Inability to Sleep
"I haven't had a good night's sleep in 32 years"
Raped at knife point in June of 1973, Kathleen Hamm finally obtained justice 32-years later when her attacker was found guilty thanks to DNA evidence.
Insomnia is a common problem for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Sleeping disturbance may decrease or disappear with time, or persist for weeks, months, and even years. Because your body needs time to rest and recharge, insomnia often results in daytime fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, depression and more.
Insomnia can manifest under different forms, like:
- Inability or difficulty falling asleep.
- Waking up frequently in the middle of the night, and having difficulties going back to sleep.
- Waking up too early in the morning, feeling tired, irritable, and not rested.