I expect every single person has had the experience sometime of a rough night's sleep. According to findings from Aviva's Well-Being Report, a third (31%) of us say they have insomnia and almost half (48%) agree they don’t get the right amount of sleep.
The last few months I have seen a particularly high number of clients with sleep problems. Some people have problems falling asleep and for others the problem is staying asleep. You don't need me to tell you how important good sleep is for both mind and body.
I've experienced insomnia myself and know how desperate you can feel to get a good night sleep. Often anxiety and depression can affect your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and your sleep quality, and so sometimes treating these issues is required. I specialise in treating insomnia and found hypnotherapy very beneficial in improving sleep quality, even in those who are long-term sufferers. I remember a client of mine saying she had always been a bad sleeper and expected that she would never sleep well, though after a few sessions her sleep gradually improved and she was soon sleeping between 7 and 8 hours each night.
I have found a combination of hypnotherapy, behavioural changes and sleep training to be extremely effective in treating sleep issues. Read on to find out some simple tips to improve your sleep:
Maria Hancock,, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, NLP Practitioner, MSc Health Psychology