Hypnotherapy for Insomnia
For some people, falling asleep and staying asleep are easy. Their heads hit the pillow and they are out for the night. For many other people, however, sleep is elusive and insomnia is a big problem. Not only does insomnia interfere with a good night’s sleep, but the lack of sleep can also negatively affect our work, our relationships, and our health.
If you experience insomnia, you are not alone. A recent study shows that one in four adults develops acute insomnia each year. In many cases it is a temporary condition and resolves back to good sleep within 12 months. But for others, insomnia becomes chronic.
Some of the factors leading to sleep disorders or insomnia include stress, bad diet, difficult life events, medications, or even a sleep partner who snores. Whatever the cause, and whether temporary or chronic, hypnotherapy has helped many clients who can fall asleep but have trouble staying asleep.
Reduce Insomnia with a Hypnotherapist’s Help
There are many ways to improve the quality of your rest. A certified hypnotherapist can help make a huge difference in helping you overcome insomnia and improving both your health and overall well-being. If you’ve been having sleep problems, you may want to explore this avenue for relief. In the meantime, here are some suggestions that may help.
If you wake up a couple of times during the night, try the following:
- You may be finding it hard to sleep because you are worried about something. It might be a project that you have not yet finished or a problem you’ve been trying to solve. Your mind is worried about it and keeps trying to resolve it. If this is the case, then keep telling your mind that it is time to sleep and that you will get it done in the morning.
- If you wake up before shortly before your alarm goes off, your body might be telling you that you really do not need as much sleep as you thought you did. You might be restless and unable to sleep because you believe, in error, that you need more sleep, when you don’t.
- If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep within 15 or 20 minutes, rather than toss and turn, get up and read for a bit or do something relaxing until you feel sleepy. Use your irregular sleeping pattern to your advantage.
- Be sure to avoid caffeine after noon and limit alcoholic beverages to just one in the evening. Both caffeine and alcohol can contribute sleep interference.
Feeling Sleepy After Waking Up
Most people are not wide awake the moment that they wake up in the morning. It usually takes a few minutes to become fully alert. Don’t wait until you feel alert to rise. Lying in bed will only make things worse. Go ahead and get up.
You Deserve A Good Night’s Sleep
Life in Los Angeles can be hectic, fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding. A good night’s sleep will help you wake up much better prepared to meet whatever the day may bring. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, contact us Hypnosis-LA today for a free consultation or call (310) 994-9532.