The Essential Guide

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The guide to getting a good night's sleep... Up to two in five people will suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. Insomnia can make you feel depressed and exhausted, affecting your ability to function during the day. Using the latest advice and information, this guide covers everything you need to know: from the causes of insomnia and how to get diagnosed to all the treatment available – medicinal or complementary. Discover how to develop a good sleep routine, how to make your bedroom a more restful environment and how to combat stress. Relaxation techniques and dietary advice are also covered, together with a section for parents with teenagers suffering from sleep difficulties. Whether you have trouble sleeping or someone close to you suffers from insomnia, this is the essential guide to getting a good nights sleep.

What is Insomnia?

Physical and Physiological Causes of Insomnia

Psychological Causes of Insomnia

Diagnosing Insomnia

Your Bedroom

Tips to Promote Sleep

Relaxation and Sleep

Remedies and Medication

Complementary Therapies

Parenting a Teenager with Insomnia

Help List

Antonia Chitty is a freelance health writer and author of a number of parenting and business books. She trained as an optometrist and promoted eye health for RNIB before moving on to write health features for Which? magazine. Find out more at 

Victoria Dawson has a specialist interest in sleep issues and is a trained sleep practitioner. She has written a national training package around sleep issues for Scope, the disability charity. Victoria has recently established and works with both adults and children to address sleep issues.


Customer Reviews...

R. A. Withell (via Amazon) -
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone with sleep problems. I found very helpful, yet simple methods which helped me relax and enjoy better sleep after a few days of reading the book. It is written in a very easy to follow style with down to earth advice. There are plenty of contacts of organisations that can help listed. It addresses various conditions which can lead to insomnia and how to get help.


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