From Publishers Weekly
While most sleep experts advise people who are experiencing difficulty in sleeping to consider a variety of strategies, including drugs, Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind), director of the Sharp Institute for Human Potential and Mind/Body Medicine in San Diego, relies on the balance and moderation that are keystones of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic approach to health. He suggests that, to enjoy restful sleep, we need to understand more about the nature of the mind and the body, the connections between them and the cycles of nature that are related to sleep patterns. Unlike many sleep specialists, he recommends staying in bed, with one's eyes closed, rather than getting up to read or watch television on those exasperating nights when sleep just doesn't come. He also advocates keeping sleeping logs, gentle daily exercise and discovering and nurturing one's Ayurvedic body type. The latter, understandably exotic to an audience accustomed to Western medicine, is based on three body types-vata, pitta, and kapha-and finding the inner harmony necessary for one's body type. Although not all insomniacs will go along with the Ayurvedic way of thinking, this approach does provide thought-provoking reading-especially on a sleepless night. Harmony is also publishing Chopra's Perfect Weight concurrently.
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From the Back Cover
"A new medicine is in the making, one in which mind, consciousness, meaning, and intelligence play key roles. One of the architects of the new medicine is Dr. Chopra, a credentialed, respected physician who has 'paid his dues' as a modern doctor."
--Larry Dossey, author of Healing Words
"Deepak Chopra is being hailed as a modern-day Hippocrates for his novel approach of combining ancient healing traditions with modern research."
--Irv Kupcinet, Chicago Sun-Times
"We can't help wishing he lived close enough to make house calls."
--Judith Hooper, New York Times Book Review
"Dr. Chopra's writing has great beauty, great power, great delight, and much common sense."
--Courtney Johnson, author of Henry James and the Evolution of Consciousness
"Dr. Chopra presents us with information that can help us live long, healthy lives."
--Bernie Siegel, M.D.,author of Love, Medicine and Miracles