Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea – the book and reviews
Penguin 2012, RRP $29.95 ISBN: 978-0670076499
Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnea – international title.
Author: TESS GRAHAM
Sleepless nights are a common curse yet many people think snoring and sleep apnoea are things you just put up with, whether you’re the partner or the sufferer. But if left untreated, these sleep disorders can lead to poor concentration and drowsiness, memory problems, impaired work performance, relationship breakdowns, irritability, and even high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.
Many have gone to drastic lengths to fix these conditions – going to expensive clinics, buying elaborate equipment, and undergoing surgery – when in fact the solution could be as simple as changing the way you breathe.
After 20 years of clinical experience, Tess Graham has successfully helped thousands of sufferers. In this practical guide she reveals the nine habits that can help you to overcome the dysfunctional breathing linked to sleep apnoea and snoring. Her five-day program is quick, easy-to-follow and effective.
The first part of this book gives the facts about snoring and sleep apnoea and the serious health problems they can lead to. It lays out the evidence that faulty breathing habits are a primary cause of poor sleep, snoring and sleep apnoea. It tells you why your anatomy – the shape of your nose and your jaw, and the size of your tongue and the ‘soft tissues’ of your palate and throat – may be less of an issue than the way you breathe past them.
Part one also helps you identify how your breathing differs from normal healthy breathing and the likely reasons you developed and got stuck with poor breathing habits in the first place. If you snore or have sleep apnoea, you do not breathe correctly. No exceptions.
The second part of the book delivers commonsense practical advice on how to improve your breathing, your health and your sleep – starting while you read. It can be as simple as taking your next breath … differently.
By learning to breathe normally again – silently, gently and rhythmically – you can significantly improve your sleep and your health, boost your energy levels, and subsequently enjoy better quality of life.
Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea shows you how to get back to basics with your breathing, so you can enjoy a good night’s rest, naturally.
While it is specifically written for people with sleep-breathing issues, the information and strategies there for improving breathing may also be of help to people with asthma, breathlessness, persistent cough, nasal problems, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and other breathing-related disorders.
Buy the book HERE – AUS and NZ
Buy the book HERE – INTERNATIONAL (Amazon)
Inquiries from bookstores (AUS and NZ) should be directed to Penguin Australia. T: (61 3) 9811 2400.
Inquiries regarding international publication, rights and permissions should be directed to BreatheAbility International. T: (61 2) 81881343
“We can’t opt out of breathing. We can do it well, or we can do it poorly. Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea is an invaluable resource for those of us determined to maintain or restore good breathing, good health and quality sleep. Tess Graham’s easy-to-follow program shows us how to breathe the way nature intended – silently, gently and rhythmically. I, for one, sleep better for having read this book.”
— DR ROSS G T WALKER FRACP Consultant Cardiologist
“Tess Graham’s book is a template of the effective practices she has taught to thousands of clients and it is mercifully free from jargon and spin. It will change the way you think about breathing. So instead of just swallowing pills, inhaling drugs or clamping gadgets in your mouth or on your face, why not pay attention to the most fundamental function of our living bodies – the breath? Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea could be what you’re looking for.”
— PETER THOMPSON writer, journalist, film critic Book review Byron Bay ECHO 13-11-2012