Statistics About PTSD and Sleep
According to research from the PTSD and Sleep Foundation:
- Between 10% and 30% of adults struggle with chronic insomnia.
- Between 30% and 48% of older adults suffer from insomnia.
- 40% of people with insomnia are also affected by a mental health disorder.
- More than 90% of people with PTSD related to military combat have symptoms of insomnia.
While PTSD related to combat is much more recognized than trauma resulting from non-military situations, experiencing insomnia and sleep issues is not excluded to people who are dealing with Complex Trauma.
Addressing the Link between Childhood Trauma, PTSD and Sleep Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress related to childhood trauma, which often causes Complex Trauma, is much more prevalent than society wants to recognize.
Sleep issues and insomnia do get recognition, but treatment for those same issues is rarely given in conjunction with treatment for PTSD or Complex Trauma.
It is unfortunate that there is such a disconnect between putting two and two together and addressing some of the core issues that give rise to sleep issues and insomnia, which are PTSD and Complex Trauma.
Going to the Root PTSD and Sleep Issues
You can not successfully manage or resolve a symptom without addressing its cause.
When you start to address the cause of disturbed sleep, restless sleep, and insomnia, you can start to see more lasting results and improvements.
In the Course On Sleep & Insomnia Related to Post-Traumatic Stress, I address the core issues of sleep issues and insomnia related to Complex Trauma & PTSD.
Some of the topics I cover are:
- The Adrenals & Brain-Stem Activation
- How Trying to Overcome Sleep Creates Conflict
- The Fear of Not Being Able to Sleep
- Cycling Through Exhaustion & Fight-Flight Activation
- How Light Breaks Down Melatonin
- The Need for Raising Blood Sugar to Lower Adrenaline
- How to Breath to Stimulate the Para-Sympathetic Nervous System
- Sleep as Disconnection from Feeling Too Much
- Shifting Through the Emotional Layers to Build Strength
- Why You Deal with Burnout & Sleep Issues
- Reversing The Pleasing Response in Order to Create Energy
- And, Containment & Processing of Emotion to Improve Sleep
This course is unique in that it puts two and two together; you need to address your Post-Traumatic Stress in order to make any advances in improving your sleep.
Here is a 2.34 min. sample video of one of the meditations that I pulled right out of the course content that deals with excessively sleep and when sleep becomes a form of dissociation; a way to disconnect from reality.
Get The Full Course On Sleep & Insomnia Consisting of 5 Somatic Meditations that Cover: