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Hypnotherapy for Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

It is not unusual to have sleep troubles from time to time but if you feel that you regularly do not get enough sleep or satisfying sleep you may have insomnia, a sleep disorder. People with insomnia have one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Unrefreshing sleep

Insomnia can cause problems during the day, such as sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and irritability. A person with insomnia may also have another sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome.
Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours you sleep every night. The amount of sleep a person needs varies. While most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night, some people do well with less, and some need more.

What are the different types of insomnia and what causes them?

A person can have primary or secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem, this can be during periods in adulthood or started in childhood where a person often describes themselves as 'never being a good sleeper' since they were young.. Secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition like heartburn, depression, asthma, arthritis, hormonal imbalance, cancer, pain, medication they are taking, or a substance they are using (like alcohol). Insomnia can vary in how long it lasts and how often it occurs. Insomnia can be short-term (called acute insomnia) or last a long time (called chronic insomnia). It can also come and go (or be intermittent), with periods of time when a person has no sleep problems. Acute (short-term) insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks, this can often caused by emotional or physical discomfort or stress at work and can be related to a single specific event.

Causes of acute insomnia can include:

  • Significant life stress (job loss or change, end of a relationship,death of a loved one, moving)
  • Illness
  • Environmental factors like noise, light, or extreme temperatures (hot or cold) that interfere with sleep
  • Things that throw off a normal sleep schedule (like jet lag or switching from a day to night shift).

How hypnosis & hypnotherapy helps with Insomnia

  • Find the cause of the disturbed sleep and empower clients to make necessary changes
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase levels of calm, ability to unwind
  • Self hypnosis
  • Shift patterns of behaviour
  • Increase motivation to exercise as this often effects sleeping patterns
  • Analysis of past events which may have triggered the insomnia
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