Delta Sleep System

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All Music Guide - John Young
Dr. Thompson has created music that is purely medicinal, in service of relaxation without any mysticism -- there's nothing new agey or easy listening about it. Ordinarily, you don't have to hand-tool music that will put you to sleep; any kind of music will do the job if you aren't into it. What matters is how you feel when you wake up. If your musical selection just lets your mind drift after dinner then wake up in time for Letterman, time's been wasted. But a recording thoughtfully designed to get you to sleep and to give rest is a different matter. To review such a project comes closer to consumer advice than aesthetic analysis, and so be it: this two-disc set is so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Young
Dr. Thompson has created music that is purely medicinal, in service of relaxation without any mysticism -- there's nothing new agey or easy listening about it. Ordinarily, you don't have to hand-tool music that will put you to sleep; any kind of music will do the job if you aren't into it. What matters is how you feel when you wake up. If your musical selection just lets your mind drift after dinner then wake up in time for Letterman, time's been wasted. But a recording thoughtfully designed to get you to sleep and to give rest is a different matter. To review such a project comes closer to consumer advice than aesthetic analysis, and so be it: this two-disc set is so effective that I haven't made it all the way through a single cut 'til the very last. The liner notes prove that the musical content is more science than art. But after the research, craft must follow, and Dr. Thompson uses plenty. In his thickly layered electronic fusion -- there are no vocals -- ambient keyboards do the work of a hypnotist's watch by focussing the ear at two or three chords per cut; NASA space recordings and natural sounds supposedly encourage a Delta sleep state. Admittedly, the last cut on disc two, "Primordial Sounds," creates an odd effect reminescent of Brian Eno's "Thursday Afternoon"; at a high volume it sounds like water storming through PVC pipes. But at a nice, low volume, every spacey effect does the job. The center of your chest relaxes a few moments into the first cut, then the space between your eyes. Then you awake, feeling pretty good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • Label: Relaxation
  • UPC: 052296308629
  • Catalog Number: 963086
  • Sales rank: 3,874

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeffrey D. Thompson Primary Artist, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Jeffrey D. Thompson Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Concept
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Out Like A Light!

    I've had so much trouble sleeping that my husband wanted me to go to a sleep clinic. This CD puts me right to sleep, like my mother's lullabys used to. I've used it four nights in a row and it just gets better. I fall asleep quickly, whereas I used to lie in bed for over 45 minutes waiting to fall asleep. I sleep deeply, whereas I used to toss and turn and wake up often. And I actually wake up feeling GOOD, refreshed, and like I actually SLEPT, which is so unusual for me I'm still adjusting to the shock! I used to need about 9-10 hours of sleep but still felt badly all morning, would take a nap because I was still so tired, then couldn't fall sleep that night, a vicious cycle...those days are over. I can function on 8 hours of sleep, now. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I just put the headphones back on and fall asleep FAST. I've begged my husband to use this CD, he has a stress related sleeping disorder. I hope it works as well for him, too. Brain entrainment works, people, you've GOT to try it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great night's sleep

    I bought this 2 years ago or so when I began having trouble sleeping and did not like the idea of constantly taking sleep medications. This is like Ambien in a CD! I've haven't had a sleepless night since. I let it run all night and I wake up refreshed, not groggy. I'm going to buy another for my mother for Christmas.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YOU NEED THIS ONE!!!

    Ever since I was a small child I have never been able to sleep soundly, or peacefully, through a whole night. I would wake up 5,6, sometimes 7 times a night. I tossed and turned. I woke up feeling more tired then when I went to bed...But then I came across the Delta Sleep System. On the first night and every night since, I have slept through the whole night. I wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed. Incredible! I don't go to bed without this one playing on repeat. You should try it. It'll work for you, too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can not Sleep - Listen to this CD

    Two families use this to get clam and go to sleep, would buy again better than streams, rain type sleep inducers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Couldn't Sleep For Years!

    I have been having a terrible time falling asleep since I was a child. It would take at least an hour to fall asleep and then usually I would be up and down all night long. I play this CD every night. I am asleep within 5 minutes and I sleep the whole night through. This set is wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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