Sleep affects each individual differently. Many factors influence sleep: stress, jet lag, alcohol, eating a heavy meal at night, exercising in the evening, nicotine or caffeine, noisy, cold or hot room, shift patterns, illness or drugs, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
“Suzi is an excellent professional. I am very happy with her work. I can now sleep through the night and my happiness and fulfilment has increased.” 4th December 2019 5 Star Review, Google.
If your sleeplessness lasts for over a month or affects your daily life, then your GP may recommend sleeping pills. However, these come with side effects including drowsiness the next day.
It is estimated that one in three people have mild insomnia and many more poor sleepers have developed sleep habits that make it difficult to change. Most individuals require a little wind down routine such as a relaxing shower or bath and then listen with earphones to a relaxing hypnosis or mediation. I like to use high frequency essential oils and self hypnosis techniques.
If your sleeplessness lasts for over a month or affects your daily life, then your GP may recommend sleeping pills. However, these come with side effects, including drowsiness the next day. So if you want to sleep naturally, the techniques I teach work a dream!
- Changing your thoughts about sleep: If you focus solely on getting to sleep, it make matters worse. The action of ‘trying’ is the problem. Sleep is a natural phenomenon that happens all by itself. The moment you start getting involved with ‘wanting to go to sleep’ you may be activating anxiety and stress response and this will prevent the natural process.
- If I am not very tired, I go to sleep listening to something useful and educational – I have to like the voice and it has to be calming. I might even listen to something I have recorded. I sometimes listen to an audio book on a 30-45 minute timer or a 15 minute Headspace Mindfulness which also works well for me. I have discovered techniques which I share with my clients.
- It is suggested that having a routine is one of the best ways to get your sleep on track. Sticking to the same time can help your body prepare for rest.
- Prepare by not having caffeine after 3pm. Ideally spend a hour or two before bed relaxing. Turn off blue-light emitting devices such as your phone, TV, tablet or laptop an hour before bed. If you’d like to explore listening to a relaxation hypnosis at bedtime, make sure the light on your device is covered.
- Studies have shown that a course of hypnosis, mindfulness or meditation can lead to a better night’s sleep. To help my clients get back into a healthy sleep routine, I have created a complimentary DEEP PEACEFUL SLEEP HYPNOSIS mp3. If you would like to beat sleeplessness and insomnia with hypnosis, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to your free sleep hypnosis audio file.