Sleep Healing

I had no idea how important sleep was for my health until my health hit rock bottom. The first time I felt I could sleep for days was after the birth of my third child. I was working full time, dealing with an abusive husband and young children who weren’t sleeping through the night. I took my infant daughter into the guestroom in an attempt to get a little more sleep which sparked a colossal rage episode with my husband who took the move as a sign I was having an affair. Ugh! After the birth of my fourth child, my health took a sharp dive and even after escaping an abusive marriage I still couldn’t sleep. I was riveted with fear that my ex would break in and attack us at night or I was having nightmares that he was already back and I couldn’t get him to leave. My children, traumatized, were unable to sleep and were up sleepwalking and crying out for me in the night likely from their own nightmares. I remember telling my co-workers that I needed to sleep for a few years to not be tired anymore. Sleep has been pivotal in my healing process. Sleep is a priority for me and I can’t imagine getting to this point in my healing journey without it.

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Author: Undeniably Sara

Abuse is an unfortunate reality in this world and is more than physical assault. The invisible trauma we suffer can result in chronic illness, which is a relentless beast gnawing away at the soundness of mind. Education and support from others are vital in the healing journey.

15 thoughts on “Sleep Healing”

  1. I’m happy you finally got out of your abusive marriage. I couldn’t imagine what that could have been like with 4 children.

    I’m new to blogging and I’m new to your journey but I’m happy and proud for you. I’m happy that you’re getting the sleep you need to be a happier and healthier you.

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  2. I had a vision as I read your post… of a desperate for peace and space … of a spare room and bed and within seconds, a silhouette in the open doorway, arms crossed and legs slightly apart. Silent and staring. I see this is my nightmares and the vision is imprinted on the back of my eyes …
    Much love to you xx

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