Sleep Disorders for Dummies - Max Hirshkowitz & Patricia B. Smith
Product Description

When the last dinner dishes have been put away and the evening news is over, most of us think about going to bed. But for the millions who suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, going to bed doesn’t necessarily mean going to sleep. And for millions more who experience occasional sleep disturbances, nighttime might not be such a picnic, either.

Now there’s an easy-to-follow guide to help you get a good night’s rest. Sleep Disorders For Dummies is for anyone who has trouble sleeping--or has a loved one who suffers from a sleep disorder. Written by a sleep specialist and a medical reporter, this no-nonsense guide helps you:

* Prevent and manage sleep disorders
* Improve your sleep habits
* Find relief from your symptoms
* Ask your doctor the right questions
* Enhance the quality of sleep

This fact-packed guide walks you through the different types of sleep disorders, includin g sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. You’ll discover the causes and symptoms of each disorder, the various medical conditions that can disrupt sleep, and the most common treatments. Plus, you’ll see how to use good nutrition and exercise to promote sounder sleep and avoid known sleep disrupters such as caffeine and problem foods. The authors also give you solid, reassuring advice on:
* Finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder
* Managing stress and anxiety
* Turning your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary
* Choosing between the different types of sleep clinics
* Handling sleep disorders in children

Featuring savvy tips on preventing jet lag, sleeping well if you work the night shift, and getting kids to bed without fuss, Sleep Disorders for Dummies will help you get your zzzzzzzzs!

Product Details
* Amazon Sales Rank: #68649 in Books
* Published on: 2004-05-07
* Original language: English
* Number of items: 1
* Binding: Paperback
* 384 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
Covers insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs

Improve your sleep habits, manage stress, and get your zzzzzzzzs

Can’t sleep? Not sleeping soundly? This reassuring guide offers solid advice on the different sleep disorders and what you can do to get a good night’s rest. From narcolepsy to night terrors, you’ll see how to prevent and manage sleep problems and get proper treatment. There are also savvy tips on preventing jet lag and getting kids to bed without fuss.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
* Get an accurate diagnosis
* Find relief from your symptoms
* Locate a sleep lab
* Handle your child’s sleep disorder
* Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary

About the Author
Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM, is Director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Patricia B. Smith is an award-winning medical writer.
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