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Can You Sleep?

Have you ever spent the whole night tossing and turning in bed and found it impossible for you to fall asleep? I wonder if you were feeling anxious while checking the clock every now and then feeling worried that you were not getting enough sleep. We all know how it feels when we wake up not having adequate rest during the nights. We feel exhausted, moody and not to mention, unproductive through out the day.

About 30% of adults in the world are experiencing sleep problems. That means one in every three persons is having one or more symptoms of insomnia (sleep problem): difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, waking up too early, and in some cases, nonrestorative or poor quality of sleep.

What happens when you can't sleep?

The complications of insomnia includes:

  • Lower performance on the job or at school

  • Slowed reaction time while driving and a higher risk of accidents

  • Mental health disorders, such as depression, an anxiety disorder or substance abuse

  • Increased risk and severity of long-term diseases or conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease

Why You Can't Sleep?

Common causes of chronic insomnia include:

  • Stress. Constant worries about work, school, health, finances or family can keep your mind and body active at nightand as a result difficult to sleep. Other stressors or trauma — such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss — also may cause insomnia.

  • Travel or work schedule. Your circadian rhythms act as an internal clock, guiding such things as your sleep-wake cycle, metabolism and body temperature. Disrupting your body's circadian rhythms can lead to insomnia. Causes include jet lag from traveling across multiple time zones, working a late or early shift, or frequently changing shifts.

  • Poor sleep habits. Poor sleep habits include an irregular bedtime schedule, naps, stimulating activities before bed, an uncomfortable sleep environment, and using your bed for work, eating or watching TV. Computers, TVs, video games, smartphones or other screens just before bed can interfere with your sleep cycle.

Understanding more about Sleep

When we go to sleep, our body and mind start to relax. As a result, our body activates parasympathetic nervous system that calms our body and prepares us to fall asleep. Our brain waves start to move gradually from waking Beta waves to more relaxing Alpha waves. Over time, the brain waves transition to Theta waves and we start to dream. After that as we fall into deep sleep, the brain operates dominantly in Delta waves.

What do I do to address insomnia?

While there are medication for insomnia generally known as sleeping pills, long term use of medication is likely to cause side effects. More and more people prefer natural remedies that are effective in addressing insomnia. I personally see that in the clients whom I work with to improve their sleep patterns.

Hypnotherapy is proven to be effective for insomnia due to psychological stress. From my experience working with those clients, I discovered that stress causes their body to continue activating sympathetic nervous system (fight and flight). The constant worrying thoughts keep their brain operating in high alert Beta waves.

During my hypnotherapy session, clients are guided to reach deep relaxation both physically and mentally and hypnotic suggestions are given to improve the sleep pattern. In addition to that, clients are given Deep Relaxation audio track to assist them in their sleep and compliment the therapy. The results have been satisfying.

Deep Relaxation Audio Track

The Deep Relaxation Audio Track was created with my own voice and relaxing original background music to guide the listeners to gradually slow down their brain waves to transition into restful sleep. Users have given feedback that they are able to have deeper sleep when they use the Deep Relaxation Audio Track before their sleep. Users who previously had challenges falling asleep are able to fall asleep much quicker and sometimes even before the audio track ends.

There are two versions of the Deep Relaxation Audio Track namely Daytime version and Before Sleep version. While the Before Sleep version aims at helping the listeners to improve their sleep, the Daytime version allows the listeners to relax and recharge during the busy day.

The audio tracks also come with the options of English and Mandarin language.

Below are the links to the audio tracks:

深层放松与白光疗愈音频 (临睡版)

深层放松与白光疗愈音频 (白天版)

Deep Relaxation and White Light Visualization (Before Sleep)

Deep Relaxation and White Light Visualization (Daytime)

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