Lots of people experience problems with getting to sleep at some time or another. Reasons for this can be from quite understandable causes, such noisy neighbours, an uncomfortable bed, or physical discomfort. Another common cause is worrying about a future event or worries about a past event. In other words, stress. Stress is a word we use so freely, but a word which can imprison you and your life, causing problems with work, relationships and your lifestyle in general.
People who have sleep problems are often the ones who do all the conscious thinking. Many problems people have are derived from worry, anxiety, tension, fears and emotional disturbances. If there was one main common element to sleeplessness, it would be ‘thinking’ too much about it. The problem being the more conscious effort you make, the less subconscious response you get.
Some people can sleep around eight hours and yet awake fatigued, having felt uncomfortable and stressed all evening, with thoughts and stories running through their mind. Others may go to sleep straight away, only to awaken an hour or so later to find they pace the room all evening, making tea, reading a book or watching a late show on TV. The varieties of sleeplessness are numerous, because we are all different and one restless night to one person, may be a different night to another.
If you suffer from sleeplessness, snoring or any problems for that matter, it is always advisable that you first get it checked out with your GP, to rule out any underlying physical problems.
Once you have the ‘all clear’ from your GP, the next step will be to eliminate things like caffeine or alcohol; or maybe alter your diet and the times you eat food. This is a good start and will help in the preparation for your body to slow down and rest. You should always heed the good advice from your GP.
But, what about when you have done all of the above, your mind could still be racing around, thinking, planning and niggling etc.
Well, consider hypnotherapy! With hypnotherapy we actually aim to tackle the physical, psychological and emotion aspect of sleeplessness. Whilst you will still need to pay attention to your bedtime routine, using self-hypnosis for sleeplessness can ease a new way of ‘night prep’ gently into your life, as if it were always there and as if it were the most naturalist thing in the world to do.
If you keep your partner awake with loud snoring then hypnotherapy can help you both get a more restful night sleep. Believe it or not, our snoring hypnotherapy recording can help you both develop unconscious triggers for those uncomfortable noises to help you to feel ever more deeply relaxed and comfortable – and so to aid a wonderful night’s sleep. We have two hypnotherapy sessions; stop snoring and also manage the sound of snoring, which is perfect for the partner who can’t sleep. Remember, that the suggestions to rest in this way are not a conscious concern; the reassurance is that you start to sleep more often; more consistently and for longer, feeling ever more refreshed each and every day.
Do not be deterred by the conditioning from the media that eight hours per night is the magic amount of time we each need to be healthy – we are all different. As long as you feel, properly rested and refreshed after a good night’s sleep, then you can be sure that you are getting the right amount of sleep for you.
Once you hone your skill of self hypnosis, using your hypnotherapy recording, you really will notice the difference. Sweet dreams!