Can I get help for my Insomnia at your hypnotherapy clinics? Yes You Can!

Alternative Treatment for Insomnia

“One third of Irish adults have trouble sleeping at night with potentially serious effects on work and relationships”

(TNS/MRBI Survey April 2009)


 

What is insomnia?
Insomnia is "difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both" or the perception of poor quality sleep.
There are three types of insomnia classified by duration:
1) Transient Insomnia: lasts less than a week and is usually related to identifiable factors such as acute medical illness, changes in the sleeping environment, self-medication, jet lag and acute or recurring stress from work problems, concerns about health, relationship difficulties, etc.

2) Short-term Insomnia: 1-3 weeks duration. Contributing factors include a job change, relationship break ups, serious illness, financial problems, or the death of a close friend/relative.

3) Chronic Insomnia: Describes episodes lasting longer than 3 weeks. Even when individuals have adequate opportunity for sleep, they still endure difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Individuals with this behavioural insomnia have conditioned themselves to become tense and anxious at the thought of trying to go to sleep.
Dr Alan Wade, of CPS Research UK, highlights insomnias as a problem that is “completely universal”. The side effects of untreated insomnia factor in heart disease, depression and road accidents. Consequently, at our hypnotherapy clinics we concentrate our efforts on helping those suffering from chronic insomnia.

What are the causes of chronic insomnia?
Some prominent triggers responsible for chronic insomnia include:
• Chronic pain syndromes
• Congestive heart failure
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Blood Pressure Medication
• Sleep Apnoea
• Degenerative Diseases
• OTC Medication
• Prolonged Drug or Alcohol Abuse


However for an alarmingly high number of our population, the source of their insomnia lies elsewhere. Once physiological and medical factors have been eliminated, research identifies four reasons for chronic insomnia:

Depression
Stress
Anxiety
Fears


Poor sleeping patterns often become a way of life for those suffering from depression, stress, fears or anxiety. They may over-dream, resulting in exhaustion the next day. As a protection mechanism they can establish a pattern of waking before very much dreaming occurs. This problem is called early-morning-waking syndrome.

Enduring disturbed sleep repeatedly creates anxiety in advance about whether or not the person will sleep well. This means the problem can continue even after the initial root cause has disappeared. Poor sleeping patterns impair our ability to react appropriately to situations, and it has dramatically negative effects on a person's physical health. It leaves us feeling tired, anxious and feeling emotionally unstable.

What statistics are known about insomnia in Ireland?

 

33% of Irish adults are suffering from insomnia
10% of Ireland’s population blame financial concerns or employment issues
71% of Insomnia sufferers in Ireland have difficulty falling asleep
56% of insomnia suffers find it hard to maintain asleep
14% of insomniacs hold the current economic climate responsible
Women suffer from insomnia 1.4 times more than men

How can hypnotherapy at your clinics help my insomnia?
Solutions such as sleeping pills are not a true solution to your problem. They inhibit deep sleep and REM, reducing the quality of your sleep. The body develops a tolerance to them, necessitating larger doses to maintain the same effect.
Through our methods we can access your subconscious mind to identify the true source of your insomnia. Releasing emotions we may not even be aware we harboured, yields amazing results for our clients. Once free from these worries, hypnotherapy allows you to regain control of your life! Your subconscious is the area of our minds where habits become embedded so we use this knowledge to help you by:
• Relearning healthy sleeping patterns of behaviour
• Re-educating your mind to expect to enjoy a good night's sleep
• Teaching new relaxation techniques to help your mind and body to slow down
• Helping you to understand some of the causes of insomnia and sleeping problems.

Once these changes have been established our clients quickly develop more energy and enthusiasm, with increased levels of health, confidence and motivation.

How many sessions will I require?
Everybody experiences different symptoms so as a guideline clients require between 2-4 sessions get their lives back on track again!

Change For Life

Waterford: 8A St. John’s Villas, Waterford

Waterford Hypnotherapy in part of YesYouCan Hypnotherapy Clinics, who currently operate from two main clinic locations: Dublin & Waterford, serving a nationwide client base.

Contact

Eamonn Meaney
Mobile: 083 351 1775
E-mail:
eamonn@waterfordhypnotherapy.com