The benefits of sleep hypnosis•
Posted on March 09 2021
All types of insomnia can shorten the duration of sleep which in turn decreases its recovery effect. Even in cases where the duration of sleep is only slightly shortened, there is significant fatigue during the day which is sometimes accompanied by difficulties in functioning on a professional, personal or emotional level.
Hypnosis for a good night’s sleep
If hypnosis is mainly indicated in cases of stress-related sleeping disorders, as well as to reprogram sleep cycles that have shifted, it can also help improve sleep by reducing painful perceptions or disturbing sounds, while working on a defocus or sensory isolation. After experiencing periods of insomnia, it is also necessary to work on confidence in your ability to fall asleep so that the negative anticipation and fears surrounding sleep give way to appeasement again.Hypnosis is a completely natural state. Guided by the practitioner, the patient will enter a modified state of consciousness that will be experienced differently from person to person. This state gives the feeling of being between wakefulness and sleep while remaining conscious and allowing easier access to the imaginary. While hypnosis helps patients regain quality sleep, it can also help limit the consumption of sleeping pills. Indeed, tolerance and dependence are the most feared risks for sleeping pills, which is why these treatments should only be chosen temporarily.
As part of medical monitoring, hypnosis therefore represents an interesting natural alternative to reduce or even stop taking sleeping pills and other treatments in order to fall asleep more easily. It can also be used in the case of a gradual withdrawal from hypnotic sleeping pills in agreement with the attending physician.
A cure at home
After a few hypnosis sessions performed by a professional, it is possible to learn to practice self-hypnosis to continue treatment by using audio recordings or by doing your own hypnosis session. The therapist will thus be able to transmit various techniques of hypnotic induction allowing, thanks to similar focusing and mental visualisation techniques used in sophrology, to reach a state of somnolence. Imagining a pleasant image, an object or a place by seeking to detail it as much as possible and to draw its outlines slowly. For example, it is possible to calm stress by occupying the mind, projecting oneself into a place of well-being, initiating soothing thoughts, setting up sleep rituals that will prolong the work carried out in a session with a therapist.
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