We all need sleep. In fact, we all need 6-8 hours of sleep each night in order to function properly. Losing out on one night’s sleep can take a while to recover from, but eventually we do catch up. However, long term sleeping problems just aren’t as easy to shake off. Insomnia affects the sleep […]
When most people start thinking about weight loss, they pay special attention to eating more low fat foods and getting more exercise. Yet many dieters probably wouldn’t consider how a lack of sleep might be getting in the way of achieving the weight loss results they’re aiming for. And many of us almost certainly wouldn’t […]
New research, published in the June 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that a lack of sleep ramps up activity in the part of the brain responsible for regulation of emotions. The study discovered that natural worriers seem most vulnerable to the negative effect of sleep loss. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), […]
Source: BBC News It may be possible to slow the decline in memory and learning as we age by tackling poor sleep, researchers hope. Their study, in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has revealed an intimate relationship between an ageing brain, sleep and memory. Experiments showed that changes in the ageing brain damaged the quality of […]
Sleep is absolutely essential for the health and wellbeing of both the body and mind. It is the time for the body to repair and rejuvenate. Adults need around 7-8 hours sleep a night, more when stressed or run down. Sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep impairs mental and physical function, including that of the […]
Research from the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders found that there was a strong link between being able to fall asleep (primary insomnia) and/or waking up in the middle the night (middle insomnia), and severity of high blood pressure.
The hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the NHS could save money and serve patients better by treating some serious conditions with hypnosis.
The government has announced this week its new mental health strategy for England and promises an extra £400m for therapies, such as counselling, so as to increase access to them by 60% by 2015. This together with the shift of NHS spending to the GP’s might explain why we at The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy have been approached by two local GP’s this week to discuss sending their patients to us for effective help with smoking cessation.
According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, insomnia needs to be treated as a major health issue.
The report called “Sleep Matters” suggests there is a link between insomnia and poor relationships, and also low energy levels and an inability to concentrate.