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Dr. Moses Wong
            MBBS, DPM, FRACGP, Dip M Hlth Sc (Clinical Hypnosis)
 


     
Dr. Moses Wong      
Born in Hong Kong 1943.  He is a psychiatrist qualified in London 1971.  He has been practicinghypnosis since 1976 and  has a higher degree in hypnosis from the University of Melbourne. 

        

22 May 2014             Dr. Wong retired on 22 May 2014                  This clinic is closed permanently (1976 to 2014)

Thank you                   
                                          Dr. Wong thanks all his patients who have trusted him and supported him all these years.  He is very moved in the last month before he retired by the patients who showed their graditude by showering him with flowers, champagne, wines, chocolates, thank you cards and so on.  He also thanks all the colleaques who sent him patients for hypnotherapy and other management in the past.  Dr. Wong has been a doctor for 46 years, and has a most rewarding profession.  Has accomplished all he wished to achieve: especially the quit smoking program which is one of the most preventable health problems in Medicine.  Next is the discovery of the psychopathology of insomnia, he has made major contribution and is now in his book  - You Can Sleep.  All correspondence to   Dr. Moses Wong, P.O. Box 25, Chadstone Centre, Victoria, Australia 3148

New book          
You Can Sleep        
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               This is a brand new book just published 2013
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                                               3 books

                  His previous two books are sold out and now only available in public libraries across Australia.
                  'Sleep Without Drugs' published by Hill of Content 1989
                  'Tired Of Being Tired, How To Activate Your Sleep Switch' by Lothian 2005     

          

                                                


           
Publications:

Dr. Wong had written two previous books, all sold out and only available in most public libraries.
1989  Sleep Without Drugs published by Hill of Content
2005  Tired of Being Tired, How to Activate Your Sleep Switch published by Lothian
2013  You  Can Sleep, published with help of Amazon-create space
 
You Can Sleep is now available through www.kindle.com, www.amazon.com, www.createspace.com


CONENTS 

Introduction                                                              

  About the author                                                5

  A grateful reader                                                5

  You can sleep                                                    6

  How to use this book                                         7

  Caution                                                              8
 

Part 1  Why you can’t switch on sleep

              1  The temperamental sleep switch                    11

              2  Adrenaline and stress                                    15

              3  The animal brain                                           20

              4  The human brain                                           24

              5  Our internal world                                        30

              6  Priority list                                                    33

              7  The sleep-wake centre                                 38

 

Part 2  The ‘equal way’ is the natural way

              8  Two components of sleep                             47

              9  ‘Equal way’                                                  51

            10  ‘Mind equal’                                                 57

            11  ‘Body equal’                                                 70

 

Part 3  Normal and abnormal sleep

            12  The two clocks                                             79

            13  Normal sleep                                                89

            14  Sleep hygiene                                              101     

            15  Noise & sleep apnoea                                 113

            16  Sleep disorders                                           119

            17  Insomnia & early waking                             126

            18  Other treatments                                         136

 

Part 4  Stress and sleep

            19  Performance anxiety                                   149

            20  Stress and sleep                                         155

            21  Damage control                                         161

            22  Sleep without stress                                   173

            23  Life crises                                                  180

            24  ‘Me’ & ‘My thoughts’                               187

 

Part 5  You can sleep

            25  Frustration time                                         199

            26  You can sleep                                           205

 

Bibliography                                                             210

 

Index to contents                                                      216 

 

INTRODUCTION
 

About the Author

I was a psychiatrist since 1971 and practised Hypnosis since 1976.  My interests are Sleep, Quit smoking and Weight control.  I have been passionate about ‘how to sleep’ for the past 30 years.  I wrote my first book on sleep in 1989 – Sleep Without Drugs and a second book in 2005 – Tired of Being Tired, How to Activate Your Sleep Switch.  I consider this present book ‘You Can Sleep’ as a major contribution to sleep psychology at the height of my career.

I was born in Hong Kong 1943 and lived in Melbourne Australia since 1973.  I have two daughters who are both doctors and four grandchildren. I married Patricia, a pretty nursing sister I met when I was a young intern.  I am in private practice and Patricia is the office manager of my clinic.  We play golf and Chinese Mahjong regularly.  We are together 24/7 except when we go to public toilets, ha ha!  My other hobby is enjoying playing piano at big parties and receptions. 

From one of the grateful readers

The following is one of the letters from grateful readers and may explain the results of those who find this book useful, and you can be one of them too.

Dear Dr. Wong,

I have long standing insomnia.  After months of very poor sleep, I consulted a respiratory physician specializing in sleep medicine and insomnia.  He prescribed some sleeping pills and provided with resources for stress including techniques like mindfulness.  But, both these interventions worsened my sleep.  The pills worked but as I stopped them, my insomnia returned.  I bought your book 2 years ago.  It changed the way I thought about sleep.  This understanding and use of some techniques in your book, resulted in near instant resolution of my insomnia.  Indeed I haven’t had a bad night sleep since.  Thank you very much for your book.  A grateful reader

You Can Sleep

You Can Sleep is a self help book.  Some people can sleep in front of a television or back seat of a car, but wide awake when they go to bed and try to sleep.  This book will transfer this ability to sleep when you go to bed.  Insomnia is the frustration of not able to sleep when you are in bed.  Most of the time there are no outside stress or factors that stop you from sleeping.  This is an inside job, all in the mind.  A saying – you are your worst enemy.  I am helping you to change that enemy to your friend and help you to sleep.

This book uses many psychological tools such as CBT, NLP, Hypnosis and a lot of common sense.  To start off, you do not know how to make yourself sleep.  Sleep is such a complicated physiological and psychological event that even if you know, you may not be able to remember all the steps to start sleep.  The more you try to do something you don’t know, the more stressed and consequently the more you cannot sleep.  This book will help you return to natural sleep ability which is something we are born with.

I developed the ‘equal way’ doing things equal to sleep years ago, and this is the back bone of the book.  Other factors that help are included in this book such as – sleeping pills and how to get off them, biological clocks, jet lag, my two page techniques of stress management, the Richter Scale of stress, damage control, life crises, snoring partner, sleep hygiene, who is this ‘me’ that goes to sleep and so on.

For those who cannot sleep because they are going through real stress, and unable to deal with it, there are a few chapters in this book that are specially written to help you manage this stress.

Sleep Medicine has progressed at the speed of light in the last 50 years.  We now have Sleep Study Units in all major hospitals around the world.  However, they are more interested in the physiology of sleep, with sophisticated instruments that record your brain waves, your breathing, heart beat, muscle tension and so on.  They fail to go into the mind of those who cannot sleep.  This book makes amendment to this deficiency.  ‘You Can Sleep’ goes into the psycho-pathology of sleep problem.    It has revolutionized the way we think of sleep and how our minds work when we are in bed.  I am confident, like others, you will be helped by this book.

 

How to use this book

 

This book is divided into five parts.  I recommend you to start from the first part, if you jump into later parts of the book and think you just want certain information to sleep, this may disappoint you.  You have certain fixed beliefs about how to sleep which are not helpful or you will not need to read this book.  It may take a bit of convincing before you can change these beliefs.  So start from the beginning to have an understanding of the psycho-pathology of sleep before you proceed to how to manage your sleep.

 

            Part 1 explains the relationship between the sleep switch and our 'human brain', and why we sometimes can't switch on sleep.  Here I introduce the concept of our two worlds – our external world during the day and our internal world at night – and how stress in our internal world affects the sleep switch.  This section also explores the innate human 'pleasure system' that controls sleep, sex and digestion.

 

            Part 2 teaches you the 'equal way'.  My 'equal way' is a new and effective practice that goes to the heart of the sleeping problem and shows you how to put your mind and body into a state that is equal to sleep. The philosophy of Taoism – no action which is behind the ‘equal way’ is detailed here.  It is the key to regain your natural ability to sleep.

 

            Part 3 explores the components of normal sleep and other factors that may affect your sleep switch.  It explains how to work with your internal clock and how to avoid the trap of the external clock.  This section also looks at other elements of good sleep hygiene and how to deal with a snoring partner, as well as providing information about various sleep disorders and available treatments.

 

            Part 4 looks at stress.  A lot of us lose sleep because of stress that can range from frustration and anger to fear, sorrow or major grief.  Somehow even small worries can escalate when we can't sleep.  Chapter 20, Sleep and Stress is a must read, as it explains sleep resides in the uncontrollable side of your life and how you can regain control by staying on the secure controllable side.  The Richter Scale of stress and effective response to stress are important for you to have a balance mind before going to sleep.  Chapter 24 ‘Me and My Thoughts’ explores the uniqueness of this ‘me’ and how this relates to the stress we experience in our internal worlds.

 

            Part 5 examines the nature of the frustration caused by insomnia and suggests ways to think differently about lying awake in bed at night.  If you lie in bed and have no frustration, you do not have insomnia.  There is a section on the psychology of time, and explains why time speeds up as we get older.  The last chapter summarises how the sleep switch works and concludes with a trouble-shooting section for common sleep problems.

            Throughout this book, some of the ideas are repeated in different forms.  If you have a cold, sometimes the doctor gives you just one capsule and says you will be all right.  You wonder if one capsule can kill off all those bugs.  In this book I am giving you a number of doses in different forms to help you change your beliefs and attitudes towards sleep.  Sometimes you may need to re-read some sections.  Most patients cannot sleep because they have certain ineffective beliefs of how one can fall asleep.  Once these beliefs are changed, sleep follows naturally.

Since your sleep problem is an inside job, the change has to focus on your inside.  Based on my experience with other patients, this book will do that for you and remove the block that stops you from sleeping.