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Check It Out: So you can get to sleep

July 01, 2011|By Tamara Henn

Do you struggle with insomnia?

Getting a good night's sleep is essential for optimum health. The long-term consequences of untreated sleep disorders include heart disease, stroke, obesity and other serious medical conditions.

Learn more about how sleep deprivation can impact your health and some of the latest treatment options in these guides available at the Newport Beach Public Library:

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"The Insomnia Solution: The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Night's Sleep" by Michael Krugman: Insomniacs who want to avoid using pharmaceuticals to induce sleep should sit up and take notice of the holistic, self-healing methods outlined in this book. Krugman, founder of the Sounder Sleep System, teaches readers how to use synchronized breathing and subtle movements of the eyes, lips, tongue and fingers to reduce stress and create a sleep-supportive lifestyle.

"A Woman's Guide to Sleep: Guaranteed Solutions for a Good Night's Rest" by Joyce A. Walsleben and Rita Baron-Faust: Many women suffer from sleep-deprivation due to hormonal fluctuations and other gender-specific issues that disrupt their sleep patterns. The authors discuss how women can use prescription drugs, exercise, over-the-counter products, biorhythm adjustments, pre-bedtime snacks and other treatments to make sleep a top priority.

"The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy" By Kim West: Child and family therapist, Kim West, teaches parents how to use gentle behavior modification techniques to encourage infants and toddlers to fall and stay asleep. This indispensable resource includes advice on interpreting newborn cries, sleep safety, nighttime feedings, room sharing, baby yoga poses, and instilling healthy sleep habits. Parents looking for alternatives to letting their babies cry it out will welcome West's practical solutions.

"Restless Nights: Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnea" by Peretz Lavie: Sleep apnea not only disrupts sleep and causes daytime fatigue, but it is also a risk factor for hypertension and heart disease. The author explains what causes sleep apnea, how it is diagnosed, and why it is so detrimental to health in this comprehensive guide.

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