It hasn’t been a very good relationship for as long as I can remember. And the hard thing is that I LOVE sleep & having CPTSD I really need it to function.
Yes I know I posted about how amazing meditation was & that it helped so much with my sleeping but that didn’t last very long. I used it for a few nights but the novelty wore off very quickly.
Not even sleeping tablets are helping now. They don’t seem to be doing what they are meant too.
Having PTSD/CPTSD is hard enough as it is without doing it on little or no sleep.
I learnt years ago that putting movies & TV shows on that I know & love is the best way to lay in bed. I put them on & not even watch but listen then eventually I fall asleep.
It’s 1am & like every other night I’m wide awake. Switching off is really hard to do at the moment.
They say exercise is a great thing so Iv dusted off the treadmill & started using it but like most other things it’s not working either.
Iv said it before & I’ll say it again. I wish we had a switch behind our ears where we could turn off our brains & get the much needed sleep we need.
Unfortunately we don’t have one so we have to try & find other ways to deal with the constant over thinking, memories & anxiety.
Thankfully I’ve got a huge movie & TV show collection so I’ve always got something to distract myself. Then there is good old Candy Crush. I play that until I get really tired. It works wonders.
Have you got any ideas to help with sleep?
Don’t forget to be kind to yourself.