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ask: What can I do to help with getting rid of my insomnia?

By eklmattke
 
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I have PTSD from rape, and I was wondering if I would need to be on medication to help me sleep or if there are some other methods too. Thank you.

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eklmattke

I have gone through and succeeded in counseling; however, I still have issues with sleeping. Thanks for your input. Have a great week.

December 12, 2011 - 7:11pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

It is not surprising that you experience insomnia considering the trauma of being raped. Are you currently receiving counseling or therapy for PTSD?

I think falling asleep may be linked to feeling a loss of control over your life or a situation or a sense of vulnerability. Therapy for PTSD may have the added benefit of helping with your insomnia.

Best wishes,

Maryann

December 12, 2011 - 6:47pm
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