One of the best and most important things you can do to improve your overall health and well being is to get enough sleep.
We all know that after a good nights rest we feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the day whereas a difficult sleepless night can leave us feeling dull, sluggish, cranky and unwell - but these are just the symptoms we are most likely to notice. The real consequences of sleep deprivation go well beyond these and include serious health issues, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, weight gain, accelerated aging, an increase in accidents and even premature death.
You simply cannot do your best, feel your best or look your best when you struggle with sleep deprivation.
And sleep drugs may add to the problem because they can be addictive, can leave you feeling groggy the next morning, don't fix the underlying problems and can have side effects such as sleepwalking, amnesia and strange behavior.
Also, sleeping pills don't actually promote deep sleep and may result in a less restorative or less staisfying sleep. This is why you might not feel well rested and refreshed after an 8 hour sleep using sleeping pills.
With Certification in Sleep Improvement I am able to offer an alternative way to deal with sleep deprivation that is safe, drug free and effective. Hypnosis, EFT Tapping and Aromatherapy are naturally relaxing and stress reducing and provide a way to get to the root of the problem and resolve the core issues that are causing the lack of sleep.
Some of the many benefits of sleep include:
Sleep keeps your heart healthy.
Sleep may prevent cancer.
Sleep reduces stress.
Sleep reduces inflammation.
Sleep makes you more alert.
Sleep improves your memory.
Sleep helps you lose weight.
Sleep prevents premature aging and improves appearance.
Sleep makes you smarter and more creative and productive.
Sleep may reduce your risk for depression.
Sleep allows the body to heal and repair.
Sleep boosts the immune system.
"There have been many reports that hypnosis can be a good thing for promoting sleep...the positive impact hypnosis has on deep sleep... is, in fact, real, " Dr. Bjorn Rasch, professor of psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland."
"Sleep is vital to our health and well being, and particularly slow-wave sleep (SWS) has been proven critical for restoration and optimal cognitive brain functioning...results demonstrate the effectiveness of hypnotic suggestions to specifically increase the amount and duration of slow wave sleep (SWS)".
Dr. MJ Cordi, University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology
Hypnosis boosts SWS sleep which is "the most restorative sleep — it's a time for your brain to process and rejuvenate from the challenges of the day."
Dr. Kim Hutchison, assistant professor of neurology and sleep medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland.