Insomnia can be a difficult and debilitating condition that can infiltrate so many areas of your life and wellbeing.
According to an article published by The Mirror in 2011, one third of the UK population are estimated to be living with some degree of insomnia. The symptoms can range from waking up during the night or in the early hours of the morning to not being able to get to sleep at all.
Of the people sampled in this report, 45% said that they found it difficult to stay awake during the day (compared with 10% of those who stated that they were ‘good’ sleepers) and that 95% of those that reported bad sleep also described feelings of low energy and mood.
Scientists are now starting to understand the huge impact that a lack of sleep can have to our health. It can create low mood, anxiety, depression and irritability as well as a myriad of physical health concerns. The poor regulation of sleep can lead to weight gain, addiction formation and poor digestion and these symptoms can worsen over time. It could be argued that there isn’t one system in our body that isn’t improved with a good night’s sleep. Many neurologists claim that sleep is as important to our physical and mental health as diet and exercise.
Hypnotherapy can be a very powerful tool in supporting better sleep. Trance has close links with the REM stage of sleep and, hence, provides some of the rejuvenating benefits that the client loses through lack of sleep. This intervention can help regulate the sleep system and restore positive patterns of sleep*.
Beyond the benefits of my years in refining my skills in hypnotherapy, my clinic offer offers the following benefits to insomniacs and those reporting bad sleep:
- A free initial consultation in which we will discuss your sleeping patterns in detail as well as outlining the science of hypnotherapy and how it can help you to form better sleeping patterns. This is a chance for you to find out more and is completely non-committal – hard selling is neither the style nor philosophy of my therapy.
- A bespoke approach – sleep is a complex system and I understand that there is not a ‘one size fits all methodology.’
- A detailed knowledge of sleep stages including light, deep, REM and NREM sleep.
- Advice on how to promote good sleep including factors such as environment, circadian rhythm and mind-set.
- A free sleep hypnosis download to help manage the condition beyond the therapy room.
*Disclaimer: Please be advised that there is no guarantee of specific results and that results can vary from person to person