We are fast becoming a population of insomniacs as health and lifestyle problems like obesity, excessive alcohol and sugary drink consumption, smoking, lack of physical activity, mental health problems, stress at work, shift work, financial concerns, and long commuting impact our sleep patterns.
In general, adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night but the exact amount varies from person to person, depending on age, lifestyle and genes. However, more than a third of Britons sleep for less than six hours a night according to The Sleep Council with modern life blamed for problems we have in nodding off.
But feeling positive about life can make a difference, too, and in the first research of its kind, US scientists found that having a purpose in life results in fewer night time disturbances and improved quality of sleep.
“Helping people cultivate a purpose in life could be an effective drug-free strategy to improve sleep quality, particularly for a population that is facing more insomnia,” said senior author Jason Ong, an associate professor of neurology at the Northwestern University in Illinois. “Purpose in life is something that can be cultivated and enhanced through mindfulness therapies.”
The team now wants to see if mindfulness-based therapies that can improve purpose, can also improve sleep quality. The new study was published in the journal Sleep, Science and Practice shows that hypnosis combined with cognitive behavioral therapy is the most effective treatment for insomnia and insomniacs generally respond very well to hypnosis.
A hypnotherapist can create a program of personalized treatment that identifies your sleeping patterns and teaches you self-management techniques which make a big difference not just to how long you sleep, but the quality of sleep you enjoy
So, if you want a good night’s sleep, contact me for more information or have a look through my Audio Hypnosis Shop for other sessions suitable for personal use …