Sleep And Emotional Trauma And Stress
I have been BP for almost two years and feel amazing most days. The only problem I currently really am facing is that of stress, mostly during sleep.
I am currently going through a divorce. I decided to leave the relationship, but my marriage was all that I had known for almost 20 years and we met when I was 17. So it has been very painful.
I am finding that I am fine during the day (except if I dont sleep), but for whatever reason I am experiencing the following sleep issues:
1. On most days I wake up with terrible migranes from clenching my jaw. This is worse when specific events happen that are the process of divorce or reliving the emotional trauma.
2. I wake up in a panic from the pain of the past. This is more trauma related.
I have a solid self-improvement program, emwave2, support system, journaling, exercising, etc... I follow all of the sleep protocols... When I am well rested nothing stops me.
My question is that it seems that my conscience can handle and cope with the stress and even do a decent job when I'm exhausted, but the core of the issue I face is my subconscience takes over when I am not awake and causes all kinds of havoc. This of cource makes life more difficult when I am awake. I am looking for a way to help minimize this... They say you need a month for every year you were to gether to "get over it"... I say screw that, Im over it, when I am awake and cannot figure it out.