Insomnia is an acquired ailment. Sometimes, we run a very busy nightlife and we get used to keeping ourselves awake through our regular sleeping time. Soon it would already be difficult for our minds to convince our body to return to its normal cycle of sleeping at night. Over a certain period of time, sleeplessness can negatively affect the adrenalin glands and, when unchecked, there will be a problem in coordinated function. It would be difficult for us to focus our attention at any one point in time, and we become increasingly irritable. Hypnotherapy — sleep hypnosis, in this case — could help ease the body back into its former sleeping routine.
It is observed that insomnia is a common problem among writers, graveyard-shift employees (e.g., security guards), computer programmers and even doctors. These people need all their faculties intact and focused for them to function well in their chosen profession. The mind is a subjectively functional entity. It governs its actions and interactions based on a set of judgment for a particular situation; and when this mind
When one is under a hypnotic spell, he does not lose himself into total surrender to the hypnotherapist; on the contrary, hypnotists maintain that with their expert guidance the patient would be able to redirect a heightened state of concentration and focus on himself to restore control of his will power. Some people are able to restore control of self almost immediately after one session; but there are other patients who require more than one session, and the restoration of mental and physical balance takes a little more time. During sleep hypnosis, for example, the hypnotherapist serves as a facilitator who guides and eases the patient’s psyche back to a complete restoration of his sleeping habits.
A good hypnotist is able to keep the patient aware of what is being done to him during the sleep hypnosis session. The success of the hypnotherapy relies on the patient’s willingness. With a regular monotonous tone of voice, he guides the patient into a state of temporary mental suspension, of being somewhere between waking and sleeping. There are patients, though, who are difficult to lead into a hypnotic state but this is easily resolved with diligence. The power of suggestion is very potent; it nudges the mind back to sensibility with just a little coaching by the hypnotherapist. Sleep hypnosis is already an accepted alternative to traditional medicine in solving insomnia — the painless cure without the side effects of synthetic drug.