Sleep Now - How You Can Get To Sleep Now
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Sleep Now - How You Can Get To Sleep Now

How To Develop an Effective Working Strategy For Nights When You Have Sleeping Problems
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Created by Albert Nerenberg
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Can’t sleep? It’s tough. It’s lonely. And it can make you sick. 
The problem is most of the common solutions for sleeplessness are questionable. 
Sleeping pills have side effects in the short and long term. 
And other common methods like counting sheep, even deep breathing, have limited results. This course, Sleep Now is about creating the most dependable healthy, sleep strategy too date. It’s by using a Sleep List. A sleep list is a list of sleep tactics, techniques and strategies you go down one by one until you sleep. I’ve created this course, because I’ve had sleep problems myself for years and this is the closest thing I’ve found to a real solution. I’m not a doctor or a sleep specialist, but I’m a journalist and a hypnotist and my speciality has been about getting to the crux of issues. And I believe Sleep Now offers the best possibly to well…sleep now. This course uses two powerful tactics to help you sleep. A Sleep Practice improvement strategy. 
You will learn how to simply improve habits that will help you sleep in the long term. Sleep Now Sleep List You will learn a set of sleep tactics that can help you fall asleep if you can’t sleep tonight. It combines the best tactics I’ve found to date including EFT, breathing techniques, and a hypnotic induction. There easy to learn, and you can do it yourself. I also intend this to be interactive and open so that people can add their own tactics and tips to create the most effective list. 
Sleep is solvable. I improved my sleep. You can do it too. 
Sleep Now.
  • I am an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and hypnotist. I’ve been having trouble sleeping for years. I really wanted to get to the bottom of the issue. This course is the result.
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  • Some awareness of your sleep issues

SLEEP NOW - An action plan for sleep

Sleep now is a solutions-based two pronged action plan to improve your sleep and solve sleeplessness now.

Sleep Now teaches a 10 step Sleep Practice common sense Improvement plan as well as a Multi-Step Action Plan For Nights When You Can't Sleep.

It's called Sleep Now for a reason. It's designed to give you real tools to get to sleep. I'm not a doctor or a sleep specialist but I've had chronic sleep problems almost all my life. Sleep Now is my solution and it could be yours. As a filmmaker and a journalist, my job is to get to the crux of the story, and that's what try to do with Sleep Now.

Sleeplessness is an epidemic with at least a 1/3 of the population reporting ongoing sleep problems. The good news is that most of these problems are solvable.

Although it seems obvious most of us were never taught how to sleep, which may be why many of us are bad at it. Insomnia is at epidemic levels and most people have regular trouble sleeping. I had sleep problems myself and found the official solutions, sleeping pills, counting sheep, even deep breathing are not solid solutions. In fact there is increasing evidence that dependance on sleeping pills may be dangerous in the long term. As an investigative filmmaker, I've learned some times you had to delve deep before you get answers. When I launched my own investigation of the sleeplessness epidemic I discovered two important things:

1) There Are Good Reasons For the Sleeplessness Epidemic

2) There Really Are Some Game Changing Techniques That Can Help You Get Control of Your Sleep Habits.

You will learn them quickly in this course.

This course will also provide you with tools to help you when you're sleep challenged.

Combining hypnosis, breathing tactics, EFT and a potent sleep strategy Sleep Now is a powerful concentrated sleep course designed to make a difference quickly.

While everyone had advice on how to sleep better, Sleep Now is a breakthrough system that is designed to work tonight.

The system uses a 10-4 structures. It follows 10 principles of better sleeping as well as 4 Game Changing ideas you can apply. The teaching style is a simple direct sleep strategy designed to help you overcome sleep and relaxation problems naturally without drugs.

Sleep Now includes an optional Hypnosis Induction as well as a number of effective breathing techniques which make an instant difference. If you're having trouble sleeping. Sleep now could be the answer.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with sleep problems who's looking to fix them
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Curriculum For This Course
Sleep Now - An Action Plan For When You Can't Sleep
2 Lectures 03:24

How to use Sleep Now

If you're looking for strategies to improve your general sleep practice, switch to the Sleep Practice Section. If you're trying to sleep right now, stay here in Sleep Now.

Sleep Now is a strategic sleep list based approach to sleeping. The idea is that if you're having trouble getting to sleep you starting going down the Sleep Now list until you fall asleep. The list currently combines four techniques as well as 4 sleep tips. As the course progresses I'll add more tips and techniques as they are tested.

If you don't fall asleep by the end, you repeat the steps that you felt helped you the most.

if you wake up and can't go back to sleep, step 1, 2 and 4 can be helpful.

If something is unclear feel free to contact me at

Preview 01:30

Here is a link to a program that allows you to change you computer display optionally to a more sleep friendly colour.

Preview 01:54
Sleep Now STEP 1: A Relaxed Breathing Technique for Sleep
2 Lectures 03:28

Simple Breathing Technique To Relax

This video teaches you a simple breathing technique that helps you change your state for better sleep. It's simple and easy and you will get immediate relaxing results.


Why Breathing Techniques May Help You Sleep:

Breathing Technique May Help Change The Way You Perceive Time. This breathing technique may help you sleep for an intriguing reason. It slows down time. This breathing technique may cause a switch in brain dominance, to a part of the brain that is less able to sense time. One of the reasons people have sleeping problems is they feel the hours are clicking by and they can't sleep. So the breathing techniques appears to slow down time allow you to relax and drift off to sleep.

Preview 03:13

SLEEP TIP 1: A Hot Drink

Sleep Tip 1: A Hot Drink And Why It Works
Sleep Now STEP 2: Tapping Down Worry and Stress So You Can Sleep
3 Lectures 13:33


Tapping is a fantastic sleep aid but it may not be obvious why. At first.

Why is tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in a course about sleeping? One of the common reasons why people can't sleep is that they have repetitive or obsessive thoughts going round and round in their heads. No matter how much you try to get rid of it, the nervousness and worry caused by out of control thinking is one of the most common causes of sleeplessness. Although deep breathing often helps, it sometimes can't get rid of the agitated feeling or the nervous stomach that obsessive thinking often causes. Thus no sleep!

Tapping, according to studies, can calm the fear centres of the brain, directly. As the anyone thinking obsessively knows what they're thinking about.

It's the most effective way I've uncovered to calm the mind and set you up for sleep when other things like deep breathing don't work.

Preview 01:50

Sleep Now Sleep Tip 2: A Hot Shower Before Bed

A hot shower before bed can help bring on sleepiness. The reason: A hot shower will heat up the body's core temperature and when you step out into a cool room, the ensuing drop in body temperature begins slowing the metabolism and bringing on sleepiness.

The key thing thing here is that it's the movement from the hot shower to the cool room that seems to produce the effect.

Sleep Now Sleep Tip 2 - A Hot Shower Before Bed
3 Lectures 12:43

Hypnotic Sleep Induction

This is an optional sleep induction to help you relax and get to sleep. If you're not ready or uncertain about trying hypnosis feel free to move on to the next step. This hypnosis session focusses on improving your ability to relax so you can sleep. It features hypnotic music as well as speech.

WARNING: Do not listen to this while driving or operating any kind of machinery.

Sleep Now Hypnotic Sleep Induction Intro

This is an optional hypnotic sleep induction to help you relax and sleep. Do not listen to this while driving or operating machinery.

Why Hypnosis May Help You Sleep

The great advantage of hypnosis when it works is that it allows you to address unconscious states. It is obvious that we consciously want to sleep. Our unconscious may have other plans. It may want to worry, think, stress or just wonder about things. Hypnosis is designed to bypass the conscious mind and go to unconscious. This induction first relaxes the body, then it trains you to imitate the breathing behaviours of a sleeping person. It then allows you to become aware of the good relaxation is and set the goal of achieving more relaxed states and better sleep in the future.

Sleep Now Hypnotic Sleep Induction

A Dark Quiet Cool Room

Although many people claim they aren't distracted by lights, studies show that people sleep better in a darkened and slightly cool room. Even small monitor lights from laptops may reduce the quality of sleep. For optimal sleep, make you room cool and dark with no flashing lights. Make sure your phone is off as notifications undermine sleep quality.

Sleep Tip 3: A Darkened And Slightly Cool Room
Sleep Now STEP 4 - Sleep Trigger
2 Lectures 02:40

Sleep Now Sleep Trigger Technique

This is a simple and powerful breathing technique that can bring on sleep quickly. If you don't get immediate results, try again in a few minutes. Do not exert yourself.


Why this technique may help you sleep.

This breathing technique can be amazing as it quickly brings on a relaxed or calming state. As well it seems to quickly trigger sleep. It can be done repetitively within reason. Dr. Weil, the advocate of Integrative Medicine explains it here:

Sleep Now Sleep Trigger


Powering down is an effective way of telling your unconscious "we're getting ready for sleep."

Sleep Tip 4: Power Down Before Bed
Creating A Sleep Practice
2 Lectures 08:34

If you still can't sleep I recommend this short sleep practice course. This addresses the long term issues of why you can't sleep and what you can do about it.

Creating A Sleep Practice

Creating a Sleep Practice

This course has two sections: Sleep Practice and Sleep Now. Sleep Practice is for generally improving your sleep habits and you can do any time. Sleep Now is for nights when you can't fall asleep. It follows a multistep Sleep List program designed to give you options to overcome sleeplessness tonight.

If you're looking to generally improve your sleep habits watch Creating A Sleep Practice.
If you're having troubles sleeping tonight, switch to Sleep Now.

Creating A 10 Step Sleep Practice
About the Instructor
Albert Nerenberg
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Filmmaker, Journalist, Laughologist, Hypnotist

Albert Nerenberg is an award-winning filmmaker, Journalist and Hypnotist. He directed the first documentaries ever on Stupidity, Laughter (Laughology 2007) and Boredom (Boredom 2011) respectively. He created Trailervision, a concept movie site which CNN called "an international cult phenomenon." He is also one of the world's top experts on laughter, speaking around the world on the subject. He developed a laughter exercise technique called Laughercize which is used in drug rehabs and for laughter clubs. He also invented the format for international laughing championships. As a hypnotist he has done public demonstrations of hypnotic phenomena at IdeaCity and at International Film Festivals. Nerenberg's speciality is taking complicated topics and making them effortlessly simple. In 2011, Greatest named him to the list of 100 Most Influential People in Fitness and Happiness. He's the recipient of France's RIre D'Or award for Laughter and has a private practice as a hypnotist. He recently completed a TV special called Instant Shift for Vision TV where he investigates new healing modalities.