Hypnotherapy for insomnia and sleep disorders

Many people suffer from insomnia and sleep disorders in the UK. Without proper treatment, insomnia and sleep disorders can result in daytime fatigue, irritability, anxiety, impaired work performance, depression, weight gain, and more. Fortunately, hypnotherapy treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders has proven successful for many people and allowed them to improve their quality of sleep and restore their natural sleep cycle.


 What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that prevent you from sleeping well and negatively affect your natural sleeping cycle or sleeping pattern. Insomnia is one of the most common forms of sleep disorder where people have difficulty falling or staying asleep. 

Sleep problems have become common in many parts of the world and have affected people of all age groups that receive less than six to eight hours of sleep every night. 

Types of sleep disorders 

There are many different types of sleeping disorders that can result in various types of sleep problems. The most common forms include the following: 

  • sleep apnea
  • insomnia
  • narcolepsy
  • restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • parasomnias 


Insomnia can be categorized into different types depending on their characteristics. These include:  

  • behavioural insomnia of childhood
  • acute insomnia
  • maintenance insomnia
  • onset insomnia
  • chronic insomnia

The symptoms of sleep disorders

The symptoms of sleep disorder can vary depending on the type of sleep disorder you are suffering from. Some of these include: 

  • sleepwalking
  • teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • unusual breathing patterns
  • strong urge to sleep during the day
  • daytime fatigue
  • changes in the sleep or wake schedule 

 The symptoms of insomnia

  • a consistent pattern of broken or interrupted sleeping pattern
  • fatigue and irritability
  • trouble falling asleep at night
  • waking up too early without feeling refreshed      

What causes sleep disorders and insomnia?

Sleep disorders can be caused due to a number of factors such as chronic pain, respiratory or allergic problems, stress and anxiety, frequent urination, and more. Insomnia can be caused due to psychological issues such as depression or anxiety, too much stress, jet lag, certain medications, health conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), diabetes, and more.

 How are insomnia and sleep disorders diagnosed?

Sleep disorders and insomnia are diagnosed using multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), Polysomnography (PSG), and Electroencephalogram (EEG). Your doctor will also gather information about your medical history and symptoms to accurately determine the type of sleep disorder.

How are insomnia and sleep disorders treated?

The treatment option for insomnia and sleep disorders is primarily medications and supplements. Hypnotherapy for insomnia is very effective, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), natural sleep aids, and more.

Utilising many different therapeutic techniques, we address the root cause and sensitising incident of the sleep disorder, whilst allowing the subconscious mind to reset the restorative sleep part and return to calm   

Hypnotherapy for insomnia and sleep disorders

If you or your loved ones need treatment to overcome insomnia and sleep disorders, book an appointment with us today.  

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Stuart Downing, DMH DHyp Anxiety, Insomnia, Eating Disorders ,EMDR Therapy
Birmingham B15 & B72

Stuart Downing, DMH DHyp, DNLP, EMDR Dip, MNACP, working from clinics in Warwickshire, Birmingham and Harley Street, London.
Extensive client experience of successfully treating addictions - drug, alcohol, gambling and the associated anxiety and stress which is often present. Specialist treatment for B.P.D, O.C.D and eating disorders . E.M.D.R

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