Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine and adults are encouraged to have at least 7 – 9 hours of sleep. In fact, research shows that it’s not only how much sleep we get that affects our ability to function, but also the time we sleep. This is why sleep therapy is so important for those who struggle with falling into a deep sleep or staying asleep.
You may think that once your head hits the pillow and your close your eyes – slowly drifting off to the land of dreams, that your body is done for the day. This couldn’t be further from the truth! As soon as we fall into a deep sleep, our body starts the process of healing and repair. This allows all of our organs to process the day’s activities and prepare for another day of keeping your body functioning properly.
For example, people who consistently go to bed late are depriving the body of much needed rest and repair time, which means when they wake up their body’s sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, so they become irritable and anxious. This puts a lot more pressure on the heart and after years of doing this, it can cause high blood pressure, strokes or heart attacks.
This is why I can’t stress enough how important sleep is and if you’re struggling to sleep it is in your best interest to explore natural sleep remedies, like sleep hypnotherapy.
Today, I just want to share the key benefits of hypnotherapy on sleep. I will also explain the process of hypnotherapy and why it is so successful for those who are struggling with sleep.
As I’ve shared before, hypnotherapy is a way to tap into your subconscious mind and replace any stressful or negative thoughts with more helpful and positive thoughts. Here are some of the key benefits of using hypnotherapy for sleep issues –
So how does hypnotherapy work as a natural sleep remedy?
A lot of people are surprised when I explain that my hypnotherapy sessions are nothing like the comical sessions you see on TV. It is not a stage show or a swinging pendulum and it is not like in the movies someone taken back in time to remember painful events or crimes.
Simply put, hypnotherapy allows you to tap into your subconscious mind by falling into a natural trance like state whilst still being in control of your own body. It’s just a very deep state of relaxation that welcomes the positive, mind changing suggestions created by a qualified hypnotherapist to specifically address the issue that is worrying you.
When you silence the monkey mind, you are able to listen to what is truly troubling you, which is affecting your ability to fall asleep and stay in a deep sleep. This means the suggestions that you are talked through whilst in such a relaxed state, allows you to gradually change your mindset. Studies have shown that we are more receptive to change when we are more relaxed, which supports the idea of hypnotherapy being a natural sleep remedy.
Affirmations like, “you are safe”, “you are healthy and well”, “sleep is easy, effortless and natural” and “you are letting go of the past and sleeping deeply” etc are repeated in a carefully planned script which help retrain the mind to think differently. When it comes to sleep therapy, the script can directly target the issues that are stopping a person from sleeping in order to promote a healthy night’s sleep.
There are a few steps that I follow as a qualified hypnotherapist Dubai and online–
There are many studies that have been carried out to measure the impact of hypnotherapy on sleep worries and research shows that hypnotherapy has clear proven benefits on sleep. It helps you to sleep better and deeper – allowing the body to rest and repair as needed to function effectively.