Grief sleep problems are very common after a loss. Our bodies are in shock and we are often suffering from anxiety too.
When you are suffering from insomnia, whether it is because you have had a bereavement or due to another of life's stresses or an illness, it can make life even more challenging. These relaxation techniques will help you to sleep better which will enable you to cope during the day.
One of the most important things to remember is that being awake in the middle of the night is not the end of the world. If you can't sleep, instead of lying there fretting and worrying about it, why not get up and do something. Most of this website was written between the hours of 2am – 4am! If you have a lot of thoughts or ideas going around your head, it can be really helpful to write them all down. Once they are out of your mind and on the paper, you can then settle back to sleep.
If you are still having trouble sleeping, you could try acupuncture which relaxes the body and mind, and consider seeing your doctor to rule out any medical causes.
If your insomnia is caused by grief, loss or a bereavement, have a look at the pages on this site which will help you to cope. Coming to terms with your loss will help to calm your mind and help you to sleep better. Some pages you might find useful are:
Coping with Grief Anxiety
Or have a look at our index of contents.
Grief and Sympathy Home > How to Deal with Grief > Grief Sleep Problems
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The flowers in spring will bring joy to the bereaved and help to heal their heart.
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