Hypnosis for Insomnia
Hypnosis is an effective treatment for those suffering from insomnia. Hypnotherapy can help an individual to relax, both mentally and physically for providing better sleep, using varying relaxation techniques. Hypnosis can also help an individual to understand some of the causes of insomnia and sleeping problems.
Your subconscious controls your sleep patterns and has a memory for virtually everything you do, and that includes a memory for nice, deep, restful sleep. Hypnosis is a simple yet powerful tool to help re-learn natural sleeping behavior patterns. Your body and mind have the natural ability to fall asleep and stay asleep easily and effortlessly . Hypnotherapy helps you reclaim that natural process. It’s the belief that you are not going to be able to sleep which keeps you awake at night. Hypnosis helps to diminish, dissolve , disappear the “can’t sleep” thought that keeps you from a deep restful nights sleep.
Four Things to do Immediately for a Better Night Sleep
1. Drink water. One of the leading causes of insomnia is dehydration. Don’t wait to drink it all just before bedtime, that will keep you up, rather drink small amounts throughout the day so that your body has time to absorb it. Water also helps with digestion and anxiety which can interrupt normal sleep patterns.
2. Don’t drink alcohol. It’s a vicious circle. Have a few to get to sleep and you are awake a few hours later. Alcohol is not a sleep aid, just the opposite
3. Sleep breath. Simply practice taking the exhale longer than the inhale. This action will trigger your parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response.)
4. Shelf the day Once you have allowed the breath to become your focal point you can begin to visualize “shelving the day.” Imagine a shelf away from you that you can place all the days thoughts and problems. If you have a hectic life it is easy to imagine juggling too many balls in the air, imagine shelving them one by one, as the thought pops up, shelf it until you find yourself relaxing deeply.