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

Hi, I'm Undeniably Sara. I'm learning how to live well with chronic illnesses by focusing on self-healing with the goal of lifelong health.

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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