Why can’t I sleep at night?featured

By Andrew Wilding

Top 8 questions about hypnotherapy #3: Why can’t I sleep at night? How to cure insomnia

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To help you sleep peacefully Andy shows you how to switch off your mind at the end of the day

To help you sleep peacefully Andy shows you how to switch off your mind at the end of the day

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Sleep is induced by certain hormones in your blood stream such as melatonin, and the lowering of your heart, brain, and breath rate. The biggest causes of insomnia are: over-thinking, and stimulants such as caffeine.

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Over-thinking or an over-active mind is usually the result of stress. Your day is too busy to think about solutions that your life needs, so you end up trying to find solutions instead of sleeping. Thinking makes your brain work > your brain needs oxygen to work, so it keeps your heart rate up > your heart takes oxygen from your lungs so it keeps your breath rate up, and this cycle that keeps you awake is enough to suppress any melatonin in your blood stream until you become exhausted, which may leave you with only a few hours of sleep.

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Stimulants such as caffeine, from coffee or tea, continue to release adrenaline into your blood stream until the substance has been metabolised. We are not all the same, and some people are not effected by caffeine, but if you are drinking tea or coffee any time in the afternoon and you are struggling to sleep, your body may not have time to metabolise the caffeine, in which case the adrenaline keeps your heart rate up, which keeps your brain flooded with oxygen, causes over-thinking, and suppresses the melatonin.

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The solution to curing insomnia is in some ways similar to curing anxiety – it involves a combination of solving your life problems and calming your thinking. In your sessions, Andy will help you find the underlying cause, decide on the best solution, and then use hypnotherapy to show you how to control your thoughts.

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How to book: Check the calender for availability and write your name in an opening that works for you (other people only see the word “busy”) Your 1st session is 2 hours, regular sessions are 1 hour. Check availability now? > Calender

Contact Andy: 079 567 4261

About the author

Andrew Wilding

Andrew Wilding is a Counseling Hypnotherapist (HMI C.Ht) specialising in creative Visualization and psychoacoustics. He is also a radio presenter on Fine Music Radio, committee member of the Friends of Orchestral Music Cape Town, and a motivational speaker.