Session Nine

Sleep / Therapeutic Modalities

Sleep problems are common in people with PTSD. This can be the result of nightmares, fears of going to sleep, anxiety, persistent mental alertness, depression, and other negative thoughts. Insomnia has been reported in 90-100% of veterans with PTSD.

Here we will discuss pharmacologic and cognitive behavioral treatment options available

Immediately below are videos.  If you scroll down further, there is a list of resources provided for you to explore.  Inclusion of any video or resource does not mean endorsement by Friends' Health Connection.  Each resource should be vetted properly by you to make sure the information is accurate and that it's a fit for you.

Featured Videos


American Sleep Association

The primary mission of this organization is to improve public health by increasing awareness of the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders. The American Sleep Association provides various self-help strategies for treating insomnia, a common side effect of chronic pain.

Path to Better Sleep Program

Presented by The Department of Veterans Affairs 

National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation advances sleep health and well-being through education and advocacy.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The AASM is advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives through accreditation, membership, practice standards & professional education.

General Sleep Information

Sleep Education (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): icon

National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): icon


American Sleep Association: icon


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-National Institutes of Health: icon


Patient Organizations

American Sleep Apnea Association: icon


Circadian Sleep Disorders Network: icon


Narcolepsy Network: icon


Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation: icon


Wake Up Narcolepsy: icon


Other Resources

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: icon


Sleep Research Society: icon


National Center on Sleep Disorders Research: (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health): icon