Managing flashbacks at night

If you experience flashbacks at night, try the following:

  1. Turn on the light and get out of bed
  2. Have a cool flannel by your bed - If you wake up in a cold sweat this can be helpful
  3. Use grounding techniques
  4. Use some relaxation exercises
  5. Follow the advice on managing sleep problems
Take things one step at a time. Give yourself credit for changes that you make and progress that occurs. These techniques all require perseverance and practice. For most people, flashbacks begin to reduce after 2-3 months. If you find that you are still having flashbacks beyond this, or they get worse, it is important that you ask for help. Click here to find out where you can find support.