End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep
Insomnia is all too common in our modern culture, and can be devastating to your mental and physical health. Packed with research-based strategies and practical tools, this fully customizable book will show anyone who suffers with insomnia how to get a good night's sleep night after night for a better life.
Everyone struggles with sleep from time to time, but when sleepless nights and overtired days become the norm, your well-being is compromised, and frustration and worry increase including concerns about what s stopping you from getting the sleep you need, and what can be done about it. So, how do you stop the cycle of relentless worries and restless nights? End the Insomnia Struggle offers a comprehensive, medication-free program that can be individually tailored for anyone who struggles with insomnia. Integrating the physiology of sleep, and proven-effective approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing your own treatment plan according to your particular challenges with insomnia.
With this book, you ll have everything you need to overcome the relentless thoughts, ruminations, and stress of insomnia. Utilizing these evidence-based strategies and easy-to-use tools, you ll finally get to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested and ready to face the world as your best self, day after day.
"Ehrnstrom and Brosse, licensed clinical psychologists, go beyond the usual sleep hygiene suggestions (e.g., limit caffeine, stop napping) to offer personalized solutions for the millions of people who suffer from insomnia. Designed to be used as a workbook, the title has sleep logs and worksheets to aid readers in determining which approach to treatment based in cognitive behavioral therapy will most likely be of benefit. They cover the physiology of sleep and how people get stuck in a pattern of insomnia, providing exercises for readers to clarify their own patterns. The book s second and third sections feature behavioral and cognitive strategies for overcoming insomnia; readers will choose which methods to pursue based on the results of their sleep entries. The authors also describe medical conditions that can be misidentified as insomnia, such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movements, and recommend medical evaluation for those. Not a quick fix, this title leads users through the steps necessary to discover the best approaches to treatment. VERDICT: Of interest to anyone who suffers from insomnia or has a family member who does." Library Journal"
Colleen Ehrnstrom, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is board certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and works in the family program at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver, CO.
Alisha L. Brosse, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral therapies for a wide range of presenting problems, especially sleep, mood, and anxiety disorders. She operates a private practice in Boulder, CO, and directs a bipolar specialty clinic at the University of Colorado Boulder.