How this health-first program will help you escape insomnia’s vicious circle – where other methods have failed
An overview of the SleepTracks Sleep Optimization Program by its creator, Yan Muckle
Have you noticed how the more sleep-deprived you are, the more you dread going to bed… and the more sleep seems to elude you?
And have you noticed how the more anxious, depressed, and zoned out it makes you feel, the easier you fall prey to stress, illness and disease… and the more it seems as if insomnia is starting to have a stronger hold on you?
If so, you’re trapped within insomnia’s vicious circle.
And here’s what you’ll discover on this page:
- 1 You can escape from that vicious circle. Insomnia is NOT something you need to “learn to live with” — even if you have been plagued by poor sleep for years.
- 2 A few “common sense” (but often counter-intuitive) changes, along with cutting-edge brain technology, can be all you need to reboot your brain and restore your body’s innate ability to sleep naturally.
- 3 All it takes is the desire to get your life back on track, and let the SleepTracks Program work for you.
The blessings of sleeping soundly
Imagine that instead of taking hours to fall asleep, you’re off in less than 15 minutes. You sleep through the night, and wake up refreshed. If you do wake up to go to the bathroom, you get back to sleep within minutes…
- Instead of feeling rundown all day, you have the energy to do what you want to do.
- At work, you’re more productive. You feel creative and find solutions instead of living in a perpetual fog.
- At home, you are more patient with your loved ones and can enjoy being with them again, instead of being irritated all the time.
- You’re not constantly looking for coffee and pick-me-ups. You easily deal with little annoyances that seemed like huge problems when you were sleep-deprived.
- You get your mojo back! As the effects of sleep deprivation dissipate, depressive and anxious feelings subside.
You already know that a good night’s sleep changes one’s outlook on life in the most amazing way. But is it really within your reach?
Like many people who come to SleepTracks, you’ve probably tried many things already… and nothing worked for long, if at all. You may be thinking:
“I’ve tried everything and nothing works. Seems like I’ve forgotten how to sleep!”
You’ve become skeptical… and almost resigned. True, the obstacles seem overwhelming:
Our mind is in hyperactive drive all the time. Daily stress, worries and anxieties make it very difficult to let go of the day. We lie in the dark, our heads spinning thoughts like mad, while we try to relax.
Yet trying to relax — and trying to stop thinking, and trying to force ourselves to sleep — just leads to the exact opposite: more tension and more frustration.
Also, sleep is more complex than it seems. It’s a dynamic event, during which many things need to occur if we want our sleep to be rejuvenating. Throw in a little too much alcohol, some anxious thoughts, a chronic pain, or an unresolved problem that pops up in the middle of the night — and the whole cycle is compromised.
No wonder we often fall prey to what passes as a solution but is in reality a big threat: sleeping pills.
Why you should stay away from sleeping pills
I’ve been helping thousands of people with their sleep issues since 2007, and you can’t imagine the number of folks who tell me their sleep and health have been ruined or made worse by sleep medications.
Even though they are less toxic than the first generation of benzodiazepines, Ambien and other new “Z” class drugs are not without side-effects. On the contrary, they can induce:
- short-term amnesia
- sleepwalking episodes
- weight gain and binge eating
- driving impairment and higher risks of automobile accidents
- next-day grogginess and daytime fatigue
But the biggest danger is that sleep drugs DO NOT correct the problems that lead to sleep deprivation and insomnia.
And they don’t even provide you with the sleep you actually need! Instead, they trick you by altering your sense of time and putting your body in a slumber that is not equal to natural deep sleep. Fool’s gold…
Worse, the pills stop being “effective” after a few weeks, leaving you with an aggravated problem. Out of desperation, you’re tempted to increase the dosage or try another medication… and find yourself loading your body’s cells with more and more toxic chemicals.
Fortunately, the truth is that…
Deep down, your body/mind already knows how to sleep naturally
— even if you think it has forgotten. Even if you think you are in some way flawed in regard to your ability to sleep, your body still knows.
But it needs some reminding and re-training. It needs a reboot.
When a computer starts acting weird, sluggish or unresponsive, we don’t adopt the belief that it is in its “nature” to be buggy. We don’t say, “I guess I’ll have to live with that buggy computer.”
No. We bring it to a tech guy, who will rid the computer of what is causing the problem by running an antivirus or deleting the conflicting code. And then he reboots the computer, so that all processes can start anew.
Oftentimes, all that is needed is the reboot itself.
As humans, we are way more complex than computers. Yet our sleep issues are very much like computer bugs — except that the bugs are running in our brain, which requires some sort of reboot. And this is what the SleepTracks Sleep Optimization Program provides:
A brain reboot for renewed sleep,
done by acting at 3 levels simultaneously:
A brainwave reboot
So your brain resets its capacity to produce sleep-inducing brainwaves when the time is right.
A confidence reboot
So you emerge out of the “fear-of-not-sleeping” vicious circle.
A habit reboot
So you let go of what destroys your sleep and your health, and harness the power of your natural cycles.
1- Brainwave reboot: Foster sleep-inducing brainwaves
One-of-a-kind audio sessions designed to reboot your brain’s capacity for sound sleep, guide it through, and help it stay there
Every night we go through several sleep “cycles”. Within each cycle we pass through several stages of progressively deeper and deeper levels of sleep, during which our brain activity slows down and our body restores itself… after which our brain gets very active again as we dream and process information… and then start to dive back down for another cycle.
That is, if all goes well…
But as you know, things don’t always go well: our brain can’t seem to slow down at night, and we lie awake. Or we get light and restless sleep, so much so that our body cannot enter the deep restorative mode it so desperately needs.
Enter the SleepTracks audios and their unique ability to gently steer you in the direction of truly sound sleep…
What makes them unique? They are the world’s only sleep audios to combine the power of two different technologies: brainwave entrainment and suggestions.
Helping your brainwaves find their groove
Brainwave entrainment has been used since the ’80s to strengthen memory; increase focus and concentration; and treat attention deficit disorder, depression… and insomnia.
It consists of subtle, rhythmic pulses that can gently and safely guide your brain toward deep sleep.
But how does it work?
Your brain has four primary states, marked by brainwaves in four specific ranges. From the fastest to slowest, they are: Beta (active thinking); Alpha (relaxed, inspired state); Theta (sleep, deep meditation); and Delta (deep, dreamless sleep).
If you listen to a rhythmic sound for a while — a drum for example — and concentrate on it for a few minutes, a change will happen. Your brain will start to sync itself to the rhythm, and generate brainwaves that will vibrate at the same rate per second as the sound you hear. It’s a natural phenomenon.
Here’s a visual example.
These images show the electrical activity in somebody’s brain. On the left is a snapshot of what goes on in that brain before the experiment. And on the right, you can see what happens if we expose that person to a sound pulsating at 10 beats per second. After just 6 minutes, the brain picked up on the 10 beats per second pulse, and started to produce more brainwaves in the same alpha range.
The pulses in the Sleep Tracks work the exact same way. As the session progresses, the speed and pitch of these pulses evolve, guiding your brain along.
You just have to close your eyes and listen…
2- Confidence reboot: Fear is sleep’s #1 enemy
The primary barrier to healthy sleep is some version of the following belief: “I’m condemned to sleeping badly; this is who I am and there’s nothing I can do about it except learn to cope”.
Along with this belief comes a multitude of fears around sleep, bedtime, nighttime, being tired, not being able to go through the day, becoming sick, and so on. These fears create tension, anxiety, and a whole mindset of battling with insomnia as if we were our own enemy.
As you’ve probably experienced yourself, the only thing this mindset creates is more difficulty falling asleep.
But when we are in a deeply relaxed state, like what happens when we listen to the Sleep Tracks, we become much more receptive to other possibilities. This is what hypnosis and other similar modalities do: they help us become receptive enough so that new possibilities can come into reality.
And this is why two of the Program’s audios have been enhanced with gentle suggestions.
The second “technology” at play in the SleepTracks audios: WORDS.
When you listen to Insomnia Buster and Fall Asleep, along with the sounds and pulses you’ll hear a soothing feminine voice. She’ll be there to invite you to let go of the day and its worries. She’ll gently suggest you to let go of the habits that don’t benefit you, and prompt you to replace them with better ones.
No fear though: there is nothing hidden, nothing manipulative going on here. Think of it as a guided meditation that will allow you to relax more and relieve yourself from the stress that has been holding on to you.
Gentle, yet powerful stuff.
And both of these audios are available in a version without voice as well, should you prefer it that way.
3 more ways the Program will help restore your confidence
From confusion to clarity
Conflicting advice and theories on sleep can make things damn confusing. What really helps, and what doesn’t? What should you avoid?
Thanks to the Program you’ll replace that confusion with a clarity that is as simple to follow as it is effective.
You’re not alone
You don’t need to feel isolated anymore. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the thousands of folks who, before you, have traveled the health-first path to restored sleep.
You’ll receive ongoing coaching in your inbox to get the best and fastest results with the program. And personal guidance and support, should you need it, is just an email away.
Peace of mind guarantee
This is not a magic pill. It may take a few weeks for the audios and recommendations in the program to have their full impact.
That’s why SleepTracks comes with an unconditional, no-questions-asked, 60-day money-back guarantee — so you can relax and have ample time to put everything to the test.
3- Habit reboot: Do what works
Sound sleep cannot be built on the foundations of poor mind/body health. This is why SleepTracks is a “health-first” program: it has been created from the ground up with your long-term health in mind.
Everything in the program is designed to help you raise the bar: the audio sessions, the Optimal Sleep Course, the sleep coaching by email… all these help you become a healthier, more functional, more resilient, better rested YOU.
In other words: I won’t encourage you to go after the quick fix if it is going to bite you in the long run. (Pills, anyone?)
The crucial importance of Habits
One element has more influence than anything else on the kind of life we have — and the sleep we get: our habits. The little things we do every day. The food we eat. The thoughts we entertain.
Some of them will be conducive to an energized day and a restful night. And some will pave the way to just the opposite.
But as we all know, changing habits is never easy. And since we’re far from being at our best when sleep-deprived, the tasks seem even more daunting.
We mostly face two problems:
Not knowing what to do
It’s easy to get lost in the conflicting advice that gets thrown at us from countless books and websites.
Confusion leads to paralysis.
Not knowing how to do it
How to escape the grip of “sleeping pills addiction” and deal with the side effects?
How to get a handle on the worry and anxiety that seize you at night? etc.
Rest easy: you’ll soon know what to do and how to do it. You’ll be helped by the suggestions embedded in the audio sessions, and steered in the right direction with the Fast Start Guide and the Optimal Sleep multimedia course.
Before long, you’ll reach mastery; you’ll handle stress better when it shows up, let anxiety flow past you, and truly welcome sleep when bedtime comes. Best of all, you won’t describe yourself as an insomniac anymore.