Good Night - Michael Breus
Have you ever tossed and turned the night away, panicking as each hour passed that you will never fall asleep? Have you ever been late for work because you hit the snooze button too many times? Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt you looked older than you are? If so, the promise of Good Night is for you—more sleep, better sleep, healthy sleep.
We live in a sleep-deprived country. In a culture that works more hours and has many more things to do in a day, we’re sleeping less and less. We feel it at work, at home, and everywhere else. A good night’s sleep is the key to health and beauty—it’s the first and most important step on your road to feeling energized and looking your best.
In Good Night, Dr. Michael Breus, Ph.D., the designated sleep expert on WebMD and co- founder of Sound Sleep LLC, outlines a program that shows you how to identify your sleep issues and what you can do about it. Like no other book today, Good Night provides both a solution for you to solve your short-term sleeping problems—getting a good night’s sleep tonight—and a 28-night program with the long-term tools that can help you lose weight, look younger, and find more energy every day. You deserve to feel better about yourself and your life, and with this book, you have a plan to make it happen—starting tonight.
* Amazon Sales Rank: #211237 in Books
* Published on: 2006-09-21
* Original language: English
* Number of items: 1
* Binding: Hardcover
* 336 pages
From Publishers Weekly
Clinical psychologist Breus, WebMD.com's sleep expert, has reassuring news: the heavy sleep debt that most of us have racked up through years of high-stress, stimulant-filled living can be recouped. According to Breus, by calculating the amount of sleep needed and eliminating habits that conflict with a healthy sleep regiment and disrupt natural circadian rhythms, most people can achieve full, deep and restful sleep without pharmaceuticals; resist major diseases; lose weight; think more clearly; look younger; and improve their relationships and sex life. Even those who travel frequently or work on revolving shifts, Breus says, can implement simple strategies to get quality sleep. He offers a 28-night program in which readers go through "sleep boot camp," including a sleep diary, bedroom makeover, diet overhaul, exercise and relaxation techniques. By taking quizzes and examining lifestyles, readers will pinpoint obvious (anxiety, caffeine) and not-so-obvious (medications, hormones, confused body clocks) causes for insomnia and exhaustion. He discusses the pros and cons of taking medication, as well as the dangers of taking melatonin. Breus's enthusiasm for his subject is as attractive as his promises-and may make readers eager to do some hard work tackling stubborn habits that stand in the way of a good night's sleep.
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“Dr. Breus can show you how to get a restful night’s sleep and gain all the energy, focus, and productivity you need to live a balanced and successful life.”
—Jack Canfield, CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, and coauthor of The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
About the Author
Michael Breus is a practicing Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in sleep disorders. He oversees nine sleep labs across Southern California and Arizona as the senior vice president of Clinical Operations of Phoenix Sleep. In addition to treating more than 5,000 patients every year and training other sleep doctors, he consults with major airlines and hotel chains to provide effective sleep tips for their customers. Dr. Breus is the co-founder of SoundSleep Solutions LLC and is the designated sleep expert on WebMD.com.