Hypnotherapy for Insomnia
Helping You Achieve A Good Nights Sleep…
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The way insomnia works
People with insomnia often believe that they are “Insomniacs”; i.e. genetically predisposed to insomnia. Nothing can be further from the truth. Every living organism has a dormant period so sleep is natural, therefore insomnia is unnatural.
In general insomnia is caused by an underlying anxiety which can be about relationships, financial worries, self-esteem issues and many other anxieties. Each client is different. However, by using hypnotherapy for Insomnia we can work out what is going on and resolve the issues at a subconscious level, leading you back to a natural sleep pattern.
Paul White, the insomnia specialist at The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, explains, “Nearly 30% of the population has some form of insomnia. Insomnia is nearly always underpinned by anxiety and this anxiety interrupts the normal sleep pattern. This anxiety is what people with insomnia tend to ruminate about whilst attempting to sleep which is what hypnotherapy for insomnia targets. This rumination generates high levels of anxiety and hence an increased level of alertness within the insomniac and therefore sleep eludes them. Sometimes this anxiety is so low level that the person may not be very aware of it and therefore believes there is no reason for the lack of sleep.”
Types of insomnia
Do you tend to lie awake for more than an hour before you get to sleep?
Can you stay asleep until morning once you do finally fall asleep? If so, you have what is often called initial insomnia. This is one of the most common types of insomnia.
Hypnotherapy will help you to develop good sleep hygiene and reduce night-time stress and worry. It will also help you to create a healthy bedtime routine that will be conducive to relaxing when you go to bed.
Do you manage to fall asleep fairly quickly but then wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling back to sleep?
If so, you have what is called middle insomnia. This is certainly one of the most frustrating types of insomnia. But you can go back to sleep.
Hypnotherapy will focus on giving you the tools to calm your mind and allow you to relax back into sleep. It will also resolve any underlying anxiety issues that may be hindering a natural sleep pattern.
Do you wake up too early in the morning, before you have had your full amount of sleep?
In that case, you have what’s called terminal insomnia (that sounds a lot worse than it is. No, you won’t die from waking up too early, so relax!), also called late insomnia.
Like middle insomnia, the hypnotherapy will focus on giving you the tools to calm your mind and allow you to relax back into sleep.
Do you just have insomnia occasionally?
Does it last a few days and then go away? If so, join the club! This is the most common of all types of insomnia, as just about everyone has it. It is usually nothing to worry about, unless your insomnia is directly related to a certain event or activity you must perform, such as test-taking. In this case, it may prevent you from realising an important life goal, such as passing a professional exam or even graduating from college. By using hypnotherapy we will suggest to your subconscious mind that allowing you to relax and sleep soundly is a more appropriate behaviour.
Have you had your insomnia for several weeks now?
Possibly even months? Does it sometimes get better, only to relapse a few weeks later? Do you have sleepless nights more than once a week? If so, you’re in the right place.. Hypnotherapy is very effective at treating chronic insomnia.
People with insomnia often have a multitude of problems associated with their sleep disorder. Problems associated with insomnia are:-
- Alcohol abuse
- Health problems
Insomnia often co-exists with other disorders and can be the main factor in the other disorder. For example, someone with depression might have significant sleep disruption. This sleep disruption will cause fatigue which makes it far harder for the person to deal with and resolve their feelings of depression. So achieving a more natural sleep pattern can significantly help with the depression. This is true with many anxiety disorders.
How can hypnotherapy for insomnia help?
We will help you return to a more normal pattern of sleep by using hypnotherapy to remove any underlying anxiety issues and helping you to get back to a normal sleep routine. Hypnotherapy is extremely effective at teaching you to relax at the appropriate times. So teaching you how to relax before sleep is a significant part of the therapy. Deep relaxation is a pre-cursor to sleep and without it sleep will elude you.
Many patterns of sleep disturbance become embedded in our subconscious mind after many months/years of unsatisfactory sleep. By using hypnotherapy, clients will experience fast and effective changes.
Hypnotherapy really can help with insomnia. If used properly it is a very effective weapon against the lack of sleep that affects peoples lives significantly.