Hypnosis for Sleep May Help Calm Your Nerves
" Whenever we feel stressed out, that's a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.” ~ Daniel Goleman
The holidays are a time of fun, family, and gatherings. Behind the scenes, this time of year brings anxiety, depression, and unexplained sadness.
The winter blues can easily turn into holiday blues…and silent suffering. If you are like many people, you may find that you have a harder time falling asleep during this time of year.
TIME Magazine reported that heart attacks and deaths increase every year during the holiday season. Why?
TIME magazine answers this by writing, “The holidays are a stressful time for many, since family, social and financial obligations multiply, which can contribute to higher blood pressure and aggravation of heart disease risk factors.”
A lack of quality sleep is also known to increase stress levels in the body. So if you are staying up at night, you may find yourself more stressed out during the day.
There is much documented research on the benefits of meditation and relaxation to lower stress levels and help you sleep deeply. One such technique can be used every night to induce sleep states that naturally lower stress.
This is known as hypnosis for sleep anxiety. This is what you will learn in this article on sleep anxiety and sleep hypnosis:
• Why deep sleep hypnosis is important.
• Some great self-improvement gifts you can also give this year
Can't Sleep: Hypnosis for sleep insomnia and sleeping disorders.
Check out these helpful resources to restoring sleep and reducing anxiety:
Hypnotherapy. Teach your body triggers to relax. Most people walk around in a high state of tension. Hypnotherapy will teach you positive ways to reduce stress from your body, allowing you to sleep deeper and release stress.
Sleep hypnosis app. I’m not a fan of having your cell phone in bed with you. However, the reality is that most people do it. So here are some great apps that will help you reduce sleep anxiety. If you are looking for free sleep hypnosis apps, check out these two: Relax and Sleep Well By Glenn Harrold. This is a great app for iphone with a 5 star rating. Sleep Well Hypnosis is 4.5 stars and is available for Android phones.
Guided Sleep Hypnosis May Help You
When you are tired, your body releases stress hormones. But this is a catch 22 situation. Stress activates your fight or flight response, which makes it nearly impossible to sleep. Imagine being in danger and suddenly feeling tired.
The fight-to-flight response makes sure you have enough energy to fight or escape. In turn, this excess, unused energy keeps you up at night.
Your body becomes even more stressed and your anxiety levels rise because you are running on little sleep.
Sleep meditation hypnosis may be just what you need. The guided instructions will help you to relax. When you are stressed, your body forgets how to relax. You can overcome this mechanism by simply listening to guided meditation.
You should soon feel your body relaxing and slipping away into the dream world.
Watch or listen to this youtube sleep hypnosis video by Michael Sealey. To get the full effect, make sure you are wearing headphones and are resting in bed before pressing play.
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