PTSD and Sleep
Severe stress or trauma can trigger your fight-or-flight response. It is your evolutionary mechanism to deal with danger. It’s hugely important - it keeps you safe, and ultimately, alive.
But, when the trauma is severe, the neurological systems designed for survival can become dysregulated. This may lead to continued fight-or-flight responses: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Think about it, when your mind and body tell you you’re not safe, you can’t relax. Your only focus is to try to feel safe. Your mind and body won’t allow you to sleep when you perceive danger. A disorder like PTSD keeps your body in a state of fight or flight: you can’t feel safe, you can’t relax, and you certainly can’t sleep.
Fundamentally, the goal is to get the body back to a state of homeostasis - feeling safe and balanced. Activating the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps you calm down) stimulates the "rest and digest" response and returns the body to homeostasis after the fight or flight response.
The Dreampad uses a patented vibrational sound system to signal your body’s relaxation response. A pilot study completed in 2014 with 10 war veterans with severe sleep problems showed that 10 out of 10 participants had improved sleep after beginning use of the Dreampad. 8 of the 10 participants showed continued improved sleep after 3 months.
Trying the Dreampad is risk-free. If you are not sleeping better, return it within 60 days and we will refund your purchase.
"The Dreampad has consistently improved the sleep of every patient who has used it. There has also been symptom reduction in patients suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression and various childhood disorders."
- C. Weiss