Getting a good nights sleep is crucial to Edward, which is why he chose to do a sleep hypnosis program. As the head of a small family-owned business he needs to be clearheaded while at work.
Edward was having trouble getting to sleep at night, and then he was having trouble staying asleep through the night. He had successfully resolved some issues with hypnosis before, so he decided to try hypnosis to help him eliminate his insomnia. He didn’t like using drugs to sleep, because they left him a little groggy the next day.
Sleep hypnosis is effective because people with insomnia typically develop habits of worrying about whether they’re going to go to sleep when they go to bed for the evening. Ironically, worrying about getting to sleep may be one of the primary causes that prevents sleep. The same is true when that person awakens in the middle of the night and begins to worry about whether they’re getting enough sleep, or whether they’ll get back to sleep before morning.
For many people, there’s a simple thing that they can do to make going back to sleep easier. All they need to do is change their internal monologue just a little bit. If they are saying, “I need to get back to sleep so I won’t be tired tomorrow” it’s usually in an agitated tone of voice. The agitated tone stimulates adrenaline production and wakefulness.
Simply by saying the very same things in a sleepy tone of voice they usually drift off into sleep quickly. When I spoke to Edward in a sleepy tone of voice during his sleep hypnosis session, I noticed him getting more relaxed, his eyes closed, and he almost fell asleep before we ever got to the official hypnosis.
I made a recording of the formal sleep hypnosis session that I did with Edward. He listened to it to go to sleep with at night. And, if he awakened in the middle the night, he listened to the recording again, and found it easy to quickly drift back into refreshing sleep.