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Help – I’m struggling to sleep

When you go through a traumatic experience, it is common to struggle with falling asleep at night. You may be experiencing flashbacks ( a vivid experience in which you relive some aspects of the traumatic event or feel as if it is happening right now), or high levels of anxiety (having an increased heart rate, feeling restless), which make it challenging for your body and mind to relax and move towards sleep.

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Stella, Imara’s sleep and anxiety practitioner, shares the 7 sleep tips below to help you on your recovery journey.

For more sleep tips visit The Sleep Charity Website

If you would like support from us to help you recover from the impact of child sexual abuse, please feel free to contact EMCYPSAS on 0800 183 0023 to be referred to our service. We provide free support to children and young people aged 4-18 years old and their safe family members.

March 19th, 2021