sleep depravation

From:Cathy Mayton

Fellow histonetters,

It seems that many of us have trouble sleeping at night and then getting up 
the next morning feeling just as tired as when we went to bed.  I too was 
one of those until recently.  I own a small private contract lab and would 
be thinking about the clients specimens before I went to sleep and again 
when I woke several times during the night.  I would worry that maybe the 
specimens spontaneously polymerized in the middle of the night (what a 
nightmare).  I would wake up just as tired if not more than the previous 
night.  Sometimes I only slept maybe a total of 4 hours.  My husband too 
has trouble sleeping because he works rotating shifts which really screws 
your system up!!

However, my massage therapist gave me a tape to try.  We tried the tape for 
a few nights and then I purchased a CD so that I could return her tape 
and  bought an alarm clock that has a CD player.  I turn the CD on  just as 
I turn over to my favorite "go to sleep" side.  The first week I found the 
CD to be  initially irritating.  I mentioned this to the massage therapist 
and she said it is probably because the brain is so used to being very 
active prior to trying to fall asleep that it was actually fighting what 
was being played on the CD.  Within a week I was going to sleep very fast, 
hearing maybe 5 minutes of the CD and sleeping very deep and sound.  I no 
longer wake up in the middle of the night worrying about the clients 
specimens and I am completely refreshed in the morning.  It also seems to 
have helped my husband as well.

The CD is not music.  It produces  sounds that sends the brain into delta 
waves.  The company brochure states that "delta is the slowest of all four 
brain wave frequencies, most commonly associated with sleep, healing and 

If you are interested you may contact  the company Brain Sync directly at 
1-800-444-SYNC or visit their  web site at  The product I 
purchased is called Sound Sleep which is sold as cassettes or CD.  The CD 
plays for 1 hour.  They advertise that "hospitals and biofeedback clinics 
throughout the world are using Sound Sleep successfully to help patients 
get a good night's rest.  For about $17 you too can get a good nights 
sleep.   The company has many other products as well.

If you are opened-minded  you may want to try it and see if you too get the 
same results.
Sweet dreams, and oh by the way, massage therapy helps reduces the knots in 
your muscles.

GLP Compliant Laboratory

Cathy A. Mayton
Project Director
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

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