What is Six Steps To Sleep?
Six Steps To Sleep is a natural insomnia cure program that has helped over 100,000 people to date. The program uses a combination of Sleep Hygiene Therapy, Behavioural Therapy and Stimulus-Control Therapy, complemented by other holistic practice such as positive dietary adjustment and brainwave entrainment audio.
Six Steps To Sleep includes:
1. The main book, which maps out a program to be followed for 30-days; designed to retrain the body’s sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm) to reset to a healthy sleep pattern.
2. A Sleep Hypnosis audio (mp3) that uses hypnosis, subliminal messaging and Theta waves to release self-limiting thought processes blocking the brain from responding to the natural process of sleep.
3. Four Binaural Beats (brainwave entrainment) meditation audios that use Theta and Delta frequencies that target different neurons in the brain blocked by the anxiety and fear created by insomnia. The frequencies entrain the brain to relax and sleep better.
5. A Binaural Beats user guide to help you get the most from your recordings.
6. A Sleep Diet Guide to ensure the foods you’re eating are wholly conducive to good quality sleep.
7. A weekly sleep planner to help you track your Six Steps progress on a day-to-day basis.
Binaural beats meditation is special music that helps the brain move into specific states. The technology was first discovered in 1839 by a German experimenter named Henreich Dove, but it wasn’t until 1973 when a biophysicist named Doctor Gerald Oster presented a paper called “Auditory Beats in the Brain” (Scientific American, 1973) that the technology really began to develop.
Oster concluded that binaural beats could be an effective tool in cognitive and neurological research. Since then, research by scientists and sound engineers has further developed this form of ”brain entrainment” to help cure conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia.
Binaural beats recordings work by sending a different frequency (Hz) to each ear through headphones. The difference between the two frequencies matches the frequency of a particular brain state the user wants to entrain the brain to. For example: if the left ear is sent a sound frequency of 205 Hz, and the right ear is sent one of 205 Hz, the brainwaves automatically begin to vibrate at the difference between these two signals (i.e. 5 Hz). The technical term for this process is ‘frequency following response’.
These special frequencies are usually laid under meditation music to create a pleasurable listening experience.
The frequency response process entrains the brain, and over time this creates a positive, new habitual brain state in the targeted area of wellbeing, which in the case of the Six Steps program is relaxation and sleep.
** Note – Isochronic tones may also be effective in treating insomnia, but the pulsing sensation emitted by the audio has a tendency to cause nausea.
No. Binaural beats use a frequency response process that actually alters the brain state, rather than simply inducing a temporary state of relaxation.
The majority of those who undertake the Six Step program see results within three days. For optimum results, it is important that you rigidly follow the instructions within the book.
Nothing is ever as effective as taking a pill. Sleeping pills knock you out like an anesthetic but don’t cure the root problem. Benzodiazepines and other sleep medications are very dangerous drugs, and worsen the situation by further disrupting your natural sleep pattern.
Yes. But speak with your doctor first and arrange a tapering off plan so that your body doesn’t experience any side effects from coming off the pills too quickly.
It’s so easy, anyone can do it. All the information you need is simple to understand and easy to implement. Follow the instructions in the Six Steps book and listen to the audios at the times suggested in the user guide. It’s that simple!
The Six Steps book and the Sleep Diet Guide are both comprehensive in detail and highly self-explanatory. The program also comes with a user-guide for the binaural beats audio meditations and sleep hypnosis recording. There is also a sleep planner to help you track your progress.
If you miss a day or two from the program, don’t worry. You can pick up where you left off the next day. However, do try your level best to carry out the program in its entirety for 30-days, initially.
I advise that you follow the Six Steps set out in the book and use the audios for 30-days straight. Your sleep-wake cycle is most likely very out of sync, and as such needs extensive readjustment. The techniques you will learn from reading my book will remain with you forever, and will give you the power to control your sleep for the rest of your life. You will learn what negative sleep behaviors to avoid, and how to quickly resolve sleeping difficulties, should they arise again in the future.
Of course, like every other person in this world you will have the odd night when you struggle to sleep because of stress or illness. To tell you otherwise would be a lie. Any program claiming to offer a magic cure that will make you sleep soundly every night of your life from here on in is a fraud.
However, any odd night or short period of bad sleep will be significantly different to the habitual insomnia you are experiencing right now. No longer will you fear going to bed or become anxious when thinking about whether or not you are capable of sleeping. Never again will you caught in the cycle of insomnia. That stops here, today.
You will know when you need to revert to the Six Steps again because your body will tell you so. Perhaps it will be because of a few late night’s, or because you’ve been on holiday and your sleep-wake cycle has been disrupted through time zone differences. The fact is, like millions of others, you and I are susceptible to insomnia, and bad sleep hygiene will trigger insomnia if you allow it to go on for too many days.
The Six Steps program gives you a set of natural, holistic tools that you can use at any time in the future, should you feel as though insomnia is creeping back into your life. My personal experience is that in these situations, three days of following the program again is enough to put you back on track. The majority of my clients pursue the use of binaural beats meditation post the program, and continue using the recordings to not just optimize their sleep, but also to temper stress and achieve high-level relaxation.
Yes. The program is safe and natural and suitable for all ages, 16+.
This program will help you if you answer yes to one of the following questions:
- I currently take sleeping pills.
- I have trouble falling asleep.
- I experience mid-sleep waking.
- I wake up in the night and struggle to sleep again.
- I go through extended periods of bad sleep.
- I feel overactive and stressed around bedtime.
- I feel anxious when preparing to sleep.
- I suffer from mild sleepwalking.
- I suffer from sleep paralysis.
- I suffer from mild sleep apnea.
- I suffer from restless legs syndrome.
This program will NOT help you if you answer yes to one of the following questions:
- You don’t want to try anything other than sleeping pills.
- You’re epileptic or prone to seizures.
- You’re pregnant.
- You wear a pacemaker.
- Your condition requires medical or psychiatric treatments.
When downloading to an iPad/iPhone using the individual files, you will find (usually) that the books will open on your iPad/iPhone because they are in PDF format – as long as you have a PDF reader enabled on your device.
The mp3 files, however, won’t download to your device. This is because iOS mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone won’t permit media downloads from the Safari browser. They do not permit zip file downloads either, so you won’t be able to download and unzip the big zip file on your iPad or iPhone.
There are two ways around this issue:
1. The easiest way to download to your iPad or iPhone is to first download to a computer. You can then drag and drop the mp3 files into iTunes, then plugin your device and sync as normal. Apple has a tutorial with screenshots showing exactly how to do this on the support site: https://support.apple.com/en-sg/HT201593
2. There are apps that you can install to enable you to download directly to your iOS device, but most people I speak with struggle to use these as it requires you to be app-savvy. For this reason I always suggest downloading the mp3 files to a computer first, and then transferring the files as instructed above.
Recommended apps are as follows:
You can use the Documents 5 app (a file manager app) to download the files and play them within the app itself. You can also use iCab Mobile (costs $1.49). This is a special web browser for iOS which allows you to download any type of file and open the file in other apps: