Insomnia is the inability to go to sleep or stay asleep when it is appropriate to do so. It can be the result of stress, worry or even a sensitising event.

Invariably the belief that sleep will not come can create enough stress and anxiety to make this a self fulfilling prophesy. Similarly the belief that sleeping 8 hours a night is vital to good health creates so much pressure that sleep becomes impossible.

Hypnotherapy and the learning of self hypnosis can be an effective method of re-establishing good sleeping habits.