Hypnotherapy for Insomnia
Improve Your Sleep with Hypnotherapy in Fife
We've probably all experienced the frustration of lying in bed at night waiting for sleep to arrive, and becoming more anxious as the clock ticks towards morning and sleep seems further away than ever. But when this happens night after night, it can cause great anxiety and can even lead to depression.
If you find it difficult falling asleep or fall asleep easily but wake up several times during the night, you are not alone; approximately a third of the UK population experience sleep problems at some stage of their lives.
Sleep can often be a barometer of your overall health. In many cases, people in good health tend to sleep well, whereas those suffering from repeated sleeping problems might have an underlying medical or mental health problem, be it minor or serious. Unfortunately, even minimal sleep loss can take a toll on your mood, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle stress. Ignoring sleep problems and disorders can lead to poor health, accidents, impaired job performance, and relationship stress.
If you want to feel your best, stay healthy, and perform up to your potential, sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.
Common Symptoms of Sleeping Trouble
There are two main types of sleep: deep sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Deep sleep is thought to be especially restorative for the brain. During REM sleep we dream, and this enables us to process things we have experienced during the day. If we don’t get enough of both deep and REM sleep, it can leave us feeling tired, irritable and unable to function during the day.
The most common symptoms of sleep disorders are:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up during the night
- Waking up early in the morning
Pressure from work, grief, moving home, financial worries and problems and relationship issues overload our minds at times, especially when we are trying to get to sleep. Additionally, physical conditions such as chronic pain and tension can cause sleep issues. When we suffer from chronic sleep disorders, it can increase negative thoughts towards sleep in general, causing a negative cycle of worry. We often become our own worst enemies by fuelling ourselves with caffeine before bed or staying up late watching TV which can affect our sleeping habits.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help with Insomnia?
Many people are sleep-deprived due to the stress of modern life. Using Hypnosis, we can experience total mental and physical relaxation and replace negative, stressful thoughts with peace and calm to promote better and more efficient sleep patterns. Within long-term sleep difficulties a number of negative behaviours can also become attached to the bedtime and sleep routines. With Hypnotherapy we can work to get rid of these negative patterns and to help you form new and more positive habits in their place.
With Hypnotherapy we can:
- Help to process the negative thoughts and emotions
- Get to and resolve the cause of our sleeping anxieties
- Bring down levels of anxiety
- Get our sleep patterns back to a healthy level
When we are able to make changes to your negative beliefs about sleep, we can replace them with a new, positive outlook so that you fall asleep effortlessly. You will find yourself waking up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
Hypnotherapy re-educates your mind into relaxing easily into sleep. You will learn techniques and deep relaxation exercises which will enable you to relax physically and mentally. Should you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, you are shown routines to quickly relax your mind, allowing you to drift back to sleep again.
Together we will look at the possible reasons for your insomnia – sometimes it is due to an underlying unresolved issue. Using hypnotherapy, we can work to reduce the worry and stress of not sleeping and help you again to have a refreshing and relaxing sleep experience.
Change Can Happen Sooner Than You Think
To book your initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you get a good nights sleep, please contact us below.