What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or both – despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling unrefreshed, which takes a toll on your ability to function during the day. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance and quality of life.
Do I have Insomnia?
Insomnia symptoms may include:
- Difficulty falling asleep at night
- Waking up during the night/unable to go back to sleep
- Waking up too early
- Not feeling well rested after a night’s sleep
- Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
- Increased errors or accidents
- Physical ailments like headaches or upset stomach
- Ongoing worries about sleep
How much sleep is sufficient?
How much sleep is enough varies from person to person. Most adults need seven to eight hours a night. Someone with insomnia typically will often take 30 minutes or more to fall asleep. They may then only sleep for six hours or less. This irregular pattern may repeat itself for over a month or longer!
Most people experience problems sleeping at some point in their life, however some people have long-term (chronic) insomnia. It is thought that a third of people in the UK have episodes or periods of insomnia. It tends to be more common in women and more likely to occur with age. Insomnia may be the primary problem, or it may be secondary due to other causes like stress, anxiety, tension and an inability to relax.
The truth about Insomnia.
Because different people need different amounts of sleep, insomnia is more accurately defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping—not the number of hours you sleep or how quickly you doze off. Even if you’re spending eight hours a night in bed, if you feel drowsy and fatigued during the day, you may be experiencing insomnia.
When to get help?
Although we are all prone to the odd sleepless night, ongoing bouts or chronic insomnia can have a marked effect. You don’t have to put up with sleepless nights. Simple changes in your daily habits can often help together with the relaxing benefits of hypnotherapy. Your therapist will probably teach you some deep relaxation techniques that you can practice on your own, and will also implant some powerful suggestions that will help you fall asleep quicker, or even as soon as your head touches the pillow.
A drug free alternative.
Hypnotherapy offers a natural and holistic remedy for Insomnia and it’s causes. During the very first session you will learn the value of trance and deep relaxation, plus you will have started the process of learning new and beneficial techniques you can take away and practice on your own.
Achieve new and deeper levels of rest and relaxation. Today could be the start of feeling energised and refreshed when you wake up, each and every morning.