The two main problems linked with insomnia - an
inability to fall asleep
or to remain asleep
throughout the night - are not only frustrating, but
can also lead to sleep
deprivation which can cause a whole host of
other health issues.
taking sleeping pills may help resolve these
issues, in truth the pills are only
masking the problem. Furthermore,
the sleep you get while taking these pills isn't of the same quality
sleep that comes naturally, and most sleeping medications are quite
addictive and not suitable for long term use.
if you are
serious about permanently ridding yourself of your problems sleeping,
you might want to consider an alternative,
more natural form of
treatment, if not hypnosis then surely have a look at acupuncture
Insomnia hypnosis is completely
safe and has been proven to be an
effective method of overcoming insomnia and other sleep issues. It is
most often used to help with chronic
or long term insomnia, which is
when sleeping problems persist for a period of three weeks or more.
Most chronic insomnia stems from mental issues, such as depression,
stress, or anxiety, and it's a person's inability to take their mind
off of these issues that prevents them from falling asleep
asleep throughout the night. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help by
employing a number of different relaxation
techniques to help both body
and mind relax and let go of the day's stress and worries.
Science Behind Insomnia Hypnosis
has continued to become more widely accepted in the
medical field, as new research studies are constantly being published
which point to it being an effective treatment option for a variety of
different mental and physical health problems.
hypnotherapy has is that it is completely safe and non-invasive
often takes only a handful of one hour sessions to achieve the desired
results. Nonetheless, follow-up hypnotherapy sessions may be required
sporadically throughout the future, but usually never more than once
every few months.
pinpointed what seems to be one of the major factors causing insomnia: cortisol, a hormone
released during times of stress. Cortisol is released by the adrenal gland during
times of stress and is a major stimulant, arousing us and giving us
of waking in the morning, the level of cortisol in your blood increases
by as much as 150 percent,
and stays elevated until you begin to relax
and unwind in the evening.
the majority of people with
insomnia have elevated
levels of cortisol that don't go down in the
evening, possibly due to an inability to let go of stress, leaving them
in a state or arousal that keeps them from relaxing and sleeping
works by calming a person's mind and body and allows
them to enter a state of
calmness, which then triggers the release of
responsible for feelings of happiness, comfort, and
relaxation, thus allowing sleep to come naturally.
the same token,
hypnotherapy works by subtly
making suggestions and connecting
experiences in the brain to trigger this same state of calm whenever
it's required. Both self-hypnosis and medical hypnotherapy have helped
thousands eliminate their sleeping problems and are scientifically
proven to be safe and effective.
for Insomnia: the Treatment Options
it comes to using hypnosis to treat insomnia, you actually have
several different options. The first option is to find a hypnotherapist
in your area that has experience
successfully treating insomnia and
other sleeping problems. However, this is not always easy to find,
especially if you live in a smaller town, but this doesn't mean you
can't still take advantage of insomnia hypnosis, as you still have
method that many people have found success with is purchasing a
hypnosis CD or mp3 files designed for people with sleeping
of these CDs are designed to be listened to in bed, and usually
feature a hypnotherapist who will slowly take you through steps to
relax your body and mind through gentle hypnosis and
the most popular programs is Deep
Sleep With Medical Self-Hypnosis by Dr. Steven Gurgevich,
a 2 CD set with five different hypnosis or
trance sessions designed for different types of sleep: Easy Sleep,
Sweet Dreams, Healing Sleep, Creative Sleep, and Deep Sleep.
people seem to enjoy listening to his voice and find the sessions to be
quite soothing, with the majority of users reporting that they usually
fall asleep before the end of a session and are able to sleep between
six and eight full hours.
If you don't like the thought of listening to some strange man's voice
trying to lull you to sleep, you could try a tape designed to teach you
to do the techniques yourself. Often you will only need to listen to
the CD a few times before being able to do it yourself. This type of
treatment is called
people who use these techniques find it helpful to
listen to soothing
sounds or ambient music while drifting off, as it
helps slow your thoughts and gently drift away to dreamland.
Finally, you could also reading up on other forms of
which there are many different techniques, but all of them are designed
to slowly allow a person to relax their body and mind while letting go
of stress and eventually drifting off into a deep and restful
sleep, for example with progressive
can find a lot of information on using self-hypnosis to treat
insomnia online, many of which incorporate multiple techniques proven
to improve sleeping patterns, including progressive relaxation and
of the best and most successful books on this subject was written by John McKenna, and
it's called I
Can Make You Sleep.
book teaches many techniques on
letting go of stress and anxiety, plus comes with a helpful
self-hypnosis audio CD and has been very
well received and reviewed.
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