A comprehensive guide to insomnia, its causes and its many treatments using orthodox, alternative (complementary) and self-help methods. It covers a total of eighteen alternative therapies, discusses the pros and cons of drug treatment, looks at the non-drug treatments that orthodox physicians might recommend, and offers a wide range of self-help treatments and remedies. It shows the readers how to assess their own insomnia so that they can decide which treatments or remedies are most likely to work for them and explains how these can be incorporated into a programme designed to restore the insomniac to a normal sleep pattern.
The book has been written by a doctor with a wide knowledge of complementary therapies, whose books on acupuncture and hypnotherapy have been published by Penguin books. (A second edition of her "Acupuncture for Everyone" has been published by Inner Traditions.)