Book review: Buddha's Book of Sleep, by Joseph Emet

Book review: Buddha's Book of Sleep, by Joseph Emet

Insomnia is a common complaint, and the market is flooded with drugs, food and devices that promise a good sleep.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 4:46pm

Studly links breathing disorders to insomnia

Breathing factor forces rethink on treating insomnia.

Insomnia is a disorder in which the sufferer is unable to fall asleep, or stay asleep, as long as desired. Sometimes insomnia is a transient condition due to emotional stress, anxiety or a response to certain medications or medical conditions.

Insomnia without any known cause is termed as primary insomnia. Chronic insomnia is diagnosed if the condition lasts for longer than a month.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am


Incinerators won't be a waste of time

How to get rid of waste is an issue that sadly receives little attention from our government. In the face of a growing population but limited land, a solution is needed now.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bedtime woes bug nation's children

Mainland primary and high school pupils do not get enough sleep due to heavy study loads and early starts to the school day, experts warned yesterday at a summit to mark World Sleep Day.

Insufficient sleep will impede children's growth, tend to cause obesity and make their memory worse, doctors said.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Slumbers never cease with these nap apps

In fast-paced Hong Kong, there's one thing that most of us want more of: sleep.

'Many people doze off on their way to work; I know they don't have enough sleep,' says Dr Chung Kai-fai, of the Hong Kong Society of Sleep Medicine, adding that 'enough' ranges from six to 10 hours a night, depending on the person.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Soothing sounds

For those insomniacs who have tried everything from counting sheep to listening to Gregorian chants to lure restful sleep, familiar background sounds, such as a washer cycle, vacuum cleaner or hair dryer, might work or soothing sounds such as cats purring, heavy rain or the ocean.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A world of difference

The World Cup is finally over, but for many soccer fans it is not over yet.

Most are suffering from insomnia, not being able to adapt both physically and emotionally.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bed rests

If you are suffering from health problems, fung shui issues could be to blame.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Subprime learning

Hong Kong may not have toxic mortgages, but we have toxic English textbooks. In this category, the one that takes the biscuit goes by the misleading title of Developing Skills. For decency's sake, its publisher and authors, local Chinese with an expatriate thrown in for good measure, will remain nameless.

6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Outside the box

According to traditional fung shui principles, a room or office should be square or rectangular in shape, as this will allow chi to circulate evenly throughout. Rooms with irregular or sharp corners will have negative energy accumulating in the unusual areas, causing occupants to feel unsettled.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Unhappiness linked to poor memory

Unhappy people are relatively forgetful, a survey has found.

The Hong Kong Memory Study Association found 90 per cent of people who said they were unhappy also felt their memory was worsening.

Other reasons blamed for poor memory included working overtime, sleeplessness, tiredness and less than seven hours of sleep a day.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Immaturity leads to bad behaviour

Recently, some students called me names and laughed at me. But I've forgiven them.

A lot of today's students are immature.

They cannot distinguish right from wrong.

Sometimes, they do things that can bring shame on their school.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

What's in store for you

As we give the dogs a send-off and ring in the New Year, fortune teller Gladys Mak Ling-ling briefs Young Post readers on what the Year of the Pig will bring for the 12 Chinese horoscopes

Pig (1995, 1983, 1971)

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

When a good night's sleep is but a dream

WE'VE ALL HAD days when it is a miserable experience getting out of bed to go to work. For some, this is the norm. A recent Chinese University survey of 9,800 people found that 20 per cent of Hongkongers do not have a good night's sleep that is more than eight hours.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Brandon Ho

Musician/music producer

Footwear: 'Sneakers get expensive around here, but I dig Uptowns [AF1s], Jordans, Filas, Adidas and Timberlands.'

Music: 'That's unfair to ask a musician! However, two artists who have made a lasting impression on me are John Coltrane and Miles Davis. They were both pioneers.'

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am