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Testimonial about the book “Sleep Great for Life” by Richard J. Nilsen

“Suffering from insomnia? Tired and lacking energy all day and can’t seem to figure out why? Less alert? Concerned about pre-existing conditions such as heart disease and how they are affected by your sleep patterns? If you are affected by these or any of these or a myriad of other sleep or health disorders, this may be the book that turns your life around. Sleep expert Richard J. Nilsen provides not only answers, but real solutions and deep analysis of the root causes of sleep disorders, in his book Sleep Great for Life. Beyond the traditional books, that often just tell you that your sleep habits are going to ruin your health and little else, Nilsen offers real solutions and 15 factors that can affect your sleep, and the solutions on how to change your habits and change your life with regular sleep.”

~ Mike Gagnon – Author & Illustrator – mikegagnon.ca

Sleep and Diet Changes Affect Students

Major changes in diet or sleep habits for college-add students, in particular, can also lead to elevated levels of stress or anxiety. Consistently staying up late to study for exams or finish assignments can mean some degree of sleep deprivation, which could lead to poor academic performance or more serious mental health issues. What’s worse is that sleep deprivation and poor diet often go hand in hand. Dramatic shifts in diet will also impact a student’s academic performance and mental health.  Learn more here.

Sleep, Anxiety, Insomnia: A Thousand and One Sleepless Nights

by Ryan Rivera of CalmClinic.com


Some people love to sleep so much that it’s an everyday struggle for them to get up. Others fall asleep so easily whenever or wherever they may be. Sleeping is an essential human activity. It gives the mind and body the necessary rest from a day’s worth of activities. That is why it is extremely difficult when a person has trouble sleeping. Sleep deprivation is considered as a serious medical condition that should be diagnosed immediately. Sleep deprivation can lead to various illnesses, which are detrimental and sometimes irreversible.


Insomnia is the most common complaint of people who are suffering from a sleeping disorder. It is defined as the inability to get the right amount of sleep needed by the body. The amount of sleep a person needs depends on his age and his daily activities. If one is frequently deprived of sleep, then he may be suffering from insomnia. This can be easily detected. Here are few of the symptoms.

  • Great difficulty in falling asleep despite being worn out
  • Daytime drowsiness, fatigue and restlessness
  • Hard time getting back to sleep after waking up
  • Frequently experiencing disjointed sleeps
  • Dependence on sleeping pills or alcohol to fall asleep
  • Difficulty in concentrating during the day
  • Still feeling restless and tired after waking up

What Triggers Insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by several factors, but the two leading causes are sleep anxiety and hyper-arousal. Each case is treated differently. It is important to understand first what keeps the person from sleeping to make sure that the treatment will be a success. Depending on the cause, a combination of therapies and drug medications might be needed to treat it. If they are not treated immediately, both causes can lead to chronic insomnia, a disorder that is extremely detrimental to a person’s mental and physical health.

Sleep Anxiety and Hyper-arousal

The leading cause that keeps people from sleeping is the tendency to worry a lot. The excessive worrying keeps the mind occupied thus depriving it of rest. The object of concern builds up a huge amount of stress that will practically keep the person from sleeping. Common worries that people think about are jobs, families, financial matters, and personal issues.

The second leading cause of insomnia is hyper-arousal. This is the state when a person always feels overly alert and highly perceptive. The feeling of being in constant danger keeps the person’s senses sharp that it prevents him from sleeping. There are many documented cases of veteran soldiers who are unable to sleep because they think that they are still on the battlefield.

Therapies and Drug Medications for Insomnia

Treatment for insomnia is a combination of drug medication and therapy. Since most of the cases are psychologically related, doctors often recommend therapy sessions to help cure the disorder. Drug medications are prescribed to provide immediate relief but not as a permanent solution. There are also doctors that prescribe relaxation techniques such as meditation or biofeedback to induce sleep.

Here are tips that could help a person sleep.

  • Proper exercise in the morning and afternoon can simulate the body to function properly. Relaxation techniques such as yoga and Tai Chi are popular choices for people who have a hard time sleeping.
  • Learning breathing techniques can help in reducing stress in the body. Meditation can help a person relax.
  • Establishing a regular bed time can also help in promoting sleep. Avoid doing heavy activities before bed time so that the body is conditioned to sleep.
  • Eating healthy foods helps in de-stressing the body.

Insomnia is a serious problem that should be treated immediately. Experiencing sleepless nights doesn’t always sound romantic.


– Ryan Rivera writes about anxiety to help others at www.calmclinic.com.

Sleep Great for Life reaches #6 Best Seller under ‘Healthy Living’ on Amazon

The All Star Press publication Sleep Great for Life has reached #6 on the Amazon.com Best Seller list under the very competitive  ‘Healthy Living’ section. Over 900 copies of the book were downloaded in only three days last week in the Amazon Kindle store, with readers coming as far away as Japan.

Rated 5-stars on AmazonSleep Great for Life teaches readers how to successfully apply 14 sleep hygiene rules in their life, followed by four facets of the Sleep Great method. In a very short time, readers can be expected to overcome their insomnia and sleep-related issues once and for all.

“This no-nonsense easy to read book is a diamond in the rough,” explained one reader, Steve Terelak. “There are some simple practical alternatives to pharmaceuticals that I found helpful in daily practice.   Nilsen takes the reader on a journey to better sleep through his own experiences. The solutions he offers are well thought out. Topics, including sleep hygiene and naps, pinpointed specific ideas we take for granted. Stress is a major contributor to interrupting our necessary sleep cycle. I found his suggestions on dealing with stress beneficial in helping my body and mind achieve the necessary steps to the all important rest needed to function at optimal capacity.”

Terelak continued, “I’m sleeping better and continuing work on the important elements of getting a restful nights sleep.”

Only $4.97 in the Amazon Kindle Store, the sleep guide is also available in paperback and is eligible for FREE shipping and handling through Amazon.

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FREE Today on Amazon.com. Crush Insomnia for Good!

The life-changing book, Sleep Great for Life, a publication of All Star Press, is free today in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com – June 27, 2013.  Nilsen’s five-star rated book offers 14 critical steps for proper sleep hygiene.

Readers are then provided the crux of the Sleep Great method, which is an easy-to-follow procedure for overcoming various forms of sleep disorders.

Every night millions of people throughout the country suffer with insomnia. It may be difficulty falling asleep, constantly waking up in the middle of night with the inability to resume sleeping, restless sleep in general, or a combination of these difficulties.

Sleep deprivation can spiral out of a control, lasting for months or years while wreaking havoc on a person’s overall well-being and health. It doesn’t have to be that way.

“Sleep surveys indicate that fifty-eight percent of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more,” explained Nilsen.  ” The impact of poor sleep results in numerous health and personal issues, including depression, increased blood pressure, irritability, difficulty concentrating, lack of desire, just to name a few.”

“The Sleep Great method teaches readers that they do not have to rely on sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis,” continued the author. “I suffered with debilitating insomnia and it wrecked my life. It pains me to see anyone else suffering with a sleep disorder because I know how difficult it can be, how it can affect one’s personal and work life, and the depression it can result. Insomnia is a vastly underrated health problem.”

The book, which is also sold in paperback for $12.97, is available exclusively in e-book format for the Kindle. Ending at Midnight on Thursday, June 27, the book “Sleep Great for Life” can be downloaded at no charge. The author asks that readers who benefit from the book leave a book review on Amazon at a later date.

In “Sleep Great for Life”  Nilsen empowers readers to take back their nights and sleep time by teaching them:

  • To correct any of the missing 14 sleep hygiene steps in their life
  • How to get off all sleep medications
  • To spot stress factors that bring about insomnia
  • To understand how to lay a proper sleep foundation for life
  • How to properly attack their sleep issue and overcome it once and for all

For interested e-book readers, it is available exclusively through Amazon.com for the Kindle eReader, Kindle App, and online through the Kindle Cloud. A Kindle eReader is not required to take advantage of this offer and read the book online.

Additional information about the book, as well as sleep tips, can be found online at sleepgreatforlife.com.

About All Star Press – Books that Change Lives

All Star Press is a print and digital publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida with a specialization in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of 10 books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Call in a Noisy World.” The firm helps independent authors market and publish their books in both print and e-book formats. Learn more at www.allstarpress.com.

5-Star Rated Book “Sleep Great for Life” Now Available in Print

Every night millions of people throughout the U.S. and the world suffer with some type of sleep disorder. It may be difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of night with the inability to resume sleeping, restless sleep in general, or a combination of these difficulties.

Sleep deprivation can spiral out of a control, lasting for months or years while wreaking havoc on a person’s overall well-being. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Author Rich Nilsen has written a new book, Sleep Great for Life, which offers 14 critical steps for proper sleep hygiene, before laying the foundation for the heart and soul of the book: the easy-to-apply Sleep Great method. The book had previously only been available in e-book formats but is now available in paperback for the first time.

“I suffered with debilitating insomnia and it was wrecking my life,” explained Nilsen. “It pains me to see anyone else suffering with a sleep disorder because I know how difficult it can be, how it can affect one’s personal and work life, and the depression it can cause. Insomnia is a vastly underrated health problem.”

Sleep surveys indicate that fifty-eight percent of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more.  The impact of poor sleep results in numerous health and personal issues, including depression, increased blood pressure, irritability, difficulty concentrating, lack of sexual desire, just to name a few.

One of the goals of the Sleep Great method is to teach readers that they do not have to rely on sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

“Despite what the pharmaceutical companies would have you believe, the truth is that you can’t buy a good night’s sleep,” explained Nilsen.“The Sleep Great method works extremely well, without the need of any drugs, and readers can begin to apply the concepts the first day they dive into the book.”

Nilsen empowers readers to take back their nights and sleep time by teaching them:

  • To fix any of the missing 14 sleep hygiene steps in their life
  • How to get off all prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids
  • To spot stress factors that bring about insomnia
  • To understand how to lay a proper sleep foundation for life
  • How to properly attack their sleep issue and overcome it once and for all

“I read this book a while back, but wanted to give it a chance to see how well it really worked before reviewing. As a family man that has a full-time job and freelances from home nightly, good sleep has always been an issue. I would go to bed exhausted from the day, but so wired I couldn’t keep my eyes shut. These techniques to achieve a restful night’s sleep really delivered! The concepts and plans are presented clearly without a lot of unnecessary filler making it a quick read. Also, knowing that the author had gone through some of my same sleep issues made it easy to relate with. Great book for a great night’s sleep.” — Donald Shofner, Lexington KY

About the Book

Sleep Great for Life is a five-star rated Kindle book on Amazon.com. The book is now available in print for the first time from publisher All Star Press – Books that Change Lives. It is available in print and e-book wherever books are sold, including on the publisher’s website at allstarpress.com. E-book available here for instant download.

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Have you gotten to the point where you feel that no one or nothing can help with your insomnia, and that friends and family who do not have sleep disorders simply can’t relate to your problem?

In a 2007 study approximately 64 million Americans regularly suffer from insomnia each year, and there is little doubt that this massive number has grown in the past four years. Fifty-eight percent of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more. This is a serious problem and you are not alone. The painful fact is the prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are not a good long term solution, and in too many cases, not even a good short term solution.

Fortunately there is a break-through new book that can get you on the path to eliminating insomnia permanently from your life.

In the new book “Sleep Great for Life” just published this week, you will learn:
Proper Sleep Hygiene – Laying the Foundation for a Great Night’s Sleep (Chapter 4). Here you will learn 15 different factors that can negatively affect your night’s rest and prevent you from getting the sleep your body needs.

The Step-by-Step Solution for Great Sleep for Life (Chapter 8). This is the heart and soul of the book, where you will learn how to take a serious problem and turn it into a positive aspect of your life. Sleep will no longer be a thorn in your side. Instead, sleep will offer the restorative hours that your mind and body needs each day.

This book is perfect for an individual who knows they have a sleep problem but doesn’t know where to turn.

Inadequate sleep is a poorly understood and often underestimated serious medical problem. This book discusses unhealthy sleep patterns and identifies ways to correct them by applying proper sleep hygiene. “Sleep Great for Life” will teach you how to lay the proper foundation and how to apply the four steps that are the key components for conquering insomnia.

Insomnia is one of the most serious health risks that a person can face in their lifetime. It is when insomnia becomes a regular part of life that one has to be very concerned about the subsequent health issues that can follow, and the negative impact it can have on the quality of life.

“There is plenty of compelling evidence that sleep is the most important predictor of how long you will live – perhaps more important than whether you smoke, exercise or have high blood pressure or cholesterol levels.” explained William Dement, Stanford University psychiatry professor.

Sleep debt works just like financial debt. Before you realize it, you have a serious problem. You build up sleep debt throughout the week. There are numerous medical studies that prove prolonged lack of sleep can lead to many serious problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, digestive problems, diabetes, sleep apnea, and even stroke.

There are various factors in one’s life that can lead to a sleep disorder. Most commonly, some form of stress has reached a breaking point. One’s ability to adapt to the stress has failed and now they are unable to rest peacefully at night. “Sleep Great for Life” dives into all of the many issues that can be at the root of the sleep disorder.

Please note that, although this book is jam packed with great information about sleep disorders, this is not a medical guide or study.

Don’t go another night without giving yourself the best chance at overcoming your sleep disorder. If you are sleep deprived, this book is for you. Order “Sleep Great for Life” today, the latest publication from All Star Press, Books that Change Lives. This ground-breaking work is now available in all e-book formats through Smashwords and the Kindle from Amazon.  PDF version also available for immediate download.

Want to Know About Causes Of Insomnia?

by Cindy Heller

In broad terms, insomnia refers to difficulty experienced in falling asleep or maintaining restoring/refreshing sleep. It is a topic of great debate whether insomnia is a symptom or disorder. Whether disorder or symptom, different kinds of insomnia have been recognized and are described here.

Kinds of Insomnia

Sleep Onset Insomnia is also called Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome because the patient delays the major sleep episode and this delay causes sleeplessness and difficulty in getting up at the desired time. Psycho-Physiological Insomnia is caused due to anxiety or psychological problem which creates physical symptoms and prevents sleep. In Idiopathic type of insomnia, the nervous system becomes incapable of controlling the sleeping and waking mechanism of the body. The result is a lifelong failure to get proper sleep. It usually starts in early childhood.

Childhood insomnia in children is of two types- Limit- Setting Sleep Disorder and Sleep-Onset Association Disorder. Altitude Insomnia is an acute version of insomnia, short-lived but intense, accompanied by symptoms of headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite, all occurring when you move to high altitudes. Insomnia that results as an allergic response to certain foods is called Food Allergy Insomnia. Toxin-Induced Sleep Disorder is insomnia caused due to poisoning with toxins like heavy metals or certain organic compounds. Environmental Insomnia is sleep difficulty caused by the presence of certain environmental factors in the surrounding e.g. noise, smell, smoke etc. Stimulant-Dependent Sleep Disorder is insomnia resulting from using substances (drugs for example) that stimulate the nervous system. The person becomes addicted to their use and fails to get sleep when abstinence from the drug is practiced.

Alcohol and Insomnia

Many people believe that alcohol and insomnia are not related since alcohol actually puts a person to sleep when it is consumed in excess. Yes, it is true that initially a person who consumes large amounts of alcoholic drinks would fall asleep or pass out as it is popularly known. However, if such binges are happening often enough, the effect will be drastically reversed and the person is bound to have a very fitful sleep. People who suffer from diseases such as blood pressure, indigestion and gastric or kidney or heart problems, and the like are prone to develop insomnia if alcohol is introduced in the diet on a regular basis. It would be good to stay away from alcoholic beverages at least 3-4 hours before bedtime

Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia have been found as causally related in people who remain excessively worried about some problem or coming event. While sleeplessness on account of mild anxiety for a couple of nights is normal in many cases, prolonged sleeplessness accompanied by constant worrying is clearly a case related to the causal relation between anxiety and insomnia. Anxiety is not a single disorder but a group of psychological disorders called Anxiety Disorders. These include generalized anxiety, panic and phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Different approaches treat anxiety and related insomnia differently. These include psychological counseling, psychotherapy, prescribed medication, nutritional treatment, herbal formulas, and alternative treatments like acupuncture.

Stress Related Insomnia

There are so many people all over the world who are so stressed out during the day that they find it almost impossible to sleep at night. If you are one of those people who have been losing sleep because of stress, you should try to find some solutions to your stress and insomnia problems. Studies show that stress and insomnia are so closely related that when one is present, the other is more likely to follow. For instance, if you have some emotional problems that have been bugging you for sometime, you will find it difficult to take your mind off of your problem. There are many prescription drugs that can help you with your stress and insomnia problem. There are many natural cures for treating stress related insomnia. Most cases of stress related insomnia can be cured by simply taking a break from your daily routine. Taking a walk in the park and breathing some fresh air can help you relax and calm your nerves.

Depression and Insomnia

Depression and insomnia seem to feed off on one another. A person becomes depressed and cannot stop worrying, living in fear, or having anxiety attacks. This does not end when the day does, and the night only continues the barrage of voices that carry over from the day. Insomnia then sets in, and the physical strain on the body weakens the mind and body further until depression sets in again. Relief comes when one identifies the source of the insomnia, whether it is clinical depression or something altogether different. Counseling may prove to be quite helpful in dealing with cases of depression and anxiety. It is important to know that options are available in the form or medications, herbs and supplements in order to help someone suffering from depression and insomnia.

Depression Anxiety Insomnia

One of the most common causes for sleeping disorders is depression and anxiety. In most cases, depression anxiety and insomnia would go hand in hand that people often find themselves dealing with two types of disorders at the same time. According to experts, depression anxiety and insomnia usually go together because the more stressed out and disturbed the person, the more he or she will find it difficult to sleep at night. There are so many people who experience depression anxiety and insomnia for a long period of time simply because they refuse to admit the real cause of their problems. If you really want to help yourself cope with depression anxiety and insomnia, learn to be honest with yourself.

Cindy Heller is a professional writer. Visit insomnia solution to learn more about herbal treatment for insomnia and other insomnia home remedies.

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How to get the Perfect Sleep You’ve Always Wanted

by Charlotte Hunter

There are times when getting yourself to dreamland becomes difficult. Instead of getting some rest, the tossing and turning at night wears you out. Do yourself a favor and stop counting how many of Mary’s sheep can jump over a fence and learn from the guidelines below to achieve a sleeping state that even Sleeping Beauty would envy.

Watch your Diet. It is true that eating, especially foods high on carbohydrates, increases our blood sugar, making us sluggish just a few hours after eating. Nevertheless, eating few minutes before your bedtime makes you awake so be sure not to eat anything that’s high on sugar and carbs few minutes before hitting the sack.

Take a Physical Activity. Jogging, dancing or even floor exercises are surefire ways to de-stress your body helping you to get a good night sleep. But be wary not to do this physical activities a few minutes before you get a snooze as they cause the blood in the body to circulate more thus making you stay awake and alert.

Do Something Else. If it’s already thirty minutes and you still keep on tossing and turning in your bed, don’t force yourself to get that Zzzsss. Get up and walk around the house, watch TV or read a book until your eyes get tired. If you want, you can even turn on the radio or your MP3 player and listen till you fall asleep. Some people like it when they hear something while waiting to snooze whereas others hate to hear any kind of sounds before sleeping.

Find the Perfect Position. Finding the perfect position and spot in your bed is the best way to fall asleep. This differs in every person. Some like it lying down face flat. Some can’t sleep without a pillow to cover their face while others can’t doze off without a pillow to hug. It all depends on the person and it’s up to you to find the position that suits you.

Clear Your Mind. Before going to dreamland, clear your mind first of the excess baggage. You might be worrying for your term paper due the next day but staying up late at night worrying about it doesn’t help a bit. Sleeping is a time to relax your worn out body and mind so vacate that thing between your ears and have a good night sleep.

Follow a Routine. If you feel that taking an afternoon nap messes up your sleeping pattern then cut off with the siestas. A 15-20 minutes power nap in the afternoon is just enough but anything more than that especially in the late afternoon is a big no no if you want to sleep early in the evening. If you go to bed at 10:00 pm and wakes up at 8:00pm, then follow that routine everyday. Trust me, you’ll never have to endure again another sleepless nights once you have instilled this sleeping patterns in your clock. Because as soon as the clock strikes ten, your body and mind will automatically shut down readying you for another sleep fest.

Charlotte Hunter operates the SelfHelpWarrior website community for people who wish to improve all aspects of their lives. We have many free ebooks, reports, articles and special offers to help improve self esteem and self confidence.

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