"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I am awake you know? " Ernest Hemingway
Life can feel as though it is falling apart when you are grieving and this quote by Hemingway is a reminder of the importance of good sleep. The Social Embers website has an updated link to some helpful advice about grief and sleep which you can read by clicking here.
People often say that people have fallen asleep, when they are talking about death. This is because sleeping is linked with peacefulness and contentment, but it can be very confusing when speaking to children about death, as it might cause them to become frightened of going to sleep, in case they might die.
We are frequently advised not to look at too much digital content before sleeping, but many of us do not heed that advice, especially with the rise of digital sleep monitoring apps on watches and phones.
Hypnophobia is the name for the fear of falling asleep. This type of anxiety can develop after a traumatic event, such as sudden bereavement.
Sleep is vitally important for our bodies and minds to rest. Switching off digital devices that could disturb this rest is a good tip, but if you are having difficulties sleeping then visit the link on our website for some more helpful suggestions.