Updated: Nov 19, 2018
If you suffer from insomnia you understand the associated issues with sleep deprivation. On-going insomnia can lead to a deep lethargy, scattered thinking, mood shifts and illness. Sleep is restorative and our immune and nervous systems, body and mind require sleep to regenerate.
There can be medical conditions that lead to insomnia such as chronic pain, hyperthyroidism, sinus issues, reflux, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea. It is only more recently they are investigating the notion that the brain is locked into 'wake cycle' as the brain has both a wake and sleep cycle.
Hypnotherapy can do wonders for breaking the no-sleep patterns of insomnia. Before embarking on hypnotherapy it is recommended you are thoroughly checked by your doctor to make sure there is not a medical issues underlying the insomnia.
Hypnotherapy can retrain the unconscious to bring about a deep relaxation that will lead to sleep. Hypnotherapy works by taking you into a trance (hypnosis) and working with your unconscious to bring about the change you seek. Often anxiety and insomnia are linked and hypnotherapy can work on both of these issues simultaneously to bring about change you week. Money worries, health scares, family issues or relationship difficulties can bring about a white noise anxiety that leads to an inability to sleep.
If you suffer from this sleep disorder you have probably already looked at stimulants - are you drinking too much coffee? Are you a heavy drinker or smoker? Do you work from home or have long naps during the day that may inhibit sleep at night. You may be taking a medication that triggers sleeplessness. As a hypnotherapist I will also work with helping you identify any possible source that may be contributing to your sleep issue.
I generally recommend four sessions of hypnotherapy for insomnia. If you wish to discuss your insomnia please feel free to call me for a ten minute free consultation.