Hypnotherapy for sleep: how does it work and is it beneficial?

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Many people suffer from sleeping disorders or just an overall lack of sleep for several reasons, including hectic schedules, unhealthy lifestyles, high stress, anxiety, and so on. Some of the most common signs of insomnia include difficulty getting to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, or lying for long hours before going back to sleep. Not having a proper sleep can cause weight gain, make you feel tired throughout the day, and reduce your productivity which eventually affects your performance at work. Here’s how beneficial hypnotherapy is for sleep.

Importance of hypnotherapy for insomnia

There are many people who are suffering from insomnia but aren’t aware of it. Let’s take a look at the symptoms first before moving ahead.

Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Difficulty in falling asleep at night
  • Wake in the middle of the night and struggle to fall asleep again
  • Take medication for sleeping
  • Feel lethargic and exhausted during the day
  • Difficulty in concentrating, headaches and irritability

How does hypnotherapy work for insomnia?

Hypnotherapy can help you reduce anxiety, eventually making you feel more relaxed and changing your thought patterns. Negative thinking contributes majorly to your mood, which causes difficulty in falling asleep. Mental well-being is significantly linked with sleep.

The best part is you don’t need to choose between health and productivity. You can improve your efficiency, energy and overall health by addressing sleep problems. Many people believe that sleep comes naturally. But it isn’t that easy for everyone.

Our body repairs and restores itself as we sleep, which makes good sleep really important. When we dream at night, the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep phase is essential for learning and memory. This phase also restores hormones that are responsible for giving you a boost and making you feel good.

How many hours of sleep do we need?

Most adults above the age of 18 should sleep for 7 to 9 hours every night. On the other hand, children and teenagers need a little more. Sleeping less than 7 hours at least can hinder you from functioning at your best. But everyone is different, so there’s no set rule.

Sleeping disorders can also reduce your problem-solving skills. Ian Murton Hypnotherapy offers hypnotherapy for sleep. Contact me today or check my website for more information.