Treatment for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Quite incredibly, more than 100 different sleeping disorders have been identified. ‘Insomnia’, which we understand as being unable to get to sleep, or sleeping poorly, affects almost everyone at some point in our lives.
When unresolved, this condition can cause immense distress, and can sometimes lead to further physical or psychological problems.
There are a number of factors to check before seeking treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders, as any of the following can lead to a loss of sleep:
- Poor sleeping environment such as excessive noise or light
- Excess Caffeine
- Alcohol or other drugs
- Use of certain medications
- Heavy smoking
- Physical discomfort
- Daytime napping
If you feel that any of these factors might apply to you, it is worthwhile attempting to control environmental and lifestyle factors such as too much light, noise, caffeine or other stimulants, or erratic hours, as often great improvements can be made in this way.
Sleep can also be affected drastically by:
- Physical illness
- Anxiety or stress
Insomnia Hypnotherapy – Can it Help?
If you are experiencing any of these factors; or feel that you are suffering from a lack of sleep, or perhaps just feel that you simply “can’t sleep”; then it’s important to get some help before the trend gets too established.
There are endless self-help books and articles on the treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders, many of which can offer sound, practical advice; but insomnia, once established, can be notoriously difficult to correct by oneself. It can quickly become a habit, and once the sufferer ‘learns’ to expect the nightly occurrence to continue, then it surely will.
The approach that I use in tackling insomnia; is first to take a look at your history; and then try to identify habits and behavioural traits that might be triggering and maintaining the condition. We can then work out a programme using Hypnotherapy and CBT Therapy which may help instil new habits and behaviours that could quickly start to lead you back to the desired sleeping pattern.
Hypnotherapy for insomnia is a frequently used intervention for sleep issues, particularly those that are stress-related. Hypnotherapy can be helpful in enabling a profound sense relaxation to take place. All too often, an insomnia sufferer may have “forgotten” how to truly relax; and when you learn to experience this peaceful state again, sleeping naturally becomes much easier.*
I regularly see people needing help with treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders at all my practice locations – in North London in Highgate, in Radlett (Herts), in South Woodford in East London, and also from my City of London (Bishopsgate) practices.
Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions for insomnia and sleep problems are around one hour; and regular sessions are recommended. To book a free initial consultation to discuss how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy may help with insomnia and sleeping difficulties, call me now on my direct line: 0800 246 1838 or just use the contact form on this page.
*Disclaimer: As is common in therapy, results may vary from individual to individual and no specific outcome can be promised or guaranteed. Your therapist will however, endeavour to accomplish the objective of your sessions to the best of his ability.