Sleep disturbances | Katie Rose Hypnotherapy
Sleep is so important to our health and wellbeing - it's our body's opportunity to restore and refresh and it enables us to function at our best the next day. However, in today's busy world we often underestimate the importance of a good night's rest. Sleep disorders can include insomnia, excessive sleep, night terrors, sleep bruxism (teeth grinding) and nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting during sleep). Some sleep disorders may stem from an underlying medical condition such as a psychological disorder. Others may occur as side effects of prescribed medication. Scientific research has shown that a particular type of our sleep - Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM) or dream-sleep - as it is sometimes referred to (which makes up about 20% of our sleep), plays a crucial role in processing any stressful events that have occurred in the daytime. If we don't get enough of this type of sleep our stress levels can rise leaving us less equipped to deal with the challenges of the following day. When this