Solutions to insomnia for those with depression, anxiety, or chronic pain.
Written by Colleen E, Carney PHD & Rachel Manber, PHD
Good sleep is vital for healing and well-being and plays a central role in every aspect of human life including regulating emotion, reducing stress, worry and irritability and strengthening the immune system. In addition, there is resounding evidence that treating sleep will improve other problems such as depression and pain.
If you are finding it hard to sleep then you need to read this book, available now from our CCIS library. Written by two of the world’s leading experts on insomnia, it provides a straight-forward guide to solving sleep issues, especially insomnia related to depression pain and anxiety. It is sensitive to the types of challenges faced by people with complicated health issues and takes a direct approach to eliminating the factors known to contribute to insomnia.
Often people with sleep disturbance have unrealistic expectations about sleep and anxiety about the impact of not sleeping well. Sleep is important but sleep cannot be forced. This workbook is unique in that it provides a series of interactive exercises to build the knowledge and skills to treat insomnia.
Each chapter provides strategies to overcome insomnia and covers sleep-related information, self-tests and simple worksheets.
Topics include, learning about your sleep, how some medications interact with sleep, keeping a sleep log, sleep hygiene and changing poor habits for a better night’s sleep.
This book is available for loan from the CCIS library along with a range of recent books covering chosen to support our members manage their health and wellbeing needs.