“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
English dramatist (1572 – 1632)
I Love To Sleep, I Look Forward To Bedtime. Do You?
We have all had the occasional restless night where we have tossed and turned and found it hard to drift off into peaceful slumber or perhaps an odd occasion when we are disturbed in the middle of the night and we can’t get back to sleep. It feels absolutely awful the following day. You feel totally wreaked as if your body and mind are closing down and all you want to do is close your eyes……
I really love my bed so I have the utmost sympathy for those clients who suffer from ongoing sleep disorder.
Is Insomnia & Sleep Disorder Making Your Life Miserable?
- Do you often have difficulty getting off to sleep?
- Is your mind filled with racing thoughts that keep you awake each night?
- Do you feel uncomfortably edgy and restless?
- Do you awaken in the middle of the night and find it impossible to return to sleep?
- Have you developed a tendency to worry about getting to sleep, which in turn keeps you awake?
- Do you wake up feeling as though you haven’t slept at all, totally exhausted and dreading the prospect of dragging yourself through the day?
Warning. Chronic Sleep Disorder causes immense distress, and can sometimes lead to further physical or psychological problems. If Left Untreated!! Take Action Now
Do You Practice Good Sleep Habits?
Insomnia can be simply a case of “poor sleep hygiene” Before you consult make sure that you have healthy sleep habits;
• Avoid sleep during the day; it can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness.
• Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime.
• Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night’s sleep.
• Stay away from large meals close to bedtime.
• Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for older people who may not venture outside as frequently as children and adults. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
• Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid excitement or emotionally charged activities before trying to go to sleep. Don’t bring your problems to bed.
• Associate your bed with sleep. It’s not a good idea to use your bed to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read.
• Make sure that the sleep environment is pleasant and relaxing. The bed should be comfortable, the room should not be too hot or cold, or too bright. And make sure the room is adequately ventilated.
What Is Keeping You Awake?
Sometimes our sleep difficulty is simply down to a change in routine or habit. Temporary sleep disturbance is often the result of a hectic lifestyle or stress. This form of sleep disorder is easily rectified with one or two relaxing sessions of hypnotherapy. However a whole host of physical and psychological problems can lead to insomnia including;
• Chronic Pain
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Congestive heart failure
• Acid reflux disease (GERD)
• Sleep apnoea
Great News! Insomnia & Sleep Difficulties Respond Exceptionally Well To Hypnosis…..
To Re-establish A Healthy Sleep Pattern Here Is What We Do;
1. Carry out a detailed interview to try and establish the reason for the sleep disturbance
2. Agree any improvement to sleep hygiene that may be useful.
3. Carry out one or two session of relaxing “sleep hypnosis” to re-educate the subconscious mind.
4. Each client receives a specially recorded “Sleep Hypnosis” audio recording which they play each night as they go to sleep.
For many clients this is all that is required. Restful sleep is restored.
However if the insomnia is due to a more deep rooted psychological or emotional problems, such as anxiety or depression, then the 5-Path approach is used to resolve the underlying issues and get you sleeping peacefully once more.
- All work is carried out discretely and in total confidence.
- The programme is tailored to your unique circumstances and needs.
- Comprehensive support and guidance is offered every step of the way.
- Every person is treated with the utmost respect and honesty.
Hypnosis for treatment of insomnia in school-age children: a retrospective chart review
Ran D Anbar* and Molly P Slothower*Corresponding author: Ran D Anbar firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA
BMC Pediatrics 2006, 6:23
Hypnotic Relaxation and Insomnia: A Simple Solution?
Harry E. Stanton, Ph.D. Sleep and Hypnosis 1999; 1:64-67
Conclusions: The success of the technique with all three cases suggests it might well be used more widely in the treatment of insomnia
“I had developed poor sleep habits and had not enjoyed a decent night’s sleep for over 14 years. After only two pleasant sessions of hypnotherapy I was sleeping like a baby. I couldn’t believe it, the day after my second session I actually slept in and was late for work. Thank you Sean”
Doreen C. Co. Leitrim
“After a stressful period in my career I developed insomnia, which left me exhausted every day. Thankfully the hypnotherapy turned things around for me and I am sleeping well again. If you are having problems sleeping I would recommend Sean Mc Gee Hypnotherapy”.
Donal M. Co. Galway