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Publication Date: 15 Jun 2017
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 144
Author: Graham Law|Shane Pascoe
ISBN-13: 9781847094575, 9781847094582

Sleep Better

The Science And The Myths
By Graham Law, Shane Pascoe
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Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well, and gives tips for dealing with your sleep problems effectively. Topics include:
How much sleep you really need
Sleep quality and quantity
Underlying issues, such as stressful life events, depression and anxiety
Physical clinical problems, such as snoring, sleep apnea and asthma
Perpetuating factors of sleep issues such as habits, perceptions, attributions, beliefs and thoughts
Insomnia - wired and tired
Psychoeducation to help with sleep problems, with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT; CBT-I, along with stimulus control, sleep/bed restriction therapy, worry time, and paradoxical intention
Sleep hygiene, such as de-cluttering, eating, regular behaviours, exercise.
Behavioural sleep interventions for parents with babies and young children
Practical application of mindfulness
About the Author
Professor Graham Law is a sleep scientist with more than 25 years’ research experience, having published more than 90 research papers and heading a department of 30 research and academic staff. He is Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Lincoln. Professor Law set up the Sound Asleep Laboratory, which is working towards methods to improve sleep in a way that will have a significant effect on sleep health and wellbeing. He was elected to the executive committee of the British Sleep Society and is a member of the UK Biobank Expert group on sleep.

Dr Shane Pascoe is a psychologist at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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