Hypnosis to stop snoring
Hypnosis to stop snoring is an alternative treatment to traditional methods for snoring and other sleep disorders. Hypnosis is a temporary change in consciousness during which a person is in a condition between sleep and wakefulness. During hypnosis, a person’s suggestibility is greatly increased. Suggestibility is the ability to perceive the mental impact of another person or group of individuals, it is the degree of susceptibility to influence.
During hypnosis, the patient’s mind control is greatly diminished in relation to what is happening around them. The patient has a higher concentration only on the actions/words of the hypnotist. The effectiveness of hypnosis directly depends on a person’s willingness to undergo therapy.
It is strictly recommended to perform hypnosis treatment to stop snoring only under the supervision of a qualified hypnotherapist, as non-professional hypnotherapy can be harmful.
Hypnosis to Stop Snoring – Methods and Techniques
There are many techniques used in hypnosis to discover the root of a patient’s problems. The most common are the following:
1) The method of copying (modify, adjust).
The essence of the copy method is that the hypnotist begins to behave in the same way as the patient. The hypnotist implies that the patient sees her reflection in them. This allows the hypnotist to bypass the patient’s private ‘ego’ and gains the patient’s subconscious trust. To gain this trust, the hypnotist makes her behavior similar to the “behavior” of a person, and in particular imitates his world view, posture, breathing, movements, etc.
2) A method of anchor.
The anchor is a conditioned reflex, which unconsciously causes some kind of emotional reaction in a person. For example, a person’s name is one of the strongest anchors one has, as people often turn in response to a spoken name. An example of anchoring techniques will serve as a classic example of Pavlov’s experiments with dogs. Bells were rung before each feeding time for a dog. After some time, the dog continued to produce gastric juice for each bell, however, there was no feeding. This method can be used to cure snoring, where the hypnotist forms a conditioned reflex from which the patient will wake up in the event of snoring.
3) The technique of natural trance.
The basis for guiding the natural trance is to capture the patient’s attention with a story or account with a verbal description of the state in which the patient wants to be. Most people periodically feel the natural trance state when falling asleep, during a massage, sunbathing on the beach, etc. Reading an interesting book is also a kind of natural trance technique, because when you feel the same sensation as the narrator, it means you have entered a natural trance. The narrator could help the patient feel the relaxed emotions of what it might be like when she doesn’t snore to help him cure the snoring.
4) The method of break the template.
Many of our actions are repeated many times a day, as if we were following a template. For example, take the ‘handshake’ – such actions are performed by automatism, however, if there was an interruption of such an action, the person would be in a state of confusion. For example, almost all men are used to shaking hands, but when two men are strangers and don’t know whether to shake hands or not, there is an awkward moment of confusion.
5) Using command words.
Some people are more likely to follow authority and instruction. If the hypnotist has gained the authority of the patient, then the hypnotist’s command words can have the same or even greater effect than a mother’s rules on a child or a teacher’s orders at school.
6) through embedded messages.
Sometimes the same text or words can have an underlying or embedded message. These messages remain in the patient’s subconscious and when processed in the subconscious, the patient will assume that they have reached this conclusion. Most of the advertising today is based on this method of hypnosis.
It is strongly recommended to consult a specialist before any hypnosis treatment.
Now that we are aware of the various techniques used, let’s explore the types of hypnosis treatment that might help you stop snoring.
Types of Hypnosis Treatment to Stop Snoring
There are several types of hypnosis. The main types are:
This is the most popular type of hypnosis, similar to what you might see on TV. During hypnosis, a person goes into a trance and when he unquestioningly carries out all the instructions of the hypnotist. While in a hypnotic trance, the patient is offered to portray his own snoring during normal sleep. When the person imitates snoring, the hypnotist commands him to stop snoring and remember this condition and feeling. Most of the time, after a hypnosis session, the snoring is gone forever!
Milton Erickson’s Hypnosis:
Unlike classical hypnosis, the hypnotist does not give orders to the patient, but rather helps him to enter a trance in which the person is not asleep, but can actively communicate with the hypnotist. Almost anyone can enter this state (if they do not have diseases such as central nervous system damage or mental disorders). In this state, a patient shifts focus from the external environment to the internal environment “within himself”, concentrates on his internal senses and stops for a moment to perceive the surrounding reality. Externally, it appears as if the patient is daydreaming, his gaze is withdrawn, his breathing is slow, and his body is relaxed.
This is the most complex and interesting type of hypnosis. With the help of the hypnotist, the patient can plunge into the memories of the past. In this state, a patient can sometimes recall in detail not only her youth and childhood, but also, in some cases, the time of her presence in the womb! This method can help the hypnotist to find the reason for the snoring, in case it was caused by a psychogenic factor.
All actions are performed by the patient and the success of hypnosis depends solely on willpower. Our conscious and subconscious react quickly to perceive the information we speak. This type of hypnosis requires saying short, concise sentences every night before bed, similar to affirmations. The person should ensure that they are in a calm environment without interruptions. Sentences must not contain negative words and all statements must be in the first person. Here are some phrases that could be used to treat snoring:
– I’ve had a wonderful day and now I’m sleeping peacefully.
– I am worthy of a full-fledged quiet sleep.
– I will have a very relaxing peaceful sleep.
– I get new knowledge when I am immersed in a peaceful sleep.
Most importantly, all hypnosis should only be performed by an experienced specialist.
When is hypnosis necessary?
Hypnosis can be used to normalize sleep, therefore it is useful to consider hypnosis when there is:
– Psycho-emotional stress;
– Mental overexertion;
– Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea;
– Alteration of the circadian rhythm.
When not to choose hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not recommended for everyone and can have some negative side effects. After hypnotherapy, it is possible to have some discomfort, such as uncomfortable sensations in the body.
If there was an entry into the patient’s subconscious, the patient’s mental balance may be disturbed. In this state, a person can say confidential information that he would not have consciously, and a hypnotist can also stimulate a feeling or emotion that the patient does not want, that is, from a painful memory.
Hypnosis sessions are strictly prohibited for patients suffering from:
– mental disorders;
– Somatic diseases;
– Heart attacks.