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If you suffer from insomnia you know how stressful it is. Learn how you can start sleeping with hypnosis.

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									                           Got Insomnia? Hypnosis To The Rescue!

There are an array of sleep problems people suffer from, including issues with falling asleep,
waking in the middle of the night (sometimes 2 or 3 times), sleeping too lightly and the inability
to go back to sleep.

Each problem can have serious consequences to one’s health. The result of poor sleep varies
from person to person, however long lasting fatigue and lack of energy seems to be universal.
Feeling stressed with a foggy, unproductive mind can cause overeating or drinking too much
caffeine to compensate for the low energy and results in being overweight and having an
oversensitive nervous system. Grumpy, sleep deprived people have trouble with relationships
and work.

Some people seek their doctor’s help and begin to use medication to sleep. Medication like
sleeping pills may work but side effects may be unbearable and there is always the worry of
becoming dependent on the medication or getting used to it and needing a higher dosage. All of
this can lead to additional stress.

Worry is the most common cause of not falling asleep. Leftover issues from the day affect the
body’s ability to unwind and the mind to quiet down. One continues to stimulate the other,
leaving the sufferer laying awake, watching the clock and feeling restless. It becomes a cycle of
stress, worry, fear and sleeplessness.

Some people fall asleep easily, only to their dismay, wake two or three hours later. The first
reaction is to look at the clock and think “Oh no it’s only 2am, I’ve only had 3 hours of sleep!”.
Then the mind starts running “What if I can’t fall back asleep?” How will I function tomorrow?”
If this pattern happens more than occasionally it can become a terrible habit because the
expectation that you will wake up programs the subconscious mind to wake up! A terrible catch
22! The inability to go back to sleep after waking is a product of the mind getting stimulated and
beginning to think and worry.

The treatment for all types of insomnia is two fold. First the mind has to be retrained back into a
healthy sleep pattern. This is done by releasing stress held in the body, as well as stressful worry
thoughts and anxiety or fear feelings that come with it. Only then can the mind reclaim the
blueprint of deep peaceful sleep that we are all born with. Sleeping like a baby really does mean
something!

A CD or MP3 recording of a hypnosis session is a powerful tool in the retraining process. You
listen to it as you go to sleep every night for about two weeks. If you wake up, listen again. In
this way the subconscious mind is re-programmed back into a healthy sleep pattern, falling
asleep more easily, staying asleep, going back to sleep if one does wake up (to go to the restroom
is the most common reason) and waking in the morning well rested and alert. Through the
power of suggestion a person can temporarily double their sleep (one hour equals two hours of
rejuvenation and rest) to help make up for the prior sleep depravation.

The second part of the treatment is eliminating sleep disturbances by looking for the source or
the issue behind the insomnia. For the majority of people it is due to work or personal stress or a
concern for safety for themselves or others, like children. It is possible for a one time or repeated
traumatic event to create insomnia. People that were abused often have sleep difficulties. One of
my clients was sound asleep when a man entered her bedroom to steal her laptop computer. He
was reaching over her when she woke up startled and terrified. It resulted in her inability to sleep
through the night alone and created a startle response and hypersensitivity to any night noise.

Usually within two to four sessions of in-person hypnosis or by listening to the recording the
positive sleep pattern can be re-established. The stress or traumatic events are neutralized so that
they don’t trigger the sleep disturbances. The mind and body work once again together, resulting
in a restored restful, revitalizing sleep.

Remember – day time is for thinking, doing, creating and solving problems. Night time is for
resting, healing, renewing and refreshing our bodies and minds. It is important to our overall
health and well being to separate the two.

© 2011, Hypnosis Concepts. Publication rights granted so long as article and byline are reprinted
intact, with all links made live.

Laurie Miller is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with more than 30 years of
experience helping people overcome problems while meeting their goals in the
shortest time possible. You can work with Laurie in person if you live in Orange
County, California or you can purchase her prerecorded hypnosis session "Tranquil
Sleep" at or a customized hypnosis session on CD or MP3 at
http://www.hypnosisconcepts.com/cds-and-mp3s/

								
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