Do You Need Better Sleep?

Insomnia can be cured with Clinical Hypnosis.

‘Good morning Mandy.  Just wanted to let you know how I went last night.  I had a good restful sleep with no tablets …  Thank you for your help.’

There are a few types of insomnia.  The person who sent this text was treated with clinical hypnotherapy for a condition called Middle Sleep/ Sleep Maintenance Insomnia.  They would awaken after a couple of hours and be unable to continue sleeping, they also experienced poor quality sleep.  One session in my clinic got  my client this satisfying long term result, sometimes it takes a few more.  Before I treat someone a clinical intake is necessary, so their situation can be fully understood, and shared with their doctor, with my clients permission.

Some issues that may affect sleep:

Sleep Continuity – how efficient your sleep is, in terms of waking and sleeping, and also how many times one wakes up during the night, including how long sleep is maintained for, each time.  

Pyschophysiologic Insomnia – affected by behaviour and thought processes.

Physiological Insomnia – when your body isn’t functioning in a way that allows sleep.  

Sleep Apnoea – your body wakes up because your breathing is disturbed by the lack of oxygen.  

Pregnancy – pressure on the bladder causing the need to urinate.  Progesterone levels cause sleepiness, and is known as the pregnancy hormone.  A lack of it in pregnancy can cause a variety of symptoms including constant tiredness.  (If you are having symptoms of low blood sugar, abdominal pain, or spotting, please tell your midwife).  

Diabetes –  When in need of better regulation excessive glucose can cause the need to urinate, increase thirst and hunger in the middle of the night.

Paradoxical Insomnia – When a sleep study and the clients experience of sleep disturbance and continuity, don’t match up.  Sleep studies are calls polysomnography.  

Restless legs syndrome – leg paresthesias

Pain – caused by a need to manage physical illness and injury.

Physical jerks, or needing to flex joints – Periodic limb movements

Stress/anxiety/depression – replaying past events, or building fearful scenarios of the future.

Menopause – Progesterone levels drop, causing sleeplessness

Idiopathic sleep disorder – when even long sleeps don’t result in a feeling of having had enough restful sleep.

Blue screens – a need for sleep hygiene.  Avoid all screens, especially work related, or disturbing news programs for at least an hour before sleep.  Keep these things out of your bedroom.  

Caffeine – knowing when to avoid it can help you sleep better.

Excerise (ther than sex) – exercising close to bedtime can prevent sleep.

Nicotine – May cause lighter, less satisfying sleep.

As a clinician …

I have the honour to be entrusted with very personal and confidential details, and permission to treat a person.  Everyone is different, and although I am not a doctor I look out for my clients physical well being by drawing potential issues to their attention, so they can receive guidance from their doctor.

Contact me to arrange your new sleep program. Zoom appointments also work well (in my clients experience).