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How hypnotherapy can help you at work

Many people are currently suffering from sleep disorders, such as insomnia, hypersomnia and sleep walking, as a result of workplace issues, according to a hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapy Melbourne founder and hypnotherapist Suzy Teixeira said that workplace issues are giving rise to sleeping problems, often for no reason.

Twenty-five per cent of people in the United States, for example, experience insomnia each year, she said, with 6 per cent developing chronic insomnia that continues for at least three months.

Men, she added, are usually more prone to such sleep issues than women.

Hypersomnia, on the other hand, refers to excessive sleeping, Ms Teixeira explained, and manifests via symptoms such as “excessive daytime sleepiness, extended time spent sleeping, the need to nap all the time, feeling tired and drowsy despite adequate rest”.

“Many people who work long hours or who are also bored with their job, feel underappreciated, lack motivation and experience depression suffer from hypersomnia. Those suffering from stress or anxiety in the workplace can experience insomnia,” she said.

“Insomnia and hypersomnia can be life destroying, but what people don’t understand is that sleep disorders are not a disease, they are a symptom.”

This is where hypnotherapy can help, she said.

“Many people suffering from insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. They wake up several times during the night and can’t get back to sleep,” Ms Teixeira said.

“Insomnia and hypersomnia can be caused by psychiatric and medical conditions, unhealthy bed time or sleep habits, specific foods, drinks or substances, or biological factors.”

Elsewhere, sleep walking is also another issue for many people, she added.

“Not only is it dangerous, it affects your body’s ability to rest and restore itself while you are sleeping.”

Hypnotherapy can help, Ms Teixeira said, because it helps you to subconsciously disconnect with the things that are causing you to wake up, feel sleepy or to sleep walk. Below are some benefits she listed:

  • It allows the body and the mind to relax.
  • It helps you to let go of anxiety.
  • It can help you to wake up when your feet hit the floor, helping you to stay in bed and keep sleeping.
  • It can increase the amount of time you spend in deep sleep by up to 80 per cent. “Deep sleep is important for memory and healing so you wake up feeling rested and restored,” she said.
  • It helps you to improve your sleep cycle, allowing you to function better overall on a daily basis.
  • It helps to improve your mood, attitude and general wellbeing because you feel refreshed.

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