Sleep Problems and PTSD

Many people have trouble sleeping at times. But it's more likely after you have experienced an accident, war, assault, disaster, or other traumatic event.

You may find you are sleeping too little, or too much, or having nightmares. If these symptoms don't go away, get worse over time, or interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a doctor.

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD.

  • Sleep and PTSD: Discover why people with PTSD may have trouble sleeping and what to do about it.   
  • Nightmares and PTSD: Learn what nightmares are, how common they are, and how they are related to PTSD.

Find out more information from the National Center for PTSD, including what you can do to improve your sleep.