Hypnosis helps insomnia, sleep disruption and anxiety disorders

Hypnosis and Sleep

by Bree Taylor Molyneauxhypnosis and sleep

Studies are now showing that natural worriers seem most vulnerable to the negative effect of sleep loss [1].

Innate worriers — those who are naturally more anxious and therefore more likely to develop an anxiety disorder — are acutely vulnerable to the impact of sleep loss.

New studies are finding that “people who are anxious by nature are the same people who will suffer the greatest harm from sleep deprivation,” and that those with generalized anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress disorder may benefit from an array of natural approaches to improve their sleep.

Modern psychopathology research is also suggesting that heightened negative anticipation or increased vigilance to a threat is an underlying characteristic in most anxiety disorders.

Hypnosis as a solution

Because of its ability to increase responsiveness, hypnosis is frequently used to alter behaviours and reactions that can contribute to chronic health problems (such as insomnia and other sleep disorders).

According to a research review published in 2007 [2], hypnosis can help ease insomnia and may be useful in the treatment of nightmares, sleep terrors, bedwetting, and sleepwalking.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy works to reduce underlying stresses, while putting measures in place for a calmer internal state which assists with everyday anxiety and panic. Many hypnotherapists will also teach self-hypnosis to clients, an approach commonly used in the long term treatment of insomnia with great success.

Hypnosis can help you reduce stress and sleep better today.



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[1] The study was published in the June 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

[2]  Graci GM, Hardie JC. “Evidenced-based hypnotherapy for the management of sleep disorders.” Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2007 55(3):288-302.


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