Overcoming Insomnia 2nd Edition

Overcoming Insomnia 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Colin Espie


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'A practical description of the leading treatment for insomnia and the causes of insomnia' Allison G. Harvey, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Poor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help.

This essential self-help book is written by one of the world's leading insomnia experts and uses CBT strategies to help you to overcome sleep problems - including persistent insomnia - and to enjoy your life once again. It includes advice on:
- Developing good pre-bedtime regimes
- The most effective relaxation techniques
- Establishing a new sleeping and waking pattern
- Dealing with a racing mind
- Using sleeping pills more effectively
- Handling jet lag and sleepwalking

Overcoming self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.

Series Editor: Emeritus Professor Peter Cooper


Colin Espie:
Colin A. Espie PhD, DSc is Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and a Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford. He is Director of the Experimental and Clinical Sleep Medicine programme within the Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute, and Clinical Director of the Oxford Online Program in Sleep Medicine. Dr Espie has authored/co-authored over three hundred publications and books, particularly on CBT, and is co-founder of Big Health (Sleepio) which develops digital interventions for insomnia.