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Sleep Better

Written by: Aaptiv
Narrated by: Jade Alexis
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
Price: CDN$ 6.20
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Publisher's Summary

7 audio-guided sessions.

By now you know that getting enough sleep is one of the fundamental keys to overall health and well-being. But, achieving optimal shuteye and truly winding down at night are skills that few seem to have mastered.

Aaptiv’s Sleep Better program includes seven classes led by meditation and mindfulness expert Jade Alexis. On day one of the program you’ll begin with ten minutes of relaxation and focus on your breath. As the week progresses you’ll graduate to a 30-minute session and incorporate techniques that train your body to release tension and prepare for deep sleep including breathwork, body scans, and yoga nidra - a type of meditative state achieved before sleep.

This program is designed to be taken as many times through as you wish and can be referred back to as often as you need.   

Please note: all Aaptiv audio-fitness programs, including those in your Audible library, will become unavailable after Sept 5, 2019. 

©2018 Aaptiv, Inc. (P)2018 Aaptiv, Inc.

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  • sweetclynbrite
  • 2018-11-30

Love it .....but

I love these bedtime meditations...they truly help me fall and stay asleep...I have had problems sleeping for years and this is the thing that works for me. If possible Please remove the This is Audible at the end it is not necessary and actually startled me the first time....not a criticism, just an observation and recommendation.

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  • wisny
  • 2018-09-09

"THIS IS AUDIBLE" at the end is the only bad part!

The overly LOUD, discordant, 'THIS IS AUDIBLE" inserted at the end is really awful. This is a sleep meditation. And if, by chance, it happens to actually work (and it does!), the really REALLY REALLY loud "THIS IS AUDIBLE" commercial at the end kinda wrecks it. You can count on being jarred back to wakefulness.

Really awful.

Also, it would be helpful if you could loop or link the 7 chapters, so that you could play more than one, without interrupting yourself to load up a new track, if you're really having a difficult time getting to sleep (which the VERY LOUD 'THIS IS AUDIBLE' commercial at the end is likely to exacerbate...

If you could chop that off, and have continuous play from track to track, this would be near perfect for a sleep meditation.

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  • Silvia
  • 2018-10-18

Good techniques to relax and fall asleep

It really worked for me, it helped me relax and fall asleep right after. The program teaches you something new every day, but you also repeat what you previously learned. So you end up having a nice routine to put in practice when you can't sleep.

The narrator was perfect, she had a calming voice. Apparently they removed the final "This is audible". So you will only hear it at the beginning, which is not so disturbing.

In order to listen to more than one track , I tried to use the function of the player that supposedly allows you to play the various parts of a book without stopping, but it is not working in this case. If you want to do so, you have to manually load the next track.

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  • Summer R
  • 2018-11-19

Speedy Jade gets the job done at .75x speed

My entire family benefited from this. My 10 year old typically needs melatonin to get to sleep in less than an hour. The first day he needed 2 sessions. The 2nd day, most of 1 session, and thereafter about 5-10 minutes.

That said, we had to listen at .75x speed. Ms. Jade goes at a speed and pitch you’d expect as part of a light stretch and meditation at the end of a group workout...not a speed/pitch conducive to sleep. It was off-putting at first until we figured out that we could slow her down.

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  • Megan Andrus
  • 2018-09-10

Sleeping Tons Better

I have been doing these sessions at night for the past few nights and am sleeping like a log. They work great and help get me to relax before bed. My husband usually starts snoring half way through them. They are great! Totally recommend!

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  • Hanah
  • 2018-10-16

Let It Land

Good exercises, but too fast. Needs to take time to let the exercise land. For sleep it's too fast-paced, and I feel like I'm being rushed, which is counterproductive.

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  • Pearl
  • 2018-09-12

Great way to enhance your sleep

Guided meditation to help you fall fast and deeply into sleep. Narrators voice is comforting and she also includes affirmations and moments of gratitude in the nightly meditations. I would highly recommend!

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  • Cobus Viviers
  • 2018-12-03

Surprisingly bad

From the start it feels super rushed, actually made me feel stressed when I was calm. They throw in a some stuff about a third eye witch seems to mean you need to focus on your eyebrows. Honestly feels like a rushed reading of a script from a script they got from some hocus pocus website.

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  • Robert
  • 2018-10-15

Great content, didn't find the narration relaxing

The pace and the background music were good, and the content seemed to have potential. But I honestly didnt find the narration relaxing. Jade"s pronunciation and inflections were jarring to me. 😕

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-24

Content okay, but distracting audio features

The content is fine for the most part, although there were a couple of vocabulary choices that felt a little too New Age for me. However, the audio itself is distracting. The narrator speaks very quickly; I actually had to check that I didn't accidentally have my speed bumped up above 1.0x. The balance of music to voiceover felt off (the piano, which I usually love, felt like tiny ear bombs). And is a small thing, but I really want to know where the narrator is from, because I couldn't place the accent.

All in all, this is not going to cut it as a sleep aid for me. Calm is a much better app, in my opinion. Now to figure out how to get this out of my library...

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