Testimonials – Sleep/Dreams

Information reported by individuals and/or by professional practitioners about the use of Hemi-Sync® Products.

  • “This cassette was my favorite…I ‘catnap’ almost everyday…still haven’t gotten around to the other tapes, but that’s due to my addiction to the Catnapper. A wonderful, wonderful, experience. Thank you so much for the tapes!”
    -Nina Nikkhou, Duke University
  • “The Hemi-Sync sleep tapes are a superb means of quieting an active mind or overcoming sleeping difficulties. I continue to receive positive client feedback on the efficacy of Super Sleep, Sound Sleeper, and Restorative Sleep, in particular, sleep deprivation has such an adverse impact upon physiological and emotional well-being.”
    -Deborah M. Fish, British Columbia, Canada
  • “I have a sleeping problem where I will not lose consciousness at all for many nights running and then get an hour or two one night. Your sleep tapes have saved my life and my job! I use Hemi-Sync tapes at the beginning of the night and again an hour before rising. With these tapes I can function, teach, go to grad school etc. I have tried everything natural and nothing else works with this neuro transmitter problem. Thank you for this tape,Catnapper. Keep them coming.”
    -Joy Supplee, Walnut Creek, CA
  • “The tape we have gotten the most use of is Super Sleep, although Deep 10 Relaxation also is helpful. Sleeping Through the Rain , Midsummer Night, Winds Over the World, and Surf are also liked – but the previous two are the most therapeutic and have really helped patients who have a difficult time falling asleep. They have been a real blessing.”
    -Cindi Vietmeier, Social Service, All Saints Special Care Hospital, Bridgeton, MO
  • “Tape 3 of the series (Lucid Dreaming)really helps me sleep. I’ve been waking up around 3 or 4 AM almost every night and had not been able to easily fall back to sleep. I’ve found that this tape helps me both to sleep and dream. The other night in a dream I couldn’t decide if I was dreaming or not, so that’s a little bit closer to becoming lucid.”
    -Mary Amstutz, Acton, MA
  • “My dreams in the past have always been of me in a minor role with others always dominating what is happening. I was never fond of the situation, especially when hearing stories from other people who controlled the outcome of their dreams and I was always asking myself, why can’t I do that?…(After listening to Lucid Dreaming)For the first time I was in control and dominated in my dreams!! Amazing sequence of events materialize and the events are very rational and within my thought control.”
    -Larry Gentry, Santa Maria, CA
  • “I found after listening (Lucid Dreaming) dreams were much more vivid and memory increased.”
    -Michael Wire, Brooklyn, NY
  • In her first communication with the Institute, the mother stated, “Our 8-year-old daughter, adopted from Romania, is severely psychologically and physically handicapped. She had suffered horrendous abuse, was tied in a cot and starved, and could not sit up, walk, talk or hold anything when we brought her home. She is full of anxiety, terrified of being left again. Nights are a living nightmare. She screams for hours and is too agitated to sleep. I’m sure if we can relax her she will calm down and sleep. She is extremely strong willed and we expect her to fight any help in relaxing. We have to resort to drugs to basically knock her out, even though we strongly object to this, but she even stays awake through drugs that are supposed to make her sleep. I mentioned Hemi-Sync to our Doctor and he said “Try anything except murder!” Can you suggest anything to relax her?” The mother contacted us again four days after receiving her first Hemi-Sync tapes. “I just had to tell you–it’s 12:30 am and my daughter is ASLEEP and has been asleep since 8:10 pm. This is a record! When we play Sleeping Through the Rain for her (remember, she is nonverbal) she was making noises and going up and down to the sounds, the first time we have heard her try to sing and get the sounds nearly right. After seven minutes she was out.”
  • After listening to a Hemi-Sync tape (no matter which one) before sleep, I wake up in the morning at 7:00 a.m., fresh and energetic, without help from my alarm clock. During my daily activities I am much more balanced and rarely get angry over trifles as I did before.
  • My father has been able to sleep only with the aid of pills for the last several years. One evening he listened to Sound Sleeper and never returned from his bedroom to watch the TV program he had wanted to see. He was fast asleep. He listened to it another night, again sleeping. Since then he’s slept even without listening to the tape.
  • Listening to Hemi-Sync has had a strong influence on my sleep. It no longer includes echoes of strain and worry related to my job, and seems to be deeper, fuller, more restful. I’m remembering my dreams now, which are in color and very real.
  • Although some of the symptoms of Autism had been overcome through years of training, I was still anxious and compulsive, and had a great deal of difficulty sleeping. At an Autism Society workshop I heard my first Hemi-Sync tape, Inner Journey , and for the next few nights slept better than I had in a long time.
  • Not once have I managed to stay awake for the whole of Guide to Serenity, even when I have tried. No matter what has happened during the day, all I need do is play that tape and breathe deeply, and before I know it, the morning is here.
  • Twelve flight attendants on international flights participated in a survey about the use of the Hemi-Sync Catnapper tape in combating fatigue and jet lag. All reported “I experience less fatigue on duty after listening to the tape,” and recommend its use by flight attendants. Other comments include, “I sleep much better when I’m on layovers now.” “I used to find myself too wired and too tired to sleep, With Hemi-Sync I was able to relax, and I also used it to nap before my all-night flight.” “Each time I listened to the tape I felt more relaxed and rested. Before, I tossed and turned and was waking up every hour.” “When I was having problems overseas due to over-exhaustion, the tape released the tensed-up state that prohibits relaxing sleep.”
  • The doctor, in addition to using tapes for patients with sleep disturbances, reported that, “When I use Hemi-Sync at the end of a long day, the effect is one of feeling greatly rested and refreshed, and allows me to experience much increased efficiency and alertness for extended evenings of work.”
  • I’ve been a lucid dreamer for several years now. H+ Sweet Dreams not only aided in obtaining lucidity, but the normal dreams I’ve gotten from it are among the most vivid, exciting and fantastic in my dream journal to date.
  • One of my best results was with a client who is vice president of a nation-wide chain, who reported a severe case of insomnia. This has gone on most of his life. He was extremely high strung, restless, etc. I had him use H+ Relax, Restorative Sleep, and Options . After 3 weeks he reported that for the first time in his life he is sleeping very well. When I saw him, he was much more relaxed, calm, and not so restless.
  • For the past four months, few days have passed without my calling on H+ Recharge for a “boost in operating voltage.” For me it works best to sit in a comfortable chair, arrange not to be disturbed for about 20 minutes, close my eyes, and activate the Recharge Function. Usually I think of the length of charging period I think I need. This might be from 5 – 15 minutes for the catnap period plus about 5 minutes at the beginning and at the end. I drift into sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go. It is entirely different from the groggy feeling I can associate so clearly with the aftermath of an old man’s nap.
  • I am a devoted fan of Catnapper. I’m a person who is on the move and most often don’t get the sleep I need at night. I use Catnapper almost daily between my running around, and it helps me keep my senses sharp.
  • From the moment I used Sound Sleeper and other Hemi-Sync sleep tapes, I have recovered normal sleep after years of white nights.
  • A hospice worker reported her hesitance to recommend Restorative Sleep to her client, an extremely macho policeman whose heart condition and gall bladder disease left him unable to sleep. Only after his distressed wife confided that the patient’s increasing irritability was becoming impossible for her to cope with did the hospice visitor overcome her reluctance and leave the Hemi-Sync tape with them. The wife answered her phone call three days later. “He loves it!” she said. “He’d tell you himself, except he’s asleep now. And I love it too!”
  • Catnapper is great to bring along on business trips. I use it after a long day, before dinner, and I’m rejuvenated for the evening. It’s especially good to have with me when I go to conventions and conferences. The depth of relaxation it brings about in a short time is astounding.
  • A prisoner in a state penitentiary reports. I thought it would take far longer than it has to see any results from these tapes. My sleep problems have been a nightmare for so long, it’s hard to believe that something so simple can be so helpful. Catnapper was a real blessing. I’m not really sure if I actually nap or not, but at the end of the tape I do feel rested and refreshed. In a place like this, it’s like a miracle. To get the effect of Super Sleep I had to reset the equalizer a little bit. Now only on my worst nights am I sleepless.
  • I listened to Catnapper on my flight home over the Atlantic. On the third or fourth cycle I stopped the tape in the middle and had the best sleep I’ve ever had on an airplane.
  • My psychologist husband and I have listened to Inner Journey several times before we go to sleep. He experiences pleasant visualizations and notices a difference in the soundness of his sleep. Metamusic® tapes have affected my well-being in a subtle and positive way. I notice that the images in my dreams seem to be more vivid and clear. Colors stand out, even if I don’t recall the dream. Since listening to Hemi-Sync, two messages in my dreams were clear to me on a conscious level, whereas before, the messages may have been more obscure, requiring interpretation.
  • I was telling a friend about how Hemi-Sync sleep tapes have seemed to stop the bad dreams that often woke me and help me sleep through the night. They calm me down and enable me to get badly needed rest. To my friend’s question, “What’s on the other side of the tape?” I answered, “What other side?” I’m asleep before the first side is finished.
  • I was born with Congenital Rubella, and as a result, I have suffered with Autism. Cataract lenses were removed from my eyes, an open heart valve was repaired, and nerve damage, resulting in deafness in my right ear is still present. Although many of my earlier problems with Autism are gone, it manifests itself in different ways now. I am often anxious and compulsive, feeling the need to check the stove or doorknob several times to insure things are OK. I also have a great deal of difficulty sleeping, due to my inability to discharge excess energy early enough in the evening. I often woke up tired and groggy as a result. While speaking at a workshop for the local Autism Society office, a woman played a tape with beautiful music. When asked what it was, she showed me the Hemi-Sync tape, titled Inner Journey . I was given a copy, and for the next few nights, I slept better than I ever have. I’ve been using Inner Journey and Sleeping Through the Rain since, with remarkable results. I realize these tapes are helping me to obtain the most refreshing sleep I’ve ever experienced, with the added benefit of feeling less anxious during the day.
  • Report from an MD: “I’d been treating an obese patient for sleep apnea. My first suggestion was that he try sleeping on his side, but after a few nights, he complained that he awoke feeling tired and fuzzy. Then, I loaned him the Restorative Sleep tape. This seems to work very well for him, as he reported it had a spectacular effect, and he felt much clarity the next day.”
  • I conduct Hemi-Sync workshops for those who suffer from the sleep disturbances associated with Fibromyalgia. One participant’s sleep pattern was so disrupted that she could not sleep without drugs, ever. She could be so fatigued that her vision blurred and she stumbled while walking, yet when she tried, she could not sleep. During the first day of the workshop, she was awakened by another participant snoring (another success story), and started crying. It was the first time she had been asleep without drugs in 18 months. The following Monday morning, we received a call from her stating she’d had two full nights of undisturbed sleep while using Hemi-Sync sleep tapes. She and the other participants report similar experiences, and continue to benefit from the tapes.
  • I’ve been a chronic insomniac for many years, but since using Sound Sleeper and other Hemi-Sync tapes, that problem has become a thing of the past!