Insomnia is a common sleep disorder and millions of individuals are suffering from this disorder worldwide. In Insomnia, it becomes difficult to stay asleep or fall asleep and the effects on this disorder can be devastating for both your mental health and physical health.
Individuals suffering from Insomnia often feel exhaustion and a feeling of being ill. Mood swings, stress, and irritability are the most common symptoms of Insomnia. If Insomnia is not treated adequately it can lead to many severe issues.
Some facts about insomnia
- There are several physical and mental causes of insomnia
- Around 40 percent of people in the USA are suffering from Insomnia disorder
- In most people, insomnia is caused by lifestyle
- Insomnia is a treatable disorder. You can treat Insomnia disorder through medicines and therapies
Causes of insomnia
Below are some physical and psychological factors that can cause chronic Insomnia:
Disturbances in daily routines
This includes high altitudes, jet lag, frequent changes in job shift or timings, environmental pollution, extreme weather.
Psychological issues can cause Insomnia such as anxiety, depression, or psychotic disorders.
Physical issues such as severe pain, angina, asthma, brain lesions, tumors, hyperthyroidism, arthritis, stroke can cause Insomnia.
Changes in hormones such as estrogen, hormone changes during the menstruation cycle can be the reason for insomnia.
Media technology in the bedroom
Several research and studies have shown that watching television and using cellphones before going to sleep can severely affect natural melatonin levels.
Furthermore, many studies have shown that usage of mobile devices can affect sleeping routines and it can also lead to insomnia.
Following are some common signs and symptoms of insomnia
- Difficulty in sleeping at night
- Waking earlier than the normal routine
- Still exhaustion after sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
- Stress, or anxiety
- Poor focus
- Severe headaches
- Inability to socialise
Treating Insomnia Naturally
Medicines and pills are good but not for all reasons. Other than this, the medicines have side effects as well.
There are some simple lifestyle and routine changes that can help in treating insomnia disorder. In our opinion, you must try these remedies before taking any help from medicines.
Improve your sleep hygiene
Sleep hygiene includes routine habits that assist you in sleeping and by developing good sleep hygiene you can fall asleep more quickly and deeply.
Try these Habits to improve your sleep hygiene and to treat insomnia.
- Create a sleep schedule (same sleeping time and wake-up time) and maintain it for a week
- Workout or walk at least 40 minutes daily
- Try to get as much sunlight exposure as you can in the morning
- Establish and maintain a bedtime routine
- Before sleeping, take a shower
- Practice mindful breathing before sleeping
- Make your sleep environment relaxing. Your bedroom should not be too cold or warm at night, maintain the normal temperature. Similarly, don’t use too much light in your room. Ensure that your bed and pillows are comfortable
- Don’t eat or work in bed
- Keep your mobile and other gadgets in silent mode
- Don’t use a phone or watch Television before sleeping
And if you still struggle to sleep or cannot sleep at all even after trying these remedies there are chances that your inability has now become a habit.
This is a time that you must seek the advice of professionals. There are medicines and many therapies that can effectively treat insomnia. Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective methods to treat insomnia disorder.
So, sleep like a baby and instead of running away, face and treat Insomnia timely.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
- Support kicking bad habits and behaviours
- Rapidly reduce stress
- Promotes healthy sleep
- Treat anxiety and depression
Why Choose Chris Hughes Hypnotherapy?
Chris Hughes has over 10 years practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist providing hypnosis based treatment in London and Oxfordshire. Chris is validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This council assess the training of all their members to ensure they have the correct training. Chris is also a senior member of the General Hypnotherapy Register which is currently the largest professional registering organisation for practicing hypnotherapists in the UK.