I have to say that I approached this book by the TV personality, Paul McKenna with more than a small degree of scepticism. It must be said that the timing of its release is rather exquisite; angst is rife amongst large, trembling sectors of the population at the moment, with the fear of salary cuts, job losses and, perhaps worst of all, abject insolvency and downright poverty looming large for many of us.
So that's the cynical bit ... those very initial thoughts and impressions about the timing of the appearance of 'I Can Make You Sleep'! What many of us are bound to be asking about this book is simply, "Does it work?" With a topic like this, i.e. hypnosis, which could, and often is, variously assessed as being either 'naturally induced somnia' on the one hand, or 'paranormal interference' on the other, it is clear that not everybody is going to agree on this matter. So let's turn to look at the book itself.
I'm going to avoid making the obvious pun about this book being good 'bed time reading' (cue: fits of raucous laughter!) or having such boring prose that it'll 'put you to sleep' (cue: further hysterical fits of unrestrained side-splitting) and suggest that this book is really worth a closer look, and a serious trial, if life's woes are weighing heavily during these testing times.
Firstly, it is a relatively short book (around 158 pages) and is non-technical. McKenna shows that nearly all insomnia problems have their origin in unhealthy habits; these damage and suppress the natural 'rhythm' of sleep. One of the most useful features of this book is the way in which it helps the reader to create - in their own life-setting, as perfect as possible an environment for sleep - i.e. how to prepare your own bedroom to induce and assist deep sleep. The reader is also advised when it is most beneficial to sleep, and also when to wake and when and how to eat. There is also an accompanying hypnosis CD with the book which makes the whole package very good value, extremely practical, and eminently usable in every day (or night!) life.
So this reviewer has been convinced, though sceptical at first, that this book/CD package really can a helpful contribution towards attaining that mysterious element of our life which remains so essential to all of us; rest and then sleep. I hope that you find this inexpensive and easy-to-use book/CD combination to be of as much benefit to you as I did. Every good wish and sleep well!
Michael Calum Jacques