What keeps you up at night? (tell me about it)

Today, my friend, I want to talk to you about unlived dreams.

I’ve been helping people with their (lack of) sleep for over six years now. It’s been quite a journey! I’ve worked with thousands of people, talked to hundreds — and experience has showed me there are two instances where the SleepTracks program cannot bring total relief.

The first one is when sleeplessness is caused by a severe physical disruption or disease. In those cases the program can in most cases bring some improvement and relief, but it obviously doesn’t solve the problem that is at the root of the insomnia.

When people in this situation ask me whether I think the program can help them or not, I say:

“Well, give it a try. See if it helps. Give it a few weeks. Don’t assume that your disease is indeed the main factor in your sleep troubles — they might still be caused mainly by some bad habits, fears and mindsets around sleep.

You won’t know for sure until you try. If the program doesn’t help, ask for a refund.”

And then there’s the other reason. The big one.

The unlived dream. The unlived life.

The fear of what might happen if you stay on the path you’re on.

Is that what keeps you up at night?

Then obviously just trying to relax and adopt some good habits won’t be enough.

Here’s the thing: what keeps you up at night may have nothing to do with sleep and everything to do with what you do (or most likely don’t do) with your daytime life.

If you’re lying awake at night because you’re not living a fulfilling life…

If you’re wondering whether you’re wasting your existence… If you have the sense that you ought to do “something else” with your one wild and precious life…

Then I invite you to take an appointment with me for a free 60-min conversation.

Read more about the limited, no-strings-attached invitation I’m extending to you on this page

Looking forward to talk to you!

P.S. I’ve talked to many people over the past two weeks. I’m full of gratitude for the trust that those persons placed on me, and for the so very precious things that were exchanged during our time together. For me, it confirmed in a very powerful way that being aligned with what we truly want is of crucial importance.

I have started working with a handful of people but still have room for a few more, so I’m extending the invitation again.

If it’s the right time for you, don’t delay. I have a few remaining spots in the calendar this week and next week as well…

P.P.S. In case you have forgotten, you are a wonder.

photo: Nebojsa Mladjenovic

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I have been sleeping better than I have in years

Susan Funk, Pennsylvania

“My name is Susan Funk and I am 45 years old. I have been suffering from insomnia for the past seven years. I have no trouble falling asleep but I wake up multiple times and do not get the restful sleep that you talk about. I am under the care of a doctor who is balancing my hormones to get that piece of the puzzle right.

I have been using sleeptracks for about 3 weeks now. I noticed a difference right away. I began with the Anxiety Ease and felt better in one session. I have used all of the tracks and what really works best for me is use Falling Asleep and then Whole Night. I have been able to get some really deep sleep cycles and have been sleeping better than I have in years. I don’t think everything is perfect yet but I intend to continue with sleeptracks. I would recommend sleeptracks to anyone with insomnia.”

I have tried medication, but I can’t stand the side effects

Colleen Hunter, Conroe, Texas

“I want to thank you so much for offering your sleep tapes. I have had problems sleeping for the past 10 years. The last three have been a nightmare. I have tried medication, but I can not stand the side effects.

I have tried many tapes, but yours have been magic. I have had them for 5 days and for the 5 nights I have slept all night. I wake up and go back to sleep. I am just using the Insomnia Buster tape. I don’t feel I need to do anymore right now. I am afraid that I will jinx myself, so I have not said too much about them to anyone. When my husband says, how did you sleep, I can honestly say I slept good. I can’t say thank you enough for your tapes. I have so much energy. I don’t feel sluggish or foggy anymore. It is simply amazing!”

Your program has made it possible for me to sleep well for the first time in many years

Mary Maddox, Writer, www.marymaddox.com, New York

“Just a note to tell you that your program has made it possible for me to sleep well for the first time in many years. I’m a woman of 60 who has needed a prescription sleep medicine every night for quite a while. The Insomnia Buster and Fall Asleep tapes changed my sleep for the better on the very first night. After just a couple of weeks I’ve cut the dosage of the medicine in half and with the help of my doctor expect to stop it altogether.

My husband is still getting used to me springing out of bed in the morning, awake and ready to go. Thanks so much for a great program.”

The real me has come back to life, and I had come to believe she was gone forever

Mariann McCabe, psychotherapist, London, UK

“I am absolutely amazed, Yan, that so many of my symptoms have cleared up in less than two weeks, and that is with the sound equipment in a different room to the one I sleep in! I now wonder if the whole cause of my collapse two years ago was insomnia. I have chased up so many alleys trying to solve my health problems, but with sleep tracks it’s simple, the real me has come back to life, and I had come to believe she was gone forever.

How can I thank you enough for THAT!

I am recommending you to someone every day, there are a lot of us out there.”

UPDATE by email 7 months later: “First you helped me so much with my sleep, I still listen EVERY NIGHT to Whole Night. And then of course my health issues started clearing up…”

I wake up feeling rested and refreshed, like when I was in my 20’s

Kirsten Geans, Homemaker, California

“I was diagnosed Bipolar and given sleeping pills (Lunesta). They worked for about a year and then I stopped sleeping all of a sudden. I tried everything–meds (Ambien, rosarem, trasidone, sonata, etc) and over the counter junk (unisom, tylenol pm). I felt terrible and everything was getting worse and worse. I even tried another sleep CD program that just made the mania of my bipolar off the charts. What I was doing was actually making me sleep worse and feel terrible.

When I saw the SleepTrack information I thought it looked like a good, solid, comprehensive program that made a lot of sense. I wasn’t sure it would work for me because of my bipolar but I was willing to try it. I put the mp3 on and after a couple of nights I was falling asleep in five minutes or less! I have used it every night since–almost a year now. I love it. I wake up feeling rested and refreshed, like when I was in my 20’s. Thank you SleepTracks!”

I now sleep through the night

Don Guy, Vacation Quest, Utah

“Just wanted you to know that after over 15 years of sleepless nights thanks to your program I now sleep through the night (except for a trip to the bathroom)!

I walked on my tread mill for 30 minutes today simply because I felt such a high after a good night’s sleep!  I have not use our treadmill for many months.  Also, my wife got up 2 hours early with me because she was so thrilled that I slept well.

I am 71 years of age and have battled with sleep for many years.  I put in a long day’s work  5 days a week.  I need my sleep!

Thanks so much!”

I was a bit skeptical at first and didn’t know what I was getting myself into

Erin Pearson, Health Psychologist, Melbourne, Australia

“I had a baby in May last year and my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer 5 months later. I think the sleep problems set in just after my baby was born. I did, off course, expect interrupted sleep with a baby, and the first 3 months were exhausting, but I was successful in teaching my baby to sleep and she has slept through the night since she was about 4 months old, which is when my sleep problems started… then came my mums diagnosis and nights apon nights of not falling asleep until 2-3am and waking at 6 with my baby. It is very hard to function as a mum on 3-4 hours of fitful sleep…

I have also been finishing my PhD and teaching at uni. Often, if I didn’t have to go into uni, I would stay in all day and not get out of my pajamas. I was very reluctant to take sleeping pills as I have read lots of bad things about them in the course of my studies. I did, however, start to rely on a strong headache tablet which was the only thing that I had access to that seemed to calm me down enough to sleep. I was feeling very much like a rat on a wheel, just a futile and endless spin. My husband was getting really worried about me and my difficulty was putting a lot of strain on him and our relationship.

I found your website about 2 and a half weeks ago whilst researching a wellness course that I had been asked to write for 2nd year university students. I was a bit skeptical at first and didn’t know what I was getting myself into…

I told myself this was my last time trying

Meagan North, Business Administrator, California

“Thank you so much for SleepTracks. They literally saved my life.

I had sleeping problems for about 10 years, but one year they inexplicably became terribly worse. For 2 years I tried everything, sleeping pills, light therapy, behavior therapy, doctors, sleep studies, nothing helped. I could barely function at work and almost lost my job for it. I couldn’t work a full work-week so I always had to take leave without pay and my paychecks decreased substantially, creating a huge economic stress for me. I couldn’t maintain any kind of social life.

I suffered from depression as a result of everything. The extreme hopelessness I felt, believing there was no hope of things getting better was unbearable. Almost every day for 2 years I tried to do my own research on a cure, thinking maybe I missed something last time I looked for answers, maybe this one time I’ll find something different. I became suicidal but stumbled across the SleepTracks site and told myself this was my last time trying. If it didn’t work, I would take my own life.

I’ve been using SleepTracks for over a year now. I’m still amazed at how effective is has been for me when nothing else worked. It’s been so long since I felt like my life belonged to me, but I finally have it back. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your program and how it has changed my life, all I can say is thank you. So a million times over, and for the rest of my life…thank you.”

99% of the time I am able to sleep 7+ hours

Karen Blaser, Speech-language Pathologist, Ohio

“I purchased your Sleep Track program in November 2011.  I was experiencing waking up in the middle of the night without being able to get back to sleep for quite a while.  I followed your directions about lisenting to Whole Night every day for 2 months.  I am extremely happy to report that I can now sleep well and go back to sleep easily when waking in the middle of the night.

I routinely play the Whole Night cd on a repeat setting throughout the night.  99% of the time I am able to sleep 7+ hours.  The few rare occurrences that I cannot fall back to sleep are isolated incidents that are followed by a good night’s rest the following night. THANK YOU GREATLY!

P.S.  I also enjoy using your Anxiety Ease cd when meditating during the day.”

I’m sleeping so much better I actually have a life again

Cheri Peterson, Retired, Wisconsin

“I’ve been intending to write and just haven’t sat down to do it.  One reason being I’m sleeping so much better I actually have a life again, thanks to you!  It’s been just over a month now since I started your program and the change in my sleep is significant.  I fall asleep right away.  I still have problems with waking up,  Most times I get back to sleep quickly and that’s really good for me.

I have anxiety issues that have been treated by drugs for much too long.  I may have the anxiety because of the drugs!  I’m on Clonazepam and Nortriptyline.  For almost two years I’ve tried to get off these medications.  I did this without the help of a professional, although I now know that they are clueless about how slowly one must taper.

I have been sleeping better than I have in years
I have tried medication, but I can’t stand the side effects
Your program has made it possible for me to sleep well for the first time in many years
The real me has come back to life, and I had come to believe she was gone forever
I wake up feeling rested and refreshed, like when I was in my 20’s
I now sleep through the night
I was a bit skeptical at first and didn’t know what I was getting myself into
I told myself this was my last time trying
99% of the time I am able to sleep 7+ hours
I’m sleeping so much better I actually have a life again
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