I put Wayne Dyer on repeat. It's free on YouTube.I have PTSD and I am trying my darndest to live with it. Not one incident but several, my question is, how to sleep without alcohol/drugs? Ironically I'm a trained holistic therapist.
how to sleep without alcohol/drugs?
This.I think it depends a bit on what’s stopping you from sleeping/what the barriers are.
And also perhaps what aspect of sleep are you particularly struggling with. Getting to sleep in the first place? Staying asleep? Waking up (perhaps from nightmares) and then can’t get back to sleep? Getting some sleep but not feeling rested? All of these?! Something else?!
I also sometimes find that, if I lay awake for ages, if I get up and lay down in bed in the spare bedroom, I sometimes get to sleep really quickly. I don’t know why that is! But sometimes that change of scene just does the trick.
It's really interesting how what we are "supposed to do" sometimes doesn't work at all. I HAVE to read before bed (and I do it in bed), even if just a short bit. I sleep pretty much like a baby these days.I've come to realize that a lot of the normal "sleep hygiene" recommendations have the exact opposite effect on me (e.g. complete darkness, noise, ...). One thing I was taught in one of the courses on sleep I took (doctor's orders) was that one should establish that the bedroom is for sleep and only sleep. No reading. No computer surfing. No watching movies. In return, one shouldn't take a nap on the couch or similar. This way your brain is supposed to learn that bed==sleep.