New sleep habits
- By altering the ways your subconscious mind automatically approaches relaxation and sleep, hypnotherapy can be capable of completely overturning your old sleep habits.
- Everybody at some point in their life will experience some problem with sleep, be it too little or too much, being unable to fall aleep or frequently waking, having interrupted sleep or waking up tired.
- If your sleep difficulties leave you tired during the day it is called insomnia. Insomnia may be chronic (long-term) or transient (short-term) and can range from mildly infuriating to a serious precursor for depression and anxiety disorders.
- Friends and family are generally on hand with 'helpful hints', many of which do help many people but if you have come this far then you've likely tried them all and need a more profound change than that.
- Hypnotherapy teaches you a new depth of relaxation and a more complete 'switching off' in your head when it hits your pillow. A completely new sleep behaviour is then able to emerge that enables you to re-energise fully each night. For some, the recovery of this full potential is life changing.
- To achieve the greatest success we will consider a whole range of sleep related factors; behavioural, environmental, dietary and in the mind's ability to slow down the thoughts at night. By dealing with all of these at the same time you become more able to make the transition to being a good sleeper without any other factors tripping up the process.
Some of the typical symptoms of insomnia are:
- takes longer than 40 minutes to fall asleep
- wake up repeatedly
- wake up too early
- unable to get back to sleep
- tired in the day
- only get to sleep with the aid of pills or alcohol
- frequent headaches
- not refreshed on waking
- lack of concenration
Other sleep related disorders that hypnotherapy
can usually help with are:
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Nightmares and night terrors
- Snoring (& disturbance of the partners of snorers)
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Sufferers of the following sleep disorders may
find that hypnotherapy is worth trying:
- Sleep Walking
- Sleep Apnoea
For insomnia and serious sleep issues it is officially recommended that you have first sought medical advice via your GP
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
Causes of insomnia are highly individual so their treatment is too. The most common methods of treatment though, are likely to be:
- Learn deep relaxation with hypnosis
(training in how to relax very deeply each night and how to 'switch-off' more completely)
- Hypnotic Suggestions
(these look to encourage your subconscious mind that it is good at sleeping)
- Stress management
(using hypnotherapy and NLP, the levels of your day to day stress can usually be substantially reduced resulting in there being less 'on your mind' at bedtime or any other time)
(Sometimes it is old, troublesome memories that are at the heart of insomnia. These can be explored, if requested, by regression or discussion for example. These memories may then be reprocessed from a better viewpoint, usually allowing you to remove the disturbing effects they are causing)
- Exploration of Lifestyle & Environmental
(a wide range of factors can be explored to help shift your life's overall balance to enable easier sleep)
- Break the old cycles.
(NLP techniques may be used to break the old cycles of sleep behaviour. This generally makes it much easier to automatically adopt the new successful patterns)
This really depends on the unique individual and the sources of their particular sleep problem.