Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £13.79

Buy Now for £13.79

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Sleep hygiene, hot baths, kiwi fruit, breathing techniques, acupuncture, counselling, supplements, sleeping tablets...

Over 20 years, I tried it all. Nothing worked. The more I tried to force sleep, the more I fed my anxiety and obsession - and the more insomnia stripped from my life.

I can’t get up early as I can’t sleep at night. I can’t see my friends tonight. I can’t do the job I love. I can’t share a bed with my wife.

I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.

For two decades, slowly but surely, insomnia took over my life and stole my happiness. And then I found CBT-I. Everything changed. Every thought, every action, CBT-I had seen it all before. My insomnia was not unique. Your insomnia is not unique. It always boils down to two problems: Sleep drive and hyperarousal.

By addressing both through behaviour changes, sleep knowledge, and cognitive restructuring, I went from being somebody trying everything they could to make themself sleep to being somebody trying everything they could to stay awake.

After overcoming my insomnia, I trained with with one of the worlds best sleep physicians so I could help you overcome yours. In this audiobook, I take you on my journey and share the gold-standard, evidence-based treatment so that you can sleep too!

©2021 Joseph Pannell (P)2021 Joseph Pannell

What listeners say about You Can Sleep Too!: Cure insomnia with the gold-standard treatment. I did. So can you.

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Mostly autobiographical

Unfortunately I didn't get on with this book at all. It was too autobiographical. I really wasn't interested in how the author met his wife and how/why/when he was attracted to her, or why he likes watching The Great British Bake Off tv show etc. His personal analogies are very long winded, repetitive, excessive and I had to keep fast forwarding much of it because it really wasn't relevant to the core topic. A lot of it describes how he came to certain conclusions throughout his life in a really drawn out way. I'm fine with the author giving short examples but he basically just describes his whole life in too much detail, it was very indulgent. I found this really annoying, I just wanted him to get to the point of it all, not give me a story about how he likes skiing and drinking hot chocolate. Overall I didn't find this book helpful.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and voluntarily left this review.


  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Audiobook- Highly reccommend

I really loved this audiobook, I’ve had intermittent insomnia for a few years now and always worry that it would get worse with more stressful times in life. Since listening to this book by someone who has experienced full blown insomnia I feel much better about my own sleep patterns. The way the author leads you on his story is so comforting and interesting that you get caught up in his life while being secretly reassured that what you do to force sleep (deep breathing- that was me) is not unusual and wont help in the long term. He sort of restores your faith in your bodies natural processes and your own sleep drive and it just massively takes the pressure off. I would recommend this book to anyone; insomniac or not.
Also the narrators voice is gorgeous- I could listen to him all day.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing

I suffered with chronic insomnia for 14 years and didn't get any help from doctors specialists the lost gows on. After reading this book it really did save my life I defo recommend this book if you are suffering with insomnia and nothing has worked read this book and start to live a normal life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Life Changing Audio Book

Gives easy to follow information and techniques that actually work. I'm actually starting to become a normal sleeper again.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. McCreery
  • J. McCreery
  • 17-09-21

An Entertaining Story That Illustrates how to Sleep Well Again

Loved the humor that lightened an otherwise troubling subject! I related to Joseph’s journey to better sleep, although I’m still a work in progress. His clear, incremental explanation of CBTi confirmed much of what I had already learned. And I look forward to browsing the resources at the end. Thank you.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for alias11
  • alias11
  • 12-09-21

You can't force sleep

I really appreciated and (dare I say it) enjoyed this audiobook, especially the author's sense of humor, openness, and honesty. I cannot say if following the steps in this book will help insomnia (although I DO believe they would), because the first thing I learned is that I don't have insomnia, just garden variety sleeplessness from time to time. This book really isn't meant for people like me. My elderly mother, however, does suffer from chronic sleeplessness, and I am hoping I can help her by sharing what I have learned. She breaks pretty much every one of the five keys outlined for getting a good night's sleep. Thank you, Joseph, for letting me know I am 'normal' before I gave myself an insomnia problem, and thanks for providing the steps to start my mother on what I hope will be the road to her recovery.

The narration is great with a gentle, understanding, and soothing tone and delivery.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Larry
  • Larry
  • 02-09-21

Eye-Opening Perception of Insomnia

No pun intended. I’ve struggled with insomnia for decades. I related to the author’s experiences and anxieties. I liked how the history was laid out and then the solution. I started following his advice, and after my first night, with 3 hours in the books, I was able to bounce back and try again. I will be persistent, I hope! It’s not easy. Great reading, too!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-21

The Author's Story

This book tells the author's story of dealing with insomnia for twenty years. Along the way he introduces pieces of sleep knowledge and, at the very end of the book, introduces the tenets of CBT-I. This book wasn't what I was expecting. I thought it would be a book about CBT-I with the author's story for illustration, but instead it was a book about the author's story with a smattering of CBT-I thrown in. The author repeats multiple times the things he did wrong for 20 years in trying to deal with his insomnia. Unfortunately, he doesn't stress the right things to do - the CBT-I interventions and tenets - that finally helped his insomnia. As we all know, things that are repeated more are the things that stick better. I wish the author had spent more time on what to do, and less time on what not to do. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Smith
  • Smith
  • 23-08-21

Your Road Map To A Good Night’s Sleep

The author speaks about the sleeping issues that he experienced. He shares the knowledge that he learned through different therapies to help you find a better sleep.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian Schwartz
  • Brian Schwartz
  • 13-08-21

A good endorsement for CBT-i

While this book is a great endorsement for CBTi, it's no replacement to the immense benefits you'll actually get when you hire a CBTi coach.

After 2+ years of insomnia, I hired a great CBTi expert in 2021. My experience and results were similar to Joseph's. A huge monkey off my back!

Just keep in mind that a one-on-one coach is vital because each of us have very different sleep habits and needs... the things a CBTi coach will consider when she works to 'prescribe' behavior changes essential to getting back on track (starting with sleep resistant therapy to improve your sleep efficiency).

In my opinion (although some listeners may find it entertaining), there's a tinge of self-indulgence in the writing. I get that he's trying to show by example how cognitive distortions cause us to turn ant hills into mountains, but too often he's rehashing the same stories over and over. My tip: Listen to this at at least 1.5x speed or skip straight to part 2.

The best part of this book are the 26 'Sleep Knowledge' tips he shares at the end of each chapter. I just wish there was a summary PDF that was included with this audiobook that contained all 26 'Sleep Knowledge' tips so I could refer back to them when needed.

All in all, I think this is a great primer for CBT-i and I've recommended it to a friend who is just starting her CBT-i sessions.

But there's so much more to CBT and I'd encourage you to find a CBTi coach. I don't think I would have had a positive result from CBTi if I had just read a book or taken a course.

For me, working one-on-one was essential and well worth the investment. We are all very unique... for example, I discovered that I needed more exercise that the average person (an hour of exercise every day is essential *for me* to getting a good night's rest).

Too much sedentary time is a recipe for insomnia... I believe the increase in insomnia is directly correlated with the increase in sedentary time many of us have experienced since the pandemic started.

I share these last comments because neither are discussed in the book... and I acknowledge these might be unique to me, just as Joseph shares conditions unique to him. Best thing you can do is experiment on yourself.