Help with Insomnia in Derby
Lack of Sleep is Perhaps one of the most debilitating Ailments
It’s three o’clock in the morning, and you can’t sleep. You stare at the clock, aware that the alarm will go off in a few hours, but you can’t sleep. You know you have a busy day ahead and need to be rested, but you can’t sleep. No matter how hard you try, you can’t sleep. You have insomnia. The good news is that I can provide help with Insomnia in Derby.
Insomnia – What’s it all About ?
Insomnia generally is a symptom, not a disease (or disorder). That is to say that maybe you’ve got yourself into poor sleep hygiene or you’ve got things in your mind, stress, work, relationship etc etc so It’s important to help you let go of that cause that may be producing the insomnia as a symptom, – but it’s also important to realise that sometimes it is purely a case of bad sleep patterns, that have been learnt, and stored as an automatic action in the sub-conscious mind. This is why hypnotherapy can be so effective. With this sort of therapy, negative thoughts about sleep can be replaced with positive and relaxing ones.
So What Else Can You Tell Me About Insomnia ?
Well, regardless of whether it occurs with other medical conditions or by itself, insomnia tends to have a consistent set of night time and daytime symptoms. Moreover, treatment of associated conditions without specific attention to sleep does not always improve insomnia. Insomnia and other conditions may follow different time courses, and in many cases, insomnia is associated with outcomes of other conditions (eg anxiety, depression etc).
The Technicalities of Insomnia
Sleep specialists classify insomnia in two primary categories: acute and chronic. Short term or acute insomnia, which is often due to a temporary situation such as stress, jet lag, change or loss in a job or relationship, can last up to one month. Long-term, or chronic insomnia, which is experienced for a month or longer, can be caused by such issues as medical, physical or psychological conditions. Education on behavioural and other techniques, are well as good sleep practices can improve sleep. Insomnia may be caused by other factors such as increased body temperature, metabolic rate, or brain metabolism, so it always a good idea to get yourself checked out by your Doctor. (Beware of medication which can only deal with symptom rather than cause).
Persistent insomnia, if ignored can cause the onset of depression and can significantly affect your quality of life. Consequences of not getting enough good sleep can include daytime fatigue, impaired mood, depression and psychological distress, and decreased ability to concentrate, problem-solve and make decisions, as well as being at risk for injury, driving drowsy, and illness.
Types Of Insomnia – Which One Are You ?
- Initial Insomnia – difficulty in getting to sleep
- Middle insomnia – frequently waking from sleep and having difficulty falling back to sleep
- Primary insomnia – the most common term used for someone who has disturbed sleep patterns and suffers with daytime fatigue and impaired daytime functioning
- Rebound insomnia – insomnia suffered when withdrawing from drugs initially given to help with the insomnia. Often this rebound insomnia is worse than the original bout.
- Terminal insomnia – awakening before one’s planned time
- Nonorganic sleep disorder – any sleep disturbance where emotional factors are the primary cause
- Sleep terror disorder – where a person has repeated episodes of waking from an intense anxiety while a sleep. Often caused by emotional nightmares, leaving the person having difficulty in returning to sleep.
Insomnia and the Mind
The human brain is a vast and complex organ that gives us such an advantage over every other species on our planet. The mind is even more amazing, but because there is nothing tangible to the mind, and because of this we tend to ignore this more than any other part of us. We know what a leg or tooth looks like. We know what the heart or brain looks like. But what is the mind. What does that look like? And what exactly does it do? Because of this we often spend more time working out how the DVD player works, than how our mind works.
In general terms the mind is made up of two different parts. The conscious mind and the unconscious or sub-conscious mind….. If you read different books on psychology, you may find a more complex description, but for our needs we’re going to stick with those two.
- The conscious mind is the bit you’re using now. As you read you are consciously taking in what you’re reading, analysing it, agreeing or disagreeing with it. The conscious mind is the far smaller part, and tends to deal with the here and now. It carries a limited amount of information, enough to help you deal with what part of life you are dealing with at the time.
- The unconscious mind is the bigger and more powerful part. Think of an iceberg. The tip of the iceberg, which protrudes above the water, is the conscious mind. But the vast mass under the water level that can’t be seen is the unconscious mind – far bigger, far stronger, and far more influential.
More About The Subconscious Mind…and How It Can Cause Insomnia
The unconscious mind is a vast storage unit, which absorbs all sorts of information – facts and figures, colours and sounds, emotions and feelings. In fact, almost everything that has ever happened to you is stored somewhere in the unconscious mind. Everything that has happened to you, everything said to you, everything you’ve read or watched on television, is there somewhere. The unconscious mind then uses this information to create templates of behavioural patterns.
How Geoffrey Can Help You With Insomnia
When I provide help with Insomnia in Derby I will initially discuss with you your symptoms, how the lack of sleep is affecting you. We will look at your lifestyle and of course we will discuss how (potentially) events have brought upon this condition and how I will be able to help you get your life back and regain normal sleep patterns. Relief is generally found in around 6 sessions.
“Thank you so much for helping me turn my life around….I will always be grateful. Kind regards. Julie”
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