how the drive to be productive produces a mechanistic view of the body and robs the soul.
There is so much more in this book, and I recommend it highly to anyone who has trouble sleeping, but also to anyone who sleeps well. Because it is not so much about sleep as a biological necessity as it is about sleep as an inseparable aspect of the mystery of night and day.
Dr. Naiman's use of dream therapy is like opening a new door. I used to dismiss dreams and dreaming. I now see how important it is and how paying attention to dreams helps one in everyday life. I learned dreams are not always what they seem.
"Healing Night" is also very beautifully and intellectually written, making it not only helpful but also enjoyable. I'd give this book ten stars if Amazon would let me. It will be forever by my bed while I sleep peacefully (now).