Do You Want Better Sleep?

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Blog

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Do you get enough sleep? Do you sleep through the night without waking? Do you wake up feeling refreshed?

Sadly, for so many people the answer to these questions is NO!

Sleep is the most important biological function. It affects everything. From your productivity to your health to your mood.

Research suggests that sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, increased risk of stroke, diabetes, depression and Alzheimer’s.

We all live increasingly busy and hectic lifestyles, Stress levels quickly build up. We assume that time we spend sleeping cuts into our productive hours. In reality, we are more productive when we have had enough sleep.

How Full is Your “Stress Bucket”?

We all have a metaphorical stress bucket that can easily become full. The more stress we experience, the more we add to our bucket. This stress bucket can have a negative impact on our emotional wellbeing, and our ability to sleep properly.

When we go to sleep the brain normally reduces stress levels by using something called Rapid Eye Movement, or REM sleep.

Unfortunately, REM is limited to 20% of our sleep pattern. So if there is a lot of perceived stress in your life, you quickly use up that 20% of REM. As a result, you may find that you wake up and struggle to return to sleep.

How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Can Help You Sleep Better

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help by enabling you to find a different way of thinking about life. It can help you to cope with stress more effectively. In this way, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help ease insomnia and help you achieve a quality night’s sleep.

Top 5 Tips for Better Sleep

1. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekend.

2. Keep your room dark. At least one hour before bedtime, dim the lights and turn off all screens. TV, laptop, phone.

3. Keep your bedroom temperature cool.

4. Avoid caffeine after 1pm. Also avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a sedative and sedation is not sleep. Also, alcohol blocks your REM dream sleep, a very important part of the sleep cycle.

5. Practise a relaxing bedtime ritual.

I have helped many clients achieve better sleep. Get in touch to see if I could help you.

Call me on 07850 995869 or email me at

Not local to Horley? Skype consultations are also available.


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