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The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night Paperback – 13 Feb 2014

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (13 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409149102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409149101
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book teaches you to snooze like a natural good sleeper. One tip is mindfulness - notice the worries that won't be able to sleep. learn to see them as just thoughts, and watch them drift away again. (HEALTH & FITNESS)

The Sleep School skilfully resets you back into a healthy sleep pattern. A must for those suffering insomnia (TATLER about THE SLEEP SCHOOL)

A dream come true for insomniacs (THE DAILY MAIL on THE SLEEP SCHOOL)

The Sleep Book by physiologists Dr Guy Meadows uses a blend of mindfulness and behavioural therapy techniques to create a five-week plan to cure insomnia... The basic premise is to teach you how to stop fearing sleep, since an apprehension of suffering can actually make it happen. (ELLE DECORATION)

I suggest anyone with insomnia reads THE SLEEP BOOK, which is clear an practical, with lots of stories. (YOU MAGAZINE, MAIL ON SUNDAY)

The Sleep Book by physiologist Dr Guy Meadows uses a blend of mindfulness and behavioural therapy techniques to create a five-week plan to cure insomnia...The basic premise is to teach you how to stop fearing sleep, since an apprehension of suffering can actually make it happen. (ELLE DECORATION)

I suggest anyone with insomnia reads The Sleep Book, which is clear and practical, with lots of stories. (YOU MAGAZINE, MAIL ON SUNDAY)

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Sleep shouldn't be a struggle.

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I first came across Dr Guy Meadow's podcast over 18 months ago and was so impressed by his approach that I sought out an ACT psychologist in Melbourne to help me apply this approach to my insomnia, which I've struggled with on and off for around a decade. When I heard he had written a book, I pre-ordered it and waited in anticipation for its arrival for months. Finally when I read his book and applied what I had learnt through ACT I realized I needed to stop struggling with insomnia and within days I was sleeping normally again. And now when I have poor sleep, instead of fighting insomnia and inducing crippling anxiety, I simply embrace my insomnia and use the techniques in Dr Meadow's book. I can't recommend this book and the ACT approach to insomnia highly enough. It was a last resort for me after trying every other pill, potion and therapy available. ACT is simple to implement and more effective than any other insomnia treatment out there.
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I attended Guy's Sleep School a month ago and followed up by purchasing his book. I must say I was quite sceptical at first during the sleep school session, but as time went on during the day, I became more and more convinced that his methods could possibly work!! I have found the book very helpful as it confirms all and more that Guy covered in the daily session. I can actually say that I have purchased the book for my son and am about to purchase another copy for a friend. I know Guy said this was no easy fix and I appreciate that but I can also say that I have already felt some improvement in my sleep pattern so THANKS GUY.
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This guy gets it. This is a long term solution to insomnia. It's not an easy fix - but that's his point. Strongly recommend.
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I read an article about insomnia in the paper which recommended two approaches - CBT and this one, which is not CBT. I decided to go with this method and I'm massively glad I did. I've suffered awful bouts of insomnia for about 20 years on and off. I can honestly say this book has changed my life in that I no longer use sleeping pills or suffer in the same way. My sleep has improved by about 70 percent and I only purchased this book about two weeks ago. Dr Meadows totally gets it. He completely understands how the mind makes insomnia worse and his approach is all about working with what's going on in your mind and the effect it has on you as you are struggling to get to sleep. I'm not cured but insomnia doesn't have the hold it had over me and I have new found confidence about going to sleep. However, this book will not be for everyone. You do have to believe in the approach and it is about facing your insomnia head on and it may be uncomfortable and it definitely requires practice. I've had nights where it was worse at first and I thought it wasn't helping so you have to be prepared to hang in there and keep at it. Most times though I've had almost instant relief from worry. My insomnia is made worse by unhelpful thoughts so if you also have this, I hope this book will help you as it's helped me. If you've ever done mindfulness and found it helpful you will easily take to this.
I'm now getting about 6-7 hours a night, and even if I don't - I don't sweat and worry like I did, I'm so much more relaxed. I now quite enjoy falling asleep. I've booked to go on his workshop but I probably don't need to as the book is enough. But to be honest I'm so grateful I would pay the workshop fee just to tell him in person.
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Excellent logical and easy to follow couldn't recommend Dr Guy enough !
Being mindful is the way to go and not only has it made sleep better but has improved many other aspects of my personality
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I don't normally bother about writing reviews, but I'll make an exception here as there is so much that's unhelpful you will try (if you're like me) when insomnia hits you and I feel so lucky that I found this quickly, so would like to help others do the same. I suspect that I would have been struggling for years with insomnia and the depression and anxiety that typically come with it if I hadn't discovered Dr Guy Meadows' approach. The five-stage process set out in The Sleep Book requires some strength of mind to follow in the early stages, but I can only say it is really, really worth the short period of struggle while you learn to accept insomnia: this is vital to moving past it. I was hardly sleeping at all for night after night and now I'm back to 7-8 hours a night. Most sufferers will have tried CBT, herbal remedies, medication, changing your life-style and everything else that you can throw at sleeplessness. This book will explain why they often don't help - in fact, they can make everything worse long-term - and show you a different approach which certainly is effective for me. The author is an expert with years of professional study of sleep and he also runs a workshop and a clinic for those who need more help - I tried the workshop too and it was very useful, but if you follow the instructions in the book, you don't necessarily need it. For me, I was lucky enough to come across this approach after a relatively short period of insomnia, but on the workshop, I met other people who found it changed their lives after suffering for twenty years or more.
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