By The Insomniac's Best Friend:

Tracy Ecclesine Ivie

                                   Rose Street Press 

One of the world’s lightest sleepers, Tracy Ecclesine Ivie is a magazine and newspaper editor/writer who learned all about sleeplessness in a noisy Manhattan apartment while being married to the “snorer from hell.” Thanks to her research on this book, she and Bill are now happily sleeping through the night.

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This is a fabulous book that covers the research and provides many techniques to try. I loaned it to someone and haven't gotten it back and may need to buy another copy. It's the kind of book you just want to keep on your bedside table because she's reassuring and witty and her approach is very practical. Plus, she includes a terribly boring section to read as a soporific.

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I wish I'd had this years ago
ByJ. Smith
Written in an easy to read, conversational style, this book has been a huge help in getting me past the toss/turn/up/down prelude to sleep. The pre bedtime routine and tips for making my surroundings more sleep-friendly has really helped immensely. My occasional bouts of insomnia are also easier to deal with as they occur.
I have to get another copy since my daughter (who is married to an Olympic level snorer) has snatched my copy. 

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Sleepless in Manhattan
By Christina Wible 
This little book is an excellent compendium of everything you need to know to get to sleep from someone who "...learned all about sleeplessness in a noisy Manhattan apartment while being married to the `snorer from hell." Starting with the wise advice to see a physician about possible sleep apnea problems and including many suggestions from various medical practitioners and from ordinary people who have conquered sleeplessness, the book lays out traditional as well as some non-traditional methods of finding your way into sleep. To support one suggestion that you should try reading a really boring book it actually gives you a chapter of a really boring book! This book in itself, though, is not a really boring book, it is engagingly written and eminently useful.

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Sleeping with a Smile
ByBarbara Louise Leiding
This book works. I read it during a sleepless night and still use the techniques whenever I toss and turn. My favorite is the breathing exercise that oxygenizes the brain, but there are other methods to choose from. All are drug-free, which is the aspect of the book I found particularly appealing. I also appreciated how the author clearly explains each technique without cluttering the prose with scientific jargon. Instead, the writing flowed naturally as if a real person was speaking and just to me. The anecdote about a snoring husband was especially enjoyable and explained the author's motivation for writing the book. The greatest surprise was the last section called, "The Boring Book." How and why, I wondered, would an author want to "bore" readers? Turns out that reading nonsensical passages can help induce sleep. For me, this section made me laugh. I happily drifted into dreamland with a few oxygen-producing breaths--and a smile.

Read it and sleep. 

If your mind just won’t quit, this book is for you. 

Tonight. Your bedtime survival guide.

"Why Count Sheep When You Can SLEEP?" is the read-in-bed book for getting your zzzzz's.

Your DRUG-FREE sleep menu includes:

  • Advice from international sleep experts, along with 

hundreds of real tips from real people that really work

  • Mind games to distract a racing mind
  • Breathing exercises that soothe your soul

  • Tapping your way to sleep

  •  A journal for releasing negative thoughts

  •  In-bed “calisthenics” that help you unwind 
  • Pre-bedtime routines to start the night off right​

  • Visualizations, self-hypnosis and more  . .  .   

*******Plus special bonus: "The Boring Book"

Now you don’t have to jump out of bed to find one—pages and pages of run-on sentences, half-formed thoughts and sheer monotony to boggle even the most hyperactive brain.​​
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