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bookcover.jpg (11671 bytes)John Wiedman is neither a doctor nor a therapist, but the years he has spent in the trenches of insomnia, fighting for an elusive good night's sleep, has made him an expert in the war against sleepless nights. In conversational tones, John talks about how he has overcome a sleeping disorder that affects about one-third of the adult population in America and lays out a blueprint showing how sufferers don't have to spend their nights tossing and turning and their days struggling to stay awake. John uses his "on-the-job" experience to guide readers through a program that will help them develop healthy habits that promote a restful and peaceful night of slumber. Desperately Seeking Snoozing is the one book that can boast that it will put you to sleep.

 

This book can help you...

  • Break your current cycle of insomnia
  • Develop a personal presleep routine
  • Overcome obsessive thoughts
  • Control night eating and associated weight gain
  • Lower your blood pressure and heart rate

Table of Contents

Author's Note
A Note to Readers
Introduction
Warning!!

Part I  THE PROBLEM

CHAPTER ONE It's Back

CHAPTER TWO My Credentials

CHAPTER THREE I Did It, So Can You   

Part II MY EXPERIENCE

CHAPTER FOUR History
    From The Start
    Sleep Clinic
    Sleep Cycles
    Self-Employment

CHAPTER FIVE Sleeping Disorders   
    Night Eating Syndrome   
    Restless Legs Syndrome   
    Circadian Rhythms Disorders   
    Conditioned Insomnia    
    Sleep Apnea

CHAPTER SIX Sleep Aids   
    My First Sleeping Pill   
    Over-The-Counter-Medications    
    Benzodiazepines   
    Ambien   
    Trazodone   
    Alcohol   
    Herbs and Other Supplements   
    Impact of Medications on Sleep Stages

CHAPTER SEVEN Health    
    Long Term Use of Sleeping Pills   
    Smoking   
    Depression   
    Exercise   
    General Health

Part III THE SOLUTION

CHAPTER EIGHT The Plan   
    Look in the Mirror   
    Examine Your History   
    Sleep Diary   
    Forget Your Existing Remedies    
    The Answer, Part 1   
    The Answer, Part 2   
    The Answer, Part 3   
    Pre-Sleep Routine   
    Once in Bed...
         Relaxation Techniques   
         Other Aids   
         Hold That Thought   
         Still Nothing Works   
         Trouble Staying Asleep

CHAPTER NINE Adjustments

CHAPTER TEN Support

CHAPTER ELEVEN Be Committed
    Every Step Is Important   
    Facing Adversity   
    Follow the Plan   
    Hardest Parts of the Plan

CHAPTER TWELVE Retrospect   
    Another Look at Night Eating   
    Sleep Clinics Revisited   
    Last Word on Medications

Part IV RESULTS

CHAPTER THIRTEEN My Results...It Can Happen to You    
    One Night of Insomnia (Seven Weeks Later)   
    Ten Weeks Later   
    Fourteen Weeks Later   
    Eighteen Weeks Later

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Summary

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Feedback

Afterword

APPENDIX

SLEEP BIOGRAPHY GUIDE   
SLEEP BIOGRAPHY   
SLEEP DIARY GUIDE   
SLEEP DIARY WORKSHEET   
SLEEP DIARY SAMPLE DAILY LOG   
SLEEP DIARY DAILY LOG   
INTERNET RESOURCES GUIDE   
INDEX


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