Are you ready to have a good night's sleep?
We can all experience sleepless nights at some point in our lives. This can happen due to many reasons. It is quite common to lose sleep over some temporary anxious situations or worries that you may have in life. However, if you are continually finding it difficult to sleep on a more regular basis perhaps, regularly waking up, tossing and turning in bed most of the night and waking the next day feeling run down or tired, then you could be suffering from insomnia.
Hypnotherapy For Insomnia
How if affects us
Constantly worrying about the lack of sleep or dreading the thought of going to bed at night because you know you wont be able to sleep. Finding it difficult to remember simple things, lack focus at work or at home.
A general feeling of heaviness slowing you down with a constant tiredness. A distinct lack of motivation to do anything. Irritation and grumpiness. Heightened levels of anxiety, anger or sadness
Self medicating with alcohol or drugs. Withdrawing from social events. Acting out of normal with no regular sleep pattern and napping in the day.
Fatigue leading to problems with concentration. Prolonged insomnia can lead to making mistakes or being more clumsy.
Types of insomnia
TAKING the guess work out
Acute insomnia is a short period of time where someone would have difficulty sleeping. Acute insomnia is usually caused by life events, such as a stressful change in someones life, at work, or receiving bad news. Often acute insomnia resolves without any treatment.
Chronic insomnia is a long-term pattern of disrupted sleeping. Insomnia is usually considered chronic if the person has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for at least three nights per week for a period of three months or longer. Some people with chronic insomnia will have a long history of difficulty with sleeping.
Comorbid insomnia is a type insomnia that occurs with another conditions such as anxiety and depression. Certain medical conditions can either cause insomnia or make a person uncomfortable at night as in the case of arthritis or back pain, which may make it hard to sleep.
Onset Insomnia is when someone has difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night but once asleep will usually stay asleep.
Maintenance insomnia is when someone would have difficulty in staying asleep, often waking in the night and then struggling to go back to sleep.
When we fall asleep we experience something called the "REM sleep cycle"
During the REM sleep cycle our brains work 4 times harder than when we are awake to process our day to day thoughts and organise our memories.
When we are deprived of sleep the build up of these thoughts and memories can make it increasingly difficult to sleep.
Hypnotherapy for insomnia can be a great tool to help clear some space in the mind and help your sleep improve.
Bobby Jon Hook
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