Hypnotherapy for Sleep Disorders

The leading source of sleep problems is stress. While there may be other reasons you cant sleep, stress is known to be the number one cause of sleep disorders. Hypnosis is said to be one of the most effective cures for sleep problems.

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a form of treatment, typically for relieving pain or conditions related to states of mind. If you have difficulty sleeping, something may be on your mind; you may not be able to switch off enough from your daily events to fall asleep at night. If you have had repeated problems falling asleep, you may develop a fear of lying awake at night. Stress and anxiety can keep you awake as well.

Myth or Real

Myths abound about hypnosis, but, in fact, it is little more than a heightened state of awareness in which you are more in touch with your unconscious mind than your conscious one. An example of this is driving a car home and being unaware on reaching home how many lights were red and how many green, or how long you were listening to that song you hate on the radio. Like daydreaming, these are natural ‘trance’ states.

Hypnotherapy can be used to resolve sleeping disorders and insomnia which tend to stem from our inner thoughts and feelings playing out in our minds. If you suffer from insomnia, early waking, disturbed sleep, or snoring, hypnotherapy may be beneficial to you. When you are asleep your conscious mind is still at work looking after you.

Why Does it Work

Hypnotherapy can directly access those things that are subconsciously bothering us. During hypnosis, your mind is free to forget about the stresses of life and relax. Take time to relax your body and program your subconscious mind to help you to fall asleep more quickly and easily each night.

Hypnotherapy can help with getting to sleep by:

  • Re-educating your mind to expect to enjoy a good night’s sleep
  • Teaching new relaxation techniques to help your mind and body to slow down at the end of the day.
  • Sleeping becomes much easier in this state, helping you to learn techniques to remove some of the noise from a racing mind.

Insomnia and most sleep problems are a very modern phenomenon and representative of the pace of modern life, and helping you to understand some of the causes of insomnia and sleeping problems.

What Types of Sleep Problems can Hypnotherapy Help With

Generally, hypnotherapists clients sleep problems fall into two categories. The first is simply not being able to fall asleep at night. The second involves waking up at an inconveniently early hour and not being able to fall asleep again.

Learning effective self-hypnosis skills can help you to significantly improve your sleep patterns and can help with indirect effects of insomnia and sleep problems such as daytime anxiety and bruxism (teeth grinding during the night), sleepwalking, and bedwetting. With the use of Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis you can experience significantly improved sleep, mood, and energy.

By learning to successfully use the techniques of self-hypnosis, you will take control of your sleep, mind, and body. You will be empowered by the realization that the key to conquering insomnia resides within you. Therefore, you will boost your confidence in your personal power and strengthen your sense of self-esteem, which is fundamental to optimal health and well-being.

Create a pleasant, comfortable, and quiet sleep environment. If you can’t go to sleep after 30 minutes, don’t fight it any longer= put on a hypnosis CD or read or even journal about your thoughts or your feelings.

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