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
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
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.