Working Through PTSD Insomnia
Not being able to sleep, fall asleep, stay asleep, or have a restful sleep are very common symptoms when dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress.
Your fight-flight mechanism and accompanying hormones are likely to be on overdrive; fatiguing your adrenals and affecting your overall health.
Furthermore, when you suffer, you naturally attempt to get away from it and try to overcome it.
Your Fight-Flight Mechanism Is Rallied UP
When you are triggered and activated, your fight-flight mechanism is rallied up. Your adrenaline gets going and it might take hours or even days before you are able to regulate yourself and come back down from the activation.
When you suffer, you naturally attempt to get away from it and try to overcome it.
The trouble is, when you are dealing with Complex Trauma or PTSD, that you seem to be constantly going through cycles of high activation and shutdown, which wears you down.
In time, your hormonal balance and sleep cycle will be deranged adding insult to injury.
PTSD Insomnia, Being Triggered, Lack of Energy
When you don't sleep well, you become emotionally more unstable, making it easier to get triggered and activated again.
Lack of sleep, being triggered, and having to deal with a lack of energy can then become a vicious cycle.
You need sleep to regenerate and balance your nervous system, immune system, and hormonal system.
How PTSD Insomnia Relates to Post-Traumatic Stress
To address PTSD Insomnia, you also need to address your Post-Traumatic Stress if that is what caused your lack of sleep or disturbed sleep in the first place. You cannot focus on one part only.
You can help yourself with sleep aides but you will only be successful to a degree.
What you need is to put two and two together and address both your sleep issues and your Post-Traumatic Stress at the same time to see improvement and results.
Do you want to:
- Learn more about the adrenal & brain stem activation
- Know more about how trying to overcome sleep creates conflict
- How you use sleep as disconnection from feeling too much
- Know how to reverse the pleasing response in order to create energy
- Know why you need to raise raise blood sugar to lower adrenaline
- How to shift through emotional layers to build strength
- Know why you deal with burnout & sleep issues
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