Insomnia is a common, troubling, condition in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Insomnia can be...

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common, troubling, condition in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Insomnia can be chronic (ongoing) which means symptoms last for at least three nights a week and for more than a month, or acute (short-term) which means it lasts less time than previously stated. There are different types of indicators related to insomnia. There are those who may have trouble falling asleep. Others may fall asleep easily but wake up too soon or frequently during the night,  while  others, may have trouble with both falling asleep and staying asleep.  Therefore, the individual suffering from insomnia is tired and never feels refreshed when they wake up. Their physical health can be negatively impacted as a result of their body not having enough good quality sleep. Their mental acuity may be affected and their thinking not as sharp and clear as it should be. Emotionally, the individual who experiences insomnia may become cranky and short tempered, irritable, or depressed, because they are sleep deprived and ill rested. When an individual has insomnia, their productivity levels drop and their work suffers. That can have dire consequences. Safety is a concern when driving or handling equipment as sleeplessness and chronic tiredness affects, in a negative way, our reaction time and our ability to be acutely aware of our surroundings and what we are doing.  This could lead to injuries, accidents, and even death. Those who suffer from insomnia may experience difficulties at work or at school due to an inability to focus on tasks, pay attention, learn, and/or remember.

What causes Insomnia?

Many people who have insomnia are thought to have secondary insomnia which is a side effect of some other problem. Certain medical conditions, medicines, and substances can cause secondary insomnia. If you can identify the substance which is causing you insomnia, such as caffeine, then you can cease taking it and the problem will be solved. Your doctor can change your prescription if insomnia is a side effect of taking it.

Primary insomnia, which is the other type of insomnia, is caused by long-lasting stress and emotional upset. This type of insomnia requires treatment by a professional to get to the root cause in the sufferer’s particular case and to establishing effective methods of falling asleep.

Treatment for Insomnia……Hypnotherapy

The human brain is comprised of the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious part of your brain controls everyday processing of information, data, and thoughts you are aware of having, such as, what you shall have for lunch. It is the logical mind that computes, figures out things like making moves in a chess game, the best way to fix a broken appliance, or how to get to a particular address. The subconscious mind, among many things, stores memories from past lives and from your present life that have an emotional component to them, whether happy, sad, or frightening. In essence, the difference between the two is that the conscious mind has thoughts based on logic and rational while the subconscious mind has thoughts based on pure emotion.

Having difficulty with sleep, insomnia, is related to the subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is aware of the need to sleep and will dictate when you should sleep, where and so on. However, even though your conscious mind is cognizant of the need to sleep and so relaxes, the subconscious mind is still active and prevents you from falling asleep. This is where the benefits of hypnosis are highly evident.  Under the guidance of Nicole Raza, a recognized, certified, and experienced hypnotherapist, your problems with sleeplessness can be eliminated. She will place you in a completely relaxed, safe, and comfortable state.   While in this state, Nicole will guide you through powerful, motivational suggestions which will teach your subconscious mind to react, in a positive way, to bedtime indicators and allow your mind to quieten, relax, and fall asleep. Hypnosis retrains the mind and you can sleep restfully.  Hypnosis is simple in approach, requires no medication, and is very effective. Nicole Raza is a hypnotherapist who cares and wants to be of service to others. Her approach to insomnia through the use of hypnosis brings positive results, sleep.