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Sleep Disorders are common for victims of sexual abuse. This is something that I did not realize until it happened to me after other stress in my life brought back post traumatic stress. I've ended up back in counseling and working with doctors to get my health back. And in doing so, a doctor pointed out that I was not getting deep sleep. And in a couseling session with my favorite psychiatrist who helped me so much years ago, she pointed out that I probably have never gotten really good deep sleep except when I was a very young child before the abuse. Hence this page on sleep disorders is being added to help others as I learn more about this and find good resources to share with other victims. Hopefully this will be very helpful to others - both those of you who know you aren't getting good sleep, and for those of us who did not realize we were not getting proper sleep :)

  • National Institutes of Health - Sleep Disorders Research - This website has patient and public information, research, and professional education.

       You can take a sleep IQ test at Sleep IQ Test

  • Your Guide to Healthy Sleep from the National Heart, Lung, an Blood Institute

  • Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem from the Institute of Medicaine of the National Academies.

  • National Institute of Health - Sleep & Aging

  • Stanford University - site is under sonstruction but has links to some good research about sleep.

    NOTE: Inclusion in our list of organizations, books, counselors, and other links and resources does not necessarily indicate a recommendation or endorsement. What is helpful for another survivor may not be right for you. As always, use your own judgment when contacting any of these organizations. Advice given at this website, or in conjunction with Joshua Childrens Foundation activities is not to be taken as a counseling or clinical relationship but only as suggestion based on the founders personal experience as a sex abuse victim resulting in bulimia eating disorder and the healing journey from that. Articles, links, or content contained on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should it be inferred as such. Always check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about a specific condition. Joshua Childrens Foundation does not take any responsibility and is held harmless from any actions by anyone associated with the websites we link to.

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