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I Can Make You Sleep: Overcome Insomnia Forever and Get the Best Rest of Your Life! Book and CD Hardcover – September 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Har/Cdr edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402765746
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402765742
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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About 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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Over the past twenty years, Paul McKenna, Ph.D. has helped millions of people successfully lose weight, quit smoking, overcome insomnia, eliminate stress, and increase self-confidence. He is Britain's bestselling non-fiction author, having sold 3 million books in 3 years, and his TV shows and live appearances have been watched and attended by hundreds of millions of people in 42 countries around the world. Paul has famously worked his unique brand of personal transformation with Hollywood movie stars, Olympic gold medallists, rock stars, top business achievers, and royalty. He has consistently astounded his audiences and clients by proving how small changes in people's lives can yield huge results, whether it's curing someone of a lifelong phobia, an addiction or clearing up deep-seated issues in a matter of days... Now, it's your turn!

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This book was very helpful for me.
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I highly recommend this CD for anyone who wants to find a drug free way of solving there sleep challenges.
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I like the CD it is helpful in falling and staying asleep.
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116 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Persnickety one on March 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
There are many sleep problems and no silver bullet to fix them all. This book addresses many of them and seems to be a cut above average for sleep books. The CD is excellent.

My challenge is sleeping through the night and I have tried lots of things -- books, the local sleep clinic, a CPAP (I have never felt so tired in my life as the day after I tried it: once was enough), sleeping pills and most recently this book. It is written very much in the style one would expect from a TV self help guru: lots of repeating how well it works, nearly blank pages to make it longer, some exercises and a CD. The exercises (with my rating of how they helped me) are:

Reduce your worries *
Practice feeling drowsy ***
Calming the internal voice **
Systematic relaxation ****
Changing your story
Value yourself * (good thing to do, but didn't put me to sleep)
Letting the feeling unfold *
Asking the unconscious mind to help you* (So far)
Release the day *
Tapping your natural ability to sleep *
Image streaming *
Theatre of the mind **

People with a specific sleep problem should not expect most of the exercises to be targeted to their problem -- I believe a realistic goal is a couple (three or four tops) and by that standard, the book is a success. The exercise described as best suited to my problem (waking up way too early, roaring to go) is the theatre of mind. Unfortunately, when I try to do it, all I can visualize is what I was thinking about before I started the exercise. But some of the others were helpful.

The book contains much of the same advice as other sleep books (no naps, no TV before bedtime, no clocks in the bedroom etc.).
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48 of 65 people found the following review helpful By P. Blindauer on September 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was very skeptical when I started this book, but by following the advice I have become a full-fledged believer in the power of Paul McKenna and his message. I noticed a definite improvement in the amount and quality of my sleep within the first four days of using this system.

My sleep problem was waking up in the middle of the night and staying up for an hour or so before going back to bed; this was leaving me groggy and unable to stay alert throughout the day. Following the instructions in "I Can Make You Sleep," I cut out caffiene after 2 pm, made sure to have at least 3 hours between dinner and bedtime, didn't take any naps, made my bedroom darker by adding curtains to my windows, wore a nasal strip to improve my breathing, listened to the audio CD while going to sleep, and put away my laptop to eliminate middle-of-the-night work sessions.

I am now thrilled to report that I am sleeping through the night. Just this morning, I woke up and it was still dark outside; I figured that it was the middle of the night, but a quick look at the clock showed that it was actually just before dawn (which is when I actually need to get up).

Awesome book, clearly written with easy-to-follow exercises. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to sleep more, sleep better, or both.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By joanne w. on November 26, 2010
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I had sleep problems for years. My friend gave me the book and CD. I have been listening to the CD for a number of months. I found that initially I would listen every night,most times never hearing the end of the CD. I would wake up a few hours later and listen again. Now I find that I can sleep most night without it and only use it a few nights a week. I sent a copy and CD to a someone and encouraged her to be persistent and not give up. I found it extremely helpful and highly recommend it. Be patient. If you are open to it it will work for you.
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44 of 63 people found the following review helpful By P. Murphy on April 14, 2009
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I've tried dozens of "sleep" CDs and this one is far superior to all of them. I've only heard the end of it twice and went to sleep right after both times. I still occasionally struggle with waking early--which means that most early mornings I am asleep--yea! When I am kept awake by my too busy mind I use my favorite techniques (pretty much the opposite of the previous reviewer) and often I can get back to sleep in a reasonable amount of time. As I continue to practice my favorite techniques, it gets easier to stop thinking and go back to sleep, but even if I get no more relief than I have so far--it's a major improvement and I'm very happy to have found Paul McKenna! The book is fairly short and easy to read. Incidentally, some of the very positive statements he makes about his techniques working are actually NLP and are designed to MAKE you think they work--it's not arrogance or TV guru speak. If he tells you with great conviction that his techniques work well, he is planting the seed of conviction in your mind and you are more likely to have positive results. NLP is an amazing way to get results. Check out Richard Bandler's Get the Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming
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53 of 77 people found the following review helpful By D. Reynolds on September 20, 2009
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As the title implies, this bombastic tome dictates, "You will obey! or not sleep at all."

The author details over a dozen "push" procedures for relaxation, becoming sleepy, etc., a couple of which are downright silly. The summary, "Golden Rules of Sleep" are recommendations that are common to insomnia resources.

"Say Goodnight to Insomnia" by G.D. Jacobs is a better written guide to abetting insomnia. Many of the approaches touted by McKenna are recommended, but in a kinder, gentler, and more effective manner.
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