You’re laid in bed, getting more and more frustrated because, yet again, you can’t sleep. Or if you’re able to fall asleep, you know that you’ll soon be awake again.
There are a wide variety of reasons why we sometimes experience problems when trying to go to sleep. Stress is one of the major causes, but other factors such as background noises, room temperature, being uncomfortable, pain or consuming excessive amounts of caffeine just before going to bed, can all make it harder to fall asleep. Insomnia can often be a continuing cycle of stress, not sleeping and getting stressed about not sleeping.
Many people believe that hypnosis is a form of sleep, however it is a normal and natural psychological trance state which we all experience, often several times throughout the day. During hypnosis, our conscious mind becomes deeply absorbed and relaxed, which in turn, enables the subconscious mind to become more dominant and more readily able to accept suggestions. We also pass through a hypnotic trance state when we fall asleep and again when we wake up.
Hypnotherapy can be very helpful in overcoming sleep related problems or issues, by enabling you break the cycle of stress and insomnia, address the cause and learn relaxation techniques which can help to quieten the conscious mind and allow the transition into sleep to occur more naturally. Learning self hypnosis can also be a good way to alleviate stress-related sleep issues.
You can read more about hypnotherapy for insomnia and sleep issues on my website here.