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Hypnosis Extends Restorative Slow-wave Sleep - Sleep Review

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A new study has found that hypnotherapy can help the quality of sleep - especially for those who respond to hypnotherapy. This is promising, as hypnosis can provide a drug-free, natural aid for those with sleep disorders.

Key Takeaways:

  • It had been shown that patients who have sleep disturbances can be treated with hypnotherapy.
  • Up until now, though, there was no study that proved that hypnotherapy could have a measurable change in the quality of sleep.
  • This study showed that patients who responded to hypnotherapy experienced 80% more slow-wave sleep (which has a positive impact on the immune system and memory) after listening to hypnosis compared to those that only listened to neutral text.

"According to psychologist Cordi, 'The results may be of major importance for patients with sleep problems and for older adults. In contrast to many sleep-inducing drugs, hypnosis has no adverse side effects. Basically, everyone who responds to hypnosis could benefit from improved sleep through hypnosis."

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