Sleep Challenges

Our coaching, therapy and training is effective for a wide range of sleep challenges including those mentioned below. 

Did you know there are over 90 listed sleep disorders?

There are many causes of insomnia (see below) and we can help you resolve the root cause and retrain your mind and body to sleep.  We can also help you to

  • Help you identify and make useful life style changes
  • Calm your system to enable you to get to sleep, sleep through the night and fall back to sleep quickly if you wake
  • Adopt a regular, relaxing day, evening and night time routines
  • Counter anxious thoughts
  • Help you deal with stress in positive ways

Pain– we specialise in helping people get rid of or manage chronic pain.  The function of pain is to alert you to a problem. When that has been dealt with the brain does not always switch off the pain signals.  There may also be stress or past events at the root of your pain which we can help you to let go of.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Using NLP, we quickly help you to resolve the traumatic memories.

Fears and Phobias – Using NLP, we quickly help you to resolve the fear

Work Life Balance & Overwork – we can coach you to achieve the life balance that is right for you

Anxiety and Overthinking – we can help you to calm you thoughts and stop worrying.

Becoming a parent – we can coach you to achieve the balances that are right for you and your family

Chronic Fatigue – we can help you to reduce or overcome the fatigue or suggest other therapies.

Depression – we can help you get to the root of your depression and help you move on.

Grief and Loss – we use a beautiful process that will enable you to move to this new phase of your life.

Stress – we can help you calm your system and give you new ways of dealing with stressful situations.

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

Women going through the peri-menopause to post-menopause, frequently experience sleeping problems and other changes, including
  • hot flashes leading to frequent awakenings
  • mood changes
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • poor quality sleep
  • sleep-disordered breathing, such as snoring or sleep apnoea
How we can help If you are suffering from symptoms related to the menopause and poor sleep, we can help you retrain your mind and body in order to
  • Keep your body at a reasonable temperature
  • Retrain your mind and body to sleep
  • Calm your system to enable you to get to sleep, sleep through the night and fall back to sleep quickly if you wake
  • Adopt a regular, relaxing day, evening and night time routines
  • Counter anxious thoughts
  • Help you deal with stress in positive ways
  • Help you identify and make useful lifestyle changes
If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

There are many more movement related sleep disorders, but these are the most common.

Restless Legs Syndrome – a feeling of having to move your legs, unable to resist the urge to move.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder – this is where you repeatedly move your limbs – usually legs, in your sleep. This may disrupt your sleep and cause you to be tired the next day.   Your partner may notice it before you do.

Hypnic jerks – that sudden feeling of jumping, falling ortwitching just as you are falling asleep

How we can help

If you are suffering from a movement related Sleep Disorder, we can help you retrain your mind and body to

    • Quickly learn to sleep wearing a mouth guard, if you are grinding your teeth
  • Retrain your mind and body to sleep
  • Identify and deal with the root causeof the problem
  • Calm your system to enable you to get to sleep, sleep through the night and fall back to sleep quickly if you wake
  • Adopt a regular, relaxing day, evening and night time routines
  • Counter anxious thoughts
  • Help you deal with stress in positive ways
  • Help you identify and make useful lifestyle changes

WikiHow notes that both Hypnotherapy and Meditation can help Bruxism https://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Bruxism

Snoring is caused by air not being able to move freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, hence the snoring sound.

Sleep Apnoea is where breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night.  It is a potentially serious sleep disorder as the lack of quality sleep and oxygen and can lead to medical problems including raised blood pressure and diabetes.   Sleep Apnoea also leads to excessive day- time sleepiness which impacts on your concentration and ability to drive safely.

How we can help

If you are suffering from a Breathing Related Sleep Disorder, we can help you retrain your mind and body to

  • Breathe quietly and regularly as you sleep
  • Sleep comfortably on your side
  • Sleep comfortably wearing a CPAP Mask or Gum Shield
  • Teach you simple exercises to reduce your snoring and strengthen your airways
  • We can also help you make life-style changes that will help improve your breathing and energy levels.
  • Help you partner sleep through noise eg snoring or the sound of a CPAP Machine

It is not widely known that hypnotherapy can be a useful tool for eliminating snoring. 

-The National Center for Biotechnology Information & Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

See also

Blogs – Sleep Apnoea

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These disorders are where sleep times and patterns are out of alignment and it can be a struggle to get to sleep or wake up at the right time. They include

  • Jet Lag
  • Shift Worker Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

With Jet Lag, your sleeping patterns will adjust after a few days or a week, whereas that does not happen with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome.

Like both Jet Lag and Insomnia, you experience feelings of tiredness, lack of energy, feeling irritable and cross and experience difficulty concentrating.

How we can help

If you are suffering from a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, we can help you retrain your mind and body to

  • Re-set your body clock to sleep and wake at the ‘right’ time
  • Retrain your mind and body to sleep
  • Identify and deal with the root cause of the problem
  • Calm your system to enable you to get to sleep, sleep through the night and fall back to sleep quickly if you wake
  • Adopt a regular, relaxing day, evening and night time routines
  • Counter anxious thoughts
  • Help you deal with stress in positive ways
  • Help you identify and make useful lifestyle changes

If you are working non-traditional hours, we can provide you with simple, effective exercises and help you make life-style changes to improve your sleep and energy levels.

The effects of jet lag can be quickly reduced by listening to specialist Hypnotherapy recordings – one to prepare for a long-haul flight and the other to counter jet lag.  They listened to in advance of, on and after the flight.

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

Parasomnias are sleep disorders characterized by abnormal or unusual sleep behaviours and some can seem very strange and are terrifying to experience.  These are some of the main ones:

Bed Wetting / Sleep Enuresis is very common and affects many children and some adults.. There are many possible causes including stress, infections, trauma, diabetes, or other sleep disorders such as Sleep Apnoea.

Hypnagogic Hallucinations –  a vivid, dream-like sensation that an individual hears, sees, feels or even smells and that occurs near the onset of sleep.  It may seem like others are in the room. It can be linked to Narcolepsy.

Sleep Walking – the NHS description is ‘walking or carrying out other activities when you are asleep’’ It is more common in children that adults.

Sleep Paralysis – is very frightening.  It is a temporary inability to move or speak that happens when you’re waking up or falling asleep.

Bruxism/ Teeth Grinding  – Most people who grind their teeth and clench their jaw aren’t aware they’re doing it. Some people get facial pain and headaches, and it can wear down your teeth over time.

Night Terrors  are episodes of screaming, intense fear and flailing while still asleep.  It can be very disturbing for the sleeper and anyone experiencing it.

Exploding Head Syndrome – feeling as if a bomb has gone off by your head, just as you are falling asleep, often accompanied by a flash of light.

How we can help

If you are suffering from a Parasomnia, we can help you retrain your mind and body to

  • Stop doing the unwanted the behaviour or wake you if it starts
  • Identify and deal with the root cause of the problem
  • Calm your system to enable you to get to sleep, sleep through the night and fall back to sleep quickly if you wake
  • Counter anxious thoughts
  • Help you deal with stress in positive ways
  • Help you identify and make useful lifestyle changes

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

See also

Blogs –

Hypersomnia causes a person to be excessively sleepy. They may fall asleep at any time. This can be dangerous if at work or while driving. They may also have other sleep-related difficulties, a lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly.  Sleep Apnoea and insomnia are other causes of excessive tiredness.

Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition caused by a protein in the brain. It is characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness, perhaps accompanied by catalepsy

Catalepsy is where you lose control of your muscles and can fall asleep or suddenly realising that you have no memory of what you have just been doing.  It is a chronic long-term condition.

Sufferers may also experience hallucinations and sleep paralysis.

How we can help

If you are suffering from a Hypersomnia, we can help you retrain your mind and body to

    • Focus on staying awake during the day
    • Sleep well at night
    • Notice the early onset of sleepiness so you can take action
    • Increase your energy
    • Adopt a regular, relaxing day, evening and night time routines
    • Understand and deal with the cause of the issue
    • Help you deal with stress in positive ways

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone, do get in touch.  We offer a free initial 30-minute telephone / on line consultation.

HelpMeSleep! is a sleep consultation, coaching and treatment programme designed by Sue Gray, a certified coach, therapist and member of the British Sleep Society.
 
HelpMeSleep! quickly helps you improve your sleep, using effective tailor-made Sleep Solutions that address all the issues impacting on your sleep.
 
HelpMeSleep!’s expert help and support is accessible from anywhere in the UK and worldwide with email and online coaching and therapy sessions, audio and written materials you can use at home.