Are you kidding me?

Please read that title with a ton of sarcasm.  Has anyone made a sarcasm font yet? Self-care #12 Healthy eating and sleeping. https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/25-obvious-non-obvious-self-care-issues-complex-trauma-survivors-struggle-with-lilly-hope-lucario/   Judy’s perspective is here:  https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/self-care-12-of-25/ I agree with Judy, we both wrote earlier blogs about eating habits or lack of good ones.  Mine is written here:  https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2018/01/17/eat-your-vegetables/ Healthy sleeping, those two…

Nightmares and lack of sleep

I have nightmares.  I always had nightmares.  When I was little I would complain about my nightmares and I was told they would go away when I grew up.  They didn’t go away, therefore, I never grew up. When I started counseling, I averaged 3 hours of sleep per night.  That meant at least half…

Tired of being tired

I believe one of the predominant feelings of people with PTSD is “Tired of being Tired.” The interesting thing about tiredness is it comes from multiple sources.  Hyper-vigilance sustained over long periods of time puts a lot of wear and tear on the body.  Super alert constantly leaves little time for the body to rejuvenate. …

Exhausted

I’m exhausted….but when I fall asleep I only sleep a short time before waking again.  If I sleep earlier, I wake up earlier.  If I actually do starting getting more sleep…..nightmares increase.  Insomnia sucks, a lot.  I actually researched sleep, read books on it and I learned that not enough sleep alone can cause severe…

Layers of nightmares

My sister shared this article with me on Facebook, thanks Judy.  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/advice/kevlar-for-the-mind/2016/07/11/hopeful-sign-combat-veterans-nightmares-insomnia/86937384/ Shares a method called ERRT – Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescription Therapy This method is not new.  What is new they are starting to test it.  The frustrating part is no one can make money off of this because it is not a new…

Mental Blackouts

Every student has felt this when they look at their test and their brain refuses to relinquish any information about what they read the night before.  Some are short, like when yelling at your own child and you can’t remember their name.  Other kind last much longer; childhood, what childhood, I don’t remember any childhood. …

Physical Triad

Sleep – Nutrition – Exercise I hesitate writing this post because I am still struggling with this challenge.  It is an ongoing battle for me to take care of my physical body.  I was taught to be ashamed of my body.  I was taught I was selfish to have my most basics needs met, like…