Insomnia and sleep disorders can come about for several reasons. They may be due to somatic disorders, reactions to medication, or emotional disturbances as a result of unprocessed personal issues. Some people cannot get to sleep in the first place and others may wake up early and be unable to get back to sleep. People who have disturbances in slow wave sleep, when you normally dream, can suffer profound physical and mental exhaustion.
It is important to find the cause of the insomnia instead of simply trying to apply insomnia treatments. Since I am a naturopath as well as a clinical hypnotherapist, I will also take a full medical history and may send you off for some tests to see if it is likely that your hormones may be out of kilter or your thyroid or adrenals are disordered. I will also ask you to bring the results of any test you already had done to the first session.
If there is a physical cause for the insomnia then that must be treated first. Even if there is physical cause, using hypnotherapy help considerably in you getting a good rest.
However, insomnia is not just caused by physical issues. Many people suffer insomnia due to unresolved personal issues. During hypnotherapy we can deal with the different kinds of sleep disorders, without the assistance of chemical medication, which often tends to exacerbate insomnia. As naturopath I prefer natural insomnia remedies, so I may prescribe some herbs, change your diet and maybe implement some lifestyle changes.
Lack of sleep weakens the immune and digestive system and over-excites the nervous system, making people very edgy and short-tempered. It is possible to retrain the way the brain works under hypnosis as the brain is actually very plastic throughout your life. Sleep is so important to wellbeing and being able to induce rest with hypnosis is fast and effective and a great relief if you are suffering from insomnia.