Still Awake: How to Fall Asleep with Hypnosis
Tired of laying in bed staring at the ceiling and wishing you could fall asleep? Don’t like taking drugs that make you feel hungover in the mornings?
What if you didn’t have to take something to help you sleep, all you had to do was control your brain.
Hypnosis isn’t hocus pocus or a bunch of bunk. Hypnosis actually gets your mind and body to communicate better so you can relax and fall asleep fast. It’s easy to train yourself how to fall asleep using hypnosis.
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Learning How to Fall Asleep with Hypnosis: My Story
I used to think hypnosis was a bunch of New Age stuff that didn’t work.
That changed a few years ago when I was trying to pass a test for work. I was having serious test anxiety. Some colleagues of mine had tried hypnosis and suggested it to me. I was desperate and figured I had nothing to lose.
I passed that test with flying colors.
Hmm…I thought maybe there’s something to this hypnosis stuff after all.
I’ve had problems with insomnia for years. I didn’t like the way over-the-counter sleeping pills made me feel, so I started turning to more natural ways to fall asleep. I remembered how hypnosis had helped me before and decided to give hypnosis for sleeping problems a try.
I was very skeptical when I was trying to find some reputable hypnosis downloads. I didn’t want fakey junk, I want someone who knows what they’re doing. A lot of sites looked seriously scammy with their third eyes and pyramids. But I found a site called Hypnosis Downloads that looked professional, and more importantly, legit and decided to give them a try.
They were very helpful, and I chose a couple of downloads for how to fall asleep fast and how to sleep worry free.
Just a few minutes into the recording, I realized that their methods sounded similar to what I would do as a kid. I used to talk to myself and tell my body to go limp and get sleepy. In my own childish way I was hypnotizing myself, I just didn’t realize it at the time. Who knew a 10 year old would know how to hypnotize themselves?
It’s amazing how quickly you can fall asleep when you’re listening to a calming voice guiding you into sleep in these recordings.
Is Hypnosis for Sleeping Problems Safe?
If you still have questions, Hypnosis Downloads has a really in depth FAQ page to explain more about hypnosis and how it works.
I was uneasy about trying hypnosis for my sleeping problems at first because I didn’t really understand it. I was afraid I would be turning control over my mind to someone or something that could be dangerous.
But true hypnosis isn’t about giving up control to someone else, it’s about becoming focused and relaxed. The guiding principle of hypnotherapy is to help your body relax itself and train your brain to focus on what you want it to, in this case sleep. (or what’s keeping you from falling asleep)
There’s no subliminal messages and you’re always in control of your mind. You don’t have to be afraid of using hypnosis for sleeping problems so long as you use reputable and trustworthy sleep hypnosis downloads and therapists, which is why I love Hypnosis Downloads.
Where to Find Trustworthy Sleep Hypnosis MP3’s and CD’s
For sleep hypnotherapy, I think it’s important to listen to a trained therapist. I am a strong believer in being selective with what you let into your mind. When you are in such a relaxed state, you don’t need someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing putting things into your mind that’s not a part of your core beliefs, whatever they may be.
I’ve found several hypnosis for sleep CD’s on Amazon that are done by professionals. The “Say Goodnight to Insomnia” hypnosis recording is one of the best CD’s I’ve found.
Say Goodnight To Insomnia: Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy SessionSleep Solutions (The Calming Collection)I Sleep, Sleep, Sleep Soundly Now Hypnosis Audio Set
My preference is to use guided sleep hypnosis MP3’s, though. I can load them on my phone so I can listen to them even if I’m away from home.
If you’re still concerned because you’re not comfortable being that vulnerable, a good idea is to record your own sleep hypnosis session. Hypnosis Downloads has scripts of their sleep hypnosis recordings in PDF format.
When you get the script, look over it. If there’s something you’d like to change, you can. Then record yourself and play it back when you go to bed each night.
Easy Self Hypnosis Sleep Techniques you Can Try Tonight
So you’re probably thinking, this sounds great and all, but it would be great to know how to fall asleep with hypnosis on my own.
I’m not going to lie, it is easier if you use guided sleep hypnosis MP3’s. You know like how someone massaging your feet feels so much better than when you do it yourself? Using hypnosis to fall asleep is the same way. You’re going to be much more relaxed and have better results if someone else is doing the work.
That being said, there are things you can do to learn how to use these self hypnosis sleep techniques.
1. Prepare yourself and your environment for self guided sleep hypnosis
Hypnosis isn’t a magic bullet that’s going to override your bad sleeping habits. There’s things you need to do in order to have a great night’s sleep.
First, eliminate caffeine from your diet, at least for five or six hours before bed. This includes, coffee, sodas, energy drinks, and chocolate. (yes chocolate!)
Next, make sure your room is as dark and quiet as possible. If you have a digital clock, turn it to the wall or cover it up with a towel. Turn off the television, and make sure there’s no lights flashing from your tablet or cell phone because the blue light they emit disrupts sleep.
If you sleep in a loud environment with road noise, roommates, snoring partners, etc, consider using comfortable ear plugs or soft headphones to play white noise to block all noises out.
2. Begin by Putting Yourself into a Relaxed State
Lay on your back and close your eyes. Become conscious of your breathing. Breathe slowly in, and out. Feel that breath go from your nostrils down to your lungs and back again. Do this for a couple of minutes.
Let go of any thoughts or worries that’s intruding into your mind. If something is really bugging you and you can’t get it out of your mind, physically write it down in your sleep journal and tell yourself you’ll handle it tomorrow. It’s amazing how doing something physical with your worries can get them off your mind.
Related: How I Use a Dodow to Relax my Mind and Sleep
Now picture your toes in your mind’s eye and focus on them. Tell yourself that your muscles are unwinding and relaxing. Now, do the same for your legs, back, arms, neck and head, in that order.
Starting at your toes again, imagine them becoming heavier and heavier, while at the same time telling yourself that you’re are getting sleepier and sleepier. Do this for legs, back, arms, neck and head.
3. Visualize and Experience your Relaxed Scene
If you haven’t fallen asleep yet, picture in your mind’s eye your favorite relaxing spot. Totally immerse yourself in that scene by seeing it, feeling it, and smelling it.
For example, if you love the beach, put yourself there, not just physically, experience it with your senses. Imagine the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. Feel the breeze on your face and the coolness of the water as it laps at your toes. Do you hear the seagulls chirping? Imagine the smell of the salt spray. Better yet, taste it on your lips. The sun’s so bright you have to shield your eyes. Is that a boat you see on the horizon?
It shouldn’t be too long until you’re drifting off to sleep. But if you’re still awake, do steps two and three over again.
Can Hypnosis Help Insomnia?
Learning how to fall asleep with hypnosis uses a natural way to get your mind ready for sleep whether you use guided hypnosis or self-hypnosis sleep techniques. It relaxes you and makes your unconscious mind talk to your conscious mind and tell it it’s time to go to sleep.
So now you know how to fall asleep with hypnosis, but will it really help your insomnia? The answer is you’re a unique person. Everyone’s body is different, and you’ll only know if it works for you once you try it.
Rosana Hart says
This does work, I know it too! I fall asleep easily but often wake up in the night. A bit of body relaxation, toe to head, usually knocks me right out!
Julia K says
You wouldn’t think something so simple would work, but it does!