Suffering with Insomnia?
Every one of us will suffer with a sleepless night, now and again. But, insomnia and restless sleep, night after night, is a seriously unpleasant condition. And unfortunately, insomnia rates are rising.
Insomnia Hypnosis treatment offers a great deal of success in improving sleep quality for sufferers of sleep deprivation and insomnia.
People who suffer from frequent bouts of insomnia tell me just how stressful and exhausting it really is.
Once insomnia takes it’s toll it can cause many unwanted emotional problems like; frustration, fatigue, fogginess.
Not to mention lack of concentration and stress, anxiety and irritability. It can be a relief to learn that a trained Hypnotherapist can be of help to those who suffer from chronic insomnia.
According to the Sleep Health Foundation we are in the grip of a sleep deprivation epidemic; dragging down nation’s productivity; risking safety and damaging mental health.
Research at the Sleep Foundation has indicated that 33 to 45 per cent of adults sleep poorly or not long enough most nights, leaving them to face the new day with fatigue, irritability and other side effects of sleep deprivation.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I understand that insomnia has many different causes and I will structure an individual hypnosis treatment to suit your needs.
Yes, the same insomnia treatment will not be right for every person. But together we can determine what is causing your sleep problems and find a solution to suit your individual needs.
For example, if you suffer a great deal of stress and anxiety, then helping you to manage your stress will be our priority.
Are deadlines or worry causing you to stay awake?
Are you waking up at the same time every night unable to go back to sleep?
Insomnia does take on different patterns, depending on the underlying causes – is falling asleep the issue, or waking up too frequently?
Is your insomnia due to nightmares?
Hypnotherapy and final exams
How well do you remember studying all night and cramming at the last moment, getting anxious, developing exam nerves?
I remember it well.
Does that sound like you too?
Looking back in hindsight, it would have been so much better if I had started studying much earlier, rather than leaving it till the last minute.
Other facts I did not consider when staying up late to study were; lack of sleep affects mood and causes fatigue, irritability and anxiety.
Chronic lack of sleep reduces your ability to concentrate and study, which directly affects your memory and exam performance.
Did you know that Hypnotherapy can be of help with your exam nerves and concentration.
7 tips to calm exam nerves and improve study habits
- Prepare for the exam ahead of time
- Study when you are fresh and alert
- Get 8 hours of sleep each night
- Exercise regularly
- Eat balanced meals
- Avoid coffee at night
- Meditate frequently
When insomnia is left untreated, it is only a matter of time before you are faced with having to endure fatigue that can cause some unpleasant and stressful life experiences and side effects.
The fear of yet another sleepless night also causes many people to take sleeping pills or sedatives, which can potentially have negative impacts on health and wellbeing if taken too frequently.
I’m sure you will agree with me: the sooner you get some help, the sooner you will stop suffering.
Hypnotherapy is said to be a more natural solution to sleep soundly and to help people avoid the potential side effects of sleepless nights.
Sleep Hygiene Tips
In the meantime here are several sleep hygiene tips that may improve your quality of sleep:
- Do not drink alcohol before bedtime: If you frequently wake up during the night to go to the bathroom, try to reduce any fluid intake several hours before bed.
- Do not drink caffeinated drinks before bedtime: Try warm milk or hot chocolate or calming herbal tea.
- Dinner and diet: Avoid ‘hot’ or spicy food, some meat dishes can be heavy to digest, avoid eating late meals or very large meals.
- Improve your bedroom environment: Keep it dark and quiet, try wearing earplugs if you have noisy neighbours.
- Reduce distractions:Don’t have any distractions in the bedroom such as TV or a computer.
- Remove electrical power plugs:Try not to have electrical items next to your bed – alarm clocks, electric blankets.
- Relaxation techniques to help you fall asleep: Calm the mind with breathing exercises, meditation or listen to calming hypnosis CDs.
- I had been suffering with insomnia and restlessness for a very long time. I tried a variety of treatments to no avail. Sometimes I just had to take a sleeping pill, but the fear of becoming reliant on them stopped me from taking them too frequently. It has been some time now since I had my sessions with you and the problem has gone away. I sleep soundly and I have more energy. ~ Geoff – 14th Nov 2004
For more information on clinical hypnotherapy for Insomnia or if you want to make an appointment for a hypnosis therapy session, get in touch with Katherine Ferris, a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Sydney CDB and Annandale, InnerWest on 02 9568 6801, complete my contact form or book a session online.