How Trauma Can Affect Your Dreams

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  1. particularly relaxing. Before bed, a warm bath can also help you to wind down. Avoid news or websites that add to your anxiety.
  1. Sleep when you need to, but don’t force it.  You may find that you need more sleep following a traumatic experience, or feel sleepy at different times. Brief naps or rest periods during the day may help. At night, if you find yourself lying awake, avoid letting sleeplessness become another stressful trigger. Get out of bed and do a quiet activity elsewhere until you feel ready to try to sleep again.
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