Hypnosis for Sleep

Hypnosis for Sleep



Get the rest you need to be alert and awake throughout the day with hypnosis for sleep.

Experience a customized approach to helping you resolve those old unwanted sleep patterns.

“When people find out I teach a class about the happiness they usually ask for the Cliff Notes version. What are my top 10 tips or top 5? However, Some people even go straight to the point: what’s one thing I can change in order to be happier?

“When my Yale students ask me this my answer is always the same – get some sleep.

“Having a solid eight hours of sleep is the foundation on which all the other happiness habits rest.Moreover If you’re exhausted, you aren’t going to make progress on any of the happiness topics in this class.”

Dr. Laurie Santos
Cognitive Scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University
Director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory

Her course Psychology and the Good Life became the most popular course in Yale’s history, with approximately one-fourth of Yale’s undergraduates enrolled

Hypnosis For Sleep

Hypnotherapy uses the deeply relaxed and natural state of hypnosis to help people create positive emotional and behavioral changes in their lives. It is a solution-based treatment that has been proven to be effective when working with a variety of sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, and snoring.

Hypnosis for insomnia can help eliminate the potential causes while helping you relax and drop off to sleep. While some sleeping problems will have an obvious cause, others may not. Hypnosis for insomnia can be helpful if you are unsure why you are having difficulties sleeping. Using various techniques, you will tap into your subconscious to uncover what may have triggered the problem. Once the cause is found, healing will begin and a wonderful nights sleep will follow.

When suffering from insomnia for a long period of time, the patterns of sleep disturbances can become embedded in your subconscious. Hypnosis for insomnia aims to communicate with this and suggest positive changes. These suggestions will look to break the negative thought patterns causing the problem.

An important part of hypnotherapy for insomnia is teaching you how to relax. For some people, physical or mental tension can make sleeping difficult. By learning self-hypnosis to do at home before bed you will learn how to deal with your triggers causing the problem. Using hypnosis for insomnia will help you take the tools you’ve learnt in the session room into your everyday life.

If you’re experiencing chronic sleep problems, it’s important to consult your healthcare provider to make sure that your sleep troubles aren’t a symptom of an underlying medical condition (such as sleep apnea). Self-treating and avoiding or delaying standard care can have serious consequences


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    Is Hypnotherapy Effective for Sleep?

    Numerous peer reviewed studies and meta-analyses have been done that suggest that hypnosis and hypnotherapy are effective treatments for a variety of sleep issues and disorders.

    A single-site, randomized controlled trial examined the effectiveness of sleep-directed hypnosis as a complement to an empirically supported psychotherapy for PTSD. It found that participants who received complimentary hypnosis treatment showed significant improvement in sleep quality over the control group. It concluded that hypnosis was effective in improving sleep impairment.3

    A randomized control trial of 90 menopausal women by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health found that 50-77% of participants reported clinically meaningful improvements in reducing the perception of poor sleep quality over time. The study concluded that overall, the use of self-hypnosis as a treatment program for sleep problems related to menopause was acceptable for women.4

    One trial studied ninety five women with different cancers. Group‐by‐time effects were shown for fatigue, sleep, emotional distress and cognitive functioning showing that symptoms improved in the intervention group compared to the wait‐list control group.5

    A retrospective chart review was performed for 84 children and adolescents with insomnia. Two or fewer hypnosis sessions were provided to 68% of the patients. Of the 70 patients reporting a delay in sleep onset of more than 30 minutes, 90% reported a reduction in sleep onset time following hypnosis. Of the 21 patients reporting nighttime awakenings more than once a week, 52% reported resolution of the awakenings and 38% reported improvement.6

    1. Acunzo, D., & Terhune, D. (2019, September 16). A critical review of standardized measures of hypnotic suggestibility. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/m93uy
    2. Barker, J. et. al., (2010) Assessing the immediate and maintained effects of hypnosis on self-efficacy and soccer wall-volley performance; Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 243-252) https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsep/32/2/article-p243.xml
    3. Galovski, T. E., Harik, J. M., Blain, L. M., Elwood, L., Gloth, C., & Fletcher, T. D. (2016). Augmenting cognitive processing therapy to improve sleep impairment in PTSD: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(2), 167–177. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000059
    4. Otte, J., et. al. (2020) Self hypnosis for sleep disturbances in menopausal women; Journal of Women’s Health, Vol. 29, No. 3 https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/jwh.2020.8327
    5. Gregoire, C., et. al. (2020) Effects of an intervention combining self‐care and self‐hypnosis on fatigue and associated symptoms in post‐treatment cancer patients: A randomized‐controlled trial; Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Dimensions of Cancer; Vol. 29, Issue 7 https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5395
    6. Anbar, R.D., Slothower, M.P. (2006) Hypnosis for treatment of insomnia in school-age children: a retrospective chart review. BMC Pediatriatrics, Vol. 6, Article 23. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1471-2431-6-23#citeas
    7. Deutsches Arztelblatt International, (2016) The Efficacy, Safety and Application of Medical Hypnosis: A Systematic Review of Meta-analyses; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4873672/
    8. Meditation: In Depth, National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation-in-depth