Helpful sleep behaviours

Kicking insomnia and creating new sleep habits for deep refreshing sleep; Not being able to get to sleep at night, becomes a habit learned accidentally. The great news is…… because it’s a habit, it CAN be changed. We learn some of our habits by association. For example, our pets know Read more…

Does sex improve sleep? 

Overall sex is relaxing for couples and releases endorphins which can help you feel better about yourself and slip into sleep. However the impact of sex on sleep differs between the sexes. Men often fall asleep after sex. Contrary to popular belief that men roll over and go to sleep Read more…

Does insomnia cause depression?

Does depression cause insomnia, or does insomnia cause depression? In some ways this is a little bit of a “does the egg come before the chicken, or the chicken before the egg” debate. When you are not sleeping your body and energy levels get knocked about and the concern you Read more…

Does Hypnosis work for insomnia?

Why use hypnosis for insomnia? As we have discussed before, insomnia is often related to a combination of mind factors (racing mind, negative thoughts about sleep etc), body feelings (tension, anxious breathing etc) and behaviour factors (lack of bed routine, day napping etc). Those behaviour factors are the more obvious Read more…

Does exercise help sleep? 

Surprisingly the answer is yes and no. In one research study women 55 years and older who complained of poor sleep quality were asked to engaged in vigorous aerobic exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes per day 4 times per week.  After 16 weeks the women reported better quality Read more…

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

The amount of sleep a person needs depends on many factors, including age. In general: Infants (ages 0-3 months) require 14-17 hours a day. Infants (ages 4-11 months) require 12-15 hours a day Toddlers (ages 1-2 years) require about 11-14 hours a day. Pre-school children (ages 3-5) require 10-13 hours a day. School-age Read more…