It has been reported this week that people suffering from insomnia could be twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. A study conducted by researchers in Taiwan followed participants for four years and found that 1.6% of those who suffered from insomnia experienced a heart attack, compared to 0.76% for those who slept well. Whilst 11.2% of insomniacs suffered a stroke, only 6.5% of those without insomnia had a stroke. The research concludes that insomnia is associated with an increased risk of future cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke.
According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic insomnia affects about 1 in 5 adults, and is also a risk factor for depression, substance abuse, and impaired waking function. Other evidence collected from 20,000+ adults between March 2010 and June 2012 found that 93% of insomniacs reported low energy levels and 83% complained of mood swings. 77% found it hard to concentrate, 64% reported that they were less productive at work, and 55% said they experienced relationship difficulties.
At the City Hypnotherapy Centre, we have seen an increasing number of requests for the treatment of various sleeping issues and we have a unique hypnosis programme aimed at resolving the problem completely and permanently. Current conventional sleeping aids and treatments are limited to helping manage or suppressing insomnia, such as using sleeping pills, changing diet and relaxation techniques. Whilst the NHS spent £50m on sleeping pills last year, we have been enabling people to correct the root cause behind their insomnia within an average of 6-8 curative hypnotherapy sessions, providing effective, permanent relief from this distressing condition. To learn all about our insomnia hypnotherapy treatment, please click here.