Who are the 20% of people who did not benefit from using the program?
Some of the people who have not benefited had an unforseeable crisis soon after
starting the program. One man had a car accident, a woman became ill and had to
have a hysterectomy, another woman went through a marital separation. It is
natural that your sleep worsens for a while after things like this happen. Some
of the people did not benefit from the program because they refused to change
habits that were clearly harmful to their sleep. One woman insisted on eating
just one meal a day, at midnight, which of course made it hard for her to
sleep well. Another woman said that she could not cut out having a nap during
the day. A man insisted on sleeping in until midday on weekends, not giving
his body clock a chance to adjust properly. Another man insisted on working
and studying until well past midnight, and then went to bed mentally and
physically tense, making it hard for him to sleep well. Some people who needed
to work on reducing stress at work or at home if they were to sleep better
did not do this.
Some people who needed counselling regarding major unresolved
issues in their lives if they were to sleep better (issues that they worried
about in bed night after night for months or years, or issues that caused them
to be constantly irritable, anxious, upset, tense or depressed) did not seek
Finally, the largest group among those who did not benefit were people
who did not stick at it for the full 4-6 weeks. If you have had a long-term
chronic sleep problem, you don't change that habit of sleeping poorly in a week
or two. It usually takes the full four to six weeks until you see consistent improvement.
You don't have to believe in the program for it to work
- many of those who got good results were very sceptical at the start.
But if you want to get good results, you do have to do the program
for the full four to six weeks. Most people understand that
- and somost people do get significant improvement in their sleep.