It is common for parents (and children) to have trouble sleeping after experiencing a traumatic event. This might be something that you experienced, or continue to experience. Sleep can be interrupted by the hospital environment but also because of your thoughts, feelings, and things that you are doing. It is really important that you get enough sleep so that you can function as well as you can. This section provides information about different ways sleep can be improved.
It can be extremely difficult to sleep in the hospital environment. Some of the parents we spoke to provided some tips that might help you to get more rest.
- Take naps when you can
- Talk to the staff and see if they can help
- Make sure you stay fed and hydrated