Insomnia is Latin for "no sleep" . Unfortunately many people have periods of experiencing the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Insomnia can also be described as the feeling of waking up not feeling restored due to inadequate sleep.
Insomnia can be experienced as acute, lasting one to several nights, or chronic, when it lasts for months or even years. It can be a disorder in its own right, but insomnia is often a symptom of some other condition especially stress or worry.
- difficulty falling asleep
- waking up frequently during the night
- difficulty returning to sleep waking up too early in the morning
- unrefreshing sleep and daytime sleepiness
- difficulty concentrating
If you experience insomnia there are often easy changes in routines that can assist in improving quality and quantity of sleep. These can include improving your diet, reducing any intake of caffeine, reducing your levels of stress, establishing an exercise regime and assessing the environment in which your sleep in. Professional assistance to reduce stress levels is also beneficial to improving sleep. Hypnosis has been found very effective in assisting people to achieve a relaxed state and reduce and remove stressful thoughts. Self hypnosis can often assist in reducing insomnia by providing relief to calm both the body and mind.
By identifying stressors and thought processes poor sleep can be eliminated and a plan can be established to ensure you will achieve a relaxed and sound sleep every night. Insomnia is often a symptom of an underlying issue and at Strategies for Life we have techniques to discover what is preventing you from enjoying a good night's sleep. Simple and effective with no drugs you can achieve restorative sleep night after night. For more information please call or email Strategies for Life.