Are you suffering from insomnia, or know someone who is enduring the frustration caused by lack of sleep? Without some extra research, the average person feels powerless to beat it. Learning how to treat insomnia with hypnosis will make it much easier to deal with. The following article has some advice you need to read.
How To Get The Sleep You Crave
Visit Your Doctor
If insomnia is troubling you, then you should visit your physician to make sure it’s not a symptom of something more serious. Migraines, clogged breathing passages and restless leg syndrome are conditions which might hamper the ability to sleep. Your doctor can help you treat them, and thus your insomnia will be gone too.
Try Some Tea
Try drinking some herbal tea right before bed. Herbal tea has ingredients in it that help you relax. It can help relieve insomnia caused by stress and anxiety. Chamomile tea is a good choice, as well as anise, fennel or even catnip! It’s a smart habit to get into to help get the best sleep you can.
If you suffer from insomnia, sometimes you may find that counting sheep will work for you. Counting sheep will distract your mind and help you mind relax so you can fall asleep. Most people will not remember counting to 100 the next day.
Counting sheep is a form of hypnosis. By one definition, hypnosis is nothing more than focused attention, counting sheep is just one way to focus attention. We’ll talk more about this later in the article.
Imagine A Place Where You Can Fall Asleep
Use visualization as a weapon against your insomnia. Imagine yourself someplace quiet or even boring, and just stay there in your mind. This will take the focus off of the need to sleep, which in and of itself can keep you awake for hours. Just visualize calmness and let your mind completely relax.
This is another tool of hypnosis. Our subconscious minds cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination. By imagining a place where you can fall asleep, you make it acceptable for your subsconscious mind to allow you to sleep. Combine this with the focused attention tip mentioned above and you have a powerful approach to controlling insomnia with hypnosis.
Give Yourself Time To Fall Asleep
Give yourself a good 30 minutes of trying to fall asleep, before automatically concluding that you’re in for a night of insomnia. It may take a full half an hour before your body is ready for snoozing, and if you so much as think the word “insomnia” you could set yourself up for it!
I often (almost every night) listen to a one hour hypnosis session from Dr. Steve G. Jones as I go to sleep. I’m usually asleep within half an hour. Sometimes its an hour if I have something troubling my mind but I’m not staying up all night like I used to. The hypnosis session doesn’t matter. I listen to different ones depending on what goal I would like the most help with.
Stay Active During The Day
It’s harder to sleep when you aren’t sleepy! Move around during the day if you work at a job that is very sedentary. Getting some extra physical activity through exercise will help you feel more sleepy at bedtime too.
Track Your Progress
Journal your cares and woes. Thinking all the time about the obligations you have can stress you out and make it hard to sleep. Write down any problems you’re having and your plans for solving them. By having a plan you can lessen the stress, helping you sleep better at night.
Try keeping a sleep journal to track your insomnia. Write down each thing you have tried, and whether it worked or not. Keep a list of nights when you were particularly stressed out, and if you had insomnia at night. Keep track of activities, such as exercise that may affect your sleep. Soon, you may see patterns, or habits you can change to get your sleep routine back on track.
Create A Great Sleep Environment
If you have a willing spouse, or sleep partner, try talking him or her into giving you a relaxing massage to help combat insomnia. If you cannot coerce them into a full-body massage, even a quick back massage with some soothing oil might be enough to relax your body, making sleep come easier.
The ideal temperature for your room when sleeping is slightly colder at 60-65 degrees. Why? This helps you relax, while warmer temperatures will cause you to toss and turn. So, instead of adjusting the temperature away from this number, add or remove blankets accordingly. This helps you be able to get comfortable and get to sleep.
Watch What You Eat And Drink
Do not reach for the wine or beer before bed. You might notice that it does help you feel sleepy, but the sleep that follows a few drinks is usually fragmented and not refreshing. Stop drinking at least 4 hours before bed to prevent issues sleeping caused by the alcohol.
Minimize your caffeine intake. If possible, you should eliminate caffeine completely if you have difficulty sleeping, but that is easier said than done. If you must have your coffee in the morning, make sure your last cup is no later than 6 hours before you go to bed. Stick to caffeine free beverages in the evening.
Have some whole grain crackers a few hours before bed to help you fall asleep. They contain tryptophan, just like turkey does, and this leaves you drowsy once it is digested. They also leave your tummy feeling full and your blood sugar high enough that you won’t wake up feeling hungry.
Self-Hypnosis Can Help You Sleep
If you’ve tried everything else for your insomnia, why not consider self-hypnosis? Talking yourself into a state of sleepiness can mean falling asleep much faster. You could also play recordings of a hypnotist which are geared to this purpose. The repetitive words in a calm voice should help you work around the insomnia.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis are two techniques that may help you get the rest you need. A cognitive behavioral therapist can help you understand the reasons why you don’t sleep well. You will learn how to create a peaceful sleep environment and strategies for dealing with stress so you’re not so anxious at night.
Seek hypnosis treatment to help reduce the affects of insomnia and go to sleep faster. Hypnosis will get down to the bottom of your psychological side effects that could be causing your condition. Find a good doctor in your area that can perform this procedure to help combat the effects of insomnia.
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