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Goodnight Mind

Do you fear you are not getting enough sleep? Do you envy those who can fall asleep in an instant and remain dead to the world for eight hours? Perhaps you are contributing to your problem by lying awake at night brooding about the sleep you’re not getting. This is one of the many useful insights to be found in Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber’s recently published Goodnight Mind: Turn Off Your Noisy Thoughts & Get a Good Night’s Sleep. Also recommended for the sleep-deprived are the following titles in Richland Library’s collection, as well as the consumer health databases listed below that are accessible through the Richland Library website.


Amazon Says: Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did more...
Amazon Says: Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a “noisy mind.” Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won’t stop? Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination—or having an overactive brain—on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep. Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects. This is a great book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication. This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading. less...
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Amazon Says: Need a good night's rest? This practical guide by one of the world's leading sleep authorities offers solutions for sleeping soundly and healthily. Find out about the human bo more...
Amazon Says: Need a good night's rest? This practical guide by one of the world's leading sleep authorities offers solutions for sleeping soundly and healthily. Find out about the human body's natural rhythms, the nature of sleep and dreams, the different types of insomnia that commonly afflict people, and how changes to your attitude, patterns, and environment can make a difference. There's a directory of sleeping pills and potions, from pharmaceuticals to herbal teas, and specific, targeted sleep routines for certain lifestyles—worker, athlete, student, traveler, and more—so you can choose the right one for you. less...
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Amazon Says: Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical result more...
Amazon Says: Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical results) has long been recognized by medical researchers. Turning this equation on its head, clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus shows that a good night’s sleep will actually enable you to lose weight, especially if you have been chronically sleep deprived. The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan is designed to help any woman who has been frustrated by her inability to shed weight by giving her the tools to overcome the stress, poor habits, and environmental challenges that stand between her and adequate rest. Sleep deprivation is a frustrating reality for many women faced with chronic stress or hormonal changes—and the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that come with it might just be the tip of the iceberg. While helping thousands of women implement simple health and lifestyle changes to improve the quality and the quantity of their slumber, Dr. Breus has witnessed not only an upsurge in their energy levels and a diminishing of myriad health concerns, but also significant weight loss achieved without restrictive dieting or increased amounts of exercise. In The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, Dr. Breus delves into the science behind this sleep–weight-loss connection, explaining exactly how sleep boosts your metabolism, ignites fat burn, and decreases cravings and overall appetite, and he presents a realistic action plan to help you get your best sleep—and your best body—possible. He shows how you can overcome your personal sleep obstacles with a slumber-friendly evening routine, stress management techniques—even recipes for healthy meals and snacks—to help you fall asleep more easily.  If you are ready to stop tossing and turning night after night, if you are done downing coffee to conquer nagging fatigue, and if you have bounced from one diet to another in an effort to find one that really, finally helps you lose the pounds you want, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan has the information, advice, and practical strategies you need to get deep, revitalizing sleep—and achieve a slimmer, healthier body in the process. less...
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Amazon Says: A busy and hectic life can profoundly affect your ability to get a good night's rest. And it's even more difficult to feel relaxed when you stay awake worrying that you won't more...
Amazon Says: A busy and hectic life can profoundly affect your ability to get a good night's rest. And it's even more difficult to feel relaxed when you stay awake worrying that you won't fall asleep. This vicious circle can quickly rob you of your quality of life, which is why it is so important to seek the most effective treatment for your insomnia.This workbook uses cognitive behavior therapy, which has been shown to work as well as sleep medications and produce longer-lasting effects. Research shows that it also works well for those whose insomnia is experienced in the context of anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The complete program in Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep goes to the root of your insomnia and offers the same techniques used by experienced sleep specialists.You'll learn how to optimize your sleep pattern using methods to calm your mind and help you identify sleep-thieving behaviors that contribute to insomnia. Don't go without rest any longer-get started on this program and end your struggles with sleep. less...
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Amazon Says: Why women aren't sleeping and what they can do about it! Discover how a good night's sleep leads to a healthy lifestyle where the average woman can feel sexy, smart and sli more...
Amazon Says: Why women aren't sleeping and what they can do about it! Discover how a good night's sleep leads to a healthy lifestyle where the average woman can feel sexy, smart and slim. At last putting the spotlight on the special circumstances of women's sleep disorders, SLEEP TO BE SEXY, SMART, AND SLIM uncovers why women aren't sleeping and addresses what they can do to restore the balance of sleep and a healthy lifestyle, with features and new findings such as eye-opening quizzes; more than 400 sure-fire strategies for banishing insomnia; how sleep needs vary throughout a woman's life, from her teens to twenty-something years, midlife to menopause, and elder years; bedtime snacks and everything else you wanted to know about food and sleep; what shift workers and jetlagged globetrotters need to know; the depression connection; sleepwalking; the truth about sleeping pills; why sleep deprivation hurts your libido; and coast-to- coast resources for getting world-class help. When you are sleep deprived, the authors write, "you don't think straight, make good decisions, remember where you parked the car, or feel like making love." But when you do sleep, "...your brain runs a checklist that would put NASA to shame. Every system is being fine- tuned, reset, cleaned up, and restored to optimal operating mode by an army of molecular troubleshooters." Now every woman can discover the whole-life secrets of getting the best possible benefits from this blissful slumber. Showcasing dozens of tips from the nation's foremost clinicians and physicians in the field of sleep disorders, along with memorable testimonials from diverse women who share their best sleep solutions, SLEEP TO BE SEXY, SMART, AND SLIM puts the outdated myths to bed and awakens readers to a new world of joy and vitality. less...
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Amazon Says: Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't more...
Amazon Says: Put your sleep problems to rest with this proven six-step plan How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program for overcoming sleep problems from insomnia and snoring to restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Dr. Lawrence Epstein of Harvard Medical School reveals his proven six-step plan to maximize your nights and energize your days. He explains the health benefits of sleep and identifies signs of sleep problems as he gives in-depth advice on how to: Turn your bedroom into the optimal sleep environment Finally overcome insomnia Silence buzz-saw snoring Relax restless legs Deal with daytime exhaustion Determine if sleep medication is right for you Improve your sleep by improving your child's sleep less...
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