Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep affects over 64 million people in North America and millions more around the world. Although insomnia can be a symptom of other health problems, for many people it is simply an inability to calm the mind that keeps them awake. It's also a self perpetuating problem because once you begin to try to get to sleep it becomes almost impossible to do so. To make matters worse, if the problem persists for several nights, anxiety can then become a factor as you begin to worry in advance, that you won't be able to fall asleep when you go to bed.

Hypnosis provides a quick and easy solution for many people who suffer from insomnia. The structure of the language patterns used by Hypnotists causes the listener to attach their own meaning to certain statements that the practitioner is making, thereby occupying the conscious mind while suggestions are given to help the listener enter into a state of physical relaxation. It's not long before you just find yourself deeply relaxed and drifting along as you listen to all the positive suggestions the Hypnotist is providing.

Some people who have never experienced Hypnosis may not consider it a viable option because they have seen Hypnotists at stage shows or on TV that seem to have control over peoples actions. The fact is that all Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis and it is the listener that actually has control over the experience. When you are in Hypnosis, you can stop or pop out of the experience any time you wish.

Also important are suggestions that will "break the insomnia cycle". On of the ways to achieve this is by teaching the unconscious mind to respond in a desired way to a specific phrase. For example, once the listener is in a very deep state of physical relaxation, the phrase "sleep now" can be associated to the state so that in the future the listener need only say or think that statement 3 times in order to return to the restful state. This is referred to as anchoring because it "anchors" a physical or mental state (in this case deep relaxation) to a specific phrase or action. Best of all, once the unconscious mind learns this, getting to sleep gets easier and easier.

So don't be afraid to give Hypnosis a try if you suffer from insomnia, it really can help and you may just find yourself sleeping better that you have in a very long time.

Author's Bio: 

Alan Crossley is a Master Hypnotist and NLP Practitioner. He is a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and provides Hypnosis and NLP MP3 Downloads via his website at