• Paul Barnes

Better Sleep Through Hypnosis

Most of us have had trouble sleeping on occasion. It can become exhausting when this happens night after night. You try to go to sleep but you just can't seem to relax or turn off your thoughts. You think of your stressful day at work, your finances, your relationship, and simply the fact that it's getting later and later and you've already lost sleep for the night. It's an endless cycle.

Here's how hypnosis can help:

  • Hypnosis is Relaxing - Think of the most peaceful/restful place you've ever been to. Through guided imagery, you can experience that magical place again. Is there a beach, a mountain retreat, or a peaceful garden that you've experienced? Hypnosis can take you there again.

  • Hypnosis Can Quiet Your Mind - Hypnosis can help you release those stressful thoughts. When you quiet your mind, you can naturally fall asleep without lying awake at night worrying.

  • Hypnosis Can Make Better Use of Your Dreams - Do you ever wonder why you tend to dream early in the morning? We refer to these dreams as "Venting Dreams". Your mind organizes your thoughts and events and often releases those thoughts that don't serve you through your dreams. It's a way of letting go.

  • Self-Hypnosis - Once you experience hypnosis and know how great it feels, you can easily learn self-hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis, you can experience that peaceful/relaxing feeling every night. Before long, you'll have a sleep ritual that helps you fall asleep fast and stay asleep.

While hypnosis is the most powerful method to jumpstart better sleep, there are many things that you can do now:

  • Develop a Sleep Ritual - Winding down and getting ready for bed should be a ritual every night. Take a relaxing bath or shower, read a book, sip on some herbal tea (caffeine-free), or anything that relaxes you and makes you comfortable. Make it a ritual!

  • Turn Off the Electronics & TV - I can't say this enough. Watching TV, texting, playing video games, or surfing the internet are all things that keep your mind active. Turn them off at least an hour before you go to bed.

  • Your Sleep Window - Don't miss your sleep window. Your body knows when it's time to go to bed. Don't stay up for the late show if your body is telling you it's time to go to sleep.

  • Keep a Journal - Journalizing can be a good way to release your thoughts and many people find it very relaxing. Write it down and release it.

  • Make a To-Do List - Before you go to bed, make your to-do list for the next day. Making that list will keep you from having to worry about remembering those things the next day. Keep the list with your keys or add it to your calendar. Keep those stressful thoughts out of the bedroom.

  • Melatonin or Herbal Tea - Melatonin or herbal tea can be a natural alternative to prescription medications. Make them part of your nightly routine.

  • Binaural Beats/Sleep Music - There are many great channels on YouTube for sleep music and binaural beats. I'll be happy to recommend my favorites.

The point is to develop a nightly routine and make it as relaxing as possible. Hypnosis can help you jumpstart the process so you get the sleep you need.

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