Insomnia? A tip to help you sleep

Insomnia - a photo of a crumpled, vacant bed

Sleepless nights? Use hypnotherapy to disrupt the cycle of insomnia

According to a 2007 review in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine about 30% of adults experience one or more symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia preventing you from sleeping soundly?

People suffering from insomnia either struggle to fall asleep or to stay asleep, some unlucky souls struggle with both. Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms patients report to their doctors.

Sleeping disorders can impact both mental and physical health. Insomnia can be accompanied by depression and anxiety disorders as the lack of sleep takes it toll. Stress is a common cause of acute insomnia with sufferers unable to switch off from the challenge of daily life.

If you are one of the 30% of adults trying to cope with insomnia, have you considered hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy can disrupt the cycle of insomnia and help you to have regular, good quality night's’ sleep.

Call Heather Denny, the Hypnotherapist, for hypnotherapy in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7NQ for a chat to find out how she can help you to get a good night’s sleep. Until then, here’s a simple tip that might just help you to sleep tonight.

Practice this relaxing exercise to help you get to sleep easily at night

First of all, settle yourself comfortably in bed and just start to relax.  Next, simply take a in a full comfortable breath, and as you breathe out say to yourself ‘relax’. Then, take another deep breath and, while exhaling say to yourself again 'relax'.  Give yourself permission to let go of any tension in your body. Really feel yourself sinking into the support of your bed. Now, as your breath becomes regular, mentally count the length of time you take to naturally breathe in. As you breathe out, aim to double the length of your out breath. So, if you counted to 3 on your in breath try and extend your out breath to a count of 6; if you counted 4 on your in breath extend your out breath to a count of 8, it’s really that simple. It might take a few goes to get into the rhythm but just focus on your breath and you'll get the hang of it.

It's a good idea to practice this technique during the day so you find it easy to do at night.

Sweet dreams…