A worthwhile product for the insomniac,
This review is from: Good Housekeeping's Guide to Great Sleep (Audio CD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Insomnia is the scourge of our times, like depression. This disc offers a doctor's advice about how to tackle your insomnia problem. There are, apparently, seven types of insomnia and the advice tends to be of the sort that tells you to "address the problems that are interfering with your sleep and try to alter your thought patterns" and "find effective ways to relax in bed". Avoid alcohol, try milk or a bath or shower, try meditation or relaxation strategies. Inevitably the advice may be good (if at times rather obvious) but finding a way of implementing that advice might not be easy. I'm not at all sure that the advice about the physical harm you can sustain from lack of sleep is likely to help you overcome your insomnia, and apparently sleeping pills (9 million prescriptions a year are issued) are as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Who knew?
If all else fails, the solution may be cognitive behavioural therapy. I think that is also supposed to be the answer to anxiety, depression and most relationship difficulties so that's fairly safe advice.
Worth buying if you want to try out some strategies that you haven't previously thought of. The habitual insomniac will probably have heard much of this before, though.