I am not one who has been diagnosed with a sleep disorder; however, I’m participating this week because, many who have any level of anxiety or mental disturbance, don’t sleep well.
I’m not sure what the answer is to help us sleep better, or, for some, at all, at night when we’re suffering from mental health issues. Sadly, our lack of sleep only intensifies our symptoms. Sleep is essential for us to be healthy.
What worriers me most, is the after hours in a “dark” day. During the day, at least for me, I’m opt to feel some sense of light and positivity. When I’m up, I feel a bit more hopeful that I’ll manage ok. The dusk comes, and suddenly, all that is troubling me is in my face.
I wish there were some facility that is specifically for those struggling at night. I’m not talking about the psych ward off emergency ward. There should be a community place where individuals can sleep in closer proximity to someone else… Anyone else. Maybe those awake hours would decrease. Maybe having someone to talk to would help. I don’t know… I just know I could use such a place sometimes.
“It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”
― Aisha Mirza