Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Can Help Improve Sleep Quality

Woman wide eyed in bed suffering form insomnia due to menopause

Do you find it difficult to fall asleep at night because you’re always anxiously thinking or worrying? Do you often wake up feeling tired, groggy in a bad mood all day because of lack of quality sleep? These two issues can lead to poor work performance and badly effect you at home. Fear not, help is at hand. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Imagine instead of worrying you focus on relaxing muscles 1 by 1.  Not only does PMR help reduce stress and anxiety, but it can also significantly improve your sleep quality. This is good, especially for the elderly who also benefit from improves thought processes. You can achieve really deep relaxation using PMR in a hypnotherapy session and this can help a number of sleep disorders whatever age you are. Call 07979-814388 to book your treatment today.


Anxiety & Stress Can Make it Hard to Get to Sleep

Woman asleep with cat on the bedWhen we are stressed or anxious, it can be challenging to calm your mind and body before bed. You lay there, eyes closed but, your mind is thinking and worrying all the time. You are not along in this it happens to millions of people, me included. This can lead to restless nights and a lack of quality sleep. PMR, however, offers a natural and effective way to relax your muscles and prepare your body for a restful night’s sleep. As an example of this McCloughan L et al (2015) study of dancers who suffer anxiety PMR had good effect on the time it took them to fall asleep. If it works for them it could work for you too. Call 07979-814388 today for PMR which can help you fall asleep quicker.

New Bedtime Routine - Relax Each Muscle Group 1 by 1 Then Sleep

During a PMR session, you systematically relax different muscle groups in your body. This process helps release stress you are holding onto as physical and mental tension, allowing your body to enter a state of deep relaxation. When guided through a session by your therapist, it’s just a case of understanding what being said to you and following along to get the best out of the treatment. Once you have learned the technique, you can easily do this by yourself or purchase a recording of it to do before you sleep. By incorporating PMR into your bedtime routine, you can signal to your body and mind that it’s time to unwind and prepare for sleep. Waters W et al (2010) offers evidence of this in a study of people with insomnia. If it works on insomniacs, it might well work for you too.

Good for the Elderly Relax Your Mind & Body Ready for Slumber

Older woman comforting child as happens in age regression therapyThe older we get the worse our sleep and cognitive function can become. However, relaxation induced by PMR not only helps quiet the mind but also relaxes the body. Imagine now, your body is relaxed, your mind is calm and quiet from thoughts or worry. Surely this will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night don’t you think? By releasing muscle tension and promoting a state of calmness, PMR can alleviate physical discomfort, make you more comfortable in bed and thus promote a more restful sleep experience. This is especially useful as we get older. Professor Hui Zeng et all (2917) offers evidence for us of PMR benefits on sleep and mental processes like thinking and reasoning for older people.

PMR Therapy Can Help You Say Goodbye to Sleep Disorders

Additionally, PMR has been shown to reduce the symptoms of sleep disorders such as insomnia. By engaging in PMR regularly, you can improve sleep onset latency (the time it takes to fall asleep), increase total sleep time, and enhance sleep quality. This can have a significant impact on your overall well-being, as quality sleep is essential for physical and mental health. We all need a good night’s sleep to function at our optimum.

So, if you find yourself tossing and turning at night, give PMR a try. Set aside a few minutes before bed to practice this powerful technique, and you may find yourself drifting off to sleep faster and enjoying a more peaceful night’s rest. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and hello to rejuvenating sleep with the help of PMR. Call 07979 814388 to book your session today.

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