This article was kindly provided by Mr Bennett Mathers. Many thanks, Bennett.

There are many things that can prevent people from getting a restful night’s sleep. Fear, anxiety, restlessness, pain and emotional upsets can keep people from relaxing enough to fall asleep. If all of these things can keep healthy people up at night, imagine what they could do to someone diagnosed with an illness like mesothelioma, a deadly cancer. After receiving information about mesothelioma prognosis from a cancer specialist or oncologist, a person may stay awake purposefully because they are afraid of dying. Among the many methodologies employed by cancer patients to improve sleep patterns is hypnosis.

Sleep Issues That Can Come With A Cancer Diagnosis

Having a physician diagnose you with cancer is not going to make it easy to fall asleep at night relaxed with confidence about the future. There can be many unanswered questions about the disease process and what exactly it entails. It is frightening to be diagnosed with an illness that has cut so many lives short.1 A cancer patient can literally stay up all night worrying endlessly about who will care for the children and whether they will be able to pay all the medical bills.

Cancer Patients Feel Anxiety About Their Future

A cancer patient will face many psychological challenges during the course of their treatment that may leave them feeling stressed, depressed, vulnerable and helpless. People who are depressed have a hard time falling asleep at night. Hypnotherapy can be a help to those cancer patients who need to release the worries that are keeping them up at night.

There are, of course, physical reasons why a cancer patient may not be able to sleep. Chemotherapy, pain and medication side effects can all play a part in preventing the cancer patient from being able to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Hypnosis Eases The Mind And Body For Relaxing Sleep

Using the techniques of hypnosis, the cancer patient has a tool at their disposal that they can use when they are having trouble falling asleep. With the assistance of a trained hypnotherapist, the patient can learn how to put himself or herself into a deeply relaxed state. Hypnosis can actually lower the heart rate, blood pressure and ease muscle tension making it much easier to fall asleep. Hypnosis creates new thought patterns for the person whose current thought patterns are preventing them from sleeping well.

Most Sleep Issues Stem From Thought Patterns

Insomnia is touted by the medical profession as a sleep disorder caused by stimulating or upsetting thought patterns. Thinking about troublesome scenarios and replaying negative events in the mind that may or not happen in the future cause insomnia at bedtime. The benefit of hypnosis is getting rid of these defeating thought patterns and creating new ones.

Hypnosis can transform the thoughts and fears that may interfere with the sleep of a cancer patient and greatly improve the quality of their life. Instead of facing an uphill battle every night before bedtime, hypnosis becomes an effective tool for better sleep- even when facing a diagnosis of cancer.

Bennett Mathers, July 2011

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5 Responses to “How The Cancer Patient can Improve Sleep Patterns through Hypnosis”

  1. Steve Says:

    A nice side effect of overcoming insomnia is that the ability to sleep improves state of mind, and positive state of mind improves the state of the body. So, successfully overcoming insomnia often leads to a more positive prognosis as well.

  2. Neil Hall Says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Steve. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Neil Hall Says:

    Thanks for the comment Avalon.


  4. Gerbert Scorzeny Says:

    Truly useful appreciate it, There’s no doubt that your readers would probably want a lot more well written articles along these lines maintain the good effort.

  5. Neil Hall Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Gerbert. This was a guest article, written on the basis of the author’s experience. I would welcome any other such articles and would be more than happy to post them. Thanks again. Neil

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