Sleep disorders fall into different types like: difficulty falling asleep, problems with staying asleep or easily wakes up, inappropriate sleeping hours, sleeping hours too long or too short and abnormal behaviors manifested while asleep like teeth grinding or sleep walking. If you have experienced any of these and are wondering what causes them.
Problems with sleep have several causes like: physical illness, depression, stress, too much caffeine, alcohol or substance abuse, drugs, smoking, altered sleeping pattern due to daytime napping or too early bedtimes and physical pain or discomfort . There are also factors that are work related like shift schedules or travelling to different time zones. And still others are associated with behavioral conditions such as sleep terrors and nightmares caused by trauma.
Whatever the cause of the sleep disorder is, there is a non-intrusive way to manage sleep problems by working through with a hypnotherapist. This is very helpful especially sleep problems caused by cognitive behavioural factors such as caffeine dependence, altered sleep pattern and stress. This method is done by a registered hypnotherapist who works through with the client through hypnosis. Hypnosis for sleep disorders is conducted to alter the state of consciousness of the client to lead them to identify the cause of their problem; then let them work through these by consciously choosing a change of thinking and behaviour towards sleep pattern, caffeine and other substance avoidance and identify relaxation methods to promote sleep.
The objective of therapy under hypnosis is to work through with the client in altering the factors that can be modified to create a long term change in the sleeping habits. If hypnotherapy is conducted on a regular basis and until the expected outcome of a normal sleep pattern is achieved, the effects can be lifetime. Hypnosis is done with the client in a proactive mode to address the deeper problems of sleep disturbance and not just a short term solution to the symptoms.
With an effective hypnotherapy session, there is no need for medication to promote sleep, and once problems are addressed more serious complications are also reversed. Other than hypnosis for sleep disorders there are also other activities that are developed after a visit with a hypnotherapist like: a quiet and restful environment, regular exercise, regular sleeping habits, avoidance of alcohol, caffeine and smoking and generally a positive view of things. These are all addressed by hypnotherapy, which is a holistic approach that views the client as a whole person who is capable to make personal decisions to make a positive change in their own health and lifestyle.