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Tackling Sleep Problems – Insomnia

The difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. This sleeping problem is accompanied by dissatisfaction and symptoms like low energy, reduced performances and productivity, lack of concentration and fatigue at work or in school. Insomnia is caused by different conditions, these includes unhealthy sleeping habits, medical and psychiatric conditions, some biological factors or specific substances. Residents of Bexhill are not strangers to insomnia and issues that leads to it.

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Sleep problems – Insomnia

Causes of Insomnia

  • Medical Conditions

Many medical conditions can lead to insomnia, some are milder than others. Sometimes, insomnia is caused by medical condition while at times, symptoms of these medical conditions results in discomfort, in effect leading to insomnia. Some medical conditions that leads to insomnia are asthma, arthritis, sinus/ nasal allergies, chronic pain, low back pain e.t.c. Sometimes, it is just a symptom of a sleep disorder.

Also, heart disease, high blood pressure birth control, asthma and thyroid diseases can cause Insomnia.

  • Depression: Insomnia and depression are greatly linked. They can both worsen the case of each other. Patients experiencing major disorders stand a higher chance of suffering from insomnia. Insomnia have been discovered to trigger depression or worsen it. The fact that both of them are treatable is a good news.


  • Anxiety: A worried feeling interferes with the sleep of some adults. Such regularity varies amongst individuals. Excessive worry about a future event, being overstimulated, tension and deep thoughts about the past can all lead to insomnia.


  • Lifestyle: Unhealthy lifestyle and sleep patterns can trigger or create insomnia. This can occur without any medical problem. Some steps taken that increases the chance of insomnia in an individual includes taking short naps in the afternoon, which makes it difficult for some to sleep at night. Shift workers who have irregular working time can confuse their body clock which can lead to insomnia. Working late on a screen keeps the brain preoccupied and more alert, hence preventing sleep.


  • Food: Alcohol and Caffeine contributes to insomnia. Alcohol is a sedative able to disrupt sleep even after inducing sleep initially. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases productivity when used in moderation but leads to insomnia when used excessively.

Heavy meals towards bed time and spicy foods can disrupt sleep too. Nicotine, another stimulant causes insomnia. Smoking tobacco products or cigarettes is the major source of nicotine intake.

  • Brain: Many chemical interactions take place in the brain which can interfere with sleep even if an healthy lifestyle or eating pattern is followed.


Treating Insomnia

  • Good sleep practices can be adopted to stop insomnia. This includes having and following a schedule of regular bedtime, abstaining for tv, naps and caffeine before bedtime.


  • Therapies can also help treat insomnia. At our offices, located at London & Bexhill, East Sussex & by Skype, we help you to identify the causes of your insomnia using therapies such as Hypnotherapy, EFT, EMDR and Regression therapy and other strategies to help manage insomnia and to modify emotional responses and negative thoughts which causes distress psychologically. For more information, check the ‘contact-us’ section on our website;


  • Antidepressants, sedatives and antihistamine are medications that help treats insomnia as the as focused to revert the causes of insomnia.


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Social Anxiety / Professional Confidence - Public Speaking / Fear of Flying

"I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago"

I've suffered from constant anxiety for as long as I can remember, particularly from social anxiety and fear of public speaking, to the point that my office jobs were no longer manageable and I was very close to fall deeply into depression. I had very little self-confidence, despite having progressed in my career and achieved many of my professional and personal goals. However, I got to a point in which I wasn't able to progress any further due to my the constant fear of being evaluated and criticised by others, which paralysed me and stopped me from speaking up and being more visible. My day to day prior to the sessions was absolutely controlled by my anxiety and lack of confidence due to past experiences, mainly during my childhood. Having done a number of therapies before (eMDR, CBT) I was sceptical at first, but I wanted to give hypnotherapy and the BAGC6 a go. After around 13 sessions I can say that I'm in a much better place than when I started. My constant anxiety has hugely decreased, and I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago, like giving a speech in front of my colleagues without having a panic attack or simply socialising with new people at a party. My perspective on things is now different and I've gained new confidence which allows me to speak and interact with others without fear. Maria has been great in understanding my issues and creating a very tailored treatment (hypnosis, eMDR, etc) to tackle these. She's always been very determined and a firm believer in a full recovery which has been very helpful, particularly in moments when I wanted to give up. She's also giving me tools and techniques that I can use to manage emotions and to stay focused (like auto-hypnosis) and I'm using these almost on a daily basis to continue building on my confidence and resilience. As per the fear of flying, this is something that I still need to test, but I'm confident that I will have also overcome it in the same way that I've beaten my anxiety disorder. I can only be grateful to Maria for all her help and for believing in me since day 1, and totally recommend her treatment!

Thanks so much!
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