If you’re having trouble sleeping then you may have wondered if you can hypnotize yourself to sleep. The good news is that, yes, this is perfectly possible.
You may need a bit of practice but like most things it gets easier over time. Or you could “cheat” and use a pre-recorded hypnosis track
Start by relaxing. Totally.
The best way to do this is to address each part of your body in turn, working either from your head downwards or your toes upwards. The direction you go in doesn’t matter.
Just slowly work your way through your body, addressing each body part in turn and getting it to relax totally. Then move on to the next body part.
Don’t worry if you don’t remember all your different body parts by name, just go with the major ones. So if you’re working from your head down you’d start by asking your scalp to relax (yes, this works!), moving down to your forehead, then your eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth, jaw, neck and so on, right the way down to your toes.
You’ll begin to feel more relaxed and this alone may be enough to hypnotize yourself to sleep once you’ve practiced a few times as your body will begin to learn that it’s part of your night-time preparations.
But chances are that you’ll need to do a bit more before you can truly hypnotize yourself to sleep.
So next up, after telling your various body parts to stay relaxed, is to concentrate on your breathing.
Take in long, deep breaths. Hold them for a second or two if it’s comfortable for you to do that and then slowly exhale.
As you inhale, imagine that you’re inhaling an air-based sleeping pill. Go along with this thought and your imagination will go along with you. Try it!
As you exhale, imagine that all the stresses and strains of your day flow out on your breath.
Give it a try! There’s a very good chance that this routine will let you hypnotize yourself to sleep.