Sleepless, Restless Nights – Sleep Hypnotherapy Can Help!

At one point or another, we have all found ourselves obsessively glaring at the clock, trying to calculate how many hours of sleep we might hope to get if we finally fall asleep. Lying in bed and trying to sleep is remarkably frustrating when it does not happen naturally.  Our inability to sleep can be influenced by many factors, to include stress, anxiety, and depression.


Whether you are anxious about what happened the previous day or simply just worried because you can’t sleep, lack of sleep can have a serious impact on your health and wellbeing. Luckily, sleep hypnosis can help you get the rest you have been seeking.


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is when an individual experiences difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when they want to and have the chance to do so. However, insomnia is not only defined by how long it takes to fall or sleep or the number of hours a person sleeps, but insomnia also relates to the distress and day-to-day damage a person experiences as a result of one or more of the following:


  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty remaining asleep through the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Receiving nonrestorative sleep (which can leave a person feeling unwell, irritable, distracted, or tired the next day)


An Active Mind

Our ‘daytime’ state of mind is very active. During the day, our active imagination contemplates the future. Our brain runs through upcoming activities, troubleshooting any potential obstacles we may encounter along the way.


While this is essential to functioning at maximum levels during our daylight hours, it can become troublesome if our ‘daytime’ mind carries over into the evening hours. An active mind can cause sleepless nights and subsequent groggy days. When we lack sleep, we worry. When we worry, our mind races and we can not fall asleep naturally. It becomes a cycle, which often leads to watching the clock and worrying what sleep (if any) we may end up getting.


Sleep Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. Since that time, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment.


Sleep Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behavior that hinder your sleep patterns. Although the causes of sleep deficiency and insomnia vary for each person, many conditions may increase your risk of developing a sleep disorder.


How does Sleep Hypnotherapy Work?

Together with your hypnotherapist, you’ll determine the causes of your sleep disorder so you can change the way you respond to certain triggers. Sleep Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn how to switch off your active mind before it turns into the troubling thoughts, anxiety, and stress that keeps you awake. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your sleep.


Generally, the fact that you will be able to put yourself into a deep state of relaxation will naturally help your sleep. However, you will also be given hypnosis specifically formulated to help you learn how to get to sleep quickly and easily. Additionally, learning the art of relaxation will help you return to peaceful, natural sleep patterns.


Annie Browne Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that treating insomnia without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to increase both the quantity and quality of sleep, as well as addressing the underlying causes of insomnia.


Through sleep hypnotherapy, individuals will gain new skills regarding how to change their sleep habits in order to obtain more sleep, learn techniques to attain a more relaxed state of mind in order to receive a better quality of sleep. Throughout the treatment, Annie will also use her expertise to help reveal the underlying causes for the development of insomnia to more effectively ward off future bouts of sleeplessness and help decrease negative emotions (e.g., anxiety, depression, or irritability).