A burn injury is stressful for most people. There are many things for you to worry about, not least, the recovery of your child. You might also be concerned about the impact on the wider family, your job, and on top of this, you might be worrying that you just cannot get to sleep.
When you are anxious or worried, your body releases adrenaline. Adrenaline is a hormone that can make you feel tense or restless. It can increase your heart rate and breathing, cause your stomach to churn, and your mouth to become dry. Feeling stressed or anxious causes the brain to be alert and active. This means that it will also focus on any worries that you have. In all, this is the opposite of how your body and mind need to be for sleep. In this state, anxious thoughts keep you awake and being awake leads to more anxiety. It is a vicious cycle.
Below are 3 tips that can help you to change this: