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

Resources

American Sleep Association

www.sleepassociation.org

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

https://www.veterantraining.va.gov/insomnia/ 

National Sleep Foundation

https://www.thensf.org/

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

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

https://aasm.org/

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): http://www.sleepeducation.org/external icon

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

 http://www.sleepeducation.org/healthysleepexternal icon

 

American Sleep Association: 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/external icon

 

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

 https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/sleepexternal icon

 

Patient Organizations

American Sleep Apnea Association:

 http://www.sleepapnea.org/external icon

 

Circadian Sleep Disorders Network: http://www.circadiansleepdisorders.org/external icon

 

Narcolepsy Network: http://narcolepsynetwork.org/external icon

 

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation: https://www.rls.org/external icon

 

Wake Up Narcolepsy: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/external icon

 

Other Resources

American Academy of Sleep Medicine:  

http://www.aasmnet.org/external icon

 

Sleep Research Society: 

http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org/external icon

 

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research: (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health): https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/ncsdr/external icon