Is Sleeping The Worst Thing To Do If You Experience Trauma?

Sleepless-eyes(Telegraph) Sleep deprivation could prevent traumatic memories and flashbacks

Sleep-deprived group experienced around 40 per cent fewer intrusive memories than those who had been able to sleep normally

Although a good night’s sleep has long been recommended to those who have experienced a trauma, it may actually be the worst thing to do.

Research, conducted at Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute showed that sleep deprivation prevents people from consolidating memories bad experiences.

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