Insomnia- Fix Your Sleep Disturbance Using Hypnosis

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Sleep disturbances are a common symptom of stress and depression. Whether you wake up during the night and have a hard time falling back to sleep, or you have a hard time falling asleep initially, you have insomnia.

THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF INSOMNIA

PSYCHO-REACTIVE INSOMNIA: Tension is the most common cause of Psycho-reactive Insomnia. The person's mind is keeping them awake with worry. In addition, they may begin to worry about getting to sleep because they have to awaken in the morning. Insomnia sufferers often worry that they may become ill or die from lack of sleep.

ENDOGENOUS INSOMNIA: This is often caused by a discomfort within the body ranging from indigestion to pain.

EXOGENOUS INSOMNIA: This is caused by disturbances outside of the body such as noise or loud music. This is the easiest type of sleep disturbance to overcome.

FUNCTIONAL INSOMNIA: This is caused by a functional problem in the subject's sleep-wakefulness center in the brain.

Many insomnia sufferers develop an irrational fear of getting into bed because they expect to lie awake. This type of expectation will cause a bout of insomnia all by itself.

HERE ARE THE FACTS

1. No person ever became ill or died from a lack of sleep. The mind and body will always get at least the minimum amount of rest that it needs, no matter what. If you lose some sleep one night, the next night you will get additional sleep to make up the loss.

2. Our internal clock brings about a valley of fatigue in cycles. Every four to six hours you will experience your maximum fatigue, and this is when it is easiest to fall asleep. After that you will experience a renewed level of energy and it will become difficult for you to fall asleep.

3. If you are worried that you haven't slept for a second, stop worrying because research labs have proven that we all sleep during the night. Sometimes you feel that you've been lying awake thinking, but actually you have been sleeping lightly and dreaming.

4. Trying to fall asleep: There is a law of nature called "The Law of Reversed Effect." It says that if you "try" to do something, you will get the opposite. And the harder you "try," the more you will get the opposite. So, trying to fall asleep will insure that you will remain awake. Do not "try" to fall asleep, and do not try to will yourself to sleep. Merely allow yourself to fall asleep.

5. Alcohol will put you to sleep: This may be true, because alcohol is a depressant. However, as soon as the booze wears off, you will awaken abruptly and it will become much harder to fall asleep.

6. Sleeping pills will help: It is the dream phase of sleep in which we get our rest. Sleeping pills suppress the dream phase of sleep (REM sleep). That is why people generally awaken more tired than before going to sleep after using sleeping pills.

EFFECTING A CURE

1. figure out what time you feel the most exhausted in the evening. From that point forward, every evening at least an hour before that time, take a bath that is slightly warmer than body temperature for 20 minutes. A shower will not have the intended effect.

2. Drink a warm beverage, preferably not tea because of the caffeine, which will wake you up. It's best to drink warm milk if you can tolerate it.

3. Stop dwelling on problems and think about something soothing. Don't think about what you need to do tomorrow. If you are concerned about forgetting what you have to do tomorrow, write it down.

4. Avoid stimulating thoughts and shows on TV. If you must read, then read something that is tiresome.

5. Reserve your bed for sleep. Watch TV or read only from a chair or while on your couch.

6. Get into bed at least 20 minutes before your valley of fatigue. Once you are in bed, if worries start to pop into your thoughts, repeat this mantra several times to yourself, "I'll think about it tomorrow." This will help to put a halt to the excessive thinking. Do not try to make your mind blank and don't try to fall asleep. Just allow yourself to rest.

7. For Endogenous Insomnia, you should eradicate the discomfort to the best of your ability.

8. For Exogenous Insomnia, make the room as quiet as you possibly can. If your partner watches TV, you can move to another room. Running a fan motor can encourage sleep, as it will tend to cover up loud noises. The monotonous drone of the fan can prove to be very hypnotic.

HYPNOSIS FOR INSOMNIA - PSYCHO-REACTIVE AND FUNCTIONAL INSOMNIA

Practice hypnotherapy for a sleep disturbance daily. Anxiety worsens and can even cause a sleep disturbance. Hypnotherapy can help you to quickly dissipate stress. Post-hypnotic suggestions for coping, and to instill the prospect of sleep can assist. Your sub vocalized mantra should be: "I fall asleep promptly, and sleep soundly and restfully all through the night."
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