Insomnia is one of the major afflictions of the modern world, and is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. About one in three of us report sleep problems. Insomnia has been linked to anxiety, major depression, cognitive disturbance, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and increased proneness to infections. However stress, which predisposes to these conditions, is also is a major cause of insomnia. This book, by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains how you may sleep better. Topics include: ·
- - Does insomnia matter?
- - How sleep works
- - Why can't I sleep?
- - Specific problems which interfere with sleep
- - Using a sleep diary
- - Managing stress
- - Non-pharmacological treatments
- - Pills and potions
- - Dealing with specific causes of insomnia
- - I still can't sleep!
In this lucid and reassuring guide, bestselling author Dr Tim Cantopher says that you may need to make changes to your life over a period of time, but your sleep can be improved.
Dr Tim Cantopher studied at University College, London and University College Hospital. he trained as a psychiatrist at St James' Hospital, Portsmouth and St George's Hospital Medical School. He has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1983 and was elected fellow of the college in 1999. He worked as a consultant psychiatrist with the Priory Group of Hospitals from 1993 until his retirement from clinical practice in 2015. This is Dr Cantopher's fourth book, and he has published a number of research projects across the field of psychiatry. Dr Cantopher is married with three children. He is the author of Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong (2003, 2006), Stress-Related Illness (2007) and Dying for a Drink (2011).