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this book is a winner! Get it, it works
on 10 June 2010
I would definitely encourage you to buy this book. Ignore the negative comment, I don't know what they are on about at all. This book gives very good clear sound advice and no, it is not all obvious. I admit that most people with even the smallest brain would know some of the things the book tells you (e.g. don't drink too much caffeine), but he gives you further in-depth advice i.e. that you can drink caffeine in the morning, just not roughly 6 hours before sleep. Again, most people know that exercise can help, but he tells you when the best times to exercise are.
I developed insomnia because I went for a very stressful anxious time and had been suffering for a couple of months. This helped me improve my sleep within a week. Then, during week 2 I was able to sleep really well five nights out of seven, and now (about five weeks on) I've only had one bad night of sleep in the last two weeks.
Strangely, the nights that I do get to sleep without a problem, I actually get to sleep much quicker than I used to (probably about five or 10 minutes!), whereas I used to take about 20 minutes normally. It has also helped me question whether I need my eight hours of sleep at night. I've actually come to realise that I can get by quite easily with seven without being tired the next day.
I also bought the McKenna "I can make you sleep" book and CD, which was also quite helpful (tho this book was better). I used the CD occasionally at night (although you are meant to listen to it every night, but most nights I go to sleep within a few minutes).
And if you like to listen to music or hypnosis tapes at night, I would thoroughly suggest the sound asleep pillow (which can also be bought on Amazon). It is also the most comfortable pillow I have ever had, and actually made me want to get into bed to go to sleep!
Don't worry, you CAN cure your insomnia!