February 9, 2013

Sleep Behaviours / Insomnia

Do you have trouble getting off to sleep or suffer from disrupted sleep due to racing thoughts?

  • Tired of taking sleeping pills or aid that stops working after a while?
  • Recurring dreams or nightmares?
  • Would you like to awaken refreshed, feeling energized?

Sleep is important to everyone. Even though we spend about a third of our life sleeping, research shows that adults are not getting enough. People’s sleeping habits are gradually leading to more health issues and are a factor in other long-term illnesses.

If sleeplessness has been a challenge for you there are many factors that can contribute to this. Certain habits and patterns can form resulting in faulty programming in the unconscious mind.

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Using Hypnosis to reprogram your mind with easy techniques followed by simple lifestyle changes can improve the overall quality of your life.


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All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” – Orison Swett Marden

A lack of sleep is directly linked to poor health which can have unwelcoming psychological and physical effects. We are generally aware that our physical health has an influence on our thoughts and feelings.

Sleeplessness is often the first sign that something is out of balance in our health and lifestyle. Sleep is so important for the bodies’ recovery it is an essential process for our emotions and refuelling the body for the day ahead.

An important part of what I do is helping clients change their perception of sleep and the relationship they have with it. A negative sleep thought can have a profound adverse effect on sleep and can cause anxieties and frustration, increasing heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, breathing rate increases, along with speeding up brain waves, causing you to become awake.

I work holistically addressing life style factors, behaviours and habits, stress management and biochemical changes that interfere with sleep. My SleepHypnosis programme is a proven way to deal with sleeping and stress. In it, we work with your unconscious and teach you self hypnosis and other techniques to improve your sleeping habits for a better night sleep.

Hypnosis is a natural state everyone enters at some stage during their day. It is a state between wakefulness and sleep where the body is relaxed and the mind can wander. Daydreaming or inattention can be thought of as a form of hypnosis. Or when the mind is distracted or preoccupied allowing a positive statement or suggestion to enter powerfully into the unconscious mind.

It allows you to connect with that part of the mind that helps you relax more quickly, so you fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. With new connections forming within the brain, more information flows from one side of the brain to the other, your mind will learn to sleep better.

Hypnosis is a highly effective complement to conventional medical care and rapidly becoming the most sought after therapy today.


I would highly recommend seeking nutrition advice from a orthomolecular Practitioner. Looking at the number of effects Gluten and Sugar  have on the body.
The damage to the villi, or small fingers of tissue that extend inward from the lining of your small intestines. Over time, this damage interferes with your ability to effectively absorb glucose, vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and other vital nutrients from your meals and snacks.

Low in serotonin?

Do you have disturbed sleep? are you Irritable, have irrational emotions, sudden or unexplained tears ?

Serotonin Functions in: Sleep cycle, Emotional stability, Reduces aggression, Sensory input, Appetite control

80% of serotonin is also found in the gut and if the gut is not functioning you can be left feeling tired, sluggish and lack motivation to move your body. Serotonin creates Melatonin which is the sleep hormone vital to getting a goods nights sleep.

Sleep Disorders

This list of sleep disorders is divided into three categories

  • Disturbed Sleep (insomnia)
  • Excessive Sleep (hypersomnia)
  • Lack of Sleep (sleep deprivation)

Sleep disorders vary with causes, symptoms and frequency. Variances are in how long it takes to fall asleep, the quality of one’s sleep, and how long one sleeps.

Here is a Sleep Disorder List covering the most common disorders with a basic explanation:

Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. It can be a temporary sleep condition or develop into a more chronic long term sleep disorder.

Hypersomnia: The opposite of insomnia. A person sleeps longer and for more hours than what is normal – during the night or the day. It is difficult for them to wake up. The need to take naps is compelling, but provides no relief.

Bedwetting: Another name is sleep enuresis which is bed-wetting while sleeping

Bruxism: Clenching and grinding the teeth while sleeping. This condition is common in children but occurs in adults as well.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Airway obstruction while sleeping, which limits deep sleep; typical snoring

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS): Fall asleep and waken at unusual times, but able to maintain sleep (circadian rhythms disorder)

Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome (ASPS): Another circadian rhythms disorder where person goes to sleep early and rises early

Hypopnea Syndrome: A slow respiratory rate or shallow breathing while sleeping

Narcolepsy: Unwilling and spontaneous falling asleep with excessive daytime sleepiness

Nocturia: A reoccurring need to go to the bathroom and urinate at night

Night Terror: Not nightmares but rather a sudden awakening with gasping, moaning, or crying out. There is no recall of the episode in the morning. It is not uncommon in young children, but adults can experience it as well.

Parasomnias: Arousal disorder with abnormal behaviours and thoughts such as sleep walking

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Associated with Periodic Limb Movement with an irresistible need to move the legs

Rapid Eye Movement Behaviour Disorder (RBD): Movements in REM sleep from twitches to acting out dreams

Situational Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Jet lag and shift work sleep disorders (SWSD)

Sleep Paralysis: A temporal paralysis of the body right before or after sleep. Often associated with auditory, visual, or tactile hallucinations. Sometimes classified as a part of narcolepsy

Sleep Walking / Somnambulism: Doing actions typical with being awake such as walking around, eating or dressing, without conscious knowledge or awareness.

Snoring: It is a symptom of a problem and not an actual disorder We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, more people are suffering from insomnia than ever before. Poor sleep is a serious problem.

Pillow PJA lack of sleep is directly linked to poor health which can have unwelcoming psychological and physical effects. We are generally aware that our physical health has an influence on our thoughts and feelings.

Sleeplessness is often the first sign that something is out of balance in our health and lifestyle Sleep is so important for the bodies’ recovery. Sleep is essential for processing emotions and refuelling the body for the day ahead.

Hypnosis is a highly effective complement to conventional medical care and rapidly becoming the most sought after therapy today.

Want to sleep better, now? Call today .

For more information about dreaming, sleep and Depression

See my Depression & Sleep page


gobletDo you have recurring dreams? Dreams that seem to hold strong feelings and emotions that wake you in the night?

would you like to understand your dreams?

Using the Gestalt-Hypnosis Interpretation

As you will notice in the picture above there are two pictures to interpretate.

Gestalt interpretation is based upon a simple concept – all aspects of a dream are projections of ourselves, with each symbol representing a fragment of our own personality. Within the Gestalt Method, each symbol represents a part of ourselves that needs to be re-integrated and through the process of becoming aware of these symbols we are able to heal our inner conflicts and gain more balance and harmony in our lives.

This method proposes that we all have a desire to become balanced in our lives and that we all have the ability to do this. It suggests that dreams are a method by which we attempt to balance ourselves and by paying attention to the messages given in a dream, we can gain a greater awareness of exactly how to do this. Dreams contain the messages we need to make us whole and complete.


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