Insomnia is a condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a restful night’s sleep.
Everybody from time to time might have trouble sleeping, but it can become a serious problem if the issue persists or begins to disrupt an individual’s normal functioning.
Insomnia usually manifests in two ways; difficulty falling asleep, or an inability to stay asleep, with the individual repeatedly waking up throughout the night. Even waking up too early and not getting enough deep, restful sleep can be a sign that you have this particular sleep condition.
Lots of factors can contribute to your susceptibility to insomnia. These include:
- A chronic illness such as asthma, arthritis or cancer: this is when your body is unhealthy or in pain, which can delay your sleep pattern or make you wake up during the night
- Emotional issues such as stress, grief or depression: if you are experiencing a period of upheaval or worry then your mind may be occupied with anxious, upset or negative thoughts
- Environmental factors such as lighting or temperature: if you are not comfortable or in an ideal atmosphere you may have difficulty sleeping—this can be affected by the location in which you live
- Certain medications: prolonged prescription medications usually take a few weeks to settle with your normal body functions, and it might take a while for your sleep pattern to regulate
- Jet lag: travelling across different time zones can be challenging for your body to adjust to, especially if you are doing this consistently for work or pleasure
Insomnia can have a negative affect on your general quality of life. An insomniac will feel tired constantly, feeling sluggish or lethargic and finding it difficult to concentrate at work or social functions. It might even be dangerous for someone to operate company machinery, drive their car, or even use their oven at home, without the risk of them hurting themselves or others as a result of their fatigue.
Insomnia can cause someone to become stressed and emotionally drained, and they may begin to avoid socialising or participating in activities they previously enjoyed as they no longer have the energy.
Doctors will often advise individuals who have trouble sleeping to undergo a special physical sleep exam in an assessment clinic, and to keep a sleep diary to monitor their nocturnal behaviour, however you may feel this process would not benefit you, only causing you further stress and inconvenience. Should you feel this way, using hypnosis to address the psychological causes of your sleep problems can help you to achieve a deeper, more refreshing sleep.
A session with our Advanced Hypnosis London hypnotherapists will make essential changes to the subconscious mind’s perceptions and ideas, changing any negative associations that may disrupt your ability to fall or stay asleep, such as an inability to just relax and let go of the day’s worries.
Our expert hypnotherapsts can help you to organise your sleep pattern, prepare your mind to rest before you sleep, and encourage you to practice positive, beneficial behaviours such as meditation and a consistent sleep routine.
This programme is available as a 2-Session Package (£495.00 inc. VAT) at our Harley Street clinic, incorporating our Advanced Hypnosis approach and unique Neurosphere® technology. This includes a 1.5-hour Breakthrough Session (£295) and 1-hour follow-up session (£200), scheduled at time of booking and usually attended 10-21 days after the first.
Post-session tools and guidance are provided, designed to support your positive progress. The more these are engaged with, usually the better the results. Additional sessions, if required, last 1 hour and cost £200.00 (inc. VAT).
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