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
A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!
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 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.
I didn't think this would work but decided to give it a try after reading several positive reviews.
I have never been so happy to be wrong! I'm not sure if hypnotizing is the right word but it does help to relax me and I have yet to stay awake for the entire recording. I wake up before the alarm goes off now feeling rested. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
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 have been using this for about 6 weeks and I have seen a marked improvement in my sleep..both in quality and ability to stay asleep. I highly recommend this to anyone that has issues with sleep.
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It does the trick. No more ambien or valium necessary. I don't know how it ends because I am out about 10 minutes into the program. He could be subliminally selling me lawnmowers for all I know after that. But whatever, I am sleeping like a baby.
It also helps to train mindfulness and the ability to deeply focus. Highly recommend
**Beware that there are some grammatical errors, not horrible, but they are enough to shake me awake. However, not for long.
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.