Most people have experienced trouble sleeping at one time or another due to a particular event or situation playing on their mind but when this turns into a long term problem it can be debilitating. Constant sleep disturbance at night tends to spiral into a pattern of constantly feeling tired in the daytime, difficulty concentrating and increasing anxiety about sleeping at night. Sleep anxiety makes the problem worse creating a perpetual cycle creating a sleeping disorder.

Common symptoms of a sleep disorder;

  • Difficulty staying awake when at rest for example watching TV, sitting still or reading
  • Feel irritable and /or very emotional
  • Feel sleepy and look tired
  • Difficulty concentrating/ react slowly/ impaired job performance/ accidents
  • Have a nap most days
  • Use caffeine to keep you going

Insomnia is the most common type of sleep disorder. It is the inability to get the correct amount of sleep in order to wake up rested and refreshed. Common sleeping problems are; difficulty getting to sleep, waking up in the night, waking up too early, oversleeping, non restorative sleep, nightmares and tooth grinding. Insomnia is often a symptom of another problem such as stress, anxiety, depression or an underlying health issue. Lifestyle choices can also affect your sleep causing insomnia such as alcohol or caffeine intake, lack of exercise, shift work, jet lag.

Some of the other common sleep disorders are sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome (RLS), narcolepsy or delayed sleep phase disorder. These types of sleep disorders are managed medically.


Overcome your insomnia with Mindbalance Hypnotherapy

I can help you to overcome your insomnia in order for you to regain the energy you need for physical and emotional health.  I do this by giving you lots of information and practical advice to help you sleep better. You will learn effective relaxation methods to encourage sleep to happen naturally and I also use hypnotherapy interventions to reduce your anxiety towards sleep and calm a busy mind. If you’re experiencing sleeping problems due to stress, anxiety or depression these problems need to be addressed. Once these problems are managed then the hope is that your sleeping patterns would also naturally improve.