Sleeping well is a basic need – 6-8 hours is the ideal amount that we need to allow us to perform properly. From time to time, we can lose a night’s sleep but it can take a while to recover from it, but chronic sleep loss isn’t so easy to get rid of.
Sleep problems deprive huge numbers of people from much needed rest. The most disconcerting part of the condition for most people is the fact that there is nothing in particular blocking them from sleeping. There is a comfy bed, no distractions, you’re the perfect temperature, you don’t feel really stressed but something just won’t let you rest. Hypnotherapy for insomnia could help you get some vital sleep.
What exactly is insomnia?
Insomnia is where the person is hardly getting any deep sleep or is just not falling asleep at all despite them having every chance to do so. Where we will not feel refreshed or restored because we just haven’t had a chance to rest.
Signs and symptoms of sleep issues can be: difficulty getting to sleep, trouble sleeping at all, awakening early in the morning, waking up during sleep, disturbed or restless sleep, finding daily function difficult because of tiredness, change in mood and low concentration in the day because of lack of sleep.
The issues behind sleep problems are usually quite simple. Both tension and anxiety are major factors behind this problem. Exactly why they can affect us this way is because the problems manifest themselves consciously and subconsciously: as a result there are two levels of our mind we are dealing with every time we try to go to sleep.
Most of us have had to contend with a busy and unsettled mind when we go to bed, where all the day’s problems are spinning around showing no signs of calming. A lot of people end up falling asleep through mental exhaustion.
On a long term basis, stress and panic can get through to the deepest elements of our mind. In some instances anxiety and panic attacks can be the beginning of the matter, where you awaken with a pounding heart while not really knowing as to why. Panic attacks can affect you without you realising the triggers; the mind absorbs the stresses around you at a subconscious level.
Becoming conscious of this problem isn’t always helpful either as we then become concerned about it happening which feeds the situation and actually makes it worse. When we don’t know how to fix these factors we can feel helpless, all alone and distressed.
While well known mind clearing methods could help (such as writing problems on a notepad before bed etc) they are only coping with the conscious element of the mind. This means that, generally, the symptoms may continue regardless of all your efforts as the most important part of the mind (the subconscious) was not attended to.
A hypnotic approach for lack of sleep might help you to discover the underlying issues causing you this problem and enable you to handle and manage them long term. Hypnotherapy can assist you become empowered, allowing you to connect with your mind as a whole and begin to walk the road of change and positivity.
Giselle Monbiot, a skilled professional cognitive hypnotherapist, said “Insomnia can really negatively affect a sufferer’s life. The good news is that with the use of hypnosis and good therapy, the suffering can be a thing of the past.
Giselle has practised in Kingston for over 4 years working from her rooms on Old London Road.
07847 386562 www.kingstonhypnotherapy.co.uk