I have suffered with insomnia for about 11 years. I would put in a full day at work, running an office, responsible for a staff of 42 people, supporting the president and CEO of a corporation in Washington DC. By the time I got home, my body was exhausted, but my mind would continue to race. At night, I would worry so intensely about sleeping that I would fear it. Bedtime was scary for me. I read so many books about insomnia and spent thousands of dollars on new beds promising me a good nights’sleep but nothing worked. I was at the end of my rope. I used and abused sleeping aids, over the counter drugs, prescription drugs and I still did not sleep. On a typical night, I would take 5 Excedrin Pms and 1 or 2 Ambiens. If that didn’t work, I’d take a Xanax and/or Benadryl. This frightening ritual was just about every night of the week. Any sleep I did get with these drugs left me feeling groggy and tired. Recently, my best friend sent me Kristin Volk Funk’s tape, with a handwritten note that said, ‘Here is the hypnosis tape, for Gods sake DON’T LISTEN TO IT WHILE DRIVING- IT’S HYPNOSIS!’ I smiled and smirked at the same time. “AS IF, I thought to myself, like this is going to work on me!! With my high tolerance I thought this would be just one more thing to prove that I am a non-sleeping freak of nature. Another failure. Nonetheless, I promised myself that I would listen to it that night. I listened and really, REALLY liked it! I felt a warm calming feeling slowly come over me. I LOVE THIS WOMAN’S VOICE!! I felt ‘light’, like the weight of the world had been taken off my shoulders. The next thing I remember it was morning and I felt GREAT! I had slept the entire night through, without ANY drugs or medications and I felt WONDERFUL! To be perfectly honest, I was a non-believer and thought myself to be non-hypnotizable, but I have listened to this tape every night since then and have peacefully drifted off into a tranquil, deep, MUCH NEEDED sleep. Thank you, Kristin!