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Let's Talk about Sleep

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Trouble Sleeping? Chapter 2 - The Brain: What Happens When We Sleep Chapter 3 - A New Patient Chapter 4 - Insomnia Chapter 5 - Natural Remedies Chapter 6 - Obstructive Sleep Apnea Chapter 7 - Other Breathing Problems in Sleep Chapter 8 - Movin' in the Night, Part I: The Legs Chapter 9 - Movin' in the Night, Part II: The Parasomnias Chapter 10 - Being Too Sleepy Chapter 11- A Broken (Internal) Clock Chapter 12 - Sleep and Technology Chapter 13 - Dreams

About the Author

Daniel A. Barone, MD, is currently on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and is an Assistant Attending Neurologist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He primarily sees patients at the Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Sleep Medicine where he specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with all forms of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia and narcolepsy. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Barone is frequently featured in the media. He has appeared on CBS News, New York 1, and on Discovery Channel's popular Deadliest Catch: The Bait as an expert in sleep disorders. He has been quoted in articles in Reader's Digest, Prevention, New York Daily News, Allure, and Healthline, and many other publications. Dr. Barone regularly gives talks to the community on sleep health and has been a contributor on a variety of sleep health-related websites. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on all forms of sleep disorders and is involved in several research projects. Since Lawrence A. Armour left Time Inc. in August, 2015, he has built a freelance writing and editing business focused on magazines, newspapers, corporations and individual authors. Armour spent 20 years in various positions at Time Inc. Prior to that he worked in communications at IBM, American Express and Dow Jones. He began his career at Barron's, first as a reporter and then as an associate editor and columnist. Armour's first book, Profits on Wall Street, was followed by three others published by Dow Jones: Investing For Profit, How To Survive A Bear Market and Managing To Succeed. Other books include The Young Millionaires How To Make Your Money Make Money, written with Arthur Levitt, Jr. and The Real Age Workout, written with Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Tracy Hafen.


Thorough and informative, Barone's book invites readers to get a better night's sleep by becoming more engaged with a seemingly passive process. Barone, a neurologist specializing in sleep disorders, addresses readers in a calm and helpful tone, asking them to consider their own situations and stressing that he does not intend the book to constitute a treatment plan or replacement for consulting a physician. Moreover, he emphasizes, everyone's sleep is unique, and so possible solutions for sleep issues that he discusses include apps, 'natural' remedies, devices like CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines, and medications, but he says that there's no single answer that will work for everyone. His most consistent suggestion is to improve sleep hygiene, meaning a person's habits around going to sleep. His tips for achieving improved sleep hygiene include not using electronics for at least 30 minutes before bedtime and going to sleep at the same time every night. Testimonies from Barone's former patients appear in each chapter and cover an array of issues, among them apnea, insomnia, and even restless-leg syndrome. The variety of options for improving sleep that are discussed, along with Barone's considerate tone, will put many readers' minds to rest. * Publishers Weekly * A good night's sleep is often taken for granted, but its lack can lead to a variety of health problems. In this accessible study, Barone, a sleep specialist, examines what is known about sleep, what can go wrong, and what you can do to to fix it. He begins with `sleep hygiene tips,' suggestions that include having a consistent bedtime, keeping the bedroom dark and cool, shutting off `blue light' devices an hour before bed, and trying meditation. He uses patients' medical histories to define sleep disorders (sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, etc.). As he analyzes their stories, Barone offers various behavioral and medical solutions. The doctor admits that medications often have side effects and that people have difficulties adapting to sleep apparatus, including CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines, and experience fear of sleep testing, but he urges anyone who awakes without feeling rested to talk to a specialist. Informative without being alarming, this reassuring guide helps readers assess and take charge of their sleep issues. * Booklist * Sleep medicine is still, very much, the Wild West of medicine. Venturing into sleep medicine, therefore, requires both a reliable map and a trustworthy scout. In Let's Talk About Sleep, Dr. Daniel Barone and Lawrence Armour utilize medical research, story-telling and clinical experience to create a very helpful map of the principles and practice of sleep medicine. The reader will also come to recognize that Dr. Dan Barone has both the experience and temperament of a trustworthy scout! -- Avram R. Gold, MD, Medical Director, Stony Brook University Sleep Disorders Center

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