Insomnia is having trouble sleeping. Some people struggle getting to sleep, while others have difficulty staying asleep or waking early. In general, most adults require between 7 and 9 hours sleep per night but some people can survive on much less.
Insomnia is caused by many issues including lifestyle factors such as poor diet, drinking excess caffeine, alcohol use, recreational drug use, noise and an uncomfortable sleeping environment. Some prescription medications can also interfere with sleep. In modern society, many people use some kind of electronic device during the hour before bedtime and this can make it harder to fall asleep. Reading a work email at 10 pm can keep you wide awake with stress and due to the blue light from the screens which mimics daylight and stimulates the brain.
Insomnia is often caused by psychological issues such as stress, anxiety and depression particularly if the problem has been on going for some time. G.P.s are often quick to treat insomnia with sleeping tablets but these are highly addictive if taken for longer than a few weeks and don't resolve the underlying issue. Over time, chronic insomnia can have a very debilitating impact on an individual's mental health and physical well being.
I always conduct a detailed consultation prior to offering hypnotherapy for insomnia in order to help pinpoint the best way of helping you.
Hypnotherapy is a very effective therapy for insomnia since it induces a deeply relaxed state of mind and body. By working with the subconscious part of your mind, hypnotherapy can help to locate and resolve the underlying cause of your insomnia. I am also happy to produce a special sleep CD for clients as part of the service offered.
Please contact me to organise your free consultation appointment to discuss how hypnotherapy can help with your sleep problems!