Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep on a regular basis. Studies estimate 50% of people worldwide experience insomnia at some level and up 20% are sleep deprived.
In this article we will talk about some things causing insomnia, natural sleep aids insomnia can be treated with and how to acquire a simple self hypnosis treatment.
What Is Insomnia
Insomnia has several patterns. Mild insomnia for example affects 1 in 3 people, while trouble just getting to sleep is another pattern. Some can fall asleep but not able to stay asleep for the desired or needed length of time. Others wake up in the middle of the night and not able to get back to sleep for a long time or at all.
Many people suffer from two or all of these patterns. Unfortunately many poor sleepers have developed poor sleep habits.
The net result is feeling tired all day long and not being able to perform at a productive level.
Causes Of Insomnia
Medical research and university studies have identified many causes of insomnia. Here are some of those causes:
- Drugs for asthma
- Blood pressure medication
- Chronic pain (and other uncomfortable illnesses)
- Stress at work or in your personal life
- Loss of a loved one
- Anxiety and worrying
Additionally, medical studies have determined age, gender and education contribute to the effects of insomnia. For example a study conducted by Harvard Medical School showed approximately 27% of working women suffer from insomnia, compared to 20% of working men. The study also revealed, those with a higher level of education are more likely to be sufferers. And nearly half of all adults over the age of 60 are affected.
Other people who are at a higher risk include older people with poor health; women (related to higher rates of anxiety and depression than men); shift workers.
There are times when the cause it is not clear, this is referred to as “primary insomnia”.
Affect On People
Some of the affects people experience as a result of insomnia may include:
- Difficulty with concentration
- Decreased mental focus
- Fogged memory and forgetfulness
- More emotional
- Daytime sleepiness
- Depressed Mood
Treat It Naturally
It’s a frightening fact that an estimated 30% of overdoses involve medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. This alone makes it important to find relief through more natural means. Here are a few suggestions:
- Increase exposure to daily sunlight or use artificial bright light.
- Sleeping under a weighted blanket has been proven effective.
- Reduce nighttime Blue Light exposure, emitted from smartphones and computer screens.
- Take a natural Melatonin supplement regularly (other helpful supplements include Ginkgo Biloba, Glycine, Valerian Root, Magnesium, L-theanine, Lavender).
- Stop consuming coffee and other caffeinated drinks or food in the later part of the day.
- Avoid alcohol, having a “night cap” negatively impacts your sleep and hormones.
- Establish and stay to a sleeping schedule with the same bedtime and same wake up time every day including weekends.
- Follow a relaxing and soothing bedtime routine.
- Avoid afternoon naps.
- Set-up your bedroom specifically for sleeping (reduce light & noise).
- Get daily exercise (but not before bedtime).
- Relax and clear your mind, meditate in the evening.
It may be necessary to seek specialist help such as a Naturopath or Hypnotherapist. A sleep study is often used to gain an understanding what is causing the poor sleep as well as check for sleep apnoea. Also, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia has been shown to be effective in the medium and long term. CBT rests on the idea that thoughts/perceptions influence behaviour and focuses on solutions that encourage challenging distorted cognitions and changing destructive patterns of behaviour.
When it comes to sleeping pills it seems most medical practitioners agree to only take them occasionally. Although they can get you a good night’s sleep, if used too often, they will stop working as effectively. In addition, they can be habit-forming which makes it extremely difficult to stop taking them.
Self Hypnosis Treatment
Most people are totally unaware of the amazing healing power of hypnosis. It’s pretty much only recognized as some hypnotist’s amusing stage act when it is, in fact, a scientific proven and clinically applied treatment method.
“Overcome Insomnia’ is an audio recorded, self-hypnosis session that can be easily and quickly downloaded to a smart phone, lap top or desktop computer. It provides a simple method designed to aid in getting a good night’s sleep that’s natural, drug-free and totally non-invasive.
You are guided to switch off your busy mind and drift off to slumber land quickly and easily! As you listen, the powerful hypnosis and NLP exercises will work to rewire your brain to restore your healthy relationship with sleep. You’ll program yourself to experience a deep, relaxing sleep every night, letting your subconscious mind remove all the stress and anxiety so you can get the rest and recuperation your system needs.
As discussed in this article, Insomnia affects millions of people worldwide. It can lead to irritability, memory loss, impaired judgment and a host of other serious issues. It can also sap your energy and leave you feeling miserable, wretched, drained, and lifeless.
We now know there are alternatives to the use of habit-forming drugs, one of which is guided self-hypnosis sessions. It is a natural, non-toxic way to shut your eyes, just let sleep take over and eliminate insomnia from your life.
So for less than the price of a movie and popcorn you can download and have instant life-time access to Overcome Insomnia now and say “sweet dreams” to all those sleepless nights – starting tonight. Clicking on the Download Now button will send you directly to our partner website.
I hope you found this article helpful, your comments and thoughts are always welcome. Take care!
All the best,
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