Dr Max Pemberton, The Daily Mail's Mind Doctor, publishes today.
He states that he believes that self-medicating for insomnia with booze only stores up more problems for the future. A study stated this week that one in four people use alcohol to enable sleep. Max says that, although this may seem to work - by leading to sleep - it does not allow people to go through the complete sleep cycle. Therefore it is not refreshing sleep and leads to morning grogginess.
Dr Max also states that he is not a believer in using alcohol to self -medicate for depression. As alcohol is a depressant itself this will only lead to burying it for a while,and store up more problems for the future.
Max believes that the problems of insomnia and depression should be dealt with by experts.
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....