The Sleep Salon Review:
“Can an MP3 File Cure Your Insomnia?”
Insomnia. I’m not sure there’s anything more frustrating.
The endless staring at the ceiling. That desperate waiting for slumber to
finally kick in. The feeling of immense tiredness throughout the next day.
But such sleep problems may be a thing of the past, if the claims of a new
scientific audio program are to be believed.
The Sleep Salon is a new audio program, designed to help eliminate sleeping
problems by tapping into the power of the mind. It uses special sounds to help
influence brainwave patterns, taking the brain from being wide awake and lulling
it gently into a deep, relaxing sleep.
The program comes from the creators of the Brain Evolution System and the Brain
Salon, and is supposed to be based on over 100 years of brainwave research.
The science is pretty simple. Your brain emits a mild electrical frequency,
which can be measured using an EEG machine. They call these ‘brainwaves’, and
different brainwave frequencies mean that you’re in different states of mind.
So, as you’re reading this, you’re likely consciously alert and attentive, and
so your brainwaves should be operating in the Beta (12-30 Hz) frequency.
However when you’re asleep, brainwaves dip down to the Delta (0.1-4 Hz)
frequency. And yes, this is all common knowledge in the science world.
The Sleep Salon taps into this, by capitalizing on a physics phenomenon known as
“entrainment.” When you strike one tuning fork and hold another next to it, the
second starts resonating at the same frequency. It’s the same with the brain:
when exposed to a certain frequency, the brain ‘copies’ that frequency. The
sessions inside the Sleep Salon all contain special ‘encoded’ frequencies.
When the brain ‘hears’ these frequencies, it copies them — taking your brain down from
the wide-awake Beta frequency down to
To put it even simpler: listen to these simple MP3 audio files — and you’ll
The science is all explained simply on the company’s website. It’s no-frills
approach to marketing is refreshing. Simple and stylish, without clutter and excess
But does this all really work? I decided to try it out.
On placing my order, I received my download links pretty much instantly — and
got to work exploring the contents.
The program came with a 40+ page user manual, and 12 individual MP3 audio
sessions, which made up the entire Sleep Salon collection.
The first thing that strikes you with this program is how genuinely
comprehensive it is. Many similar programs have a “one size suits all” approach
when it comes to brainwave entrainment. I know, because I’ve tried many of them
in the past. You listen to a single audio MP3 and it’s supposed to help you fall
asleep. But life isn’t like that, and while such sessions may work for many that use them, the rest require a more personalized prescription.
The Sleep Salon contains sessions that aim to appeal beyond the mass market .
Certainly, there are sessions in there for handling occasional sleeplessness.
But you’ll also find sessions for getting to sleep when you have chronic
insomnia, a slow wave disorder (such as depression), or for deep healing sleep
when you have chronic pain. Most programs don’t even consider these more niche
markets. There are also programs for overcoming caffeine addiction, handling
body-clock issues, and getting over stress-related sleep problems. (The almost
‘plain’ website doesn’t make it clear the program is so comprehensive.)
To get started, just read through the guide, identify what kind of sleep issues you have,
then listen to the right session. It seemed simple. So I decide to give it a go.
For ease, I start with the most basic session of them all — the ‘Sleep
Induction with Night Sounds’ MP3. It apparently lasts for 50 minutes,
although I didn’t make it that far. I remember hitting the ‘play’ button, and
then relaxing to the etheric, deep space-like noises (mixed with chirping
crickets) as it played out on my
bedside iPhone dock. Surprisingly, I dozed off within minutes. I woke up
naturally almopt 8 hours later, a true miracle for someone like myself,
typically tortured with just four hours sleep a night, maximum.
As insomnia reaches epidemic levels in the United States, the negative effects
are now becoming more well-known. Irritability. Reduced mental functioning.
Hallucinations. Weakened immune system. Risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Growth suppression. Obesity. And the list goes on.
But the positives of high quality sleep are exactly the opposite: you feel mentally
more alert, you enjoy a stronger immune system, you are generally happier and
less stressed, you enjoy more energy, and you notice a marked improvement in
memory and reasoning.
And all of these things were happening for me the next day. The improvement was
profound. When the company claimed the Sleep Salon will help you to “change your
life, overnight” — I never took the statement so literally. Ever the scientist,
however, I continued the experiment.
There are multiple sessions with the Sleep Salon, and not just for helping you
get to sleep. You’ll find a huge 8 individual sleep induction sessions. But
you’ll also find sessions for relaxation, sleep training, and even (ironically)
‘wake up’ sessions. The theory is that if you can stay more awake during the
day, you’ll feel more asleep when you’re ready to sleep.
Over the coming week, I tried pretty much every session in the entire Sleep
Salon range. The ‘Hypnotic Sleep Induction’ session was beautiful to listen to,
with its 3D-voice sounds effects and beautiful background music. The ‘Wake Up
with Classical Music’ became my alarm clock MP3, a great way to kick-start the
day with the added benefit of brainwave entrainment. The ‘Stress & Anxiety
Reduction’ session was used multiple times over the week that followed, and
provided a great way to relax into an afternoon, and put your mind into a
gentle, focused state.
But perhaps one of the most powerful sessions of all for me was the ‘All Night
Sleep Loop.’ Just burn this session to a CD, or play the MP3 on your iPhone, and put
it on repeat as you drift off to sleep. This expertly timed, 90-minute session
the frequency patterns of high-quality, deep, restorative sleep cycles — and your
brain naturally follows. The result is that your mind sticks to its natural
frequency cycles while you sleep, allowing you to enjoy a deep and profound
rest. And if you’re one for waking up throughout the
course of a night for a toilet break (as I unfortunately do these days!), it’ll
quickly lull you straight back to sleep the moment you return to bed.
The science that makes the Sleep Salon work is simply astounding. The guide
explains it all much simpler than anything I’ve ever read before, introduces
each individual session, then provides ‘prescriptions’ depending on what kind of
sleep issues you’re having. And for those that aren’t so interested in the
how-and-why, there’s a one-page ‘quick start’ guide at the front, so you can
begin pretty much straight away.
I’ll be honest with you. Over the years, I’ve tried everything to overcome my
sleeping problems. I’ve experimented with dozens of similar “brainwave” programs. I’ve taken
melatonin on a near-nightly basis. I found myself at different times addicted to Nytol and Zopiclone.
For me, there’s pretty much no doubt about it. Quite simply, nothing has
same results as I’ve found with the Sleep Salon.
If you suffer from any kind of sleeping issues — from occasional sleeplessness
to chronic insomnia — then I urge you to try out the Sleep Salon for yourself.
You can do so risk-free, too: every copy comes with a full, no-questions-asked
And, for once, I’m pleased to announce that this is one refund I absolutely won’t be asking for.
Pros: Incredibly powerful, simple to use, and actually works!
Cons: Downloads only (no audio CD version), no telephone support.
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