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PTSD and white noise

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keystonegirl

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A friend has recommended that I use white noise to help me sleep. I tend not to sleep very well when my boyfriend is away at work; the stress sometimes triggers an event. I've listened to snippets of white noise and I'm not too sure it would work. I don't want something that might make episodes worse. She swears by it; it seems to work very well for her. Sidenote: she also suffers from PTSD. I am ambivalent about its use; if it works then I'm all for it. But I also don't want something that could make my PTSD worse either. I was wondering if anyone has used this technique besides my friend. I believe in getting as many opinions as possible before I make a purchase. I appreciate any and all who respond to my query. 🔊
 
I can't sleep with complete quiet; it creates an enormous amount of anxiety and then I can'ta fall asleep.

I have a small sound machine that plays several different sounds--thunder is my favorite, and helps me fall asleep within a few minutes.
 
Many nights I use a music playlist curated specially for sleeping to fall asleep to. Listening to the police radio also often puts me out like a light as well for some reason. White noise just isn't noisy enough for me I guess.
I cannot handle loud noises...maybe classical music? I'm new here ...but not new to PTSD I know I have it ...need to be dx....nice to meet you. Violet Chic

I can't sleep with complete quiet; it creates an enormous amount of anxiety and then I can'ta fall asleep.

I have a small sound machine that plays several different sounds--thunder is my favorite, and helps me fall asleep within a few minutes.
When I hear loud noises ...my whole body jumps ...it's weird

When I hear loud noises ...my whole body jumps ...it's weird
I cannot sleep with any noise...need quite & dark room...it's horrible..I used to love music at night on low ...ocean waves seem to help some. Changing the subject...can we post a photo & how do I post a photo if we can. Thanx 🌹
 
A friend has recommended that I use white noise to help me sleep. I tend not to sleep very well when my boyfriend is away at work; the stress sometimes triggers an event. I've listened to snippets of white noise and I'm not too sure it would work. I don't want something that might make episodes worse. She swears by it; it seems to work very well for her. Sidenote: she also suffers from PTSD. I am ambivalent about its use; if it works then I'm all for it. But I also don't want something that could make my PTSD worse either. I was wondering if anyone has used this technique besides my friend. I believe in getting as many opinions as possible before I make a purchase. I appreciate any and all who respond to my query. 🔊
I can't use plain white noise, but some ASMR (there's a lot out there that could work for you) puts me to sleep. Sometimes I'll play calm soothing music that I know feels good to listen to, on a low volume. Always have a fan on too.
 
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