A Good Night's Sleep: A Drug-Free Solution

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By Jan Sadler

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Jan Sadler

Jan Sadler
Jan Sadler is author and coordinator of the highly successful PainSupport website (www.painsupport.co.uk) and the author of Pain Relief without Drugs, Peaceful Sleep and The Five Feel-Good Factors. Her pain management programs have been adopted by pain and stress management clinics in hosp More...



How to overcome insomnia with visualization, breathwork, and meditation

•    Presents mental and physical exercises to quiet mental chatter, visualizations to prepare for sleep, and deep breathing and mindfulness meditation techniques

•    Explains how to establish and analyze a sleep diary and how to retrain the body to sleep solidly

•    Includes a 65-minute audio CD of guided visualizations and relaxation techniques

In A Good Night’s Sleep, Jan Sadler teaches the skills needed to break the patterns and frustration of insomnia. She explains how to overcome stress and restlessness through meditation and deep diaphragmatic breathing, how to prepare for sleep through positive visualization, and how to quiet mental chatter with awareness and physical techniques such as the “Stop/Cancel/Change” and “Shakeout” exercises.

Sadler addresses how to reduce dependence on sleeping pills, determine the amount of sleep you truly need, and, most important, how to retrain yourself to sleep soundly. She provides a two-week sleep diary and shows step-by-step how to identify and analyze any underlying daytime and pre-bedtime habits that can disturb sleep. In addition, the accompanying 65-minute audio CD presents six relaxation and visualization techniques, including Sadler’s “Peaceful Sleep Bedtime Routine,” a 20-minute guided relaxation practice designed to ease one into a deep and peaceful sleep. By revealing the keys to quality, drug-free sleep, A Good Night’s Sleep enables you to reclaim control of your sleep cycle and your life.
A Good Night’s Sleep has relaxation and visualization techniques and other bedtime advice to help you counteract stress and sleep better. The more you practice, the more it will help.”
Shirley Linde, author of No More Sleepless Nights and No More Snoring

"I have been an insomniac for over 20 years . . . This book has been a real help to me, and I'm sure other insomniacs out there will benefit from this system too."
The Pagan Review, Jan 2009

"Even those who think they are enjoying good sleep can improve the quality of their sleep and find even more energy and pep they didn't know they were missing. . . . Don't miss out on this helpful guide to better sleep without medications. The techniques really work and the CD is delightful to listen to as it leads you through relaxation and visualization techniques, placing you into the proper mindset for deep, sound drug-free sleep."
Nora Caterino, HealthyNewAge.com, Sep 2008