Insomnia In Adults And Children

Insomnia in Adults and Children

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An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Edited by Andrew Green and Cary Brown (2015)

“The first book written specifically on clinical applications of sleep and sleep disorder theory for occupational therapists, this book bridges the research to practice gap. Contributors share their expertise, exploring topics such as the relationship between mental health and sleep; how sleep is affected by age, or by specific conditions such as dementia or autism; and how occupational therapists can use their skills and training to improve sleep quality in patients who are suffering from pain, or trauma. This timely book is essential reading for occupational therapists and students of occupational therapy, covering all of the aspects of sleep and sleep disorders that they will find useful for practice.” (

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Heads-Up Dreaming

by Carlyle T. Smith 2014

A scientist shows us that we all have the biological capability to reduce uncertainty in our lives… “Heads-Up Dreaming” is a book about Dr. Smith’s personal discovery of the ability to have dreams that seem to portray future waking events. While other writers have noted this before, what makes Smith’s book unique is his thorough overview of the nature and characteristics of these kinds of dreams and how they differ from more ordinary ones. Through his research, he has discovered that people he knows (family, friends, and students) can also access “heads-up” dreams, suggesting this is a normal biological activity.

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Sleep And You: Sleep Better, Live Better

by Diane Boivin 2014

An easy and readable guide to the latest scientific information on how and why to sleep better and improve your wellbeing. In nine fascinating chapters, Dr. Diane B. Boivin lays out exactly why sleeping well is essential to good health. She explains, in a clear and accessible way, the phenomena associated with sleep: our individual sleep needs; circadian rhythms and problems linked to our biological clocks; the links between insomnia, stress, and obesity; why those suffering from anxiety or depression can have trouble sleeping; snoring; sleep apnea; night terrors; and dreams, among others.

The Universal Pastime: Sleep and Rest Explained

by Richard L. Horner 2014

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why?

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Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Insomnia

by Judith R. Davidson 2013

From an experienced sleep clinician and researcher, this book is scientifically based, and guides the reader through the most effective techniques for reversing insomnia, allowing you to sink into a sound sleep night after night. Psychologist Dr. Judith Davidson presents cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in an accessible, encouraging style. The book also contains informative chapters on men’s sleep, women’s sleep, sleep and medical conditions, sleep and anxiety or depression, and the pros and cons of sleep medication.

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The Giant Compass: Navigating the life of your dreams

by Teresa L. Decicco 2009

The Giant Compass: Navigating Your Life with Your Dreams brings dreams and dreaming out of the dark ages and into the frontier of modern science. The book summarizes current scientific literature on dream consciousness to bridge dream images directly to a dreamer’s waking life circumstances. The Giant Compass provides readers with four scientifically proven dream interpretation techniques that guide readers to insights and meanings related specifically to their own lives. The techniques are practical, user friendly, and have been proven to lead to significant waking day insights for dreamers around the world. Major insights from dreams are found to be related to waking day relationships, careers, problem solving, creative insights, and life concerns. This book brings dream science into modern-day practice for self-guided dream work or for use in professional practice. The scientifically proven techniques have been taught throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and India.

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Sleep and Pain

edited by Gilles Lavigne, Barry J. Sessle, Manon Choinire, Peter J. Soja
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 2007

This book, co-edited by Gilles Lavigne, Past President of the Canadian Sleep Society, serves toward enhancing communication between the sleep and pain communities with the intent of improving patient care. People in the research and clinical communities are becoming increasingly aware of the interactions between sleep disorders and chronic pain syndromes. There are a number of obstacles on the path to better patient care, and there is considerable room for improvement in the way knowledge is shared between professionals in the sleep and pain communities.

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Better Sleep for Your Baby and Child: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Healthy Sleep Habits

by Shelly K. Weiss. (Paperback) 2006

Shelly Weiss is a paediatric neurologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and VP Clinical of the Canadian Sleep Society. With this book, published by Robert Rose Inc., she gives parents an overview of sleep in infants and children, and what to expect regarding their sleep through stages of development. For desperate sleep-deprived parents, this book provides easy to follow and practice steps to improving their childrens (and ultimately their own) sleep.

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Sleep and Brain Plasticity

edited by Pierre Maquet, Carlyle Smith, and Robert Stickgold, 2003

This book, co-edited by Carlyle Smith (Trent University, Peterborough, Canada) covers a wide range of topics about the role that sleep plays in learning and the consolidation of memory.

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