I Can Make You Sleep: Overcome Insomnia Forever and Get the Best Rest of Your Life!

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We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping. However, more people are suffering from insomnia than ever before.

Paul McKenna,Ph.D., has made a remarkable twenty-year study of tackling insomnia. He has developed a unique, easy system that everyone can use to improve the quality of their sleep. In this book he shows you how easy exercises and simple changes in your thinking and behavior can have a significant impact on your sleep.

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Overview

We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping. However, more people are suffering from insomnia than ever before.

Paul McKenna,Ph.D., has made a remarkable twenty-year study of tackling insomnia. He has developed a unique, easy system that everyone can use to improve the quality of their sleep. In this book he shows you how easy exercises and simple changes in your thinking and behavior can have a significant impact on your sleep.

The book also comes with a hypnosis CD that resets your body’s natural sleep mechanism so that you will automatically find it easier to get deep, restful sleep and have energy to achieve what you want and improve the overall quality of your life.

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According to recent research, fifty-five percent of Americans suffer from insomnia. In fact, we can take grim pride in the fact that our nation actually leads the world in insomnia. Of course, if you're one of the millions that frequently experience the aftermath of sleeplessness in the shared pain, that fact is no consolation. After the undeniable success of his I Can Make You Thin (9781402765711), British self-help mentor Paul McKenna has set his sights on getting you the good night's rest that you deserve. In this multimedia package, he provides a one-stop package for ascending to dreamland by resetting your body's natural sleep mechanism. In addition to a clear, encouraging text, I Can Make You Sleep contains a guided hypnosis CD that steadily and safely eases you into sleep.

Edward Ash-Milby

Publishers Weekly
Self-help author McKenna (I Can Make You Thin) presents a number of easy-to-follow suggestions for insomniacs in this handy guide to getting a better night's sleep. While some advice is fairly self-evident (no caffeine after 2 p.m., decreasing alcohol consumption), ideas on topics like pre-sleep anxiety will surprise many chronic bed-tossers who don't realize the extent to which the sleepless cycle is self-perpetuating. Though heavy on self-help jargon, McKenna's sound ideas are clear, easy to read, and don't get bogged down in unnecessary explanation, though he does helpfully explore some of insomnia's root causes. A bundled CD also offers assistance with self-hypnosis and deeper sleep.
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Library Journal
Best-selling British self-help guru McKenna (I Can Make You Thin) notes that his latest work, designed to help overcome insomnia, is "written in a special hypnotic language." The book's accompanying guided hypnosis CD—intended to reset the reader's sleep cycle—continues that approach by presenting colorful and dynamic graphics reminiscent of a computer screen-saver along with a low-toned, British-accented male voice (the author's). The CD's kaleidoscopic images may not suit those prone to motion sickness, and the author's recommendation to sleep, make love, or use this book and CD only in bed may not find favor with insatiable readers. The book concludes with a chapter devoted to sleep questions and answers and a list of the 14 golden rules of sleep. VERDICT McKenna focuses on resetting the sleep clock, so those needing a more comprehensive look at insomnia should see titles like Peter Haur and Shirley Linde's No More Sleepless Nights. That said, readers who would like to try an approach based in hypnosis may want to try.—Lois K. Merry, Keene State Coll., NH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402765742
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: I Can Make You ... Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 319,172
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul McKenna, PhD is the bestselling author of I Can Make You Thin, whose books have sold over three million copies in the last three years. Recognized as one of the world’s “most important modern self-help gurus” by The Times of London, McKenna has helped millions of people lose weight, quit smoking, overcome insomnia, eliminate stress, and increase self-confidence. He has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, CBS’s The Early Show, Rachael Ray, The Montel Williams Show, Fox and Friends, The Mike & Juliet Show, ABC’s Primetime Live, and 20/20. Paul McKenna’s TV shows and live appearances have been watched and attended by hundreds of millions of people in 42 countries around the world.
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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    He CAN make you sleep

    I have battled with insomnia for years. The thought of falling asleep without sleeping medication stopped entering my mind a long time ago. I decided to put this book to the test and after just 3 days I have noticed a significant difference. You MUST follow the tips in the book for it to be effective, but they DO work. I have sleeping better, feeling better and have more energy. The great thing about this book is that the tips he states you need to follow are what is needed for an overall productive life. I highly recommend it!!

    I also recommend EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0 as a book filled with calming methods you can use all day long!!

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    The best non medicated sleep aid ever!!

    I can't believe how fantastic this is. I have have sleep problems for as long as I can remember. Due to work I have to take a lot of long hall flights, which I was never able to sleep through. I picked up this book at the airport and played the CD in the back through my laptop. I was the last person to wake up in my area of the plane - for the first time ever!! As soon as I got home I read the book and studied the techniques which are so easy to follow & everything makes such sense.
    If you have trouble sleeping you have got to invest in this book & CD, they really work.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

    Another winner from McKenna

    I'm a big fan of Paul McKenna's work after using his Thin book to great effect. I thought I'd give this one a try, as I've always found getting off to sleep to be a bit of a struggle and would wake up tired in the mornings. All I can say is this is definitely working for me as not only do I appear to be getting off to sleep quicker than normal, but I'm waking up feeling more refreshed than I have in years. Thanks, Paul!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

    Meditation works, not so hard as you think

    This theory is great and it works. I have used the same techniques for a long time while using sounds for sleep and relaxation from www.sleepaidrecords.com. This just confirms my own theory that I have been using for many years, meditation and relaxing to sounds to fall asleep.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    Finally, a good night's sleep!

    For a while, I'd been having trouble sleeping - mainly due to my stressful job. I just couldn't get off to sleep and then would wake up after a few hours, going over things I haven't done. The CD in this book really has been life-changing for me. I listen to it every night and I'm like a different person. I was functioning on auto-pilot before - now I don't dread going to bed and I wake up more able to cope with the demands of my day, with tons more energy. My advice is, if you realise you've got a problem with sleep, then this is the answer.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Yes, it does work

    I got this for my teenage daughter (the vampire, who only came out at night) to help her reset her sleep patterns. She now is functional again during daylight hours. She had no trouble grasping the information and using it right from the start. Even she is thankful for it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    So desperate, I'd try anything and glad I did!

    I'd sort of resigned myself to living with insomnia. I'd pop a tablet if I knew I had a big day coming up, but it was getting easier to reach for them and I felt they were making me grumpy. So, I thought I'd give this a go, even though I didn't hold out much hope. I can only say that I'm very glad I did. It's turned my sleeping patterns around. I actually looking forward to listening to the CD. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Waste of money

    I thought I would learn something new. Everything in the book can be found in magazines, online, from friends, TV, & doctors without paying for it in book form. It is a rehash of everything I have ever read or heard without anything original.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Agree with zzzzzzzzzz

    Have not slept for more than 4-5 hours a night. I have yet to actually hear the entire CD but am averaging 6-8 hours nightly now. Have recommended to several patients who have trouble sleeping.
    Well worth the monetary investment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    Excellent!

    Quick and easy to use. Am making my way through the book but listen to the CD all the time and it's worked for me.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2010

    But can he make my neighbors quiet?

    Having had mixed success with another of his cds, "I Can Make You Thin", I decided to try this one. There are a couple of problems with it, from my point of view. For one thing, you need to listen to it right before you go to sleep. Perhaps this works when you live alone.

    Another problem for me is the "when you wake up, you will be immediately alert and wide awake" programming. I need to be able to either sleep through my neighbors' dog barking or get right back to sleep. Being suddenly "alert and wide awake" two hours before I need to wake up leads to sleepiness in the afternoon, at least for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    A Waste.

    Do not waste your money. The book and CD do not work.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    Not believable

    Read the book. Did the exercises. Listened to the DVD, Nothing. Only the author's self-serving "Well it might not work at first, but just keep trying."

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    It actually worked

    I am surprised to say this actually worked for me. I was experiencing insomnia for months and this seemed to have solved the problem. The book is pretty repetitive, but i cant argue with the results.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2009

    This book helped me

    By making the changes suggested in this book I have improved my sleep very significantly. The author identifies numerous activities and habits that can negatively affect your sleep and describes how to eliminate these as sleep factors. My sleep improved immediately and has continued to improve with elimination of the habits that were literally keeping me awake. My research indicates that failure to sleep properly can cause multiple health problems in addition to making a person less functional during the day. I was concerned that my poor sleep was affecting my health and I was not anxious to pursue a medical treatment unless it was absolutely necessary. I don't believe any approach to sleep problems will work for everyone because there can be many different causes of the problem, however this book should help most folks whose situation does not require medical intervention.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Great Book to Read

    Very easy to read and follow the exersises that are presented in this book. My wife and I were able to sleep better by following these exersises in this book. If you are having trouble sleeping or just want to improve your sleep then this book is for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    I'm glad I bought it.

    The book is a quick, easy read. The tips it provides require practice but not at the time of the first read. Onc should use the book and follow the exercises regularly at bedtime to get the full benefit. This is not always practical when your spouse wants to turn off the lights and go to sleep or wants to stay awake and watch TV in the bedroom. Some compromises must be made. The CD is difficult to understand unless I wear a headset. Unfortunately, the headset I have is not very comfortable for sleeping so I need to wake and remove it after listening to the CD. I could invest in more expensive, more comfortable ear phones but not yet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    I Can Make you Sleep

    This book and CD are helping me get a full nights sleep. What a blessing after years of bad sleep pattern.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

    ZZZzzz

    I have labeled myself as a chronic insomniac for the past three years. This book is making a liar out of me and I love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Only one complaint about this book: it costs too much for its length!

    This is a short book, without scientific evidence quoted in it to back up what it says. However, ITS PRESCRIPTIONS WORK! To me, that's all that needs to be said.

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