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- Albert, Katherine A., M.D. Get a Good Night's Sleep, Fireside: 1997
- Alvarez, Alfred. Night: Night Life, Night Language, Sleep and Dreams, WW Norton & Company,Paperback, 1996.
- Alvarez, Alfred. Night: Night Life, Night Language, Sleep and Dreams, WW Norton & Company, Hardcover, 1995.
- Anch, M., Browman, C.P., Mitler, M.M., Walsh, J. Sleep: A Scientific Perspective. Prentice Hall, Englewood, New Jersey: 1988. College text with scientific detail.
- Ancoli-Israel, Sonia. All I Want is a Good Night's Sleep, Mosby Year Book: 1996.
- Bohr, Robert, Whybrow, Peter. The Hibernation Response, William Morrow, New York: 1988.
- Borbely, Alexander. Secrets of Sleep, New York: Basic Books, 1988.
If you want to know a lot about the history and medical/technical aspects of sleep medicine, this book has it. It is too outdated for any helpfulness on treatments or tips for sleep disorders.
- Broughton, Roger, Dinges, D., Winget, Charles M. Sleep and Alertness: Chronobiological, Behavioral and Medical Aspects of Napping, Raven Press, New York: 1988.
- Broughton, Roger, Robert Olgivie. Sleep, Arousal and Performance, Birkhauser, 1992.
- Bruno, Frank Joe. Get a Good Night's Sleep : Understand Your Sleeplessness-And Banish It Forever! (Life's Little Keys - Self-Help Strategies for a Healthier, Happier you), MacMillan General Reference: 1997
- Buchman, Dian Dincin, Bensen, Don R. (Editor). The Complete Guide to Natural Sleep, Keats Publishing: 1997.
- Caldwell, J. Paul, MD. Sleep, Firefly Books,1997.
Dr. Caldwell helps readers understand what makes or breaks a good night's sleep, gives an overview of the many disorders that can affect sleep, and offers clear advice on how to achieve better sleep. He discusses such topics as: why we can't get enough sleep---the effects of diet, exercise, and sex; the effects of shift work, jet lag and seasonal affective disorder; what causes snoring and sleep apnea; drugs and sleep---what interferes and what helps. Featuring case studies, diagrams and side bars, sleep is your guide to understanding the sleep process for a healthier mind and body.
- Carskadon, Mary A., Ph.D. The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming, MacMillan Publishing Co., New York: 1996. Available in most libraries as a reference book.
- Catalano, Ellen Mohr, Morin, Charles, Webb, Wilse. Getting to Sleep: Simple Effective Methods for Falling Asleep, New Harbinger Publishing: 1990
- Coren, Stanley. Sleep Thieves : An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep, Free Press: 1997
- Dement, William C., Christopher Vaughan. The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explains the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness and a Good Night's Sleep, Delacourte Press, 1999.
- Dement, William C., M.D., Ph.D. The Sleepwatchers, Stanford Alumni Association, 1992. The 1996 second edition, Nychthemeron Press, is now available.
- Dement, William C., , M.D., Ph.D. Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep, Stanford Alumni Association, 1972. Available in most libraries. Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep is about the mystery of sleep. It tells in nontechnical language how scientists are intensively searching and what they have learned about a complex state that rivals waking consciousness in importance.
There is encouraging progress toward answers to the great puzzles: Do we really need to sleep? How much sleep do we need? Why do we sleep? Why do we dream? Immensely readable and often humorous, this book is an incisive personal report to the reader from one of the world's leading sleep researchers.
Dr. Dement discusses fully the fascinating world of dreams (including creativity during dreaming), sleep disorders, and the relationship of sleep disorders to mental illness-and suggests how the answers to the questions science is now asking may help us solve problems of our waking hours.
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- Dotto, Lydia. Losing Sleep, How Your Sleeping Habits Affect Your Life, William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York City: 1990.
- Dotto, Lydia. Asleep In the Fast Lane: the Impact of Sleep on Work.
- Dunkell, Samuel. Sleep Positions: the Night Language of the Body, 1977.
- Ford, Norman. The Sleep Rx, 75 Proven Ways to Get a good Night's Sleep, Paperback, Prentice Hall Trade, 1994.
- Ford, Norman. The Sleep Rx, 75 Proven Ways to Get a good Night's Sleep, Hardback, Prentice Hall Trade, 1995.
- Fritz, Roger, Ph.D. Sleep Disorders: America's Hidden Nightmare, National Sleep Alert, Inc., 1993. $12.95.
This book looks at the symptoms, studies, treatments, and consequences of ignorance on this alarming topic. Fritz also recommends specific actions needed. If you think this problem doesn't affect you, Sleep Disorders: America's Hidden Nightmare is sure to wake you to the disasterous consequences of continuing to ignore this problem. Includes a complete index, a glossary, addresses of support groups for sleep and sleep-related disorders and other resources for those interested in sleep health and sleep disorders. To order, call 1-800-345-0096.
- Goldberg, Philip. Everybody's Guide to Natural Sleep, St. Martin's Press, New York: 1990.
- Hales, Dianne. How to Sleep Like a Baby, Ballantine Books, New York: 1987.
- Hales, Dianne. The Complete Book of Sleep: How Your Nights Affect Your Days, Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, MA: 1981.
- Hanson Bourke, Dale. The Sleep Management Plan, Harper, San Francisco: 1990.
- Hartman, Ernst. The Sleep Book.
- Hobson, J. Allan. Sleep, New York: W.H. Freeman & Co., 1995.
- Horne, James. Why We Sleep: The Functions of Sleep in Humans and Other Mammals, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Why do humans and other mammals sleep? The topic of sleep is now a focus of widespread research, and yet this fascinating question continues to prove surprisingly difficult to answer.
Does sleep itself stimulate body tissues to repair themselves, for example, or can this result from inactivity of any kind?
Does sleep have different functions in different mammals? Why We Sleep is an authoritative and readable accout of the continuing controversies, written from a broad biological perspective.
The author, a leading figure in sleep research, critcally examines traditional views, and puts forward many conclusions and hypotheses of his own. The book should appeal not only to sleep researchers and students of psychology, zoology, and physiology, but to many general readers with a scientific or medical background.
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- Inlander, Charles B., Moran, Cynthia K. 67 Ways to Good Sleep, Ballantine Books, New York: 1995, (A People's Medical Society Book).
Topics include understanding sleep, tips on how to get better sleep, categorized by sleep habits, sleep environment, lifestyle choices, diet and nutrition, mind-body connection, circadian connection and new research, when you need outside help, intervention, drugs and alternative therapies.
- Kastner, Jonathan and Marianna. Sleep, the Mysterious Third of Your Life.
- Kavey, Neil B. 50 Ways to Sleep Better, Illinois: New American Library, In association with The Sleep Disorders Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1996.
- Kleitman, Nathaniel. Sleep and Wakefulness, revised and enlarged edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
One of the first and best written books in the field of sleep and dreams. Contains important sleep literature from 1912.
- Lamberg, Lynne. Drugs and Sleep, Chelsea House, 1988.
This book was written for high school readers, but is a good source of information. Lamberg provides a concise overview of the nature of sleep, the causes of insomnia, how sleeping pills work, good sleep habits and other advice for troubled sleepers.
- Lamberg, Lynne. The American Medical Association Straight-Talk, No-Nonsense Guide to Better Sleep, Random House, 1984.
Currently out of print, but can be found at most public and medical libraries.
- Langen, Dietrich. Speaking of Sleep Problems.
Information on learning to sleep well again, including directions for making an analysis of your sleep and keeping a sleep diary.
- Lavie, Peretz. The Enchanted World of Sleep, Yale University Press, 1996.
- Maas, Dr. James B. Power Sleep, Viilard/Random House, Paperback, 1999.
- Maas, Dr. James B. Power Sleep, Viilard/Random House, Hardcover, 1998.
- Maas, Dr. James B. Power Sleep, Viilard/Random House, Audio Cassette, 1998.
- Maxmen, Jerrold. A Good Night's Sleep, 1981.
- Mendelson, Wallace. Human Sleep: Research and Clinical Care, Plenum Publishing Corp., New York: 1987.
- Mitler, Elizabeth A., Mitler, Merrill M. 101 Questions About Sleep And Dreams. Wakefulness-Sleep Education and Research Foundation, Del Mar, CA, Fourth Edition: 1993.
- Moorcroft, William H. Sleep, Dreaming and Sleep Disorders, University Press of America, Landham, M.D.: 1993.
- Nagle, Kim, M.D., Reite, Martin L., M.D. The Concise Guide to the Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders, American Psychiatric Press, Washigton, DC: 1990.
- Orr, William C., edited by Pressman, Mark R. Understanding Sleep: The Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders, American Psychological Association: 1997.
- Regestein, Quentin. Sound Sleep, Simon & Schuster, New York: 1980.
- Regestein, Quentin R., Ritchie, David and the editors of Consumers Union Reports Books. Sleep: Problems and Solutions, Mount Vernon, NY: 1990.
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- Reite, Martin, Ruddy, John, Nagel, Kim. Concise Guide to Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders, American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC: 1997.
- Rosenthal, Norman E., MD. Winter Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is and How to Overcome it. Guilford Press, New York, NY: 1998. 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012.
- Shapiro, Colin M., Ph.D. ABC of Sleep Disorders, BMJ Publishing Group, London: 1993.
This book describes what is known about sleep and sleep disorders. It will help doctors recognize the presence of a sleep related problem; investigate the cause and offer practical management. Suggest this book for your doctor.
- Shapiro, Colin M., Ph.D. Forensic Aspects of Sleep, John Wiley & Sons: 1997
- Simpson, Carolyn. Coping with Sleep Disorders, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., New York: 1996.
- Suess, Dr. The Sleep Book, New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
Recommended for children ages 4-8, and adults as well.
- Thorpy, Michael J., M.D., Yager, Jan. The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Facts on File, New York: 1991.
- Thorpy, Michael J., M.D. The Handbook of Sleep Disorders, Marcel Deldoer.
- Tyrer, Peter. How to Sleep Better, Santa Barbara, CA: 1988.
- Vafi, H., M.D. and Vafi, Pamela. How to Get a Great Night's Sleep, Adams Media Corp: 1994.
- Webb, Wilse B. Sleep, the Gentle Tyrant, Anker Publishing Co., New York: 1992 (Second Edition).
One of the few books that can provide an introduction to sleep for the general reader.
- Wong, Moses, Dr. Sleep Without Drugs, Seven Hills Book Distributors: 1994.
- Zammit, Gary K., Zanca, Jane A., Zevnik, Jean (Editor). Good Nights : How to Stop Sleep Deprivation, Overcome Insomnia, and Get the Sleep You Need, Andrew McMeel Publishing: 1998.
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- Jeffrey Hausfield, Alice E. Fugate, Philip lie. Don't Snore Anymore : Your Complete Guide to a Quiet Night's Sleep, Three Rivers Press: 1999
- Victor Hoffstein, Shirley Linde. No More Snoring : A Proven Program to Conquer Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Wiley & Sons: 1998
- Johnson, T. Scott, Halberstadt, Jerry, Foreword by William C. Dement, M.D.. Chairman of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, Introduction by Colin E. Sullivan, M.D. Phantom of the Night: Overcome Sleep Apnea Syndrome and Snoring-Win Your Hidden Struggle to Breathe, Sleep, and Live, Cambridge & Onset MA: New Technology Publishing Inc., 1996, ISBN: 1-882431-02-2, $29.95.
Excellent book that includes information on many aspects of sleep apnea and personal experiences of a sleep apnea sufferer.
- Derek S. Lipman. Snoring from A to ZZzz : Proven Cures for the Night's Worst Nuisance, Spencer Press: 1997
- Pascualy, Ralph A., M.D., Soest, Sally Warren, M.S. Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Personal and Family Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Raven Press, 1994.
Available at MOST bookstores or through the publisher. The 1996 Second Edition is now available. A.W.A.K.E. members are eligible for a discount. The completely revised and updated Third Edition will be available in Spring 1999.
Order from: Demos, 386 Park Ave. South, Suite 201, New York, NY 10016, Tel: (212) 683-0072, or (800) 532-8663.
- Rosenthal, Lois. How to Stop Snoring, Writers Digest Books, Cincinnati, OH: 1986.
- Ralph Schoenstein, Yosef Krespi (Editor). Stop the Snoring!, Warner Books: 1997
- Goswami, Meeta, MPH., Ph.D., Thorpy, Michael J., M.D. Narcolepsy Primer, Bronx, New York: Montefiore Medical Center, 1991.
- Goswami, Meeta (Editor), Pollak, Charles P.(Editor), Cohen, Felissa L. Psychosocial Aspects of Narcolepsy, Haworth Press: 1996
- Narcolepsy Network. Narcolepsy: A Guide to Understanding. Order from the Narcolepsy Network, P.O. Box 42460, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Phone (513) 891-3522.
- Utley, Marguerite Jones. Narcolepsy: A Funny Disorder That's No Laughing Matter, 1995.
This 166-page book is a comprehensive source of information on narcolepsy, written in layman's language, and includes the author's experiences with all the symptoms.
Dr. Allan Pack's review in the Dec. 1995 ASDA newsletter, "I would recommend that all patients with narcolepsy read the book since it is very informative. Moreover, sleep professionals -- physicians, nurses, technologists -- will benefit from the insights into the disorder that Ms. Utley cogently provides."
Paperback (ISBN: 0-9643328-0-9)$15; Hardcover (ISBN 0-9643328-1-7) $21; prices include S&H in U.S. To order, send check or money order to:
M. J. Utley
PO Box 1923
DeSoto, TX 75123-1923
PH: (972) 223-2783
FAX: (972) 223-6696
BOOKS ON RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME
This is the only known book that focuses only on Restless Legs Syndrome.
- Sachdev, Perminder. Akathisia and Restless Legs, Cambridge Press: 1995
- Wilson, Virginia N., Walters, Arthur, M.D. Sleep Thief, Restless Legs Syndrome, Galaxy Books, Inc.: December 1996.
Available in soft cover ($16.95, ISBN 0-9652682-0-9) and hard cover ($22.95, ISBN 0-9652682-1-7) editions. 6" X 9", 316 pages. Shipping $3.00 per book, Foreign orders shipping $6.00 per book.
BOOKS ON INSOMNIA AND MELATONIN
- Ball, Nigel, Hough, Nick. The Sleep Solution : A 21-Night Program to Better Sleep, Ulysses Press: 1998.
- Cheney, Elyse, Hubbert, Wendy. The Literary Insomniac: Short Essays For Sleepless Nights, December 1996.
- Chopra, Deepak, MD. Restful Sleep: The Complete Mind/Body Program for Overcoming Insomnia, Crown Publishing: 1996.
- Courtensy, Anthea. Natural Sleep: Beating Insomnia Without Drugs, Thorsons, San Francisco: 1991.
- Devries, Linda K. Insomnia : Don't Lose Sleep over It Finding the Help You Need,,Harold Shaw: 1998.
- Digeronimo, Theresa. Insomnia: 50 Essential Things to Do, Plume: 1997.
- Dryer, Bernard, MD, Kaplan, Ellen S. Inside Insomnia, Villard Books, NY, 1986.
- Dunkell, Samuel, M.D. Goodbye Insomnia, Hello Sleep, Dell Publishing Company: 1996.
- Hauri, Peter, Ph.D., Linde, Shirley, Ph.D. No More Sleepless Nights, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.
- Idzikowski, Chris. The Insomnia Kit: Everything You Need for a Good Night's Sleep, Book & cassette edition, Penguin USA, 1999
- Jacobs, Gregg. Say Good Night to Insomnia, Henry Holt & Company Inc.: 1999.
- Lambley, Peter. Insomnia and Other Sleeping Problems, Pinnacle Books, New York: 1989.
- Morin, Charles. Relief from Insomnia - Getting the Sleep of Your Dreams, Main Street Books/Doubleday: 1996.
- Perl, James. Sleep Right in Five Nights: A Clear and Effective Guide for Conquering Insomnia, 1993.
- Reiter, Russel J., Ph.D., Robinson, Jo. Melatonin, Bantam Books: 1996.
- Shapiro, Colin M., Ph.D., M.B., F.R.C.P. Conquering Insomnia: An illustrated Guide to Understanding Sleep and a Manual for Overcoming Sleep Disruption, (C), Empowering Press, Hamilton, Canada: 1994.
- Soth, Connie. Insomnia -- God's Night School, Walker & Co: 1991.
- Sweeney, Donald R., MD, Ph.D., G.P. Overcoming Insomnia, Putnam's Sons, New York: 1989.
- Wiedman, John. Desperately Seeking Snoozin,' The Insomnia Cure from Awake to Zzzz, Towering Pines Press, Inc.: Memphis, TN: 1999
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