Millions of people around the world are chronically sleep deprived. There is a good chance that you fall within this number if you lie awake at night unable to fall asleep. While your body craves sleep it would seem your mind cannot shut off. On average people are getting around just 6 hours of sleep at night. This number is well below the amount needed to constitute proper sleep.
Chronic sleep deprivation alone is dangerous because it affects the way in which the body is able to repair itself. Body restoration takes place while we sleep and without the required sleep, our body’s begin to show signs of fatigue. Sleep is important for ensuring a healthy body and a clear-thinking mind.
What happens when we sleep?
When our bodies are at rest during sleep they heal themselves. When we sleep we are able to refresh our minds and restore our hormone levels. Without this process of restoration, we are putting ourselves at risk both mentally and physically. Unfortunately for most of us breaking the cycle of sleep deprivation is not easy.
How can hypnosis help?
Without going into too much detail, we can tell you that the root of most sleep problems lies in our unconscious mind. This can also take the form of anxiety. When we are anxious our bodies will not be able to shut down to allow for proper sleep. Hypnosis for insomnia may offer a long-lasting solution.
What is sleep hypnosis?
Through sleep hypnosis, the body is induced into a deep sleep using techniques which are very similar to traditional hypnosis. You will be given a strict set of instructions which will need to be followed at bedtime. These instructions are set out by trained professionals such as Cindy Galvin and induce mental and physical relaxation. Once your mind and body have reached a point of complete relaxation you follow a separate set of tips to help your mind drift into a deep sleep.
These techniques are great for those who have any of the following problems:
- Trouble falling and staying asleep at night
- Trouble settling down at night because of a racing mind
- Trouble sleeping before or during big life events
- Trouble with specified sleeping disorders
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep has also been widely regarded as nature’s best medicine. Chronic sleep deprivation has been scientifically linked to a number of serious health concerns. Getting proper sleep at night has the ability to reduce heart disease and diabetes. Adding to this, it is also important to note that a lack of sleep negatively affects the quality of life:
Chronic sleep deprivation contributes to:
- A lowered sex drive
- Excessive aging
- Mood swings
- Disruption of memory
Getting more sleep is not a real solution to fighting chronic sleep deprivation. You need to get deep sleep. During the night you will go through four stages of sleep. Your first stage will be light sleep while the second stage will be the onset of sleep. Next, you will enter restorative sleep and finally, you will hit REM sleep. When you reach the final step in the process you will feel rejuvenated and restored and your body will heal.