Do I have insomnia?

Insomnia is having trouble falling and staying asleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can take many forms. Symptoms for insomnia or sleeplessness include:

  • Fatigue
  • Problems with attention at school or work
  • Impaired memory and cognition
  • Moodiness or irritability
  • Sleepiness during the day
  • Impulsiveness or aggression
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Lack of energy
  • Diminished motivation
  • Waking frequently at night
  • Waking too early

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, you may be experiencing insomnia.

What causes insomnia?

Stress, anxiety, and depression are common causes of insomnia. Other prevalent emotional and psychological causes include anger, worry, grief, bipolar disorder, and trauma. Chronic sleeplessness can also make these symptoms worse. 

Ed Bostick
Ed Bostick, MPA, NLP, CCHT


Hypnotherapy For Insomnia

Hypnosis may be a useful tool for those experiencing insomnia or sleeplessness. Hypnotherapy is a careful blend of relaxation, trance state, and suggestion. Quieting our noisy cognitive mind opens us changing the unhelpful habitual patterns that disrupt sleep.  Hypnotherapy can induce a deep state of relaxation that reduces anxiety and facilitates sleep.