Cure Insomnia With 8 Simple Hypnotic Techniques

May 10 17:57 2007 Alan B. Densky Print This Article

If you are feeling stressed or depressed, you may also be suffering from insomnia. Whether you have a hard time falling asleep, or you fall asleep promptly and then awaken later and are unable to fall back to sleep, you have insomnia. This article explores that fastest and easiest ways to become a good sleeper.

If you are feeling stressed or depressed,Guest Posting you may also be suffering from insomnia. Whether you have a hard time falling asleep, or you fall asleep promptly and then awaken later and are unable to fall back to sleep, you have insomnia.

THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF INSOMNIA

PSYCHO-REACTIVE INSOMNIA: This is caused by tension. It is generally worry that is keeping the person awake. In addition, they may begin to worry about getting to sleep because they have to awaken in the morning. Insomnia sufferers often worry that they may become ill or die from lack of sleep. 

ENDOGENOUS INSOMNIA: This is usually caused by a discomfort within the body ranging from indigestion to pain. 

EXOGENOUS INSOMNIA: This is caused by disturbances outside of the body such as noise or a partner's snoring. This is the easiest type of insomnia or sleep disturbance to beat.

FUNCTIONAL INSOMNIA: This is caused by a physical problem in the subject's sleep-wakefulness center in the brain.

Many sleep disturbance sufferers develop an irrational fear of getting into bed because they expect to lie awake. This negative expectancy can cause a bout of insomnia all by itself.

HERE ARE THE FACTS

1. No person ever became ill or died from not having enough sleep. The body and mind will get at least the minimum amount of rest that it needs, no matter what. If you don't get enough sleep one night the next night you will get some additional sleep to make up the loss.

2. Our internal clock brings about a valley of fatigue in cycles. Every four to six hours you will experience your maximum fatigue, and this is when it is easiest to fall asleep. After that you will experience a renewed level of energy and it will become difficult to fall asleep.

3. Even if you think you haven't slept a wink all  night long, research in sleep labs has proven that we all sleep during the night. Sometimes you are sure that you've been lying awake thinking, but actually you have been sleeping lightly and dreaming.

4. Trying to fall asleep: There is a law of nature called "The Law of Reversed Effect." The law says that if you "try" to do something, you will get the opposite. And the harder you "try," the more you will get the opposite. So, trying to fall asleep will insure that you will remain awake. Do not "try" to fall asleep, and do not try to will yourself to sleep. Merely allow yourself to fall asleep.

5. Alcohol will put you to sleep: This may be true, as alcohol is a depressant. However, as soon as the alcohol wears off, you will awaken abruptly and it will become harder than ever to fall asleep.

6. Sleeping pills will help:  It is the dream phase of sleep in which you get your rest. Narcotics suppress the dream phase of sleep (REM sleep). That is why people generally awaken more tired than before going to sleep after using sleeping pills.

EFFECTING A CURE

1. Figure out when you feel most exhausted in the evening. From that point forward, every evening at least an hour before that time, take a bath that is slightly warmer than body temperature for twenty minutes. A shower won't have the intended effect.

2. Drink a warm beverage, preferably not coffee on account of the caffeine, which will wake you up. Warm milk is the best if you can tolerate it.

3.  Stop thinking about any problems that you have. Don't think about what you need to do tomorrow. If you are worried that you will forget what you have to do tomorrow, write it down.

4. Avoid stimulating thoughts and television shows. If you must read, then read something that is tiresome.

5. Reserve your bed for sleep.  Watch TV or read only while sitting in a chair or while on a couch.

6. Get into bed at least twenty minutes before your valley of fatigue. Once you are in bed, if worries begin to pop into your head, repeat this mantra several times to yourself, "I'll think about it tomorrow." This will help to eliminate the excessive thinking. Do not try to make your mind blank and don't try to fall asleep. Just allow yourself to rest.

7. For Endogenous Insomnia, you should do away with the discomfort to the best of your ability.

8. For Exogenous Insomnia, make your room as quiet as you possibly can. If you have a partner who watches TV, you can move to another room. Running a fan can also help induce sleep, as it will tend to muffle noises.  The monotonous drone of the fan generally proves to be quite relaxing.

HYPNOSIS FOR INSOMNIA - PSYCHO-REACTIVE AND FUNCTIONAL INSOMNIA

Practice hypnotherapy for a sleep disturbance daily. Stress exacerbates  and can even cause a sleeping problem. Hypnotherapy can help you to promptly dissipate stress. Post-hypnotic suggestions for coping, and to instill the prospect of sleep can assist. Your sub vocalized slogan should be: "I fall asleep promptly, and sleep soundly and restfully all through the night."

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Alan B. Densky
Alan B. Densky

Alan B. Densky, CH. is certified by the National Guild Of Hypnotists, and he is an NLP Practitioner. He offers hypnosis for sleep disturbances. He hosts a FREE hypnosis article index on his Neuro-VISION Video Hypnosis & NLP website.

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