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Positive Changes Helps Americans Get a Good Night Sleep

Dublin, Ohio (March 6, 2015) – Not getting enough sleep? You are far from alone. In fact, sleep problems in the U.S. have reached near epidemic proportions. This growing health issue is attracting a lot of attention this March – which is National Sleep Awareness Month. While millions of Americans have struggled to find sleep remedies, thousands of central Ohio residents have found the answer at the Positive Changes Hypnosis Center. The Dublin, Ohio franchise uses a unique clinical approach that combines state-of-the-art hypnosis methods and personal coaching to help clients get a good night's sleep and also improve their general wellness.

"Many of our clients have realized major improvements in sleep through our clinically-proven hypnosis and coaching programs," says Sandy Gould, COO of the Positive Changes franchise, headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.  "In fact, an Ohio State University study found that 75% of our clients successfully reached their goals for improved well-being." Unlike other sleep disorder treatments that rely on machines, oral devices and drugs, hypnosis is a natural solution. The patient is put into a trance-like state of mind and experiences deep relaxation, focused attention and greater openness to suggestion.

Sleep is a pillar of good health and Americans are getting too little of it. A study by the Center for Disease Control found that the average person now sleeps less than seven hours a night. This sleep deprivation can be life-threatening. It significantly increases the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease. Laurie Brunner, the CEO of the Positive Changes franchise, says overall wellness goes way beyond just the physical. "Getting a better night's sleep, and allowing the cells in the body to repair after the stresses of the day, is clinically proven to promote better health and mental agility.  This is the body-mind connection".

Randy Cohn, a computer programmer from Westerville, Ohio, was diagnosed with sleep apnea several years ago. "It was a nightmare. My doctor prescribed all kinds of medication and devices, but nothing worked."

That's when Randy heard about Positive Changes Hypnosis. Almost immediately, his sleep patterns improved.  "Once I started my program, I noticed my sleep patterns started changing right away. I started sleeping three continuous hours, then four, then five. I took a new sleep apnea test and the results showed a 100% improvement."  Randy now gets a good night's sleep and no longer needs medication or a CPAP machine.

Studies have also shown that a lack of rest reduces your overall metabolism, and increases hunger and appetite. Decreasing your sleep by a few hours can cause weight gain. A 2014 study by the University of Colorado found that participants put on an average of two pounds after missing only a few hours of sleep over several consecutive days. Being overweight, in turn, is a primary cause of chronic sleep apnea, which often occurs when excessive weight gains obstruct airways.  And, given that the Centers for Disease Control finds that more than a third of US adults (78.6 million Americans) are considered to be obese, the problem is growing at an alarming rate.

Angelo Mazzocco of Lewis Center, Ohio, used Positive Changes to lose 61 pounds and drop five inches from his waist line. "Before finding the Hypnosis Center, my blood pressure was high, and I struggled with gout and sleep apnea. But after six months there, all of those health issues went away."

"While our programs successfully offer a natural, holistic way to lose weight, the surprising dividend for many of our clients is improved sleep patterns and reduced stress." Brunner says, "By using a mindful approach to overall wellness, our clients have increased the fitness of both their bodies and their minds."

Lifestyle Improvement – Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, LLC

Lifestyle Improvement is the only national franchise that provides clinically proven approaches to achieving wellness through hypnosis and coaching.  For nearly 20 years, individuals have achieved measurable life-gains through our holistic programs that address the challenges of weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, sleep and pain management.  Thousands across the country have realized their goals and changed their lives for the better.  www.positivechanges.com