Beat Sleep Disorders with Hypnotherapy

Many sleep disorders are fuelled and worsened by issues that can be effectively treated with hypnotherapy, such as stress and anxiety.

What is a Sleep Disorder?

There is a strong chance that we will all find ourselves lying awake on rare occasions. This can happen when we feel anxious, excited or roused by a bad dream. However, it is likely that we will be able to return to our normal routine when things have settled down.

For others, problem sleeping is a far more common occurrence. Sleep disorders are now considered to be one of the most common health complaints. They can seriously affect the physical, mental and emotional functioning of many individuals. Sleep disorder is the term used to describe any problems relating to sleep. This can include insomnia, excessive sleep, night terrors, sleep bruxism (teeth grinding) and nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting during sleep). Some sleep disorders may stem from an underlying medical condition such as a psychological disorder. Others may occur as side effects of prescribed medication.

There are a variety of warning signs which may be indicators of a sleep problem such as:

  • feeling as though you have had sufficient sleep but are very tired throughout the day
  • drifting off mid-conversation
  • a partner disturbing you regularly by snoring, physical movements, sleep-talking or sleepwalking
  • starting a new medication and finding your sleep to be affected

Please note that not everyone who exhibits all or some of these symptoms will have a sleep problem. People will have their own experience of sleep disorders.

Get Your Restful Sleep Back

Sleep is an essential component in our continuing health and well-being. It is an important process. The restorative cycle of sleep means the body is able to rest, refresh, recover and continue functioning normally. For many of us, sleeping is a natural part of our routine. While we know the health benefits and importance of sleep, few of us truly appreciate how much we need it or know what happens when we don’t get enough. On average, an adult will need seven to eight hours of sleep each night. However, it is thought that one in three adults are affected by sleep problems.

The sleep cycle

To many of us, sleep may seem like one continued state of unconsciousness. When in fact, it is a process made up of several stages. Sleep is a reoccurring cycle which can be split into two main categories. Rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM).