Breaking the Cycle – How Sleep Spindles Can Help With PTSD

PTSD Anxiety Fear

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or other life-threatening situations. Symptoms of PTSD include recurrent intrusive thoughts and flashbacks, avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event, negative changes in mood and cognition, and increased anxiety and arousal.

A recent study has revealed that sleep spindles, which are brief bursts of brain activity captured by EEG during a specific stage of sleep, may play a role in controlling anxiety levels in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (Read More

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