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Better sleep? 5 Tips for Better Sleep

Better sleep? 5 Tips for Better Sleep

If it came in tablet form......

Unfortunately it doesn't, and sleep is pretty much the one thing that anything more than a mild or odd night of disruption can quickly effect everything; your mood, your performance, your patience and many other things.

Sleep disruption can often be a sign something isn't right in your world, so think about it as a messenger.

 

Here are some top tips for better sleep

1. Thinking about sleep disturbance as a symptom...think to yourself, what is going on for me right now, whats changed? This may be a way of begining to process the root cause.

2. Avoid your tablet/phone/laptop 45mins before bed; the backlight can (despite all sorts of claims from mobile suppliers) stimulate the parts of your brain that register 'it's daytime!'

3. Bin caffeine, it's responsible for about 30-50% of all cases of insomnia, it creates huge dips and peaks in the metabolism, in my clinic it's one of the first checks I make

4. The last 45 mins before bed do something relaxing; a bath, read (something easy), dim the lights, avoid strenuous exercise and high intensity activities - they only rev up the nervous system.

5. Begin to put a regular wake/sleep routine into place - for those that are parents you know how powerful this is for children, we also need this adults! 

 

Sleep disruption can be reduced significantly with a short course of clinical hypnosis.

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*Please note that the time needed to work on a problem can vary significantly from person to person, these examples are provided to give you an idea of the efficacy of Hypnotherapy, but are not intended as an indication of what you might expect personally.

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