Insomnia occurs in 30 to 50% of the world's population. Almost everyone will suffer from insomnia at some point in their lifetime. It can strike at any age, although as a person ages the symptoms can become more severe. Insomnia has a higher prevalence among females. People with insomnia often have impaired function when they are awake. Often extremely tired, they are still unable to sleep at night.
Anxiety is by far one of the biggest causes of insomnia. This can be caused by many triggers, such as work stress, relationship problems, money worries, health worries, etc. Ironically, one of the biggest causes of anxiety is the inability to sleep. This is called sleep anxiety.
How does sleep anxiety cause insomnia?
Sleep anxiety is worry, fear, or anxiety about getting to sleep, staying asleep, or not getting enough sleep. Ironically, sleep anxiety is one of the biggest causes of insomnia. It can become a vicious, restless and worrying cycle of too little sleep, high anxiety, chronic tiredness and misery for many people.
Most people with insomnia also have sleep anxiety, although they may not realize it at first. They can feel themselves becoming more and more worried and tense the closer bedtime comes, often developing elaborate bedtime routines that require a lot of preparation and also often cause a lot of anxiety. (Sound familiar?)
Hypnosis works by helping you to:
If you can answer "Yes" to one or more of these questions, then you may have insomnia:
Get the best night's sleep you've had in years, now and forevermore.