You're Feeling Very Sleepy

On several occasions I have blogged on insomnia and how hypnotherapy is a highly effective treatment for the disorder, but don’t just take my word for it. Following is a repost from Transitions Hypnotherapy.
I did not sleep at all last night”.
This comment can be exaggerated in everyday life.  Sleep problems are in fact quite common and most people will experience difficulties getting to sleep at some stage in their lives. However you are considered to have insomnia if your sleep is non-refreshing and/or you have difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep for more than a month.
Appropriate restful sleep is essential to functioning properly and coping with the stresses of everyday living.  Sleep disorder is a physical or mental obstacle which disrupts the normal pattern of sleep. The actual term sleep disorder is a blanket term, which covers several different types of disorders.
Sleep is so important to our wellbeing and the quality of our lives, that these problems need attention.
Sleep problems shouldn’t be ignored. Chronic Insomnia can develop in a person from repeated nights of poor sleep which become a habit. Spending repeat nights of restless sleep, where your mind just won’t stop has a negative effect on a person’s mental health. Headaches, muscle ache and poor concentration are common side effects of sleeplessness. As well as having ill effects on the mind and body, insomnia reduce can reduce quality of life.
Too much stress and anxiety are perhaps the biggest triggers for sleep problems. Anxiety induced insomnia is a fairly common problem. Many individuals find it difficult to turn their minds off at night time and they spend countless hours thinking consciously. Using bedtime to solve problems or worry about things only strengthens negative habits and behaviors. A part of getting sleep back on track is by practicing positive sleep habits.
It’s not possible to fall asleep with the conscious mind, through will, it just doesn’t happen. It’s the deep unconscious part of your mind that knows how to sleep. A person who consciously wants to overcome insomnia may try everything they consciously can to do it. However, most will not succeed if they continue to have conscious thoughts of worry lingering in the mind.
Hypnotherapy can be effective in the treatment of insomnia because it can address the underlying behavioral factors that are interfering with attaining a good night sleep.
Hypnotherapy also helps slow down your brainwaves and reach deeper levels of relaxation which in turn improve your ability to drift into sleep. What’s more, hypnotherapy can counter negative sleep habits, thoughts and behaviors that can disrupt sleep. When you connect with the unconscious with hypnotherapy you can alter habits, behaviors and even limiting beliefs.
Have an intentionally great and restful day.

By | 2013-07-12T06:09:25-04:00 July 12th, 2013|Counseling/Therapy, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Insomnia, Therapy|0 Comments

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