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The Effortless Sleep Method: The Incredible New Cure for Insomnia and Chronic Sleep Problems Paperback – January 31, 2011
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More About the Author
"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 http://www.effortless-sleep.com or you can visit her blog at http://www.sashastephens.com
Top Customer Reviews
Imagine my disappointment when it arrived, other that listing the dangers of sleeping pills and insomnia chat rooms, this book is basic information on sleep "hygiene" and positive thinking. Did you know the more you worry about your sleeping habits the less likely you are to get a good nights sleep?? Get some exercise every day, limit your caffeine intake and don't take naps during the day etc etc.. Is there anyone out there suffering from insomnia who has not been given this advice over and over. If getting a good nights sleep was simply a matter of telling yourself you will, I think no one would be suffering from insomnia.
If you are looking for a book on positive thinking and basic sleep hygiene this is for you, otherwise, save your money!
I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to sleep books. ( I have bought in excess of 30!) Most just give background information and loads of filler. But now and again a book comes along that really stands out from the rest. "The Effortless Sleep Method" is one of them. In my opinion, there are only 3 or 4 books you will ever need to overcome insomnia. These are, in order of merit
The Effortless Sleep Method
Say Goodnight to Insomnia
I Can Make You Sleep (a self-hypnosis book)
Desperately Seeking Snoozing (only if you want to try sleep restriction)
This book is the least 'padded' of the lot. It's gritty and raw and a bit rough round the edges, (a bit poorly edited) but that is part of its charm. The first chapter is a harrowing narrative of the author's own battle with insomnia. It will strike a chill into the heart of any insomniac and I really found it resonated with my own experience. But having brought you down, in the rest of the book, she really `lifts you up' and tells you exactly how to change things. This is really not proper CBT like "Say Goodnight to Insomnia" but I haven't read anything with a better account of the thought processes needed to stop negative thoughts about insomnia.
There is the usual section on sleeping pills but don't miss this chapter out. I can't give spoilers, but after reading this chapter I gave up on the idea of ever taking another sleeping tablet. But best of all, there is a clear plan of action which is often missing in so many books.Read more ›
There is no such thing as a guaranteed treatment. The book assumes that every reader has ideal settings. No airline or train noise, traffic signals, noisy partner ..... tinnitus (of which no ear plug can block).
On the positive side, around 3 of the 13 or so promises were useful, and I hadn't come across them before. For anyone with a sleeping problem, I would recommend reading this book, but not take it as a magic solution. It's a building block, nothing more, nothing less.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a solid book that has already started to help with my sleep issues. I've suffered from insomnia for 3 years, much of that time getting 2-3 hours of pitiful, restless sleep... Read morePublished 9 days ago by JB
Have been suffering with insomnia for 15 years. This book is incredible! It is simple, easy to understand and the 12 step method is a wonderful program to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. M.
This is the only insomnia book that has ever worked for me, primarily because it helped me to believe that nothing external could make me sleep, and that I had everything I need to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan M.
Does not work for me after 1 year trial. Neither "effortless" nor "incredible"The Effortless Sleep Method: The Incredible New Cure for Insomnia and Chronic Sleep... Read morePublished 3 months ago by farooq
I found the book to be somewhat helpful. Since Sasha is doing research into sleep, it would be helpful for her to add information about menopause and insomnia. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The irony of the author telling you to stop looking for a "miracle cure" for insomnia as one of the program points and then calling her way the "incredible new... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kerstin