Insomnia

Caring, professional and effective help for insomnia and sleep issues, using hypnosis and hypnotherapy in Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire.

Are you having trouble sleeping? Does it take you ages to fall asleep or do you wake up in the early hours and can’t get back to sleep?

Sleep is such an important part of our lives. Medical experts claim that a healthy adult needs between 6 and 8 hours sleep a night to continue to function at an optimum level. When we sleep our body tissues rejuvenate. Without enough sleep we can become severely agitated and if the condition continues this could become serious as it can lead to problems functioning during the day. We become irritable and prolonged suffering of insomnia can lead to high blood pressure, strokes or heart disease. How much sleep we need will vary from person to person.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition where you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning (even though you have had the opportunity to sleep).

It is estimated that a third of people in the UK suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives and these can come in episodes.

Acute insomnia is a brief period of sleeplessness usually occurring under certain circumstances i.e. that you have an exam or presentation the next day.

Chronic insomnia occurs when sleep is disrupted for at least 3 nights per week and lasts 3 months or more. Chronic insomnia is more likely to be linked to changes in the environment.

Symptoms of Insomnia

Symptoms can include difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the night, waking in the early hours and feeling irritable and tired the next day while having difficulty functioning especially when it comes to tasks such as driving.

Causes of insomnia:

Stress

Stress can cause acute insomnia where the sufferer is worried about something and does not sleep properly. This can escalate and the problem is compounded as they then begin to worry and stress about not being able to get to sleep. So the sleep problem can persist even if the original stressful event has passed.

Anxiety, worry and depression

These, like stress can all be contributing factors to disrupting sleep patterns.

There can also be causes of insomnia which relate to physical pain or discomfort or habitual reasons in that the pattern of disrupted sleep has become so ingrained it has become the norm.

How can hypnosis help with insomnia?

Hypnotherapy can help sufferers of insomnia in many ways:

  1. Relaxation

In order to be able to go to sleep, the body needs to be comfortable, warm and relaxed. Hypnosis in essence is a relaxed feeling and assisting clients to relax can be beneficial to helping them resolve insomnia or sleep issues.

Hypnosis has been termed ‘the gateway to sleep’.  Hypnosis utilises the state between waking consciousness and sleep and therefore can act as a gateway into sleep. By enabling and assisting you to relax then this can help with eliminating insomnia.

  1. Tackling the root cause

Hypnotherapy can assist is getting to the root cause of insomnia and help to eradicate the root cause leaving you free of stress, anxiety and worry and enabling you to sleep easily at night.

  1. Managing negative thinking and breaking bad habits

Hypnotherapy is very effective at addressing negative thinking patterns and changing these to more positive and preferable patterns of thinking.  Positive thinking patterns that promote change can lead to better behaviours and break bad habits which results in healthier sleeping patterns.

Professional Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy to help with insomnia amd sleep issues in Whiteley near Portsmouth and Southampton with Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre
Convenient for: Fareham, Park Gate, Locks Heath, Gosport, Stubbington, Winchester, Chichester, Basingstoke, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

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