A practical and compassionate guide to repairing your relationship with sleep
For the twenty-five million Americans who struggle with insomnia, each night feels like a battle with their racing minds instead of a blissful surrender into sleep. Hello Sleep is a guide for the tired but wired people who just want sleep to be easy. Dr. Jade Wu, an internationally recognized behavioral sleep medicine specialist, walks you through the science of how the brain sleeps (or doesn’t); shares stories from the clinic of real people’s journeys to better sleep; and lays out a step-by-step program for overcoming insomnia and letting go of sleeping pills. Using her years of clinical expertise, she problem-solves your common pitfalls, soothes your anxieties, and tailors recommendations for your special sleep circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, menopause, chronic pain, depression, etc.).
Hello Sleep empowers the sleepless with the latest knowledge and most effective tools, allowing them to trust themselves and their own sleep again. It will answer these burning questions and more:
• Why can’t I fall asleep even though I’m tired? How can I quiet my mind?
• What should I do when I wake up at 2:00 A.M. and can’t get back to sleep?
• Should I nap? What can I do about my fatigue during the day?
• How do I get off sleep medications safely and without rebound insomnia?
“A compassionate guide to combating insomnia…Readers struggling to get enough sleep will find a welcome resource here.”―Publishers Weekly
“Hello Sleep gets at a fundamental truth about insomnia that is often overlooked--overcoming insomnia is not about trying harder, but rather repairing your relationship with sleep. This book provides concrete, science-based advice, and Dr. Wu writes with insight, compassion, and humor that will help readers regain a sense of wonder and appreciation toward their sleep.”―Jennifer Mundt, PhD, DBSM, Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Northwestern Medicine, Assistant Professor of Neurology (Sleep Medicine)
“An easy to read but factually dense guide that will take its readers from the darkness of insomnia to a new-found confidence in their own sleep. Insomnia can be fixed, and the steps are here in the pages that follow.”―W. Chris Winter, MD, author of The Sleep Solution and The Rested Child
“If you are tired of trying to solve the riddle of insomnia, this book will be your new best friend. Dr. Wu reveals how changing your relationship with sleep can be more important than following a list of do’s and don’ts. The result is a book full of answers to those burning sleep questions along with a practical plan that will rekindle your love for sleep.”―Jason C. Ong, PhD, DBSM, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Director at Nox Health, Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at Feinberg School of Medicine.
About the Author
JADE WU, PhD, DBSM, is a Board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist and researcher at Duke University School of Medicine. She is a contributor to NBC News, BBC News, Scientific American, and a former writer and host of the popular Savvy Psychologist podcast. She is the former Co-Chair of Outreach and Public Education at the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family and (too many) animals.