Sleep Hypnosis – A Beginner’s Guide

By Oliver M. James

October 1, 2021

Hypnosis and Sleep

The word hypnosis has the greek word for sleep hypnos inside of it. It used to be believed that people would go into a sort of sleep-like state when in a deep hypnotic trance.  From an outside perspective it may look like the person is asleep, but in reality they are very much aware of their surroundings, sometimes even more aware. 

Hypnosis in the 21st century can involve relaxation and the strategic use of imagination to create changes which last and occur in the real world.

This article talks about sleep and how you can use hypnosis to improve your own sleep.  

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is so important. When we do not get enough sleep or enough good quality sleep or even too much sleep, it can begin to affect us in a whole number of ways from mood swings, weight gain, irritability, concentration difficulties and even affects the body’s immune system. 

When you mix lack of sleep with a stressful job, relationship difficulties, it becomes a vicious circle - each of of these symptoms, can enhance the other. 

In this article we are going to discuss how hypnosis can help you resolve sleep issues. If you're looking for sleep hypnosis sessions, this article will help you. 

Why Can't I Sleep?

The causes of sleep deprivation and insomnia are wide ranging. They are almost always signs that something else is going on too. 

  • Medical reasons - always consult your doctor first before hypnosis. Sometimes there can be a very logical reason that can be addressed by medical care
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Stressing or obsessing about sleep
  • Diet and lifestyle

The Less You Sleep, The Shorter You Live

This TED Talk video from Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley explains what happens in the body when we don’t get enough sleep.  

This video is a real reality check. Matthew explains how even low levels  of sleep deprivation has catastrophic consequences on our memory, DNA and immune system. 

Getting Started with Hypnosis for Sleep

Hypnosis can be a useful tool to help you reduce worry, anxiety, stress. You can go a step further and use hypnosis to help you change habits such as sugar, caffeine, alcohol or cigarette consumption. Relaxation is often a common-side effect too, which is always useful for sleep.

As humans, we are creatures of habit and we can very easily fall into a habit of poor sleeping, whether it is struggling to get to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night too often or waking up too early. 

Is Hypnosis for Everyone?

Everyone has the potential to benefit from hypnosis. The process is not new. If you have ever had the experience of watching a movie, you have already experienced hypnosis to quite a considerable degree. 

At Boost Hypnosis I offer a number of options for you:

  • 1:1 Sessions. You can work with me on an individual basis. This process works best for people who are highly motivated and improving sleep has become a real priority.  Typically we start with a package of 3 sessions.
  • Sleep Hypnosis Audio Download - This is a good starting point and introduction to help you get familiar with hypnosis for sleep. 
  • Self-Hypnosis - Here you become your own hypnotist, I teach self-hypnosis as part of my 1:1 sessions, you you are fully equipped to apply the techniques as and when you want. 

Video or Audio Hypnosis Downloads 
A budget friendly way to experience hypnosis and improve your sleep is through an audio download or video.

I have developed a short 15 minute audio hypnosis download which also contains a bonus technique to quieten the mind. 

Hypnosis for Sleep
Audio Download