Ellen your post is what I needed to hear! THANK YOU! I've down loaded the book and have already read the forward and Chap 1, I feel hopeful again. I know that understanding Sleep and what's actually needed will set my fears at ease. You hit the nail on the head with the vicious cycle of fear-symptom-more fear. Ellen, May I ask how long you've been battling insomnia and how far into treatment? How is your sleep situation now? I have to agree on the sleep hygiene comment as well. I've followed that to a T and it hasn't made a huge difference. Walt, I agree with the breathing exercises. It always brings really nice yawns which is a nice benefit. Thank you for sharing it! I will put Sarno's book aside "Divided Mind" for the moment because I think reading "Say Goodnight To Insomnia" will help me over this hurdle immensely. BTW I did suffer chronic neck pain and headaches for 15 years until I discovered Dr. Sarno. Drs repeatly to stop any heavy lifting, high intensity workouts, gardening, heavy housework blah blah blah. I've been TOTALLY pain free, no headaches these past 4 years. I squat 100lbs (3 sets of 8). Dead lift 125 lbs (3 sets of 6). I have two beautiful organic vegetable gardens, orchids, and roses. I'm 53 years old. So that is testimony to what MindBody healing can do. I have no doubt TMS is curable....I just wasn't sure about insomnia being in that classification with out a specific pain attached. What an interesting journey. Thank you all! As we say in Hawaii Much Aloha and my deepest Mahalo!