"Of all the pleasures that cannot be surpassed whether you be young or old, being snuggly tucked up in bed under the sheets on a cold night of the year takes some beating.
Going to bed is not enough for some folk though as bed can represent both pain and pleasure, happiness and regret. Couples who have spent a happy life together can often never get used to sleeping alone after their partner has died, whereas I am led to understand that couples who have separated after their relationship has turned sour often sleep well for the first time in many years when they sleep alone. Marriages going through a bad patch where physical contact between the couple is either non-existent or is greatly resented when it does take place often find their marital bed to be like a prison cell and the light of morning, 'freedom once more.'
Then there are those folk, whom for a vast variety of reasons find themselves unable to get off to sleep, sleep uninterrupted or sleep throughout the night and wake up refreshed the next morning. Once their bad sleeping practices/experiences have been in existence for some considerable time, it can be extremely difficult to break.
Thirty years ago I found myself in hospital for a week of cancer tests. At the time, I was a 40 year old professional with a reputation for being one of the country's most experienced Relaxation Trainers. I thought at the time that had I died then, I would have died without leaving the type of relaxation benefit to the world that I was capable of leaving.
Upon leaving hospital, after getting the medical 'all clear', I invested £2000 and hired a recording studio for a week where I made a special 'Relaxation Tape' that was primarily designed to help people establish a good sleeping pattern. What makes this relaxation tape different is that it helps the trainee establish the type of breathing pattern and brain wave pattern that induces sleep and keeps one sleeping soundly. The tape also uses the benefits of 'auto suggestion', along with specific body postures that help lower blood pressure and increase sensations of body warmth and heaviness in the tummy, hands and feet. All these sensations exist in all sleeping people.
The Relaxation Tape entitled, 'Relax with Bill' was produced to 'give away' and not sell. Over the years, between 5,000 and 10,000 people have received free copies of the tape. It has never been sold, nor will it be. The relaxation tape is part of my legacy to the world for others to freely benefit from. It is available on my website to freely download for use. It takes around a month's daily practice to establish a good sleeping habit. If you burn a copy onto disc and play it nightly for the next four weeks, I feel sure it will be of benefit to you. Please pass on this information to other bad sleepers who could benefit.
Contra-indications for the use of this tape include pregnant women, anyone with a brain abnormality or anyone whose blood pressure levels are consistently lower than average. The tape should never be played whenever driving a car or performing any task which requires full alertness for one's safety. For immediate access to the tape click on the link below."William Forde: May 20th, 2015.