If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, hypnosis for insomnia may help you. It is estimated that one in three people in Australia have at least a mild form of sleeplessness.
Sleep disorders are a big problem in our society and to date, nobody has come up with an effective medication to treat it. Sleep hygiene may help to a certain degree, but what do you do if that doesn't help?
Pacing The Room At 3AM Is No Fun...
What Causes Insomnia
There are many causes and conditions that contribute to your inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Some of them are unavoidable but many of them are within your control. Here are some of the most common causes of sleep problems:
- Going on, changing or coming of psychotropic medications;
- Menopause and other hormonal changes;
- Sleep Apnoea
I have helped many people to bypass the thoughts and negative mind beliefs that cause issues with sleep. But if your insomnia is related to hormonal or medication changes, this is something that cannot be treated using hypnosis.
Before you try hypnotherapy, you should always get a sleep test done to rule out any serious medical problems.
Anxiety Makes It Worse
Ironically, if you have more than a few bad nights of sleep you can start to get worried that this is going to be a permanent problem. Then the anxiety about falling asleep and staying asleep actually causes more insomnia.
Sleep anxiety makes the problem ten times worse and can sometimes turn it into a chronic problem. But if you know how to train your mind, you CAN let go of the obsessive thoughts that won't turn off when you're staring at the ceiling.
If there is an emotional or subconscious cause for your wakefulness, a certified hypnotherapist can find it and eliminate it. Using hypnosis she will identify any beliefs, thoughts or behaviour patterns that may be contributing to your sleep problems.
Be sure to choose a therapist with plenty of experience and the right qualifications. Read more about how hypnosis works here.
My hypnosis sessions will help you:
- Learn to detach from the thoughts and mind chatter that come up when you’re in bed;
- Stop ‘trying' to fall asleep and let your body take over;
- Let go of all anxiety about not sleeping;
- Become a calmer, more relaxed person
With your first session you get an hypnosis MP3 download. Listening to this every night will help you sleep and train your mind to let go of the worries and thoughts that exacerbate the problem.
Mary Only Slept 2 Hours A Night
This had been a pattern for her since she was a little girl. Now at the tender age of 76, she had decided it was time to do something about her insomnia. When I asked Mary what kept her up at night she told me she felt compelled to be doing something useful and constructive all the time – even at night while others around her were soundly sleeping.
Despite her body crying out for sleep, her mind seemed to believe this was not a worthwhile activity. Further exploration revealed that when she was a little girl, her Grandmother used to say ‘the devil makes work for idle hands.’ Bingo!! There was a belief that had to go.
As Mary was telling me about her problems with sleeping, she kept saying ‘this is how I’ve always been’. I encouraged her to challenge that thought, because it implies ‘therefore this is how I will always be’. After working with me, Mary began to sleep 6-7 hours per night. Thrilled with her results, she said: ‘now whenever I say ‘this is how I’ve always been’, I always end it with: ‘but I’m changing!’
There are things you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep. These are:
- Go to bed at a reasonable time;
- Don’t watch TV in bed;
- Limit alcohol consumption;
- Don’t drink coffee 6 hours before bed
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
If you’ve talked yourself into your inability to sleep, I can talk you out of it with the help of your subconscious mind. Hypnosis is great for insomnia because it helps you relax, let go of anxiety about sleeping and let your body do what it does best.
If you would like to talk further about this topic, feel free to get in touch with me on my contact page.