- 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 (101 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night Paperback – 13 Feb 2014
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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)
Sleep shouldn't be a struggle.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
'Nothing', I am glad to say, is not the answer this book gives. It does provide the enormous relief of _simplifying_ one's approach to insomnia.
I spent a miserable year in which occasional sleep troubles became more and more pressing until I was trying to work full days on 3 hrs or less sleep (I have always slept 8 hours a night and needed it). After trying just about everything short of drugs and alcohol, I signed up for Guy Meadow's Sleep School for 6 hrs and bought the book. The course followed the same steps and approach outlined in the book which I'm using to develop my own preferred actions and points to remember.
Now, rather than falling into the trap of letting insomnia create more insomnia, I am much more aware of what my body and brain are experiencing and the mechanisms they're building up when I go short of sleep, and so am in a much better position not to get wound up in it all but to observe calmly, acknowledge what's happening, minimise adverse effects, and do helpful things so that life continues effectively.
Lack of sleep does seem to feed one's demons, whatever they may be, and neither insomnia nor demons are subject to analytical control ... the strength of the 'sensible' self is often greatly reduced in sleepless circumstances. The answer is neither easy nor immediate but when you understand it, it does produce that 'aha' moment and a brand new approach in which instead of playing a terribly meaningful tug-of-war with your own sleeplessness that you can never win, you just don't pick up your end of the rope.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every time I turn a page I feel like it's been wrote about me! It's exactly what I've been going through for years. Finally feel like I'm not alone and not going mad. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thought he was crazy - "learn to love your insomnia" but seems to work!Published 7 months ago by AM
This is an excellent book but unfortunately there is content missing from the Kindle edition - specifically, the Sleep Questionnaire, which, if completed, would direct my attention... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. James
I have read a lot of books on this subject and this book brought the breakthrough attitude and approach that is needed to overcoming preoccupation with sleep. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Am reading book at the minute and feel it is helping already. It's main purpose seems to be to change your attitude to insomnia, instead of wasting energy fighting it, learn to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by joan
I appreciate its useful, uncomplicated advice. I love the fact that it is actually very skeptical about before-going-to bed rituals. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MJ