Updated: Mar 26, 2022
In working with patients who have undergone trauma, esp. regarding abandonment and abuse of power, I’ve noticed some recurring symptoms, one of them being sleep disorders: either difficulty to fall asleep, difficulty to stay asleep, constant nightmares, and extreme tiredness during the day. I’ve also noticed anxiety and PTSD. And eating disorders. In Homoeopathy we call these “mind symptoms”.
Even though sleep disturbances can happen to all of us at some point, be it because of stress, hectic schedules, travel causing jet lag, and other situations that sometimes have us placing self-care last, I’ve noticed among my patients that trauma results in sleep disturbances in a regular basis, which interferes with their daily life.
Life is about constantly remembering our way back to our center, so here are some facts for you to ponder on:
😴 How much sleep do you really need?
💤 Sleep helps young adults consolidate memories from the day before, more than it helps older adults.
✔️ But then when adults in their 40s and 50s allow themselves to get the eight hours of sleep they need, they show fewer signs of cognitive problems like senile dementia when they are older.
😴 Does sleep affect your emotions?
💤 When you’re tired, you’re more likely to be short-tempered, impatient, and moody. When this becomes chronic, it becomes an important risk factor for depression.
💤 Insomnia may impair your brain’s ability to successfully process negative emotions.
✔️ Neural changes and emotional regulation difficulties have been found among people with insufficient sleep.
Sleep disorders can also affect your performance at work and cause strain in your relationships. When left untreated, it can lead to further health consequences.
I’m sharing this with you because sleep is very important and sometimes you may put other things first.
Remember: sleep is essential for your body to function properly, you need to take care of your body before taking care of anything and anyone else.
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~ L. 🌝✨