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The Effortless Sleep Companion: From Chronic Insomnia to the Best Sleep of your Life

The Effortless Sleep Companion: From Chronic Insomnia to the Best Sleep of your Life [Kindle Edition]

Sasha Stephens
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Sasha Stephens’ ground-breaking first book. The Effortless Sleep Method changed the lives of thousands of insomniacs by exposing a simple and long-term solution for chronic sleep problems. In The Effortless Sleep Companion, her most advanced work to date, this world-renowned sleep therapist takes insomnia recovery to the next level.

This is a concise, precisely-targeted book, written to teach you all you ever wanted to know about chronic insomnia and how to beat it, permanently.

In this book, you will discover…

  • Why you have insomnia in the first place

  • What to do about obsessive thoughts

  • How to cope with relapses

  • What to do when fear of not sleeping keeps you awake

  • What to do about waking with a start, just as you were about to fall asleep

  • How to go from being an ‘okay’ sleeper, to a being really great sleeper

Do you have these sorts of unwanted thoughts about sleep?

  • ‘I’m just a bad sleeper’

  • ‘Sleep aids and sleeping pills don’t work for me’

  • ‘I’ll never get better’

  • ‘My sleep mechanism is broken’

  • ‘My insomnia is incurable’

Then this book is for you…

The Effortless Sleep Companion is written both for the newcomer, and for those who have already made progress with her previous book. In her usual chatty, approachable style, Sasha uses an engaging question-and-answer format to cover every conceivable question about recovering from chronic insomnia. With an acute understanding of the thought processes that go on in the minds of chronic insomniacs, Sasha seems to speak personally to the reader, connecting in the way only an ex-sufferer can.

The purpose of this book is not just to improve your sleep; this book will help get rid of insomnia permanently. By following Sasha’s precise methods, you will be able to wipe your memory clean of this terrible disorder and return to the life and sleep you have been craving. Sasha will show you how to turn the whole thing around and begin sleeping better. But she then takes things one step further … showing you how to become not just a good, but a great sleeper.

You will move way past insomnia, leaving the whole sorry memory behind you.

Having previously suffered with life-altering insomnia for over a decade, Sasha is one of the few people to have written from the perspective of an ex-insomniac, rather than a medical authority or researcher. Her experiences of fifteen years of insomnia followed by her years as a sleep therapist have left her with a precise and unparalleled understanding of the psychology of insomnia.

The Effortless Sleep Companion is vital reading for any insomniac seeking to recover from this crippling affliction. With Sasha’s help, you may just get the best sleep of your life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 644 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957104812
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sasha Stephens is a writer and ex-chronic insomniac. She studied Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire before starting a PhD in Anthropology at the University of East London. After making a complete recovery from 15 years of insomnia, she turned her attention to writing.

"The Effortless Sleep Method" is Sasha's first book and is a condensed version of her complete insomnia treatment programme.

Sasha lives in Hove, England with her Siamese cat.

For more details of Sasha's full range of insomnia products see or you can visit her blog at

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up book 1 Dec 2013
By liz1
Having read sasha's first book a few months ago and seeing quick results, I was excited to hear she was releasing a new book the effortless sleep companion. At first I thought, but surely there's not much more to cover, but there is and she covers a variety of questions that have been put to her over the years.  The book also concentrates on thoughts and negative thinking which keeps our insomnia going. I particularly like her description of the fear cycle that keeps us in that insomnia trap. she says that if you don't fear insomnia it becomes powerless and I totally agree with this, since I have realised that after a sleepless night I can still function and go to work (although I may feel rubbish) I can still get through the day  and know that eventually I will sleep!. It really is amazing how much our thoughts effect us. Having suffered with anxiety I have had my eyes opened to this fully over the past year.

There is also a section on setbacks and what happens when you go through a bad patch again. This was very reassuring to know that this is perfectly normal. It is how you react to these bad nights that will make all the difference.

Sasha's writes in a way that really speaks to you. There's something about the way a person writes when they have suffered what you have, that speaks to you on a different level and there is true understanding.

I would definetly recommend this book, in fact her advice applies not just to sleep but is also a helpful attitude to life in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 3 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have purchased both of Sasha books now and this book is exceptional as it goes into more detail than the Effortless Sleep Book. My problem started in February 2014 through a noisy neighbour and stress from work. After years on end sleeping a solid 8 hours a night I found I was waking up 10-12 times a night and only ever achieving stage 1 sleep. Like many others i rushed off to the chemists for OTC drugs that amplified the problem, enrolled on a SRT program which made the problem worse! After reading quite a bit myself I realised that the problem was essentially just a learned bad habit amplified by my own actions! Anyway after starting to commit to the 12 commandments as I like to call them and learning to understand insomnia a little better or I like to call insomnia bad sleeping habits! i have found over the last week i have had 1 bad night now waking up a 6-7 times but getting straight back to sleep to the other 6 nights waking maybe 2-3 times and getting back to sleep straight away.

My mother after reading Sasha first book has went from 30 years of bad sleep spending most of her night reading to sleeping from 11pm to 0630am every night now, it took her 4 weeks to turn the 30 year habit around!

I agree with the commentator in the book who calls Sasha and angel! Not many people after suffering what Sasha went through for 15 years would still want to actively engage with something that wreaked havoc on her life for so long! So thank you Sasha both from me who is still recovering and from my mother 30 years of bad sleep gone in 4 weeks! Thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another insomnia book.... 27 Oct 2013
For anyone who has suffered chronic insomnia I believe loneliness can be the scariest thing. Sasha delivers not just the comfort of someone who has been through it all herself, but absolute logic and actual solutions that ring true. Instinctively I knew this was the solution because it all felt so familiar and the answers so right. In a world saturated with self-help books, this is the only thing worth taking the time to follow. I needed to hear some tough love, I was stopping and starting, trying things then ditching them - Sasha gave me a talking to in the best possible way. And for the first time I really feel positive and on my way back to normality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Just A Rehash 16 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Since I adopted the Effortless Sleep Method in Sasha Stephens' first book my sleep has improved considerably in duration and quality. I was curious to see what more she could have found to say on the subject and a little suspicious it might be just a rehash. Admittedly, the Method is essentially unchanged and is described again so that this book makes sense to people who haven't read the first one. Nevertheless, I found there was sufficient new information to make the book well worth reading. Sasha has drawn on many discussions and consultations with users to clarify, refine and supplement her advice. A particularly important addition is a whole chapter on how to cope with the inevitable bad nights, without sabotaging one's recovery by overreacting. ( It is Sasha's belief that overreaction to a period of missed sleep is what got most of us on the path to insomnia in the first place.) Having tips on techniques in inset boxes in the main text rather than tucked away in an appendix is also an improvement. If you haven't read the first book , I would recommend buying this one instead. If you have read the first book, The Effortless Sleep Companion might help you become an (even) better sleeper. I'm certainly going to make a few tweaks to my approach after reading it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feeling Validated and Supported 1 Jan 2014
By Tami
The thing with Sasha is that she completely and utterly identifies and empathizes with her readers. And it comes across so strongly in her books that you can't help BUT feel so supported and validated; that someone else knows exactly what you're going through and more than that, can help you on the (sometimes) long road to 100% recovery.

I found Sasha's first book, The Effortless Sleep Method, extremely insightful and very helpful. I read it at a time when I was actually sleeping better, after coming to some of the realizations that she describes in the book, myself. I was going through a massive process of self-realization and understanding that your thoughts totally direct your mindset, attitude and, essentially, your life. And Sasha not only reaffirmed these ideas but further strengthened them. And this new book takes the idea even further.

What she stresses over and over is that it is YOUR hands to change your sleep and no one else can control it for you. And I love the way she explains how insomnia is a fabricated concept and that it does not actually exist. What does exist though, is your attitude towards sleep, and once you control that, you'll be in a totally different place.

While this second book doesn't offer so much NEW information (especially the first half). what it does do is strengthen your resolve in changing your attitudes and makes you feel validated for finding the struggle hard. Sasha encourages you to keep at it and she answers every single question you may have, even if you ask the same thing over and over again, in multiple ways! Although I was sleeping better at the time of the first book, soon after I had an awful AWFUL relapse and there were times that I wasn't sleeping for whole nights in a row.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am in a good place right now
It has been 12 straight days that I am off sleeping pills which I had to take intermittently in order to have some sleep. My insomnia has been going on for about 20 years or more. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Melita Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Insomniac? Read this!
Great book which has helped me more than any other method for insomnia.
Published 2 months ago by SMF
5.0 out of 5 stars I've gone from no sleep to 6-7 great hours per night
I can't say much about this other than IT WORKS. Buy it, put the rules into practice. I've gone from no sleep to 6-7 great hours per night.
Published 5 months ago by booklovinggirl
5.0 out of 5 stars get a good night's sleep
I had read her previous book The Effortless Sleep method about a year ago and had improved my sleep. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DianeW
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first book
Insomnia gone!!
After applying the advise given, I was able to overcome insomnia after one month
The book doesn't offer a magic solution BUT, it gives you the practical... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Costumer
5.0 out of 5 stars More invaluable brilliant information and help!
I cannot put into words how much these books have helped me. I found The first one just by generally googling insomnia one day and that insignificant event has changed the course... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Yes, a brilliant companion to the Effortless Sleep Method which set me on the right track after I had become obsessed with not sleeping. Read more
Published 13 months ago by E L COHEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
I've just finished reading this book and I love it, Sasha knows what she's talking about and you can tell she has been through what most insomniacs go through. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fabio Cammarata
4.0 out of 5 stars Good follow up
I bought this hoping it would help me to "mop up" my frustrating residual feelings towards sleep and the amount of time it took me to fall asleep. Read more
Published 13 months ago by sleepyinsouthwest
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