Insomnia is often a misunderstood condition. Although there are a great many people who suffer from insomnia they have really no idea what causes it. They take pills and potions designed to get them to drop off to sleep only to gain no results or a night’s sleep that lead’s to grogginess and lethargy the next day.
We all suffer from insomnia at times in life. These times usually occur when we are feeling stressed or having many different things playing on our minds. For the vast majority of us is it is easy to identify the reasons for this type of insomnia – the type that only happens occasionally – but long-term suffers the reasons often elude them.
The simple truth is that insomnia is caused by depression and stress. It is a mental problem and not one caused by the body. Therefore, tackling the symptoms through prescription drugs or over-the-counter remedies is not the solution.
A mental problem needs a mental solution!
This is why hypnosis is one of the most effective remedies for insomnia. It works on two areas to combat lack of sleep. The first is obvious. Hypnosis is designed to relax the mind and body. For someone who has not been getting enough sleep then simply listening to a hypnotic track is often more than enough to relax them enough, mentally and physically, that they fall into a sound sleep.
However, hypnosis can work on a much more permanent solution to the problem of insomnia by eliminating the causes of the problem at its root.
By using the trance state to gain access to the subconscious mind it is possible to find the reasons for the stress or depression that are causing the sleepless nights. By tackling the insomnia at its very root it is then possible to eliminate the root causes of it while at the same time eliminating the symptoms! The truth is Insomnia Hypnosis works!
As an aid to using hypnosis there are also some steps that you can take consciously to help you eliminate this life-impinging problem. The body has a tendency to go through cycles of energy and fatigue. Everyone notices this when they feel tired but are unable to rest. Then when they get the chance to rest they find that they have suddenly gotten their “second wind”.
Insomniacs can take advantage of these bodily cycles to train their mind and body to sleep.
Here are 4 steps you can take to beat you insomnia starting today:
1. See what time you feel most fatigued in the evening. From then on, every evening at least an hour before that time, take a bath, not a shower, that is slightly warmer than body temperature for 20 minutes.
2. Have a warm beverage like hot milk or drinking chocolate. Do not take tea or coffee because both are loaded with caffeine which is a stimulant. In fact try to avoid any caffeine based liquids after lunch.
3. Try to stop thinking about your problems or what needs to be done tomorrow. If you have trouble with this step then try the free sample process of the Sedona Method.
4. Stay away from stimulating thoughts and television shows.
5. Reserve your bed for sleep and intimacy with your partner. Do not read or watch television in bed as they will condition your mind to associate bed with alertness.
6. Once in bed, perform some physical relaxation exercises such as tensing and then releasing each muscle group of your body.