One of the most common problems that people face is getting a good nights sleep! Whether it be the inability to get to sleep or difficulty in staying asleep. At any one time the problem probably affects around 30% of the population. Sleep issues can be roughly divided into three:

  • Problems getting to sleep. Insomnia.
  • Problems waking up in the night and not being able to get back to sleep.
  • Poor sleep which can be caused by a number of factors including sleep apnea, bad dreams or restless leg syndrome.

Most doctors will prescribe a sleeping tablet for sleep disorders. There are a number of problems with sleeping tablets:

The sleep tends to lack REM (dream type) sleep. REM sleep has proved beneficial for learning. You may not notice lacking it directly but you will find that your ability to adapt to new situations is diminished.

You will rarely wake up feeling refreshed. Some people say that they never really feel fully awake when taking sleeping pills. Some sleeping pills have dangerous side effects. For instance The TGA issued a warning for Stilnox:

Hypnotherapy is a natural way to aid sleep. People who come to hypnotherapy invariably report better sleep afterwards, even if that was not the reason for coming.

One of the main issues causing sleep problems is an over-active mind. When you lie in bed the thoughts come to the fore and these are invariably negative thoughts. Imagining the worse-case situations. Using a combination of mindfulness techniques and hypnosis for sleep, you will get a whole new lease on life with better sleep patterns.

Using Mindfulness you will find it very easy to get into a relaxed state. We say that you can’t try to get to sleep – it’s a case of getting into a state where, as it were, sleep catches up with you. Reaching this state may be made easier through hypnosis for sleep.