7 Things To Consider If You Are Having Sleep Problems


1. Sleeping Position

Sleep on your back or side. Sleeping on your front will affect your sleep. Physiologically, it is more difficult to breathe lying on your front. Obviously don’t change this if you sleep well this way, often people will move position in the night.

2. Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety trigger the release of adrenaline. This in turn disrupts the normal sleep cycle. There are also a lot of CD’s and tapes that are very good for stress reduction.

3. Mental Focus

Direct your mind towards the idea of a good deep sleep. Saying to yourself that you are going to sleep badly can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Hypnosis can help you to establish good self reinforcement and confidence in your ability to sleep.

4. Psychological Association

Sometimes you can create negative associations with places or events that will affect sleep. Even a bedroom can become associated to more physical exertions, a house can have an ‘atmosphere’, or relationships can produce bad feelings. If you can change any of these then do so. Hypnosis can also be effective in reducing the influence of these negative associations.

5. Health

Physical pain and illness will inhibit sleep. Hypnosis or other relaxation techniques can help symptoms to be less disruptive.

6. Physical Discomfort

An uncomfortable mattress, room temperature, or poor ventilation all have a direct effect on your ability to sleep.

Make your sleeping environment as comfortable and fresh as possible. This would also include using a positive ion generator to combat the effects of air conditioning and positive ion atmospheric conditions.

7. Poor Circulation

If you have poor blood circulation then make sure you stay warm. One study found that wearing socks to bed helped to stop people from waking.



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