I am the type that doesn't do "self help" reading but after 3 months of extremely bad insomnia, I was referred to Gregg Jacobs' text and I have to say, his book saved me! Sceptical at first, and skipping the chapters on withdrawing from sleeping pills (I had refused to take any), this book put me on track within 6 weeks and made me sleep again. At the worst times of sleeplessness during my reading, I would remind myself of one very important observation noted in the book - that "no one ever died from lack of sleep" and psychologically, this started my steep recovery process. The book will tell you in any event - but I note it here ... insomnia is about changing the way you think about it. And this book does exactly that. It cured me when I thought nothing ever would and I have never looked back. Buy it if you are suffering, because you have nothing else to lose and everything to gain from sleeping again.