If you find your days full of irritation and weariness, along with mistakes that you kick yourself for, sleep hypnosis might be able to help.
Why Sleep Is Important
Arguably, the most important part of your day happens when you’re sleeping. That’s not saying anything bad about the rest of your day. It’s just that sleep helps you function well for the part of your life when you are paying attention. A lack of sleep can be a real problem for you — physically, mentally, and emotionally.
“Going without adequate amounts of [sleep] won’t just leave you tired and irritable, it can actually be dangerous, both to yourself and to others, and seriously deteriorate the quality of your life,” says Helen Sanders in Why is Sleep so Important to Your Physical and Mental Health?
WASHINGTON, DC, (February 2, 2015)–The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. The National Sleep Foundation convened experts from sleep, anatomy and physiology, as well as pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology to reach a consensus from the broadest range of scientific disciplines. The panel revised the recommended sleep ranges for all six children and teen age groups. A summary of the new recommendations includes:
- Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
- Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
- Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
- Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
- School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
- Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
- Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
- Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)
While you’re sleeping, your body is working on healing the damage inflicted on it during the day. “Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels,” said the National Institutes of Health in Why Is Sleep Important?
WebMD adds, “Study after study has found a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity” (9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep).
And Sleep Standards recently wrote an article that outlines what sleep deprivation will do to the body.
If you want your body to perform at its peak, a simple doable way to help is to get enough sleep. Deep sleep hypnosis can help.
Your mental functioning works better with enough sleep also.
While you’re sleeping, your brain processes what you learned the day before. It files your memories and empties your emotional cache, so that you can start the next day afresh.
“Studies have shown that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, it seems like those memories might not get stored correctly — and can be lost,” says 9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep.
“Sleep loss affects how you think,” said Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and author of Sleep Deprived No More. “It impairs your cognition, your attention, and your decision-making” (9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep ).
A study published in 2004 demonstrated that loss of sleep takes “a toll on effective decision-making.” The study found that lack of sleep impairs people’s ability to estimate the time tasks would take and their own ability to them simple tasks, says Why sleep is important, published by the American Psychological Association.
Hypnosis for insomnia helps your brain work better during the day.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, you may find yourself irritable and hard to get along with. The usual problems make you angrier than usual, and people get on your nerves more.
“Lack of sleep can alter your mood significantly. It causes irritability and anger and may lessen your ability to cope with stress,” says What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Mind.
The National Institutes of Health points out:
Studies also show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior. (Why Is Sleep Important?)
Sleep hypnotherapy can help release the stresses of life so that you can get enough sleep. That way they won’t bother you as much tomorrow.
Sources of Insomnia
Insomnia may be caused by medical problems, such as allergies, chronic pain, endocrine problems, neurological problems. As they age, some people have trouble getting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
But there are other reasons you have trouble falling asleep that are entirely under your control.
- Skip the caffeine, especially late in the day
- Stop watching your blue screens (computers, tablets, phones) about an hour before bed
- Get more physical exercise
- Unwind at the end of the day
- Develop ways of dealing with the emotional stresses of the day so that they don’t torment you after lights-out
Whatever is causing your sleep problems, deep sleep hypnosis for insomnia can make a difference.
Sleep Hypnosis Can Help
Do you have trouble sleeping? Would you like to try hypnosis for sleep with no risk? I would like to give you a sleep hypnosis audio.
All it takes is a place and time where you won’t be disturbed for about 20 minutes, at best just before bedtime. Sit in a comfortable chair or lie on your bed, and listen to my voice leading you to release your anxiety and enter a state of calm relaxation.
The sleep hypnosis audio speaks directly to your unconscious mind, persuading your muscles to relax and helping you unwind.
People around the world use hypnosis for sleep. WebMD points out that hypnosis can be effective for sleep therapy. This hypnosis audio will help you sleep and give you an indication of what hypnosis can do for you.
A recent article (Oct 21, 2020) provides information about sleep and natural medicines and remedies which may provide you with some other ideas for assistance.
If you’ve wanted to try hypnosis, you can use this audio to see how effective a personalized program of hypnosis can be.
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Diane George says
Interested in quality sleep. I like hypnosis scripts that end with a call to quality sleep rather than waking me up.
Judith Auslander says
Good call. Thank you.