Updated: Apr 25, 2020
It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential for our health and well-being. Without it we can experience everything from high blood pressure, weight gain, and depression to simply feeling groggy and grouchy all day. There have even been studies that suggest that poor sleep can lead to premature death.
Hypnosis can be a powerful part of any sleep disorder treatment plan. Sometimes it can even serve as the primary solution.
We begin the process by assessing your current sleep hygiene and health habits. This is a good way to see if there are any conscious and obvious behaviors or conditions that are interfering with your quality of sleep. Some of the things we might look at are:
A regular bedtime and wake up schedule
Physical exercise routines
Diet, including caffeine consumption
Sleep environment (is your bed comfortable, is it dark enough, etc.)
Levels of daily stress and anxiety
Once we've gotten a clear picture of your regular sleep patterns, we begin to form a plan to make healthy external changes. For example, you can commit to an exercise program or invest in window coverings that keep out excess light.
This is where the process of hypnosis begins and we now have the option to come at the issue using two main approaches.
First, we can help you reinforce healthier habits that support good sleep. Once in the trance state, you will receive powerful, hypnotic suggestions that encourage you to make healthy choices in regards to your sleep routine. These might include suggestions to avoid caffeine after a certain time of day or to limit, or even eliminate, midday naps.
Second, we explore the subconscious causes at the root of the sleep disorder. There may be unconscious reasons you are waking up throughout the night or snoring persistently. These can be obvious or not so obvious.
You may be going through a period of unusual stress such as a move, job change, or financial difficulties. There could be old traumas and emotional wounds that are beginning to resurface for some reason, asking for attention.
Or maybe the issue runs to deeper and more subtle levels of your being. There may be energy imbalances, negative core beliefs about self-image, or the interference of entities that have attached themselves to your subtle body.
All of these possibilities can be addressed and explored in the safe, open, and relaxed state we call hypnosis. With loving attention and penetrating insight you will be able to tend to the root causes of the anomaly of disturbed sleep. You will then be able to rebalance your energies in such a way that you always get the perfect amount of rest you need each and every night of your life.