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The Insomnia Diaries

by Miranda Levy

Self-help, personal development and practical advice Health & Fitness

LoveReading Expert Review of The Insomnia Diaries

Shocking, relatable and ultimately optimistic, Levy recounts her journey into, through and happily out of, the misery and hell of chronic insomnia.

If you have ever read any of Miranda Levy’s journalism you can’t fail to have been impressed by her straightforward, no-nonsense approach to any subject she turns her pen to and The Insomnia Diaries is no exception.

Following a catastrophic single event, Levy had one sleepless night followed by another that became severe, crippling insomnia that affected every aspect of her life for eight years and which she recounts every stage of in this, often painfully honest, part memoir, part reportage.

With over 16 million in the UK suffering from insomnia and a third of adults affected at least once a week according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - and this before the COVID-19 pandemic struck - Levy charts her own struggle, through medical treatment that led to dependency, via a Reiki practitioner, a hypnotist and multiple therapists and personal trainers as she leaves no stone unturned in her quest for the relief of a good night’s sleep.

The links between sleep, mental health and wellbeing are well documented and with a foreword by scientist and sleep expert Dr. Sophie Bostock and contributions from a host of experts on the medical aspects, Levy makes it clear that there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to this quiet, desperate condition. 

What she does is to offers insights and guidance to anyone who wants to appreciate the issues and understand the complexities of finding the best way to get the rest they need.

Paul Blezard

The Insomnia Diaries Synopsis

After a single, catastrophic event, journalist Miranda Levy had one sleepless night, then another, and then another. She sought help from anyone she could: doctors, a therapist, an acupuncturist, a hypnotist, a reiki practitioner and a personal trainer - but nothing seemed to work.

Sleep, wellbeing and mental health are intrinsically linked. Yet sleeplessness is surprisingly common: 16 million of us suffer from insomnia, and the sleep industry is worth GBP100 billion (Daily Mail).

In The Insomnia Diaries, Miranda Levy tells the story of her experience of severe, disabling insomnia that affected every aspect of her life for years, and how she ultimately recovered. Part memoir, part reportage, this book will help anyone who struggles to get a good night's sleep - whether occasionally or all of the time - appreciate the issues and understand the options as they find their best way to get the rest they need. Dr Sophie Bostock, scientist, sleep expert and member of the team who developed the award-winning digital programme Sleepio, contributes a foreword. She and a host of expert contributors have advised on the medical elements within the text throughout.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781783254187
Publication date: 10th June 2021
Author: Miranda Levy
Publisher: Aster an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Self-help, personal development and practical advice
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