The ongoing pandemic continues to change the we live our everyday lives. It has impacted many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported issues has been that on our sleep – sleep becomes more difficult when we are anxious. Many people are suffering sleep issues for the first time in their lives.

Some people lie awake for long periods and are unable to sleep at all.  At other times people are finding that they are having emotional and intense dreams, and are waking up through the night.  This results in feeling groggy and tired in the morning. This can make us feel irritable and finding it difficult to function well.


There are a number of things we can do to help improve our sleep. This includes having a structure to our days and not using computers and mobile phones late at night.  Focussing on our breathing and learning to relax can improve our sleep.  If you can’t sleep, get out of bed and do something before returning to bed.


Hypnotherapy can help improve sleep by reducing anxiety and tension which often lead to sleep problems.  Hypnosis leads to deep relaxation which can lead to better sleep. If insomnia is a problem you face, hypnotherapy in Edinburgh can improve your sleep.