What is Insomnia ?
Insomnia is difficulty sleeping or getting enough sleep when we have the opportunity to do so. Different people experience insomnia in different ways.
Insomnia symptoms include:
- Difficulty getting to sleep; finding it hard to nod off at night time.
- Interrupted sleep or disturbed sleep. Awaking from sleep in the middle of the night; and sometimes finding it hard to get back to sleep.
- Awaking from sleep too early, and being unable to get back to sleep.
- Not feeling refreshed by sleep – this is usually due to a disturbed sleeping pattern.
- Not being able to concentrate the next day due to a lack of sleep
- Feeling fatigued due to disturbed sleep
- Feeling irritable due to a lack of sleep
What are the causes of insomnia?
The main causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety, depression and excessive worry. Sometimes the insomnia only lasts for a short spell perhaps a few weeks ( this is called transient insomnia); in other more severe cases the insomnia or sleep difficulty can last for an extended period of time, perhaps months or even years (this is often referred to as chronic insomnia).
In many cases Insomnia can be maintained even after the initial cause of the stress and anxiety has passed. Once our sleep pattern is interrupted the insomnia or difficulty sleeping can become a focal point for anxiety, and the harder a person tried to get off to sleep, the less they are able to do so.
Insomnia tends to affect more women than men. Some studies have also show a link between Insomnia and diabetes and depression. Estimates vary between 3 and 7 out of 10 people being affected by Insomnia or sleep difficulty at some point in their life.
How can I get treatment for Insomnia?
At Positively Blooming we have assisted many clients in overcoming Insomnia by resolving the route causes of the problem. We have several treatments available to help Insomnia sufferers including hypnotherapy, hypnosis, CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as applied psychology programmes such as The Breakthrough Formula.
The starting point for getting your sleep back is to arrange a completely free initial consultation. The consultation is really just an informal chat for us to assess your situation and symptoms and provide advice on the best way forward, and provides you an opportunity to meet the therapist.
(NOTE: If we had one bit of advice for anyone going for therapy we would ALWAYS say ‘Meet the therapist first!’)
To arrange a friendly complimentary consultation either email me firstname.lastname@example.org or book a consultation using the dairy below:
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You can rest assured your case will be dealt with in confidence and with the utmost understanding. Many of the clients we have seen have unsuccessfully tried other forms of therapy such as counselling, NLP or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBP) to overcome their sleep difficulty and this has not prevented them from reaching a successful resolution with Positively Hypnotherapy.
What do our clients say about overcoming Insomnia and difficulty sleeping:
“I was so down [with my insomnia] when i started the therapy but I was put completely at ease. Only a few weeks later i feel a different person! Definitely worth a try.”