sleep

 

Sleep is an essential part of our well-being and lack of it has a detrimental effect on all areas of our lives. Whilst everyone has had their sleep pattern affected at some point in their life, when it persists in the long term it can harm our mental and physical health. 


Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective tool for combating insomnia. Sleep patterns can be affected by a temporary change, such as shift patterns, grief, stress or illness, or by a more deep-rooted or long-term condition or situation, which can result in a chronic sleep debt.


When the cause of your insomnia has been identified, a course of treatment will return you to a regular and healthy pattern of sleep.


If you are affected by any of the following you are generally classed as suffering from insomnia.

  • Waking up too early and being unable to get back to sleep

  • Unable to get to sleep at night

  • Waking up during the night and being unable to get back to sleep

  • Only being able to get to sleep aided by sleeping tablets or alcohol

  • Waking up tired and unrefreshed

  • Interrupted sleep patterns

  • Having nightmares

  • Sleepwalking

  • Tired all day


Sleep is as important to our bodies as breathing, drinking and eating and is vital in maintaining good mental and physical health. Poor sleep patterns, especially over a sustained period can result in poor concentration, exhaustion, fatigue, memory issues and irritability. The effects of sleep deprivation over a period of time can result in changes in mood, reduced motivation and interest in life, as well as impaired cognitive performance and quality of life. Additionally in a situation where sustained attention is needed, such as driving or operating machinery, the sufferer is putting themselves and others at great risk. 


The type of sleep loss you are suffering, whether total, partial, acute or chronic, will determine the amount of sessions required to achieve the long lasting fulfilment of individual sleep needs.


Sleep is a very complex process and can often be underpinned by other conditions such as anxiety and depression, therefore a course of hypnotherapy would address both conditions. Hypnotherapy assists in re-establishing good sleep patterns and routines, together with increased quality of sleep. This leads to improved attention and memory, better quality of life, health and energy levels.


For further information and advice on overcoming your sleep issues and returning to a regular good night’s sleep, please contact me for a free initial consultation.

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