The Joy of Sleep – Guided Imagery Replaces Sleep Meds

We read this and smiled. This is not the first time we've been told that guided imagery replaced Ambien, Lunesta and other sleep medication. Not only are there no (bad) side effects; it's a heck of a lot less expensive! Read on, good reader!

I'm a newly converted guided imagery fan. This is a sincere and happy thank you.

I'm one of those people who have a terrible time shutting my mind off at night. As a result, I've taken sleeping pills for years – to the point of getting dependent on them. I didn't like the feeling of being so reliant on pills, and I was even less crazy about the morning "hangover" that I got from them.

So I decided recently to get off the pills and try more natural methods. It's been tough. I'd already been through a lot of relaxation and sleep CDs and was pretty much over them. I found them to be hokey and annoying. In fact, some irritated me so much, they woke me up!

But, with this new push to be done with the sleeping meds once and for all, I decided to give the CD route one more try. And, Jeez Louise, I'm so glad that I did!! This is NOTHING like the other meditations I'd been listening to!

I got it in the mail last week and have used it every night since. From the first time I used it and every night since, I go completely out like a light after a few minutes. I have yet to hear what's on this CD after the first 10 minutes, because I am GONE and I stay that way. I wonder what the rest of this audio has on it!!!

So, in summation, to my surprise and delight, I've stopped dreading going to bed. In fact, I actually look forward to it. It has become a pleasant activity to anticipate. And walking around during the day feeling rested? Just amazing.

Thanks a ton.

Sarah P.

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