How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness
Author: Mark Burhenne
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Surprising as it may seem, getting eight hours of sleep is the wrong approach to achieve great health and top performance. Most people with disrupted sleep don't know what they're missing because they've never experienced anything different. This book will teach you how to achieve your highest quality sleep to become your best, brightest, most capable self. This 3-step program will show you how you can get the kind of sleep that unlocks your ability to: - Achieve your perfect weight by suppressing your appetite naturally - Slow down the aging process - Wake up happy and refreshed every morning - Improve your energy levels, concentration and mental focus - End daytime sleepiness and brain fog
A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many of Us Are Sick and Tired
Author: Steven Y. Park
Publisher: Jodev Press, LLC
Maybe you're stressed out and tired, and have put on a little weight. Or you have persistent pain you and your doctor can't explain. Man or woman, you may be fighting fluctuating hormone levels. Or maybe you snore like a freight train. Anything that narrows the throat and interrupts sleep, particularly breathing problems brought on by sleep position, illness, life changes, or your anatomy, may be key to understanding a host of common health issues. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Steven Park outlines a simple, rational explanation for what s making you sick, and provides guidance for treatment options that address specific health problems.
7 Keys to Sleeping Through the Night
Author: Barry Krakow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
Praise for SOUND SLEEP, SOUND MIND "If you are one of the 100 million Americans suffering from poor quality sleep, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind provides a refreshing look at getting to the real solutions for our sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated, over-medicated, over-stressed, and exhausted society. Look no further to find the ways to address the root causes of your sleep problems." --Mark Hyman, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller, UltraMetabolism and editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine "An excellent book that won't put you to sleep until bedtime--Sound Sleep, Sound Mind convinced me how important sleep is to good health. This is a wonderful treatment that teaches you how to identify and cope with feelings and emotions--one of the best, long-term remedies for insomnia."? --Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Professor of Psychology at York University and author of Emotion-Focused Therapy "At last, a book that addresses all the elements of sleep disturbances: biological, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive. Sound Sleep, Sound Mind will bring relief to the millions suffering from insomnia and other sleep ailments." --Kenneth L. Lichstein, PhD, Professor of Psychology at The University of Alabama and Director of the Sleep Research Project Sound Sleep, Sound Mind is the first book of its kind to focus on all the causes--mental, emotional, and physical--that contribute to insomnia and poor sleep. Based on cutting-edge knowledge and research, this book explains why sleep problems are almost always a mind and body issue. It then guides you through the seven steps of Sleep Dynamic Therapy to identify and treat the specific problems that are at the root of your sleeplessness. You'll discover that the Sleep Dynamic Therapy program not only improves your sleep quality, but also enhances many other aspects of your mental and physical well-being. Whether you currently take over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills, suffer from chronic or occasional insomnia, or awaken without feeling refreshed and energized, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind will help you get the sleep you deserve.
The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind
Author: Nick Littlehales
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Proven solutions for a better night's sleep, from the "sleep guru" to elite athletes--rest for success in work, sports, and life One-third of our lives--that's 3,000 hours a year--is spent trying to sleep. The time we spend in bed shapes our moods, motivation, alertness, decision-making skills, reaction time, creativity...in short, our ability to perform, whether at work, at home, or at play. But most of us have disturbed, restless nights, relying on over-stimulation from caffeine and sugar to drag us through the day. The old eight-hour rule just doesn't work, and it's time for a new approach. Endorsed by leading professionals in sports and business, Sleep shares a new program to be your personal best. Nick Littlehales is the leading sport sleep coach to some of the biggest names in the sporting world, including record-breaking cyclists for British Cycling and Team Sky, international soccer teams, NBA and NFL players, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Here, he shares his proven strategies for anyone to use. You'll learn how to map your unique sleep cycle, optimize your environment for recovery, and cope with the demands of this fast-paced, tech-driven world. Read Sleep and rest your way to a more confident, successful, and happier you.
The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Health & Fitness
Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.
Author: David Dillard,Mayoor Patel
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Obstructive sleep apnea quietly destroys memory, motivation, and even marriages. Jobs are lost, promotions delayed, and relationships strained. Performance and workplace safety is threatened, as is the ability to excel where the now-sleep-deprived once thrived. In Freedom from CPAP: Sleep Apnea Hurts, the Cure Doesn’t Have To, authors and doctors David Dillard and Mayoor Patel have teamed up to provide a uniquely comprehensive overview of sleep apnea from both an ENT and a dental perspective.
How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Author: Thomas Scott Johnson,William Alexander Broughton,Jerry Halberstadt
Publisher: New Technology Pub
Category: Health & Fitness
Sleep apnea disrupts the lives of millions of unsuspecting victims. Their struggle to breathe during sleep is a major cause of daytime sleepiness, accidents, poor health, lost years of productivity and happiness, and even death. Specialists in sleep disorders (Johnson, Broughton and others) and a patient (Halberstadt) have created a medical guide and self-help book in one handy resource. They guide people with snoring and sleep apnea and their families to take advantage of dramatically effective medical treatment. Broughton, the medical director of the accredited University of Alabama Knollwood Sleep Disorders Center, updates current advances. Demko reviews oral appliance therapy. They explain sleep as well as sleep apnea, and show the person with apnea how to recognize it, obtain a diagnosis, treat it, and overcome social, physical, or emotional obstacles to recovery. Coverage of treatments includes CPAP, bi-level, and automatic positive pressure treatment devices, surgery, and oral appliances. Travel, precautions for surgery, internet resources, directories of organizations, equipment and manufacturers. "Wonderful book-changed my life!" -RL "The disease had extraordinary impact upon my life, affecting my personality, relationships, family, and career. You bring a profound message of hope..." -Lawrence Larsen, Software Engineer. "More scientific, clinical, and practical information than is provided in most medical, respiratory, and nursing schools." -Respiratory Care.
Finding and Following an Authentic Life
Author: Gregg Levoy
Levoy describes the myriad ways individuals are directed to follow their authentic true work and provides inspiring psychological, spiritual, and practical guidance.
A Doctor's Guide to Solving Your Sleep Problems
Author: Robert S. Rosenberg
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
If you or someone you love has problems sleeping, Rosenberg will help you identify the issue. Once identified, he provides targeted solutions so you can start awakening refreshed and renewed.
Eat More Not Less. Lose Fat Not Weight
Author: Mike Sheridan
After uncovering the backwards advice on fat, cholesterol, cardio, and carbohydrates in Eat Meat And Stop Jogging, Mike Sheridan delivers his progressive plan for losing the fat and keeping it off without restricting calories, over-exercising, or sacrificing your health. Live It Not Diet! is a rock-solid step-by-step blueprint that transforms the average person into a strong, healthy, fat burning machine.
Developing Successful Mind Management
Author: John P. Sullivan,Chris Parker
Category: Business & Economics
From an NFL sports psychologist comes a guide to achieving success and managing stress without sacrificing your health or happiness Written by leading US performance psychologist John Sullivan, this groundbreaking book, based on the most up-to-date and rigorous scientific research, teaches you how to train your brain for success while maintaining your wellbeing. It's an essential read for everyone who needs to maximize their performance, manage pressure and achieve very specific outcomes while managing their wellbeing, including: business leaders, athletes, educators, students, healthcare professionals, military personnel, and others in high-pressure, high-performance environments. Wellbeing and performance optimization—winning, however it is defined or measured—go hand-in-hand. They are ultimately influenced and determined by brain function. In the final analysis the brain determines the quality of performance and, by extension, the likelihood of success. The bottom line is: the brain always wins. We now have significant scientific evidence that it is possible to train the brain, measure it, and identify outcomes; that this secondary processing creates the most positive results.
Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Category: Political Science
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Social Science
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Author: Glenn Schiraldi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and Helpers Trauma can take many forms, from witnessing a violent crime or surviving a natural disaster to living with the effects of abuse, rape, combat, or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds may seem like they will never heal. However, with The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Dr. Glenn Schiraldi offers a remarkable range of treatment alternatives and self-management techniques, showing survivors that the other side of pain is recovery and growth. Live your life more fully-without fear, pain, depression, or self-doubt Identify emotional triggers-and protect yourself from further harm Understand the link between PTSD and addiction-and how to break it Find the best treatments and techniques that are right for you This updated edition covers new information for war veterans and survivors with substance addictions. It also explores mindfulness-based treatments, couples strategies, medical aids, and other important treatment innovations.
Author: Ruby Wax
"500 years ago no-one died of stress- we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems- mindfulness. I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? Ruby's definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all- learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzledis the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life."
Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Family & Relationships
With an inimitable wit and insight, this encouraging tome humorously addresses what women can do to lead more balanced lives. Women learn how to tackle anxiety, envy, guilt, and other sources of stress, while giving in to indulgences and desires like sex, food, friends, family, and shopping.