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The Effortless Sleep Method is the approach insomniacs all over the world have been waiting for. This hugely effective method offers a simple and permanent solution for long-term and new insomniacs alike.

The Effortless Sleep Method gives you something no other insomnia book can: an entirely different way of looking at insomnia. The step-by-step insomnia recovery sleep program contained in this book doesn't just treat insomnia, it totally undermines it. This is not another dry as dust reference book written by a doctor, but a lively, empowering book which connects the sufferer intimately to one who has gone through the same pain.

Sasha Stephens suffered a full fifteen years with crippling, terrifying insomnia before a chance event enabled her to see the problem from an entirely new perspective. What came next was astonishing; fifteen years of insomnia had disappeared in the space of a few weeks. Following extensive research, Sasha created the Effortless Sleep Method, a step-by-step sleep training program which has now helped countless insomniacs to get their lives back. Sasha maintains that with a little honesty and commitment, anyone can cure their insomnia, no matter how severe. In this book, she will leave you open-mouthed with her understanding and insight into sleep problems. In a chatty, engaging manner, she will hold your hand through every step of your recovery, anticipating your feelings, your fears and your doubts. Sasha understands insomnia acutely, like only one who has suffered the horror of this affliction can.

The ability to sleep soundly, naturally and unaided is the desire of every chronic insomniac. This method will guide you to rediscovering your innate ability to sleep without pills, potions or external sleep aids. When The Effortless Sleep Method is followed properly, the results can be incredible. Many people report sleeping better than they have ever done. Now, anyone can have perfect sleep.

©2010 Sasha Stephens (P)2014 Sasha Stephens

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Don't obsess about not sleeping, it makes it worse

If you've just read the title of my review then I've summed up the main premise of the book for you in nine words!

Nothing here that doesn't become obvious if you can't sleep for a while. I didn't hear much I hadn't heard at some point before, or worked out for myself. Quite good in a reassuring way, to know that there isn't any quick fix I wasn't aware of and that It's a good thing not to worry about not sleeping if you can't, because people do try and make you feel you ought to be trying to do something about it...So it is reassuring that she's put into words some of what I was thinking anyway. Other things she said were only relevant to people who only have a problem sleeping, like only spending time in bed if you're sleeping; I don't agree with that, as, so long as you are resting, relaxing your body and getting the rest you require even if you aren't actually asleep; as long as you don't worry about it and think it doesn't matter(perhaps occupy your mind with a gentle audio book as I do), then it's okay and you're at rest even when you're not sleeping.

So some of what she said sounded quite amusing in some ways, it even sounded slightly crazy, as obviously if you obsess about not sleeping it's never going to help. Is she for real that it took her so long to work out that if you worry about not sleeping it makes it worse and perpetuates the cycle? I guess so or she wouldn't have written so much!

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patronising and abrupt but helpful

wonderful! If you can tolerate and be understanding when the author is patronising and using manipulation and dominance towards the reader then this book is very helpful and effective. she just isn't an expert in communication or decency. Believe in yourself and commit to reading it all then judging it

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A Great Help, Shame About the Narration

As someone who, prior to this book, slept terribly, I can say hand on heart that this book is the real deal. It's thorough and thoughtful and as long as you follow the advice, is very very likely to help anyone with sleep problems.

My only (and not insignificant) issue with this audiobook is the narration. The voice is very austere and robotic, kind of like computer-generated - it gave the impression that the writer is unsympathetic and without warmth (even though I knew full well the voice actor was not the writer.) It made me want to quit quite a few times throughout the book, but I'm glad I managed to separate the writer from the reader in my mind and persevere.

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A wonderful big book! It works if you follow it.

Don't mess with this lady ! She is a recovered insomniac - probably the best type of
person to write a book about insomnia. Having been through the mill of sleeplessness
for many years she is well qualified to talk us through. I listened over a day and a half
and did what she said and it worked just that fast. (Nine/9 hours last night). I had
been sleepless for almost two years. Hope you can do it - it is simple once you know
how. Best thing is to be absolutely sure you follow it to the letter. For a few pounds/ dollars
/hours of you life, there's not much to lose. But don't take just my word - there are a couple of
hundred 5* reviews on Amazon. Good luck.

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This works!

A fortnight on from finishing this book, I'm sleeping like a baby. My body complained A LOT for the first week and I felt worse than ever. I nearly gave up! SO pleased I didn't. SO much better in myself. TRY IT, and give it time to work!

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A tall Tale

This is a very interesting book to read for those who suffer from sleeplessness. However the first few chapters could have been condensed somewhat. The interesting chapters were 10 onwards.

As a result the booked dragged on to the point where even the sound of the reader’s voice became a bit monotonous and repetitive.

It is however a good source of self help if a bit wordy.

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Amazing

I had the best sleep I’d had for week the day after finishing this book. I am overall still sleeping better, there are still times when I wake in the night but I get back to sleep a lot quicker.

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A mixed bag

A useful and interesting approach, but quite badly written, with some extremely dubious leaps of logic at times (all justified with the "if you question any of this, you're looking to fail" get out clause that puts me in mind of a wannabe cult leader). Seems far too keen to extrapolate universal truths from personal experience and seems to ignore some medical facts. That said, there is a useful perspective on insomnia here, to counterbalance the rush for miracle cures and supplementation that's available these days.

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A must read

Have read this book before and us invaluable.
This time I downloaded the audible version and it's great.
Remember insomnia is all in your head and this book reminds you how to deal with it and it works

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What a wonderful book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This honestly really improved my sleeping so much. I was getting about 2 hours a night and after reading this I started sleeping 5 or 6 which is a HUGE improvement

What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?

Book was well read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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highly recommended for those with poor sleep and sleep anxiety, a HUGE help to me

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  • Bronwyn
  • 01-03-15

Someone has finally "cracked" insomnia...

This is one of the best books on insomnia I have ever read. I realized that insomnia is really just fear. The fear of not sleeping is what creates insomnia. The author has worked a way around the mind-bending complexity of this disorder and she offers some practical and useful tips for getting better sleep. I can now say I am no longer afraid of not sleeping, and consequently I am sleeping much better.

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  • Donna Pierce
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Smart lady

She figured it out and put it all together. Her story is my story, but I I have suffered from insomnia for 40 years and this makes so much sense. I felt so alone and now I feel hopeful and so far good results,

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  • Joshua
  • 16-01-19

This book saved my life.

Insomnia wrecked my world for over a year and a half. The authors ideas changed all that. One of the most important ideas is that: the primary cause of insomnia is the fear that you won’t sleep. I can only speak for my experience of course but if you have insomnia there’s a chance this book can save you.

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  • J. R. Hanratty
  • 15-03-18

It Really works! - But it! - You won't be sorry!

it really works! I have tyied many methods in the past and nothing compares to this method.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-18

Thank God !!!

Everything you said I was doing. You get it..
I couldn't believe it, everything I was doing wrong created this problem, I'm looking to turn everything around... Thank You again !!

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  • J. Hook
  • 13-02-18

Poor effort!

This is all basic common sense stuff. I was not impressed with the “Effortless Sleep Method.” Don’t bother!

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  • Jason
  • 03-05-21

very good

the story held my interest all the way through the end and the narrator was excellent. this truly gave some good tips on dealing with insomnia from a view point never before thought of. it gives hope.

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  • Ellen Donnelly
  • 12-08-20

THIS WORKS

I suffered from insomnia for years and years before this book. This method works. I sleep well and love going to bed now. Helps you take control of your anxiety immediately and start working toward recovery today.

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  • Elena Macias
  • 23-06-20

Ugg, this is a tireing reading.

I yearned, "Get to the point" and even when I flipped ahead to chapter 9, it drowned on!

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  • Doug Quinn
  • 19-09-18

No BS method that works

Very practical book with the information you need to sleep good and end insomnia. I recommend this book.