Hypnotherapy for Insomnia

Sleeping Pills Linked to an Early Death – Try Hypnosis for Insomnia

All the major newspapers are running with a story today about sleeping pills and how researchers have linked them to an early death. It appears that people who take sleeping tablets are 5 times more likely to die and 3 times more likely to develop cancer. If this is proven these statistics are shocking and show how taking any form of medication holds some element of risk. Of course there are some medications that currently save peoples lives such as insulin for diabetics but before we take non essential medicine shouldn’t we take time to explore the alternatives first? Often our stretched NHS service is too willing to hand out pills to people rather than recommending other treatments which could make a massive difference to patients and their quality of life.

In my role as a hypnotherapist I see dozens of clients who have problems with Insomnia and bad sleep patterns and often it takes just a few sessions to have those people sleeping soundly without the need for medication. One of the first things that I do is look at their lifestyle and if necessary ask them to make changes. Is their bed comfortable? What time are they going to sleep at? When do they get up? Are they anxious or depressed? Are they sensitive to noise? Do they have illness or pain that is making them uncomfortable? Sometimes the hypnotherapy itself may not even be needed as small lifestyle changes can make the difference. For my clients who need deeper work we seek out the root of their problem which they may not consciously be aware of and then neutralise it so they can get a good nights sleep. I also tend to send my clients away with a CD to listen to before they go to bed which allows them to relax and switch off before they go to bed. Nine times out of ten their heads will hit the pillow and they will wake up the following morning refreshed from having a good nights sleep.

So before heading to the GP and asking for sleeping tablets look at the natural solution first and try hypnotherapy for sleep problems first. It could make all the difference and from the news today potentially save your life.Google



Hypnosis for Sleep Problems

Since the clocks have gone back I have had numerous calls from clients who are experiencing problems with their sleep. The long Winter nights just emphasise to some people how poor their sleep patterns are especially if they have a partner lying in bed next to them who falls asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. Hypnosis for Insomnia is a great tool to help those with an overactive mind or anxiety which is keeping their mind active  late into the night. But before you ring for hypnotherapy to help you sleep, check your sleep routines first as they are often the cause of the problem.

Before calling a hypnotherapist for your sleep disorder start by following some of these simple rules first.

1) Make sure that you go to sleep when you are feeling tired.

2) If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes you need to get up and do something boring. If you can avoid it don’t turn on bright lights as they will make you feel more awake.

3) Try and get into a sleep routine by going to bed at the same time each day. Late nights and lie ins during the weekend can ruin our sleep patterns leaving us over tired one minute and wide awake the next.

4) Use your bedroom for sleeping in and not for watching tv, playing video games and working on the computer.

5) Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for 3 to 4 hours before you go to bed.

6) Make sure your bed is comfortable and that the room temperature is not too hot or cold.

7) If the street where you live is noisy invest in some ear plugs.

8) Listen to a relaxation CD to start winding down.

If after you have done all of the above then it is time to give me a call to see how I can help with your problem. Insomnia can make you tired, lack energy, irritable and depressed so the sooner it is tackled the better. In most cases I should be able to find the root cause of your problem and resolve it so that your normal sleep patterns are restored.