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Say Goodnight to Insomnia: A Drug-Free Programme Developed at Harvard Medical School [Kindle Edition]

Gregg D. Jacobs
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In a user-friendly, practical, organised fashion, Dr Jacobs guides you through a six-week programme for overcoming insomnia. His programme is proven to improve sleep in 100 per cent of insomniacs, allow 90 per cent to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills and help 75 per cent become normal sleepers.

The programme provides techniques for:

* establishing sleep-promoting habits and lifestyle practices

* changing negative, stressful thoughts about sleep

* implementing relaxation and stress-reduction techniques

The book features scientifically proven methods for achieving greater mind–body control to improve not only sleep but also overall health and wellbeing. This is more than just a book about sleep; it is a book about improving yourself and your life.


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"The breakthrough program with the scientifically proven power to help you sleep again." --Joan Borysenko, author of "Minding the Body, Ming the Mind"

Book Description

In a user-friendly, practical, organised fashion, Dr Jacobs guides you through a six-week programme for overcoming insomnia. His programme is proven to improve sleep in 100 per cent of insomniacs, allow 90 per cent to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills and help 75 per cent become normal sleepers. The programme provides techniques for: * establishing sleep-promoting habits and lifestyle practices * changing negative, stressful thoughts about sleep * implementing relaxation and stress-reduction techniques The book features scientifically proven methods for achieving greater mind–body control to improve not only sleep but also overall health and wellbeing. This is more than just a book about sleep; it is a book about improving yourself and your life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 551 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1905744382
  • Publisher: Rodale; Reprints edition (4 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NBZ6GU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is a winner! Get it, it works 10 Jun. 2010
Format:Paperback
I would definitely encourage you to buy this book. Ignore the negative comment, I don't know what they are on about at all. This book gives very good clear sound advice and no, it is not all obvious. I admit that most people with even the smallest brain would know some of the things the book tells you (e.g. don't drink too much caffeine), but he gives you further in-depth advice i.e. that you can drink caffeine in the morning, just not roughly 6 hours before sleep. Again, most people know that exercise can help, but he tells you when the best times to exercise are.

I developed insomnia because I went for a very stressful anxious time and had been suffering for a couple of months. This helped me improve my sleep within a week. Then, during week 2 I was able to sleep really well five nights out of seven, and now (about five weeks on) I've only had one bad night of sleep in the last two weeks.

Strangely, the nights that I do get to sleep without a problem, I actually get to sleep much quicker than I used to (probably about five or 10 minutes!), whereas I used to take about 20 minutes normally. It has also helped me question whether I need my eight hours of sleep at night. I've actually come to realise that I can get by quite easily with seven without being tired the next day.

I also bought the McKenna "I can make you sleep" book and CD, which was also quite helpful (tho this book was better). I used the CD occasionally at night (although you are meant to listen to it every night, but most nights I go to sleep within a few minutes).

And if you like to listen to music or hypnosis tapes at night, I would thoroughly suggest the sound asleep pillow (which can also be bought on Amazon). It is also the most comfortable pillow I have ever had, and actually made me want to get into bed to go to sleep!

Don't worry, you CAN cure your insomnia!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 12 Jun. 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An easy read with lots of helpful tips on how to sleep better. It helps to change the way you think about sleep and has lots of positive advice. I feel as if it's already helped me in a matter of days. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book provides a cure for chronic insomnia 5 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book is the best book I have read on sleep. In particular it addresses long term chronic insomnia very well and provides a way to end this hellish nightmare. The treatment of sleeping pills is especially insightful. While reading, I found myself nodding my head in agreement constantly, realizing that here was a sleep professional who actually understood the problem so many people face in isolation. What a welcome relief from others who provide no solutions. I highly recommend this book.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource for Insomniacs 29 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I am the author of Desperately Seeking Snoozin' and also sponsor a very active insomnia discussion forum. Many of the people who post on the site have reported how much Dr. Jacob's book has helped them sleep better and recommend the book for other sufferers. My congratulations to Dr. Jacobs for his book and for the insomnia program that he runs. There are very few sleep clinics that offer a good insomnia program.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny! 15 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After seven years of constant insomnia, this book had me sleeping well within a week and, after following the full six week program, I'm now back to a totally normal sleep pattern. Sleep (or the lack of it) no longer rules my life.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Asleep At Last 21 July 2010
Format:Paperback
I started having terrible insomnia a few months ago, starting off very gradually, until I was staying awake until 6am, falling asleep exhuasted and waking up at 10:30 arriving for work 4 hours late! I was absolutely desperate and after a fruitless trip to the doctors decided to browse Amazon. Found this book and havent looked back. Im sleeping 7 full hours every night and no longer have that dread in the pit of my stomach when evening approaches. Im actually sleeping better than before I had insomnia - It used to take me an hour to fall alseep and now I'm comatose in 20 minutes flat. I have read the negetive comment, this person has clearly miss-understood the concept of this book - it takes away the fear of insomnia and teaches you to control the way you think about it. People may be sceptical about this but the proof is there - it works. Im not irritable, tired or moody and no longer relying on sleeping pills. Its such a relief!! Thank you Dr Greg D. Jacobs! I highly recommend this book to anyone who has trouble sleeping, young or old, (it even has a section for children and babies) so its even good for parents of young children. Once again Greg - thank you!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book... IT WORKS 25 May 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book having tried a LOT of other things to "fix" my insomnia. It was the best thing I ever did. I didn't even follow the program, just reading the book, getting a better understanding of my "problem" and occasionally using one of the techniques means that I am now "cured". I am sure the program would work, I just didn't need to... This book turned my sleeping issues around, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's ever laid awake at night thinking "Oh no, I haven't slept yet, I can't believe I've got to get up in X hours and tomorrow's going to be totally miserable". Try it. At the very worst you waste a few quid, at the best, you will literally say goodnight to insomnia!!!!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Miracle Cure 7 July 2008
By Amafan
Format:Paperback
I am the type that doesn't do "self help" reading but after 3 months of extremely bad insomnia, I was referred to Gregg Jacobs' text and I have to say, his book saved me! Sceptical at first, and skipping the chapters on withdrawing from sleeping pills (I had refused to take any), this book put me on track within 6 weeks and made me sleep again. At the worst times of sleeplessness during my reading, I would remind myself of one very important observation noted in the book - that "no one ever died from lack of sleep" and psychologically, this started my steep recovery process. The book will tell you in any event - but I note it here ... insomnia is about changing the way you think about it. And this book does exactly that. It cured me when I thought nothing ever would and I have never looked back. Buy it if you are suffering, because you have nothing else to lose and everything to gain from sleeping again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good overview of what one should know about sleep. Maybe too focused on sleeping pills addiction for my taste.
Published 2 months ago by Dominique Cartier
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Published 6 months ago by simon hunt
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Published 7 months ago by bridget
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
A very good and useful book to have in the house, especially if you suffer of insomnia. If you put in practice what you read in the book, you'll be amazed and happy by the results. Read more
Published 17 months ago by dorinela
5.0 out of 5 stars CBT, meditation and exercise for insomnia
Science based techniques to cure insomnia within six weeks. I'm on my second week and its working well. Strongly recommended.
Published 19 months ago by Mark Ashton Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars all good common sense
This book is quite helpful in understanding what causes insomnia and how to deal with it. It was largely stuff I had read before and mostly boils down to common sense in the end. Read more
Published 21 months ago by T. Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars Super book
This book is packed full of very interesting tips and over all a good addition to any collection. I wish I had bought it 10 years ago.
Published 22 months ago by LFU2
5.0 out of 5 stars Great education on sleep
Great book for learning about insomnia. I bought the book to support my dads condition but I learned sooo much about sleep and technoques about how to get good quality sleep that... Read more
Published on 14 Mar. 2013 by Quartz39
5.0 out of 5 stars This Actually Works
Hi great, sensible and practical advice from a former 15 year chronic insomniac. Well recommended but please note that the book should be read from start to finish without... Read more
Published on 7 Feb. 2013 by deborah
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't teach me anything new and full of contradictions -...
The back of this books claims this authors programme 'has been shown to improve sleep in 100 per cent of insomniacs', hmmm on reading this I was actually immediately suspicious. Read more
Published on 14 Oct. 2011 by nds
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