But what if I fall asleep?

Apr 12, 2023 by Tamara Cianfini

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If you consistently fall asleep while listening to your pregnancy relaxation sessions, it's still possible that it's having an impact on your subconscious mind. This is because the subconscious mind remains active and receptive to suggestions even in a sleep-like state.

However, it's important to consider a few factors:

Deep relaxation: Hypnobirthing tracks often use relaxation techniques, which may cause you to feel sleepy. This deep relaxation can make it feel like you're asleep, while you may actually be in a light trance or deeply relaxed state where your subconscious mind is still receptive to suggestions.

Subconscious mind: The subconscious mind is responsible for many automatic processes and behaviors, and it is more susceptible to suggestions than the conscious mind. During hypnosis, suggestions are designed to bypass the critical, analytical part of the conscious mind and target the subconscious directly. The subconscious can process and internalize suggestions even when you're in a sleep-like state.

Sleep vs. trance: It's important to differentiate between sleep and a trance state. While you may feel like you're asleep during a hypnosis session, you may still be in a state of deep relaxation or light trance. In this state, your mind is still aware and responsive to suggestions, even if your conscious mind feels disconnected or asleep.

Brainwave patterns: During hypnosis, your brain's electrical activity changes, with brainwave patterns resembling those of a relaxed or meditative state. These altered brainwave states can allow for better access to the subconscious mind and facilitate the internalization of suggestions.

Individual response: Some individuals may experience benefits even if they fall asleep during the sessions, while others may need to remain more aware to experience the full benefits. It's essential to pay attention to your own experiences and feelings about the process.

Consistency: If you consistently fall asleep during your hypnobirthing sessions, it might be helpful to experiment with different strategies to stay more alert or to try listening at different times of the day when you are less likely to feel sleepy.

It may be helpful to discuss your concerns with a Wise Hippo teacher or your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your unique situation.

You can now drift off, feeling rest assured that your Wise Hippo pregnancy relaxation sessions will still work when you feel like you've gone to sleep...even if you feel as though you never make it to the end every single time you press play. 

With Love

The Wise Hippo