In today’s world, we all know someone who’s struggling with Post-traumatic stress disorder. Be it a war veteran or someone who’s been involved in a traumatic event, it seems that PTSD seems to be more common now than ever. An aspect of PTSD that seems to get little public attention is sleeping with PTSD. While going through your normal day can be a challenge, getting through the night can be even tougher. There are many great natural ways to make sleeping with PTSD a lot more manageable.
The National Center of PTSD has a lot of helpful and innovative tips for sleeping with PTSD that involve simple, mostly natural techniques for those of you who would like to avoid taking medication.First, let’s find out why PTSD sufferers are so likely to have trouble sleeping.
How to fix the problem:
Change your sleeping area. It may seem like a simple solution, but changing your sleeping area when suffering from PTSD has been proven to help improve quality and length of sleep.
Stick to a specific bedtime routine. A schedule for sleeping can make everything a little more organized. Which in turn, helps to alleviate stress.
Try to relax before sleep. Yoga and meditation can be a great form of relief for those suffering with PTSD. Even if it’s not before bedtime, these exercises can calm you throughout your day.
Let us know if any of these natural techniques help you or someone you know sleep better with PTSD. If not, it’s important to contact your doctor for help.
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