Hypnotherapy for Sleep Disorders & Insomnia
You don’t have to continue suffering from the relentless stages of non-sleep and low energy levels that tend to arise the following day. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is an effective, non-drug based treatment that is structured to replace the behaviours and thoughts that tend to cause restless sleep with positive scheduled habits of sleep restoration. Unlike the use of sleeping pills and other pharmaceutical medication, CBH assists you in overcoming the core underlying issues related to your sleeping problems.
What You Can Already Do
Decrease the factors that cause anxiety and stress in your life – Whether it is work, family or relationships, you must always ensure that you manage your stress levels positively and ascertain the correct time to deal with these issues.
Increase the amount of physical activity in your day – Exercise has been proven to decrease the levels of stress and anxiety within the human body, thus improving sleep.
Be alert of what you eat and drink, as well as when you do it – Limit the number of sugary foods and drinks that you consume, especially within 3 hours of bed. Avoiding eating meals late at night or just before you go to bed. All of this can influence or increase the severity of your sleep disorder.
Challenge Your Thoughts
1. Detect and recognize your negative thoughts. In many situations, it is actually the perceived greatness of a certain obstacle that tends to stand in the way of you receiving your good night’s sleep.
2. Challenge and confront these thoughts. I will guide you through the process of evaluating the underlying causes of your sleep disruption through evidence-based reasoning and models. Ultimately, allowing you to find greater justifiable reasoning for change.
3. Attaining realistic thoughts and not negative thoughts. You are now able to throw out the falsifications of your thought creation and allow for a new influx of positive and calming thoughts. New thoughts of comfort and relaxation are important.
Cognitive Behavioural Techniques for Insomnia
The method is specifically designed to remove all the factors that restrict your mind from sleeping. This may take the form of consistent bedtimes, wake up times and by avoiding naps. Use the bedroom for what it is meant for and evade mind consuming activities.
The method involves looking at your day-to-day lifestyle and determining factors that commonly lead to poor sleep. These factors include smoking, drinking alcohol, not getting enough exercise and drinking caffeine late in the day. All of which can affect your ability to get enough sleep.
The method aims to set strict limits on the specific amount of time that you tend to spend in bed each time. Generally, you will find yourself in a situation whereby you go to bed at 8:00 pm but only fall asleep by 10:00 pm; this ultimately compromises the quality of sleep you are getting. This treatment will reduce the time you spend in bed, which may cause you to experience sleep deprivation, making you more tired the next night. At the end, you will fall asleep faster and wake up less in the night.
As the method states, this solution is aimed at providing you with the necessary relaxation techniques so that you are able to fully control your mind and body and position yourself correctly. Some techniques included are meditation, positive imagery and muscle relaxation movements.
The observation of signs such as heart rates and muscle tension commonly monitored through the use of a biofeedback device that can be utilized in the comfort of your own home.