Since 1995 the National Institute of Health has strongly recommended hypnosis to treat insomnia. (‘Integration’ 1995)
By monitoring thousands of her clients, Dr. Gabor has noticed  that hypnotherapy is the fastest and most efficient way to help people overcome sleep disorders. Insomnia, light sleep, restless sleep, unpleasant dreams,  nightmares (including recurrent nightmares), waking up tired in the morning and sleep paralysis are closely linked to stress and negatively-oriented thinking. These issues are many times experienced by people who suffer from depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
Insomnia (sleep disorders) exhausts the mind and body. All of us need to sleep well at night. Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Visualization techniques, Suggestion Hypnosis and Regression Hypnotherapy (age regression and past life regression therapy and analysis)  can help release the stress, quiet the mind and  improve our programs of thinking in order to rest properly at night.
The program dr. Gabor developed for people with sleep disorders is very effective. Over the years, she has helped thousands of people challenged by insomnia through private sessions and providing them hypnotherapy audio recordings, created during the session, that guide them into deep, restful sleep, a state that is essential for human life.
These hypnosis audio recordings are designed to be played every night before going to sleep. Falling asleep while listening to the recording does not affect the outcome in a negative way, because the subconscious mind never sleeps and will follow the guidance and suggestions included in the recording. The client could listen to the audio recording for overcoming insomnia until the optimum quality of sleep is restored. Most clients describe major improvements in the quality of their sleep after the first session.
For those with sleep apnea, hypnosis can be used to diminish the sensation of wearing the CPAC mask.
A study performed at Mayo clinic college of medicine’s sleep disorder center wanted to find out if hypnotherapy would be useful as a treatment for parasomnias. Parasomnias are a category of sleep disorders that involves abnormal movements, behaviors, perceptions, emotions and dreams that occur while falling asleep, sleeping, between sleep stages, or during arousal from sleep.
Researchers followed 36 patience for a 5 year period to see if hypnotherapy alleviated parasomnias and caused a lasting change.
36 patients suffering from a range of parasomnias and ranging in age from 6 to 71 years took part in the study. Children are more susceptible to parasomnias than adults, and four of the study participants were age 6 to 16 years. Each patient was administrated 1 to 2 hypnotherapy sessions. Follow ups assessments were given at 1 month, 18 months, and 5 years.
At 1 month post hypnotherapy, 45.4% of the patients were free of all parasomnia symptoms. At 18 months, 42.2% were symptom-free, and at 5 years 40.5% we are still without parasomnia incident. Researchers concluded that hypnotherapy is indeed a viable treatment for parasomnias.
Hypnotherapy also alleviates stress, compulsive thinking and depression which are closely linked to parasomnias. Hypnotherapy is cost-effective and side effect-free option for  treating sleep disorders and parasomnias.
Martha Stewart used hypnosis to stop her nightmares after her release from jail.


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