The techniques he uses for relaxing your body will be familiar to those who've done guided meditations. They work very well, and get me just to the brink of sleep. Then inexplicably, his voice JOLTS me awake again. There are also parts of the tape that just make me feel uneasy, rather than help me sleep. Can't say it works, but it doesn't entirely not work either. Upon listening to the audio wide awake, I've concluded I think it's because he guides the listener to an alpha state, then says something like "when I count to three your mind will be CLEAR" and on 3 your mind indeed, does clear. But unfortunately sleep doesn't work that way. If you have severe insomnia, this tape is worth a try, but keep in mind I notice I'm not the only one here to say that this actually kept me AWAKE. :P
I am an avid reader and listener. I listen to a lot of mystery novels, and especially love the "cozies". I also like most non-fiction!
But that's what it's supposed to do!
This audio is good quality, the narrator/author's voice is soothing (it is British, so if you don't like that accent, beware). This audio "book" is sort of divided into two parts, and the author says at the beginning that you could turn off the audio at the end of CD1 and then listen to CD2 the following night. Of course, I am not listening to CD's, but on my iPod, and I choose to listen to the entire sleep hypnosis, even though I don't think I've ever stayed awake til the end!
So, yes, I'd say this definitely relaxes me and helps me get to sleep. I like the voice, I like the rhythm, and I wake up feeling more calm but energized at the same time.
I've used Ambien in the past to get me to stay asleep. I was skeptical at first, but from night one of listening to Harrold's hypnotic voice, I really did fall asleep faster and I stayed asleep through the night. In fact, I've gotten addicted to it. I look forward to the soothing voice, the background music... There's something to it. I highly recommend it.
I really enjoy this audio. I use it every night and I could tell a major didifference in my restfulness after just one use. I highly recommend.
I have fibromyalgia, a condition which makes sleep, particularly deep sleep, elusive. I've been amazed at how deeply I've slept with this program, to the point where my alarm clock in the morning startles me. I can not reccomend it enough.
This disc has spread from my family to everyone I know. We all use it every night, kids from age one to my eighty year old grandmother, and we are all sleeping great every night.
Listening to this at bedtime truly helps me relax in a short period of time and I find myself falling asleep before I know it. Previously I rarely remembered my dreams, yet since using this tape I have much stronger recall of my dreams when I wake up. I recommend "Deep Sleep Every Night" highly.
I found Glenn's account a little difficult to get used to at first, but after a time it was fine. His approach is straighforward, soothing, and effective, and contains none of the distracting or irritating elments that one sometimes finds in other audio tracks of this type. I recommend this audio book.
Having used many different hypnosis/subliminal recordings over the years, I was very disappointed at the POOR SOUND QUALITY of this recording, even in the Enhanced format. This Audible re-recording is in MONO, with a highly compressed dynamic range. Glenn Harrold's voice sounded like it was coming from a tin can somewhere in the center of my brain, and had none of the wonderful "spacious 3-dimensional sound" that is in the original recording (which, for comparison, I found and sampled on Glenn Harrold's own website). Then, there is that jolting, abrasive "THIS... is Audible" sentence at the beginning, which starts a relaxation/sleep audio off on the wrong foot to begin with. A shame that what seems to be a good session has been trashed in the remix. On the other hand, if you personally care little about sound quality, you might be okay with this one and find it useful, as other reviewers have.