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Sleep and Trauma

May 5, 2021

This episode is all about the connection between sleep and trauma. What are the sleep disturbances that people with PTSD or chronic trauma suffer and what kind of things can one do to sleep better?

This is NOT medical advice, is not a substitute for visiting your physician and is not entirely comprehensive. I wanted to give an overview about sleep, how trauma and PTSD disrupts sleep, and some suggestions for how to sleep better. 

If you have questions or comments or would like to know more please be in touch with comment below. 



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Dream sleep takes sting out of painful memories | Berkeley News

How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Sleep | Sleep Foundation

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