Insomnia Specialist

Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy

Loretta Holt, CCH, MH, PH

Clinical Hypnotherapist located in Sacramento, CA

More than half of all adults have insomnia at least a few nights every week, and 33% of them have symptoms nearly every night. If you struggle with insomnia, you may find the solution you need at Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy in Sacramento, California. With years of experience as a clinical and medical hypnotherapist, Loretta Holt, CCH, MH, PH, uses hypnosis to help you overcome the issues affecting your sleep and get a good night’s rest. To schedule a free consultation, call the office or use the online booking feature.

Insomnia Q&A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia, the most common type of sleep disorder, causes problems such as:

  • Having difficulty falling asleep
  • Staying awake most of the night
  • Waking frequently during the night
  • Waking too early and not getting back to sleep
  • Feeling exhausted the next day

Most people occasionally have insomnia. The condition causes problems when you can’t sleep for an extended time. If your insomnia lasts six months or longer, you have chronic insomnia.

What causes insomnia?

You may experience insomnia when you can’t shut your brain off at night or when your daily routine changes. Insomnia often occurs in people who are anxious or depressed. 

Underlying health conditions can also cause sleep problems, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Heart failure
  • Restless legs syndrome

You also find yourself struggling to sleep if you have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that disrupts your sleep-wake cycle.

What symptoms develop due to insomnia?

If you ever had difficulty sleeping, you’re familiar with the type of deep fatigue that makes it hard to get through the next day without taking naps. Insomnia also affects your memory and makes it hard to concentrate.

You may also feel anxious, irritable, or depressed due to the lack of restorative sleep. Chronic insomnia makes you 10 times more likely to become depressed, compared with people who don’t have sleep disorders.

How does hypnotherapy improve insomnia?

When Loretta puts you into the trance-like state of hypnosis, you can use it to alter the emotions, behaviors, and even some of the physical issues that cause your insomnia.

During hypnotherapy, your conscious mind relaxes while your unconscious mind becomes more alert and receptive to suggestions. 

While you’re relaxed, Loretta can help you deal with mind-chatter and improve sleep management by making suggestions that help you change the habits and thoughts affecting your sleep.

In some cases, Loretta may teach you how to self-hypnotize when you lie down to sleep so you can relax and block out disruptive chatter.

If you struggle with insomnia and you’d like to learn more about the benefits of hypnotherapy, call Loretta Holt Hypnotherapy or use the online booking feature to schedule a free consultation.