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Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Unravelling the Impact on Your Body and Brain

What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep?

Like most people, I've had times in my life when I found it difficult to get a night of proper sleep. You may wonder what the effects of sleep deprivation might be over a period of time. Let's explore this further!

There are so many factors that could contribute to it too.

My cat Van Gogh can tend to be rather vocal at night. As a result, I can often find that I am waking up to 'shoo' him upstairs or to give him food. My partner, a chef, wakes up at ungodly hours. Unfortunately, this habit disrupts my sleep. Stressful thoughts and concerns also have the potential to occasionally keep me awake at night.

Even during the festive season, the inevitable invitation to parties and functions can often end up exhausting some people out although if alcohol or drug use is involved, it can have a quite noticeable impact on the persons ability to either get to sleep or to stay asleep.

I've had clients in the past who would go out 'partying' all weekend and then wonder why they were unable to focus properly at the start of the week and why nothing seemed to be retained. The video below will help to explain that for them.

The Myth of the 8 Hour Sleep

Go back in time and you'll discover that most people did not sleep an 8 hour sleep.

The reason I raise this is that it is important to understand that everyone is going to have different sleeping needs.

If you find yourself waking up feeling that you're nowhere near as refreshed as you should be, then perhaps you need to consider if the amount of sleep you're getting is right, or what other factors might be coming into play.

You may also be interested to look into your sleep hygiene to ensure that your environment is suitable to get the best rest.

Hypnosis and Insomnia

Hypnotherapy has a proven track record in being able to help people to rediscover a good nights rest.

Aside from the fact that hypnosis is, in itself, often quite relaxing, the techniques taught under a hypnotic state can help people to relearn how to get to sleep easily and naturally.

For many people who have come to see me about their sleeping issues, they've often been unaware of what has been driving that behaviour.

In one instance, I had someone come to see me who was able to sleep perfectly every night of the week except one. On that same night each week, they would struggle to be able to sleep and got up the next morning feeling absolutely terrible. The reason they felt this behaviour was created from a situation that existed years earlier and had since been resolved.

So why was it still happening for them? When such illogical, habitual behaviours manifest, an approach dealing with the unconscious mind may be necessary for resolution and brain retraining.

What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don't Get Sleep

The impetus for this blog was an enlightening video by sleep expert Matthew Walker, which I've included below. It discusses why proper rest is crucial for our health, well-being, and functionality in an engaging and thought-provoking manner.

If you feel that hypnotherapy might be able to offer you a solution to your sleep issues, then please feel free to book a FREE half hour consultation. We can discuss your issue, and collaboratively explore the best way forward for you.

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