PTSD and sleep
Both sleep disturbances and nightmares are standard features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental (DSM–5) diagnostic criteria for this condition.
Previous studies have indicated that 80-90% of patients with PTSD suffer from sleep impairments, with nightmares and insomnia among the most commonly reported symptoms. PTSD patients who experience a greater degree of sleep disturbances are more likely to suffer from severe PTSD, experience suicidal ideations, inflict self-injury, and be disabled.
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