Sleep—getting too much or too little—is a big thing inside grief. Especially in the early days (define early for yourself), grief often seems to have its own sleep schedule.
Sleep is a time of restoration for the body, and it’s always the first place to look for improvement or comfort when things are completely falling apart.
Getting “good enough” sleep is important, but grief rearranges your sleep: either keeping you up or reducing your “awale” hours to a short little window between long naps. When you do sleep, grief pokes its way through no matter how exhausted you are.
If you’re wrestling with sleep issues, you’re not alone. Sleeping all the time and never being able to sleep enough are both #perfectlynormal inside grief.
Have you noticed changes in your sleep? Let us know in the comments.
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