Living with Insomnia
A Guide to Causes, Effects and Management, with Personal Accounts
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About the Book
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects people worldwide. This text provides those with sleep problems or chronic insomnia an overview of research on the causes of sleep loss and the physical effects of insomnia, as well as possible treatments. Disorders are summarized and illustrated with real-life stories about sleep experiences and remedies. This is a concise guide to help readers improve their sleep habits and lives.
About the Author(s)
Phyllis L. Brodsky has been a nurse, hospital clinical educator, and university instructor, and has authored articles and chapters in journals and manuals. She lives in Berlin, Maryland.
Allen Brodsky is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He lives in Berlin, Maryland.
Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at www.elaine-moore.com. She lives in Sedalia, Colorado.
Phyllis L. Brodsky and Allen Brodsky. Series Editor Elaine A. Moore
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 3 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
Series: McFarland Health Topics
Table of Contents
Foreword by David N. Neubauer, M.D. 1
1. What Is Insomnia? 7
2. Normal Sleep 14
3. The Authors’ Stories 25
4. Sleep Patterns Throughout the Life Cycle 44
5. Sleep Disorders and Underlying Pathologies 67
6. Selected Stories from Surveys and Interviews 79
7. Parasomnias 111
8. The Consequences of Insomnia 124
9. Management of Insomnia 129
10. Composite Analyses of Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and Remedies for Insomnia 140
11. Conclusions and Recommendations 166
Appendix: Questionnaire Package 173
Chapter Notes 179
Selected Bibliography 187
About the Authors 189
Book Reviews & Awards
“this well-written guide is a timely and valuable resource”—ARBA; “use[s] a conversational writing style and a sense of humor to overview causes, effects, and treatments of insomnia…highlighting the diversity of sleep patterns and sleep disorders in the general population”—Reference & Research Book News.