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Insomniac

By Gayle Greene, 1943-

I can't work, I can't think, I can't connect with anyone anymore. . . . I mope through a day's work and haven't had a promotion in years. . . . It's like I'm being sucked dry, eaten away, swallowed up, coming unglued. . . . These are voices of a few of the tens of millions who suffer from chronic insomnia. In this revelatory book, Gayle Greene offers a uniquely comprehensive account of this devastating and little-understood condition. She has traveled the world in a quest for answers, interviewing neurologists, sleep researchers, doctors, psychotherapists, and insomniacs of all sorts. What comes of her extraordinary journey is an up-to-date account of what is known about insomnia, providing the information every insomniac needs to know to make intelligent choices among medications and therapies. Insomniac is at once a field guide through the hidden terrain inhabited by insomniacs and a book of consolations for anyone who has struggled with this affliction that has long been trivialized and neglected.

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9780520246300


Format: Book
Author: Greene, Gayle, 1943-
Title: Insomniac / Gayle Greene.
Publisher Date: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Subject: Insomnia Insomnia -- Miscellanea. Sleep disorders
Isbn: 9780520246300 (cloth : alk. paper) 0520246306 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 616.8498 Gre
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Bib Id: 290634

Format: Book
Author: Greene, Gayle, 1943-
Title: Insomniac / Gayle Greene.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Description: xiii, 503 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Insomnia
Subjects: Insomnia -- Miscellanea.
Subjects: Sleep disorders
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-471) and index.
Contents: Insomnia -- Sleepstarved -- Blame the victim -- Sleepless in Seattle : the conferences -- The brain of an insomniac -- Sleep, stress, and stages of life -- Rock, hard place : the drugs -- Change your attitude, change your ways : behavioral modification -- Asleep at the switch : the clinics -- Alternatives -- Bedding down with the beast -- Making change.
LCCN: 2007008838
ISBN: 9780520246300 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0520246306 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 616.8498 Gre