How Does Hypnosis Help Insomnia?
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Do you fall asleep quickly only to wake up after a few hours? Both situations are called insomnia. It’s an inability to get restful and restorative sleep. The condition plagues millions of Americans every year, and it’s one of the single biggest complaints at doctor’s offices.
What causes it?
It can be caused by a variety of conditions. Psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, can cause loss of sleep. It can also be caused by health problems, such as asthma, allergies, acid reflux, cancer, or chronic pain.You may be surprised to learn that some of your medications may be causing the loss of shut-eye. The following medicines can cause insomnia: antidepressants; cold and flu medications containing alcohol; pain relievers containing caffeine (Midol, Excedrin); diuretics, and high blood pressure medications. Other causes could be from restless leg disorder, sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
Many people can relate to settling in for the night, only to run through the day’s events over and over in their heads. Or, you may lay in bed and worry about something to come. You’re stressed over your job, your kids, or money. Your thoughts keep you awake. When the alarm goes off in the morning, you drag yourself out of bed. By that night, you repeat it all over. The thoughts keep running, and the clock keeps ticking through the hours.
For many people, this cycle continues night after night. You’re irritable, fatigued, and unable to clarify your thoughts. You do your best to keep yourself trekking through your day’s activities. The biggest problem is your body and brain needs deep sleep in order to function at its best.
How can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis is a powerful and natural way to address a variety of emotional issues. If stress, anxiety, depression, or even pain, are the cause, it can be addressed through guided relaxation. It begins by helping you relax your mind and body. Through different techniques, your therapist can help you address the underlying problems, such as stress, worry or pain. Your mind is able stop the continual thoughts. Your breathing slows down. Your muscles loosen and allow your entire body to feel relaxed.
Your therapist can help you reach this state at each session. He can teach you how to use self-help techniques at bedtime, so that every night, you get able to achieve a complete, restorative sleep cycle.
If you’re suffering from sleep loss, don’t wait another night. Contact us or call Advanced Hypnosis of America at 888-890-2110 to discuss how our hypnotists can help you. A good night’s sleep is only a phone call away.