When you can’t sleep, your troubles just seem to get bigger. If you’re stressed in your life, your body needs sleep to recover. If you’ve got pain, your body needs sleep to heal. If you’re under pressure, your brain needs sleep to learn, recover, and make good decisions. There isn’t much worse for you than not being able to sleep. When things are rushed or not going well in your life, a lack of sleep generally makes things worse.
There are dozens (if not hundreds) of reasons why people can’t sleep. Electronics, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and napping are all things that could be limiting your ability to get some rest. More often though, it is the racing thoughts that keep up at night. People who lay in bed – wide awake – are often replaying the day’s events or worrying about tomorrow’s events.
Hypnosis addresses the lack of sleep in different ways. Sometimes a lack of sleep can be as simple as learning some techniques for relaxing the body and the mind. People in the midst of a stressful season of life or facing a short-term stress can benefit from mental calming techniques taught through hypnosis. If sleep challenges are long-term or deeply rooted, it is necessary to use more advanced hypnotic techniques to address the actual reason you’re not sleeping.
If your mind is racing when you’re trying to sleep or you wake up and can’t go back to sleep because something is “on your mind,” you’ve got to address the thoughts or feelings that are keeping you from sleeping. Taking pills, getting a better mattress or listening to relaxing music won’t permanently quiet your subconscious mind. Your mind is trying to get your attention. Your subconscious may believe that you are in danger, at risk of failure, or unprepared. If you want to sleep soundly, you need to find out why your mind isn’t letting you sleep.
Worry, fear, disorganization, sadness, anger, regret, and guilt can all be sleep-stealing culprits. Through the use of advanced hypnotic techniques those emotions, thoughts, and feelings can be properly resolved. Many of our clients find that they can finally get deep sleep.
Hawaii Hypnosis Center hypnotists are successful at helping our clients because we understand that sleep isn’t like a light switch with an off and an on. Sleep is more like a dimmer switch that you have to slowly adjust down. You don’t go from being wide awake to being asleep. There are several states that we pass through on the way. If you examine the brainwave patterns, these in between states are states of hypnosis. Our hypnotists can show you how to resolve your mental conflicts, relax your body, and get your mind into the drifting mental state that builds into sleep.
Whatever is keeping you up at night is worth addressing head-on. Hawaii Hypnosis Center offers free phone consultations and would be happy to discuss your issue with you. You can call 808-221-7353 or email HawaiiHypnosisCenter@gmail.com for more information.
Hypnosis Helps Pain Management, Stress Disorders and Insomnia
Recent research shows that hypnosis can help alleviate insomnia, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Hypnotists guide subjects into a focused mental state in order to provide strong suggestion to the subconscious and to help the individual resolve past traumatic incidents.
Research by Stephen Jay Lynn, Ph.D., of Binghamton University (SUNY) and Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, published in 2014, found that hypnotic suggestions can produce clinically meaningful reductions in pain when properly administered. Scandinavian research published in 2013 concluded that hypnosis was better than pharmaceutical treatments for insomnia, especially given the significant limitations of prescription drugs, such as cost and side effects. Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at the Hadassah Medical Center, in Jerusalem, published a recent study that affirms the value of hypnosis in treating patients with PTSD that express symptoms such as anxiety, dissociation, pain and sleep disturbance.
The research offers hope for sufferers looking for natural alternatives to taking prescription drugs, especially because drugs used to treat chronic pain, insomnia and PTSD can have significant short-term side effects and long-term health implications. Anyone with a diagnosed mental health condition or physical illness should consult with their doctor or mental health professional before seeking hypnosis and should seek out a hypnotist that is trained, certified and experienced working specifically with clients that have medical issues.