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How Sleep Impacts PTSD

Discover the link between sleep and post-traumatic stress disorder, and learn what you can do to finally get some rest. If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Experiencing difficulty falling or staying asleep is one of the most common symptoms of the disorder. Case in point: Half of all vets with PTSD have issues falling asleep compared with only 13 percent without the disorder, and nine out of 10 vets with PTSD have trouble staying asleep at night. Why PTSD Throws Off Sleep The PTSD-insomnia link may stem from the nightmares that often go along with the disorder, arousing sufferers so much that they wake up and/or…