Professor Jason Ellis, Director of the Northumbria Centre For Sleep Research, thinks that he has the solution.
He says, in today's Daily Mail, that acute insomnia - lasting between two weeks to three months - affects 30% of Britons; and chronic insomnia - lasting more than three months - affects 10 - 15% of Britons. So, up to 45% aren't getting enough sleep.
In the long term this seriously affects health - with risks of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, obesity and certain types of cancer.
Jason Ellis has developed CBT I - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia - that claims a 73% fix rate in one to one sessions. But, as these are geographicly limited, a book is due to be published next week - that is to be serialised in the Daily Mail - starting on Monday 13th. It has a series of exercises that can help one to get a great sleep. Do have a look - if you have problems.
The state of hypnosis is very like the state between waking and sleeping. There are various methods of getting you to this state. But once you are there - you are highly suggestible to positive suggestions....