"Is Hypnosis sleep", you may ask? Hypnosis is not sleep.
The brain wave frequency that is experienced during hypnosis is a state that the brain passes through during the act of falling asleep. The hypnotic state is actually something that most of us experience on a regular basis. Have you ever gotten "lost" or "engrossed" in something that you deeply enjoy? A good book, movie, tv program, etc. This is a form of hypnosis.
When I mentioned this to a recent client he related to me an incident where he was driving and listening to a World Series game. Before he knew it he was just a few minutes from work and remembered very little of his actual drive. I'm sure most of us can relate to this in one way or another. Obviously you haven't been asleep during these experiences.
These situations not only show that hypnosis is not sleep they also demonstrate that it is a naturally occurring state that can easily be attained and sustained.
In fact since our brains naturally attain the appropriate frequency for hypnosis while we are drifting off to sleep and again when we are awakening this is a perfect time for most clients to perform their daily self hypnosis.