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Resolve Sleeplessness issues

  • by Alan Piper
  • 04 Feb, 2016

Resolve Sleepnessness 

girl on pillow with sleep insomnia


Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or receiving adequate sleep. Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep, as this varies from person to person.

This difficulty in sleeping can have a tremendous impact on the sufferer’s day-to-day functioning. Symptoms of insomnia include;

Excessive sleepiness
Lack of concentration
Difficulty in thinking clearly
Depression and anxiety

Insomnia is not uncommon. It is thought that 30 to 40 per cent of people have some level of insomnia in any given year. It can strike people at any age, although it occurs more frequently in people over the age of 60.



  • Insomnia is described as temporary if it lasts from one night to three to four weeks. It can be triggered by jet lag, stress, change in work conditions, partner’s sleeping habits (e.g. snoring), noise, temperature, caffeine, alcohol and other substances, amongst other things.
  • Transient insomnia, which returns periodically over months or years, is classified as intermittent.


  • Insomnia is classified as chronic when it persists almost nightly for at least one month. Persistent insomnia can be triggered by medical conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, asthma and allergies. This can be due to the pain caused by these conditions and/or the medication prescribed for them.
  • Other contributing factors to chronic insomnia include depression, anxiety, stress and hormonal changes.


The simple answer is, not very well. Insomnia is involuntary. It’s something you have no control over. If I asked you not to think of a blue owl with red spots, it’s probably the first thing that pops into your mind. If you try to get an irritating song out of your head, you will struggle. If you’ve forgotten someone’s name, the more you try to think about it the harder it’ll be to remember it. In fact, it’s only when you stop thinking about it and you’re doing something else that it will pop into your mind out of nowhere.

Sleeping should be natural, easy and effortless. And yet for you, it isn’t. Why? The more you try to think about sleeping, the more you try to force it, the worse the problem seems to get because for some reason your subconscious doesn’t want you to sleep.

To overcome this, some people will try distraction techniques (e.g., counting sheep). Some attempt to avoid certain “triggers” to prevent the insomnia occurring (e.g., no caffeine or alcohol). But unfortunately, none of these methods resolve what caused it in the first place, and so eventually the insomnia will just keep coming back, and the anticipation that you won’t be able to sleep will never go away.


The most effective way to cure insomnia completely and permanently, is to resolve what’s causing it; if there is no longer any cause, there can be no effect.

So why do you suffer from insomnia? You have probably puzzled over this many times before. Looked for reasons, triggers behind it. Perhaps you know why; your mum, brother, or other family member has it too. Or maybe you’ve suffered depression or gone through a stressful situation. But knowing this doesn’t make the problem go away. Or maybe you can’t think of any reasons to explain it. But that doesn’t mean there is no cause, because for something to exist it has to have been created. It has to come from somewhere.

Beneath all the triggers and confirmation there is a single, root cause stored away in the subconscious mind. It’s something you can’t think of maybe something small, easily forgotten, easily overlooked. It’s like that bit of grit in your eye, once you find it, it can be hard to believe that something so small could have caused so much trouble.

It can take years for our problems, conditions and symptoms to get a good hold over us. Something that starts out as a minor irritation gets worse and worse until it causes us so much suffering that we eventually seek help to put it right.


Insomnia can be a chronic, disabling condition that can have a detrimental affect on your work, home and social life. Here at Wise Blue Owl we specialise in enabling people to find a permanent solution so they can live a life completely free from their insomnia.

This is where hypnosis for insomnia can help solve the problem. Hypnotherapy is seen as a way of reaching into the subconscious mind. People who over think and get anxious thoughts are the ones who are unable to sleep. There are behavior and thought patterns that are having a negative effect on a person’s life. These aspects of one’s persona are sometimes set and difficult to change. With the help of hypnosis for sleep, our hypnotherapist can access the deeper layers of the consciousness. This enables them to ‘install’ suggestions that will remain once in the waking state. It can also influence thought processes and negative emotions that are proving hard to dispel.

Hypnotherapy really can help with insomnia.  If used properly it is a very effective weapon against the lack of sleep that affects peoples lives significantly.

Your next step…

If you would like to explore further about how hypnotherapy can help you with insomnia or other sleep disorders please email us, or for more information.

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