Goodnight Mind

Goodnight Mind

Turn Off your Noisy Thoughts & Get A Good Night's Sleep

Book - 2013
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Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a "noisy mind." Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won't stop?

Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),Goodnight Minddirectly addresses the effects of rumination--or having an overactive brain--on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep.

Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects. This is a great book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication.

This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading.

Publisher: Oakland, California :, New Harbinger Publications, Inc.,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©©2013
ISBN: 9781608826186
Characteristics: 181 pages ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Manber, Rachel - Author


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Sep 12, 2018

Compact, concise, approachable, and effective work that will help you address the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors (i.e. cognitive behavioral factors) that may be preventing you from consistently producing high quality, drug-free sleep. Personally, I used this book as a companion and reference alongside visits with a therapist for cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I has great evidence behind it and may be the gold standard for treating insomnia *without* drugs. Sure, it may be a bit more work than popping a pill, but who wants to be on unnecessary medications when you could be addressing the *root causes* of your sleeplessness? My opinion is this book paired with CBT-I is a winning combination for addressing insomnia, and I highly recommend it. Good luck and sweet dreams!

ontherideau Jun 13, 2016

Simple guidance for people who genuinely want to change sleep habits.

Jun 25, 2015

This is a very good resource for cognitive behavioural interventions for insomnia. The small format makes it seem more approachable, and the essential elements to address sleep problems are included in a highly readable form. I've recommended it several times already.

Jan 28, 2014

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Jul 14, 2013

I highly recommend this book. I found that it confirmed what I had discovered through my own experience, that relaxation exercises and meditation help with insomnia, as well as offering some helpful information that I hadn't heard before such as how to deal with anxiety about not sleeping as well as explaining the mechanics of sleep so you better understand the approach to treating insomnia.

I feel confident that this book has given me the tools I need to gradually improve my sleep after years of insomnia. Thank-you to the authors!

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