Thursday, August 20, 2009

What Is Your Reason for Not Sleeping at Night?

Take a moment to glance over at the clock on your computer. What time is it as you are reading this article? Are you up in the middle of the night surfing through articles on the internet because you are unable to sleep? Have you arrived at this site after playing an hour of solitaire and watching sitcom reruns on cable? Maybe you are concerned about a loved one who is having difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. We need seven or eight hours of quality sleep every night and many areas of our life suffer when this does not happen. Our motor skills and reaction time are diminished, our work performance is hindered, and we likely face more moments of depression. I am sure we all can list the ways in which lack of sleep affects us specifically, but do you know the primary reasons that insomnia occurs in the first place?

One of the most basic reasons that people struggle with insomnia is that their lives are overbooked. Even when they finally manage to get themselves into bed, their minds are still running a mile a minute with thoughts of all of the tasks that must get done the next day. Hormones are also a problem for women in their attempts to get good rest at night. In fact, more than 70% of women complain of sleep problems during their menstrual cycle. This could be due to bloating, cramps, or mood disorders. In some instances, a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, snoring, or restless leg syndrome may be to blame. Finally, a person who is suffering from depression has a much higher chance of finding it difficult to relax and sleep at night.

There are a variety of options available for someone who is looking for a way to resolve her problems with insomnia. In fact, there are entire clinics and a field of medicine dedicated only to sleep disorders. The pharmaceutical companies will be happy to recommend medicine that will help people get to sleep at night. Of course, let’s not forget mom’s favorite remedy of a glass of warm milk! If you haven’t found the solution that helps you sleep at night and feel refreshed when the alarm clock rings in the morning, I would like to suggest another option.

Hypnotheyrapy is a safe and proven method for alleviating many of the problems that may be holding you back in life, including insomnia. Through relaxation techniques and the unlocking of your unconscious mind, a trained therapist can discover the core reasons that you are not allowing yourself to rest and retrain your thought process to provide for true relaxation. Whether you are focused on an unpleasant point of stress, reliving nighttime difficulties that you had a child, or caught in a period of depression, hypnotherapy can remove the obstacle from your mind and you will sleep better. And, the improvements will be permanent. If you are tired (literally!) of walking around in a cloud of exhaustion every day and you know that your life could be more fulfilling if you could make insomnia a problem of the past, I hope you will consider clinical hypnotherapy as a possible prescription for your pain.

To learn more about me and my offerings please see the below

No comments: