Anxiety due to lack of sleep

Worriers are more likely to develop anxiety due to lack of sleep

The report explains how recent research has shown that natural worriers are more vulnerable to the negative effect of sleep loss.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), neuroscientists from the University of California, Berkeley, saw increased activity in the amygdala and insular cortex in healthy persons who were sleep deprived. The pattern they observed mirrors abnormal neural activity seen in anxiety disorders, the investigators note.

Furthermore, the report explains how those who are naturally more anxious, and therefore more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, are even more vulnerable to the affects of sleep loss.

The report also suggests that there may be a significant benefit for people with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress disorder, treating the insomnia by using hypnotherapy.

Paul White, Director of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and former Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said “If insomnia is a key factor in anxiety disorders, as this study suggests, then it’s potentially treatable by using hypnotherapy for insomnia. Our hypnotherapy for insomnia treatment works to remove the underlying worries and anxieties that support insomnia. In doing so, we generally reduce the anxiety and restore good quality sleep, effectively treating the symptom and the cause at the same time.”

The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy believe that insomnia has a profound effect on the way people process and respond to events around them. There is, therefore, an obvious connection between sleep and mental health.

They find that by using hypnotherapy to combat insomnia they can help clients to change their inappropriate beliefs around the external events that cause and maintain the insomnia. This creates new, more appropriate behaviours around those external events. Thus changing the way they respond to similar situations in the future.

By helping their clients to be more relaxed and calmer in their day to day life, as well as being more effective at dealing with stressful events and situations, means that when it comes to bedtime their mind is calmer, aiding more restful sleep.

Clients that undergo hypnotherapy for insomnia find that they can, after just a few sessions, actually go to bed without the worrying thoughts and stress over going to sleep.

Because by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, especially about sleep, clients begin to see changes with their sleeping habits and improvements in feelings of well being. When this happens, just about everything in their life improves because they can deal with day to day problems more effectively.

Paul White has stepped down recently as Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, a position he held for five years, so he can devote more time to his private practice. He has been a Director of The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy for 11 years. He has a special interest in using hypnotherapy for weight loss and problem behaviours such as insomnia.

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