Have sleep problems?
There are generally two types of insomnia. Where you struggle to get to sleep, and where you get to sleep, but cannot maintain it. Which effects you?
You must decide whether you really have insomnia. In a study by Stepanski et al (1988) he discovered that a large amount of people who complained of insomnia were sleeping more than they realised, and getting an adequate amount of sleep.
See if you can get a partner or friends to monitor how much sleep you really get. Trust their results – you may be surprised! It may be that you need to improve your diet and do more exercise in order to have more energy during the day.
Psychological issues such as stress and anxiety are commonly linked to insomnia. That’s why my Relaxation Hypnosis MP3 is an excellent aid to sleep. This session gives you the option to stay asleep once the session is over, giving a huge help drifting off to sleep. Breathing exercises and meditation also help.
You can also help insomnia yourself by avoiding stimulants such as tea, coffee and alcohol in the evening. Avoid late night studying or watching complicated TV or films, as this may over-stimulate your mind. Light reading and easy viewing is fine, and may help you drift off to sleep. Avoid napping during the day, as this extra rest may prevent you from being tired later.
If possible, stick to regular times to go to bed and wake up. This gets your mind and body into a loop where you know when to sleep.
For some it helps to go to bed later than usual, when you feel tired. Once in bed, don’t worry about going to sleep. Assure yourself that the rest you are getting lying in bed is as beneficial as sleeping. This helps remove anxiety associated with worrying about not sleeping.
If you need more help with sleep problems, drift into a peaceful relaxing sleep right now with my Super Sleep hypnosis audio