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Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

90% of Australia’s population is suffering from a sleep deprivation disorder, with 30% suffering of severe insomnia. So if you were thinking you’re the only one suffering, you’re not alone.

You’re not the first person to look for remedies, to test out homeopathic options or powerful drugs. And you’re also not the first one to become interested in hypnosis to be able to sleep well again because everything else failed.

Although medication can help for a period of time, most people quickly grow tired of the side effects that are associated with such medication. Fortunately, there are some non-pharmacological solutions that one can try to help get a better night’s sleep. Natural sleep is far better for the body than sleep that is induced by drugs.

Create a Conducive Sleeping Environment

Reserve your bed for sleep and sex only. Do not use your bed as an office, dining table or recreation room. Make sure environmental factors such as noise, light, temperature and ventilation are at comfortable levels and conducive for sleep. Invest in the most comfortable bedding that you can afford as ultimately a well-rested mind and body is the single most important contributing factor to good health.

Use comfortable bedding

The mattress that you sleep in must neither be too soft nor too hard, as no one can possibly sleep well when their back is hurting from sleeping on a bed that is too uncomfortable. Of equal importance are the pillows, the degree of hardness of which is up to personal preference. Evaluate whether your bedding is the source of your problem, and make necessary changes.

Block out distracting noise

If you are one of those people who are highly sensitive to even the slightest noise, earplugs are highly recommended. Troublesome neighbourhood noises can be dampened by installed double-paned windows as well as using heavy curtains and rugs.

Eliminate light

Our sleep patterns are closely linked to our bodies’ circadian rhythm, which in turn is sensitive to light. Turn off the lights before light as well as any light-emitting appliances. Use shades or curtains that block external light. If all else fails, invest in eye shades and cover your eyes at bedtime.

Find the right temperature

Set the temperature at a comfortable level for sleeping, usually a few degrees cooler than you’ll keep during the day. A room that is too stifling or freezing will lead to a night of fitful sleep. Also make sure that the room is well-ventilated by switching on a fan if necessary.

Establishing Pre-Bedtime Rituals and Routines

Avoid strenuous exercise or overly-stimulating activities such as reading a thriller or watching exciting TV show just before bed. Relax your mind by reading for a few minutes, listening to soothing music or by practising meditation or yoga before bed. Taking a warm bath with a few drops of calming essential oils mixed into the bathwater may help relax the muscles and facilitate sleep. Studies have also shown that drinking a glass of warm milk may help you sleep as well as milk contains tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid.

It is also helpful to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on the weekends. This helps set your biological clock and trains your body such that it knows when to sleep and when to wake up.

Common Sense Lifestyle Changes

Watch and learn from kids and stay active throughout the day in order to secure a good night’s rest. Establish a regular exercise regimen and avoid taking naps more than 30-45 minutes in duration later than three in the afternoon. Changes in your diet are also fairly simple ways to ensure a restful night of sleep. Avoid caffeinated products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and certain sodas too late in the day. Alcohol, too, should not be taken up to 4-6 hours before bed as it can cause premature awakenings once alcohol levels in the blood fall.

By making simple changes to your lifestyle and establishing good sleep hygiene, insomnia can be overcome.

Having a good night’s sleep is crucial for a healthy and active life. And a good place to start would definitely be to make your sleeping environment as conducive to sleep as possible.

Sleep deprivation has a profound impact on one’s body, mental health, and even work performance. It increases the risk of depression and hypertension. It also affects your energy level, impairs your memory, and can make you more prone to accidents. In chronic cases, can cause hallucinations, muscular and mental fatigue.

That lead us to start using the latest scientific discoveries and modern technology to assist our patients in making the mindset changes they need to defeat insomnia once and for all.

Our Sleep Well hypnosis sessions were designed to assist you in retraining your mind to relax and easily fall into a natural, restful sleep. Book your consultation with us today and kiss insomnia goodbye.

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Have you ever said “I can’t do that?”

Have you ever said “I can’t do that?

I cannot lose weight. I can’t stop smoking. I cannot work with computers, get fit, run, climb, get that job, build a successful business. I cannot learn that. I cannot do this. We even have variations to that. I will never be able to. I could never. I don’t have the ability to.

Where were you when you decided that? Where were you when you decided that you cannot or will never be able to do a specific thing.  Do you realise that the thought that you cannot do something is a decision you made? Somewhere in your past you made the decision that a specific thing is something that you cannot do.

We are all born the same, with the same ability. We all have talents in certain areas.

Talent is an inborn quality which makes us capable of achieving success whereas determination and perseverance enable us to achieve something. It’s the will to achieve success. A person with talent may have the capability to achieve success but to achieve it you have to work towards it. This requires will, which is provided by determination and perseverance and you have to work tirelessly.

A person without talent but having determination can achieve success. They help in shaping a human’s future. Former Indian hockey coach Michael Nobbs said, “You’ve to work hard to achieve success, talent won’t make you successful in anything.”

Our beliefs make up who we are.

What we believe we can do – we can and what we believe we can’t do – we can’t. Where did those beliefs come from? Our personalities (our beliefs and values) are formed in 3 main stages in our lives.

0 to 5 are out imprint years where our biggest influences were our parents or carers. We take on their values and beliefs (whether they are correct or not), as we don’t know any different. Between ages 5 and 11 we get more contact with teachers and other children at school and we take more beliefs from other areas. By the time we get to 12, up until we are about 21, (when we have influences from our peers at school and work, more teacher and the opposite sex) we have pretty much decided what we want to believe.

Those decisions that we made when we were 3…or 7…or 15… may not be serving you well now. For instance: At some point in their life someone may have decided “I’ll never reach and maintain my target weight” or “I’m an all or nothing person” or “I’m obsessed with food” or “I have to finish my massive plate of food because there are starving children in Africa.” Our subconscious mind will support our beliefs by what ever means possible. This could be giving us perceived hunger or directing you to the fattening food.

Events in our lives are linked together to form us, like a string pearls.

For example: Imagine a very young boy draws a picture of a bird and show his dad and his dad says in a joking way “That does not look much like a bird”. The little boy will take this to heart because at his age he cannot distinguish that it is a joke so for him it is a truth.

A few years later he builds a Lego house and shows his Aunt and his Aunt points out that there is no windows and rebuilds the house for him, even though he thought it was good without the windows.

A few years later the boys is in woodwork class and makes a wooden pencil case for his little sister, but she cannot open the lid with her little fingers so she throws it in the bottom of her cupboard. He takes that to heart.

When he is 16 he is in abstract art class and paint his abstract, while painting the teacher comes over and says “I’m not sure where you are coming from with that painting.” All these events, although not particularly important individually, build up to the “string of pearls” which ultimately lead to the grown man believing that is is not creative or artistic. This belief, although not necessarily true will affect the man’s choices and beliefs in life.

So what can you do?

If you can identify your unhelpful, limiting beliefs, you can change them.

You can break the string of pearls and string your own, the way you want it to be. Exchange the negative beliefs for empowering, positive beliefs.

10% of your mind represents your conscious mind. Thatthe subconscious mind is where you reason, make decisions, where your willpower is stored. 90% represents your subconscious mind. This is your auto function. This is the area that makes you breathe, manages your body and your emotions. That is where you store your beliefs, your automatic responses, your habits.

Change is not easy

Subconscious also work on the pain and pleasure principle, where things that known are pleasure and unknowns are pain. It is not based on logic. For example, it is logical that doing a destructive thing over and over again should be pain nor pleasure, but that is not the case.  It is purely based on the fact that this thing is familiar, not unknown. The subconscious wants to stay the same. It avoids change.
Work with Identification (hear a song) make an association (certain moment the song reminds of) response (feel emotion).

So for example, for a smoker, smoking is a known and the association is that smoking give stress release and the emotion is happy. This is not logical but that is in the data base of the subconscious mind, and that is why people can decide on a conscious level that smoking is bad on subconscious level they want to smoke.

In a disagreement between conscious and subconscious , where there is a conflict of mind, subconscious wins 9 out of 10 times. But if you can change those beliefs, those incorrect subconscious mind coding, then you have 10% conscious mind working with 90% subconscious mind to make the change. The subconscious mind strive to make you succeed.

So next time you start to think, “I cannot do that”, stop and see which coding you need to change so that you can think  “I can do that”.

I want to invite you to an hour FREE consultation to discuss any of your limiting beliefs that you want to change so you can become that person you want to be.