Around a third of people suffer from some form of insomnia at some point. Problems can range from difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night or waking up early in the morning. It’s not just that lack of sleep makes you tired, if it goes on too long it can lead to lack of motivation, irritability, reduced ability to solve problems, inability to cope with stress, reduced immunity and even weight gain.
If you’re having difficulty sleeping, it’s worth making sure you’re allowing enough time for sleep. Most people need 7-9 hours of sleep each day. It helps to avoid heavy meals and alcohol before sleep and of course, reduce your intake of caffeine before bedtime. Your sleep environment can make a significant difference too, ideally make the bedroom very dark, comfortable, quiet, and cool.
Anxiety is a common cause of insomnia, and of course worrying that you’re not sleeping only makes the problem worse. It’s not long before a vicious cycle sets in and the harder you try the more elusive sleep becomes.
As well as conventional approaches, hypnotherapy can help you get a better night’s sleep. It works by addressing any underlying anxiety and by helping you to relax completely. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after just a few good night’s sleep.
Insomnia is a common reason for clients seeking help through Hypnotherapy. CPHT students are taught early on the importance of sleep to our well-being and quickly learn how to help their clients get better quality sleep.