We spend a third of our lives doing it but many of us suffer from one or more sleep issues during our lifetimes. In the UK alone, 37% of adults will report experiencing insomnia and 22% have trouble falling asleep every night. Most will attempt to fix the problem on their own either through drinking more alcohol or consuming more caffeine in the morning to reduce the effects of a poor night’s sleep. Unfortantely, both strategies just add to the problem and medications do not train you to sleep better – with some side effects contributing to morning grogginess!
More and more research is showing that getting good quality, refreshing sleep is vital for our physical and mental wellbeing. The brain and body carry out essential repairs and maintenance, the mind processes memories and makes new connections between daily thoughts so that you obtain more creative solutions in your waking reality. The benefits of getting good sleep extend into every area of physical and psychological performance.
When we lack sleep, our ability to learn, focus, remember, or perform even the simplest tasks are badly affected. We also feel more anxious, stressed and emotional. We’re more irritable and prone to get into arguments, and less likely to connect empathically and compassionately with those around us.
Basically, the better you sleep, the better you feel, with enhanced mood, confidence, memory and performance capacity. And who wouldn’t want that?
Problems with sleep can be biological but the vast majority are not. Some are caused by habits that have found their way into your unconscious patterns. Therefore, bad habits can be changed by replacing them with good habits. Other problems come about because the stresses and anxieties of the day haven’t been properly dealt with, and this is also where psychotherapy can help.
Your hypno-psychotherapist, Luigi Sciambarella, has spent the last two decades researching and personally practising tools and techniques which improve sleep quality and quantity. Whether it’s nightmares, bad dreams, night terrors, sleep apnea or bruxism, any other parasomnia, or an overactive and restless mind as you’re trying to sleep, Luigi will guide and support you in reclaiming the physical and mental restoration of sleep. Contact Us now to discuss your specific needs.