Insomnia Workbook for Teens

Sleep is food for the brain – especially for teens. It’s hard being a teen in today’s fast-paced world. And it’s even harder to reach your goals when you’re feeling tired and run-down. Between early school start times, social media, electronic devices, extracurricular activities, and late-night homework—teens are at the highest risk of any age group for sleep deprivation. So, how can teens cultivate a healthy sleep routine, so they can be their best? Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep (with a foreword from Judith Beck, PhD), The Insomnia Workbook for Teens offers real solutions for overcoming insomnia and getting those much-needed zzzs. Teens will learn about the different reasons they may experience insomnia, target their own “sleep disrupters” like caffeine and sugar, and discover skills for managing these disrupters so they can stop feeling drowsy and grumpy every day. “Rarely has there been a guide so clear, concise, and practical for adolescents as The Insomnia Workbook for Teens. Tompkins and Thompson cut through the hyperbole of arguments and blame with a teenager to guide all readers towards a realistic, straightforward path through this all-too-common nocturnal obstacle towards healthy rest and sleep. Informative and realistic, The Insomnia Workbook for Teens should be on the desk of every pediatrician, therapist, and parent!” —Brad D. Berman, MD, FAAP, practitioner of developmental-behavioral pediatrics in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years at Progressions: Developmental Pediatrics; clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; and trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He is author or coauthor of numerous scholarly articles and chapters on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related topics, as well as seven books. Monique A. Thompson, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist. She is a partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She spent several years working as a research therapist at the Golden Bear Mood and Sleep Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published research on teen sleep treatments and memory interventions to improve CBT outcomes.

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