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Super Sleep

by Mind Food

      Super Sleep is a 45 minute audio CD that promises to improve the quality of a listenerís sleep, resulting in all the benefits that can reasonably be associated with deeper and natural rest. This is not a recording of gentle flutes or rainfall or whale song. Super Sleep consists of 'pink sound' (closely akin to white noise) and employs Hemi-Sync ® frequencies to synchronize brainwave activity and produce Delta brain wave patterns.

Iím not an expert on the human brain, but I am smart enough to do a little research before deliberately submitting my few remaining brain cells to experimentation. Here, in a nutshell, is what I learned about Hemi-Sync ®technology.

The Monroe Institute in Virginia, known for its research into human consciousness, developed a method for synchronizing activity of the brainís two hemispheres using audio patterns that create binaural beats. A binaural beat is not a sound, but rather it is the difference in frequency between two sounds. For instance, if one sound has a frequency of 410 Hz and another has a frequency of 425 Hz, the difference is 15 Hz. Brainwaves tend to align themselves with this difference.

Super Sleep works by creating a binaural beat of around 4 Hz, the frequency associated with Delta waves and deep sleep.

Armed with that fairly intelligible information, I concluded that this audio CD would do what it claimed, have no effect at all on the quality of my sleep, or cause my brain to melt and ooze out my ears. Call me a daredevil - I decided to take the risk.

Now I generally sleep quite well. In fact, I can sleep for 18 hours and still nap a couple of times during the day with no help from technology or chemicals. The thing is, every time I played Super Sleep through the night, I woke the next morning before my alarm sounded. I mean, I woke up and started moving without any prodding from my digital Zen chime. Either the quality of sleep really is improved by this CD and Iím getting a more restful sleep, or by an improbable coincidence Iím suddenly morphing into an early riser.

At a price considerably lower than that of a Sleep Number mattress, Super Sleep is well worth a try for anyone who has trouble sleeping or who just wants to find out what life is like for Morning People.

The Book

The Monroe Institute
May 17, 2000
Audiobook, 1 CD, 45 minute
Non-fiction / Self Help
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The Reviewer

Deborah Adams
Reviewed 2007
NOTE: Reviewer Deborah Adams is the Flair and Macavity Award winning author of the Jesus Creek Mystery Series: All The Great Pretenders, All The Crazy Winters, All The Dark Disguises, All The Hungry Mothers, All The Deadly Beloved, All The Blood Relations, and All The Dirty Cowards. She was also an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.
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