Sleep and shift work
Do you suffer from high levels of anxiety or disrupted sleeping patterns through shift work?
We need good quality sleep to function properly. Stress and shift work disruptions keep our minds and bodies wide awake and on high alert when they need to recharge. We need to ﬁnd ways to control these worries to limit the negative effects of poor sleep.
Amanda teaches hypnotherapy techniques that will help you deal with the barriers currently making your life difﬁcult. By targeting restlessness with sleep strategies such as induced relaxation, focused attention, symptom control and guided imagery, Amanda will help you ease the worries and tensions currently preventing sleep.
Are you having trouble falling asleep, waking up several times during the night, and having more intense and emotional dreams? Are you or waking up feeling tired and groggy the next morning, finding it difﬁcult to concentrate or function properly, and feeling highly irritable?
The bottom line is, sleep becomes more elusive when we are anxious. Hypnosis can help many forms of sleep issues such as insomnia. Sleep hypnotherapy as a new approach as an alternative to traditional methods that perhaps do not work for everybody. Unlike sleep medications, sleep hypnotherapy has no side effects so it can be an aid for those who can’t or don’t want to take sleeping pills. Being unable to sleep only creates more frustration and leads to more tiredness. Breal the poor sleep cycle with Sleep Hypnotherapy.
Here are five top tips for a calmer and better sleep:
- Limit screen time for at least an hour before bed. If you are using electronic media, try a mood-lifting humorous television program or podcast.
- Have structure to your day. Our brains and bodies love structure. Wake, exercise, eat and sleep at similar times each day.
- Focus on your breathing. Think about resting rather than sleeping. Follow your breathing by silently whispering the words ‘in’ and ‘out’ to induce sleep.
- Learn to relax. Relaxation can switch off the stress response, both physically and mentally. Find something that works for you, whether that is mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing or a long hot bath.
- If you can’t sleep, get out of bed. Your bed should not be a battleground. Instead, try to enjoy the sensation of merely resting.
Contact Amanda to discuss your Sleep Hypnotherapy Program