HYPNOTISE YOURSELF TO SLEEP
Follow clinical hypnotherapist Stephen McMurray’s 10-step countdown to getting a better night’s sleep…
Around 1 in 3 of us are struggling with our sleep, with many people developing poor sleeping habits. It is important to seek medical advice if you are struggling to sleep, as it may be an indication of an underlying problem. There are significant health problems associated with regular lack of sleep, including depression, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes and heart failure. In our increasingly busy lives, it is useful to know what steps we can take to get into a good sleep pattern.
Sleep is natural to babies and young children. As we get older, all sorts of pressures affect our natural sleeping pattern. “Hypnosis” comes from the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. It involves entering a trance-like state of narrowed focus and increased suggestibility. Hypnosis is ideal in helping people sleep better, as it relaxes both the body and mind and can help create a healthy night-time routine.