Trauma-Related Sleep Disorders

https://www.sleephelp.org/ptsd-and-sleep

Nightmares and flashbacks are very common in PTSD sufferers. Nightmares can cause frequent arousals, which reduce sleep quality. They can also make it more difficult to get to sleep, and contribute to a general sense of anxiety about sleep itself. In one clinical trial, more than 70 percent of veterans in the study reported regular nightmares. Another found that 52 percent of Vietnam veterans with PTSD had nightmares fairly often, compared to only 3 percent of civilians surveyed.

People with PTSD often worry about their own safety, and/or experience general anxiety. This can make it very difficult to get to sleep, as negative thoughts and emotions swirl. Anxiety levels are closely linked to sleep quality among the entire population, and the effect is particularly acute for PTSD patients.

People with PTSD often worry about their own safety, and/or experience general anxiety. This can make it very difficult to get to sleep, as negative thoughts and emotions swirl. Anxiety levels are closely linked to sleep quality among the entire population, and the effect is particularly acute for PTSD patients.

Author: betterblokesnz