Hypnotherapy for Insomnia
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 or 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.
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 problems. 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 fueling ourselves with caffeine before bed or staying up late watching TV which can affect our sleeping habits.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help You Sleep?
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.
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.
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.