THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP
Sleep is something everybody needs IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GIVEN.
Sleep plays a vital role in both our physical and mental health.
As well as making you feel tired, lack of sleep can lead to physical illness and increase your risk of heart disease.
Mentally, not getting enough sleep can lead to anxiety and can make it hard for you to concentrate. It is estimated that a third of people in the UK have episodes of insomnia during their lives.
Treatment for insomnia
When treating sleeping problems, there are various approaches you could take. It is important to first speak to your doctor to eliminate any physical causes. Your doctor may recommend you take medicine to help you sleep. For some people, this can be an effective treatment, but it is important to try and find out the underlying cause of the problem.
Hypnotherapy is a treatment option that many people find effective. During therapy we can explore potential causes and help you relax and find deep restorative sleep.
Overcoming other issues can help to improve your sleeping pattern. Addiction to caffeine, alcohol or night screen time hypnotherapy can work to break unwanted habits.
Symptoms differ depending on individual circumstances. However, there are common symptoms, including:
Being awake for long periods at night.
Not being able to fall asleep.
Waking up several times during the night.
Waking up very early and being unable to get back to sleep.
Feeling tired and groggy the next morning.
Finding it difficult to concentrate or function properly.
The number of hypnotherapy sessions you’ll need will depend on your personal circumstances. Some people only need one session, while others may require deeper work. An initial consultation will give you a better understanding of how many sessions you may need.
If you suspect you may be suffering from insomnia, it is important to speak to your doctor. They will rule out any health conditions that may be causing your sleeplessness.