Hypnosis Increases Restorative Slow-Wave Sleep (SWS)


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Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers have demonstrated how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication – using hypnosis.

Sleeping well is a crucial factor contributing to our physical and mental restoration. SWS in particular has a positive impact for instance on memory and the functioning of the immune system and our ability to handle stress. During periods of SWS, growth hormones are secreted, cell repair is promoted and the defence system is stimulated. If you feel sick or have had a hard working day, you often simply want to get some good, deep sleep. A wish that you can’t influence through your own will – so the widely held preconception.

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