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Is Anxiety Keeping You Awake At Night?

Getting a good night's sleep is sometimes a lot of hard work. If you're suffering with anxiety it can feel almost impossible, it feels like the Hardy try to fall asleep the harder your brain tries to stay awake. sleep is essential for our mental and physical health not getting enough mean she might wake up feeling groggy unrested and sluggish. This often means the day ahead of you is even more challenging because your mind and body are not fully rested.

The good news is but with a little help from me we can work together to overcome the anxiety and get you sleeping like a baby. You can stop by trying a few things at home and creating a bedtime routine that encourages you to relax and unwind.

1. Enjoy a warm relaxing bath

2. Try reading a story book or listening to an audiobook

3. Change your bedsheets and make sure your bed is comfy and supportive.

4. Turn off screens

5. Avoid caffeine and alcohol

6. Try some gentle exercise like yoga

7. Do some breathing exercises (breathe in for the count of 4, out for 8)

8. Get any thoughts, To Do lists or worries written on paper before bed

9. Listen to a white or brown noise playlist to quieten your mind

10. Think of a time and place you were really relaxed and happy and really focus on the details for a few minutes (the smells, the colours, the surroundings, the noises)

These exercises might help you get a few good nights sleep, and a little respite. After trying them if you still find it hard to drift off and your anxious thoughts are still keeping you awake then you might want to consider having Hypnotherapy. It can help you treat and overcome the cause of your anxiety, replacing your anxious thoughts with positive, calm and enjoyable habits instead.

Working together we’ll change your minds processes when it comes to bedtime and create new calming, soothing thoughts that will help you sleep deeply and wake up feeling rested, refreshed and optimistic about the day ahead. The Hypnotherapy treatment will also give you time that’s dedicated to you, and helping you learn to relax your mind and body.

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