Andover hypnosis clients are sleeping better.

I’m not surprised by reports in the press about excellent results using hypnotherapy to promote good sleep. I know from my own practice that clients who do their part and make good use of follow-up materials, do share that they’re enjoying longer, deeper sleep.

As reported on HealthDay, a recent study by a Swiss university measured the effectiveness of hypnosis on brain waves during sleep. What they found was that: “After listening to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnotic suggestions, women who are suggestible to hypnosis spent two-thirds less time awake, and about 80 percent more time in deep sleep compared to those who slept without the hypnotic suggestion.”

According to one of the study co-authors, a professor of biopsychology at the University of Fribourg, “There have been many reports that hypnosis can be a good thing for promoting sleep.” This study, though demonstrates that “the positive impact hypnosis has on deep sleep is, in fact, real.”

Although this study was performed on people without sleep disorders, the investigative team is optimistic that it bodes well for people who do have sleep disturbances. Their findings show that the best results were achieved for participants who were deemed suggestible or excellent hypnotic candidates. About half of most populations are considered at least moderately suggestible. This doesn’t rule out a positive outcome in someone who is less suggestible—it might simply mean that person needs to do more sessions or more follow-up with CDs at home to arrive at a similar outcome.

Dr. Kim Hutchison, Assistant Professor of neurology and sleep medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, had this to say about the use of hypnotherapy. “I have found hypnosis can be helpful, even for non-susceptible patients, because it gives them something to focus on, and helps them to relax and quiet their mind before sleeping.”

Since more and more research is revealing what a significant impact poor sleep has on our overall health and well-being, this is not something to be taken lightly. Poor sleep contributes to weight gain and a host of other chronic health problems.

If you suffer with insomnia of any sort, consider giving Don Glass a call to see if you’re a good candidate for this sort of hypnosis. (978) 674-8481 or toll-free: (855) 674-8481