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Sleeping When Under Stress

Here is a video and some great articles for helping you sleep while under stress.

How Does Trauma Affect Sleep? Trauma — the blanket term for any physically or psychologically damaging experience —  is sadly common in our society. According to the National Center for PTSD, roughly 60% of men and 50% of women will experience at least one traumatic event during their lifetimes. Trauma can cause a wide range of long-lasting, negative health effects, including insomnia and other sleep-related problems. This piece will discuss the realities of trauma and how traumatic events can impact our sleep patterns and routines. (Click here to read more).

Trauma and Sleep. Stress from a traumatic event can often lead to a variety of sleep problems. When the body is overstimulated, the brain is flooded with neurochemicals that keep us awake, such as epinephrine and adrenaline, making it difficult to wind down at the end of the day. The neurochemicals remain present in the brain and can interrupt your normal sleep cycle. The result can be insomnia, bad dreams, and daytime fatigue caused by sleep disturbance. The following are common sleep problems following a trauma: (Click here to read more).

 

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