Insomnia

Hypnosis for Health® | San Francisco Hypnotherapy

You are getting SLEEEPIER and SLEEEEPIER!!

Here are 12 easy ways to help you get the rest you need:

 

Insomnia

1. Be realistic about the number of hours of sleep you need. As we age, we need less sleep. Avoid taking naps during the day (or waking hours).

2. Limit activities in bed to sleep and physical pleasure. Do not watch TV, eat, read, pay bills or write letters in bed. Make sure your reading chair is elsewhere.

3. Treat the bed and bedroom as a place of relaxation and serenity. Use curtains, an electric blanket, subdued lighting, aromatherapy, and natural sounds such as water to enhance the relaxing atmosphere. Earplugs and/or eye patches may come in handy for disruptive environments or if you are a sensitive person.

4. Do not lounge in bed, even in the morning, stay in bed only during your prescribed sleep hours. If you have difficulty getting back to sleep, listen to your personalized self-hypnosis MP3 recording.

5. If your intellect has a tendency to become absorbed in catastrophic thoughts about what could go wrong, direct your attention on slowly, completely, and methodically relaxing your entire body. Use progressive relaxation techniques (such as those on a custom made, personalized self-hypnosis MP3 recording that you can order below) to refocus your intellect on the pleasant sensations that deep relaxation creates.

6. Do not use alcohol as a sleep aid.

7. Use over-the-counter sleep medications only in case of extreme need. Always follow the advice of your doctor for taking any prescribed sleep medications. Be aware that you can easily develop a tolerance and dependency to any medication or herbal remedy. Remember, self-hypnosis can help your body produce its own sleep inducing substances as needed with no harmful side-effects.

8. Limit ingesting any form of caffeine, including “de-caf” coffee, teas, soda, and chocolate to before 2 pm, possibly earlier. (At least 6 hours before prescribed sleep time.) Drink all liquids, even warm milk, 2 hours before sleep time.

9. Eat dinner at least 3-4 hours before sleep time, never right before going to bed. Do not take B Vitamins (or multiple vitamins) before going to bed!

10. Seek the advice of a qualified therapist if you are experiencing frequent negative or anxiety-provoking sexual activity in bed, reoccurring nightmares, or if you are afraid of the dark.

11. If you are having significant mental stress about something during sleep time, get up and write it out. Purge stress from your body and mind, do not let yourself ruminate. Learn to disconnect your intellect during the day by taking breaks.

12. If your health permits, exercising your upper body will create muscle soreness that promotes sleep. To help reduce chronic muscle tension, practice daily stretching exercises like yoga or Tai Chi.

Your subconscious controls your sleep patterns and has a memory for virtually everything you do, and that includes a memory for nice, deep, restful sleep. Hypnosis is indeed very relaxing, making sleep come easier and with no harmful side-effects. It is also a good choice for helping to re-learn healthy sleeping behavior patterns and to disconnect an overactive intellect.

“I have never had such an easy time falling asleep. I no longer need the prescription given to me by my doctor.”

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For SF Bay Area Clients

Please click here to set up your FREE 1/2 hour consultation. In 2 sessions, you’ll learn an additional self-hypnosis technique, develop in-depth personal sleep producing imagery, and have a taped personalized recording of the second session for your home use. Let’s move forward and get started TODAY!

For Out of Town Clients

I’ll record a Personalized Session Audio MP3 with your own personal imagery (hey, not everyone likes the beach, right?). You are then able to do self-hypnosis on your own with a custom-made audio recording with your choice of relaxing background sounds that are meaningful to you. To get started today, click here and use my secure, instructional order form. (You must be at least 18 years of age or submit written parental consent.)