July 2015 – A recent sleep study in the Times highlighted how sleeping after a traumatic event could potentially be more harmful than expected. The reason behind this is when a person falls asleep the mind and body turns the experience into a memory and when the memory is accessed this provokes the body to react exactly the same way as it did at the time of the trauma. Insomnia are one of many symptoms related to trauma, which the majority of people would seek medical intervention such as sleeping tablets and allows the person to resume a normal sleep pattern, but does not deal with the overall underlying issue of the trauma itself. The recommendation is to access some form of immediate support to prevent this from developing in to a Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) condition; if delayed this condition may affect both your relationships with others at work and home.
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