What is Sleep Hygiene?
Paying attention to your sleep hygiene is one of the most straightforward ways that you can set yourself up for better sleep. Strong sleep hygiene means having both a better bedtime environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep. All of the following can contribute to you having an ideal sleep hygiene regime: keeping a stable sleep schedule, making your bedroom comfortable and free from distractions, following a relaxing pre-bed routine and building healthy habits during the day.
Why is Sleep Hygiene important?
Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, improving productivity and overall quality of Life. Research has demonstrated that that forming good habits is a central part of a healthy lifestyle. Crafting sustainable and beneficial routines makes healthy behaviours seem almost automatic, creating an ongoing process of positive reinforcement. On the flip side, bad habits can become engrained even where they have negative consequences.
What are the signs of poor Sleep Hygiene?
The most telling signs of poor sleep hygiene are: finding it hard to fall asleep, experiencing frequent disturbances of your sleep and suffering day-time sleepiness. An overall lack of consistency in sleep quality or quantity can also be symptoms of poor sleep hygiene.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Every sleeper can tailor their sleep hygiene practices to suit their needs. In the process, you can harness positive habits to make it easier to sleep soundly throughput the night and wake up well rested. I will discuss your sleep hygiene and maybe consider some changes that can be made to benefit you. I will then work with you to understand what else might be causing problems with your sleep pattern and therefore where hypnotherapy could play a part in helping you. I will then agree with you what positive outcome(s) you want from working with me using hypnotherapy.
Having listened to you, I can then explain the relevant techniques that I think will suit you best, and we can agree on the way forward ie to agree:
- The number of sessions you may need or we can just proceed one session at a time – it is entirely up to you
- Whether or not some self-hypnosis between sessions and/or after the sessions have ended would be beneficial for you
- Whether or not some additional work between sessions that you can do yourself would help your progress with your sleep hygiene
Rest assured that by collaborating and working together, we can achieve the positive changes you are looking for.
Every sleeper can tailor their sleep hygiene practices to suit their needs. In the process, you can harness positive habits to make it easier to sleep soundly throughput the night and wake up well rested. Please contact me for a FREE initial discussion so you can find out more about how Hypnotherapy can help you with any sleep issues you have.
I am based in Winchester; however, Hypnotherapy works just as effectively on-line as well as in person.
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