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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Whitaker

Hypnotherapy for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

What is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)?

According to "Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a rare sleep disorder characterised by periodic, repetitive movements of the legs and feet during sleep".

A man sleeping on his back with light coming in through the window
PLMD can be very difficult to live with, leading to insomnia and other issues

Can PLMD lead to anxiety and insomnia?

Yes, many people report that PLMD makes them much more anxious when going to bed. Therefore, they develop insomnia which further worsens their problems. When they do get off to sleep, their limb movement can wake them up, causing more anxiety the next night. You can see how easily a negative vicious cycle can be created and sustained.

Getting enough good quality sleep is extremely important to each and every one of us. Our bodies and minds regenerate and recover during sleep, providing ample time to empty our stress buckets.

Without this high quality sleep, we may wake up feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to productively go about our day.

How can Hypnotherapy Help with PLMD?

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be very effective in helping people to reduce their anxiety levels and get high quality sleep.

Hypnosis uses deep relaxation and visualisation to help you relax.

To try out a free hypnosis soundtrack to help you sleep, go to

Are sessions online or in-person?

Both are available - please book an initial consultation to discuss.​

If you would like to discuss further, please book a free initial consultation by clicking on the following link -

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