Here’s the bad news: chronic sleep disorders are plaguing millions of people every year… and chances are, since you are reading this, you are one of them.
Insomnia, Bruxism, Restless Legs Syndrome, bed wetting, sleep walking – these are just some of the sleep problems that millions of people around the country face day in and day out.
Even worse, many of the victims aren’t aware that they’re suffering from one until the effects like fatigue and restlessness become really pronounced.
But here’s the good news: hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is often hailed as one of the best natural treatments for these disorders.
Now, to be honest, hypnosis is yet to be deeply studied and measured when it comes to treating insomnia as well as other sleep-related problems.
However, existing research is hinting that hypnosis could be of great use when it comes to sleeping better and getting more out of your bed time!
So How Does Hypnosis Affect Sleep?
In layman’s term, hypnosis is a trance-like state of mind where the subject or patient experiences deep relaxation, greater suggestibility, and focused attention.
Thanks to its ability to increase responsiveness, hypnosis has been frequently used to alter behaviors, emotions, as well as reactions that could lead to chronic health problems.
Hypnotherapy, whether done at home or with a hypnotherapist, can help a patient suffering from chronic sleep problems by redirecting the patient’s attention away from anxiety… away from negative thoughts that make sleeping hard as climbing a mountain with bare hands and feet.
By redirecting it to positive thoughts that result to relaxation, the patients find it a whole lot easier to sleep.
A Closer Look At The Benefits
Along with sleep hygiene instructions, hypnotherapy can help relieve insomnia according to a research/review published in 2007.
Along with that, this review also discovered that hypnosis can be very useful in getting rid of nightmares, sleep walking and sleep terrors, bedwetting, and more.
Plus, in another report published in the same year, scientists took note of the promise hypnosis shows in treating sleep disorders.
They even stated that ‘there is an immediate need for researching and evaluating the efficacy of hypnotherapy in managing sleep disturbance’.
What Does It Mean To You?
If you are someone who is suffering from chronic sleep problems – insomnia, bed wetting, sleep walking, and a host of other conditions, this is definitely good news!
BUT here’s a word of warning: make sure that your sleep troubles are not symptoms of a deeper medical condition like sleep apnea, which is characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing and instances of unusually low breathing.
Always consult with your physician before tackling your sleep problems.
Your doctor may even refer you to a tried, tested, and certified hypnotherapist.
And if you are the “Do It Yourself” type of person, your doctor may even recommend resources like MP3 downloads, books, etc. that will teach you self-hypnosis that will let you relax your way to better sleep!