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What is a sleep disorder?

Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight.

Signs and symptoms

Insomnia is characterised as having poor sleep quality due to one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty going to sleep at night

  • Waking often in the middle of the night with trouble returning to sleep

  • Waking earlier in the morning that planned or desired


Losing quality sleep regularly can lead to many troubles and difficulties experienced during the day. Some of the reported symptoms of insomnia are:


  • Feeling as if sleep was un-refreshing (non-restorative).

  • Experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness.

  • General lack of energy.

  • Difficulty concentrating.

  • Mood and behaviour disturbances such as irritability, aggression, and impulsive behaviours.

  • Difficulty concentrating.

  • Forgetfulness.

  • Decreased performance at work or school.

  • Troubles in personal and professional relationships.

  • Having accidents at work or while driving fatigued.

  • Decreased quality of life.

  • Depression.

Treating sleep disorders

For people with insomnia, hypnotherapy may help to allow both the body and mind to relax and let go of the anxiety that not falling asleep can create. A sleepwalker, on the other hand, could learn through hypnotic suggestion to wake up when his feet hit the floor. Hypnotherapy may also increase the amount of time that you spend in slow-wave sleep (deep sleep) by as much as 80 percent. That’s key because deep sleep is important for memory and healing so you wake up feeling restored.

Interested in trying it? People who use hypnosis to help solve sleep problems usually see results within just a few sessions, so you don’t have to make a big commitment. Hypnotherapy isn’t a stand-alone treatment for sleep disorders, but rather another tool to try—and it’s often practised by doctors, nurses, and psychotherapists.

Research has shown that hypnotherapy can help sleep and periods of rest leading to a better more refreshing nights sleep
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