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Hypnotherapy For Insomnia


Insomnia should be considered to be when people experience difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep for a sufficient length of time to feel suitably refreshed in the morning. This can occur when someone has been asleep for more than enough time to actually feel refreshed.

More and more people are searching for alternative methods to help them to control their insomnia.

Conducted in a very friendly and fun environment Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with anxiety by focusing on the future rather than the past, concentrating on what the client wants to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that prompted them to seek change.

The sessions are a combination of learning how the brain works so the client can understand what makes them feel the way they do and more importantly what they can do about it. Hypnosis then reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through visualisation and relaxation allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their lives that then encourages a shift in perspective.

Symptoms of Insomnia

While the most obvious symptom of insomnia is not being able to fall asleep, there are a number of different symptoms that people should be aware of. It may be that because someone is able to obtain some sleep that they feel they are not affected by insomnia but this is not the case.

People that wake during the middle of the night or who wake at an early time in the morning are classed as being insomnia sufferers. Another symptom of insomnia comes in feeling irritable or tired during the day. It is also fair to say that some people who struggle to function over the course of the day can be said to be suffering from insomnia as well.

Causes of Insomnia

When it comes to the factors that cause insomnia, the most common causes are found to be anxiety and stress. Different people are affected by stress in different ways and this is why it is difficult at times to diagnose insomnia that has arisen due to stress or anxiety. It should also be noted that while stress or anxiety is often triggered by a certain issue or incident, there is usually a period of stress building up to this incident.

However, it would be wrong to say that stress or anxiety are the sole causes of insomnia. There are a number of other causes which may leave a person being unable to sleep or to get the required amount of sleep to feel suitably refreshed.

People who are suffering from depression may find that they also suffer from insomnia. This can present problems because quite often people that suffer from depression do not have this diagnosed properly or effectively. This can lead to insomnia not being properly diagnosed. Other potential causes of insomnia include asthma, schizophrenia, a number of types of medication and drug or alcohol misuse. The fact that there are a number of different causes of insomnia means that there is a strong chance that many people will find themselves susceptible to insomnia.

If you are suffering from insomnia, there are a number of steps you should take to minimise the impact of insomnia on your life.

If you are serious about avoiding insomnia you should look to reduce the amount of caffeine you enjoy late in the day and you should also look to avoid late night meals that are heavy. It can also be helpful to set up a regular time to wake up to and you should also look into ways to minimise the impact of daylight and noise into your bedroom or where you sleep. You should look into introducing thicker curtains or blinds to block out the amount of natural light that comes into your room. You should also look into using eye masks or ear plugs, which will help you to generate a better level of sleep hygiene. You should also look into relaxing before you go to bed.

Statistics of Insomnia

Studies undertaken by the University of Glasgow pinpointed the serious nature of insomnia with around 25% of people with insomnia have suffered for over 10 years. The report also indicated that over 50% of people struggle to get to sleep with 75% of respondents being women.