I can’t get to sleep tonight
Insomnia and anxiety : Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic
It’s 2:05am and yes, Hypnotherapists occasionally suffer insomnia. To be honest not sleeping isn’t something that usually troubles me, but I thought instead of using one of the many techniques I teach my clients to get back to sleep I’d spend a few minutes doing something more useful, and that’s to discuss why we all sometimes suffer insomnia…
One of the most common causes of insomnia, particularly waking in the night and being unable to get back to sleep is simply that we have something on our mind that’s causing a level of anxiety that’s stopping us from stilling the mind allowing restful sleep.
In my case today it is a visit to my oncologist tomorrow morning that’s causing anxiety and like so many anxieties it’s easy to imagine the worst, particularly in the early hours of the morning. So the culprit in this case is anxiety, these are generally unfounded worries that trouble the subconscious mind. They interfere with our regular sleep patterns and often wake us at inconvenient times.
It’s actually quite easy to deal with insomnia
It’s actually quite easy to deal with the insomnia even though the root of the anxiety will have to wait until my hospital visit tomorrow. The quickest way I know to get back to sleep in the middle if the night is simply this.
- close your eyes and roll then up until it feels as though you are looking at your eyebrows. You’ll probably feel your eyelids flutter a bit and that’s fine.
- take a deep breath in and hold it for a few seconds and then slowly breathe out letting your eyes relax back into their normal position.
- allow your mind and body to relax.
If you practice this a few times you’ll find yourself able to get back to sleep should you wake in the night.
Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic – New Farm Hypnotherapy
If you still struggle with sleep or insomnia call us a Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic – New Farm on 07 3254 1373 and we’ll help you get back on track and enjoy restful sleep.
Please contact me, I’d like to know more about hypnotherapy and insomnia