My fiancé has PTSD and he gets terrible night terrors, he’s fine during the day, but “Good Grief” at night he’s dangerous! He fights in his sleep! He punches the headboard. I’ve been elbowed and kneed in the ribs and back several times. He cusses in his sleep and throws punches in the air. He keeps telling me he wants to sleep in different rooms but I refuse!
We both try to do as much as we can with natural remedies so sleeping pills and anxiety pills are out. He has tried drinking Kava Kava at night, which is great for getting him asleep, but didn’t help with the terrors. We’ve tried exhausting him with exercise, going for long walks in the woods, we eat nutritiously, drink teas, smoothies, juices & take supplements, which has been great for our overall health, but still the terrors persisted. There are several other methods we have tried that sometimes help and sometimes don’t.
Recently I was telling my best friend about
what we’ve been going through and she suggested giving him a back rub at night with an essential oil / aromatherapy massage oil. I figured “What the Heck. Why not?” and nightly backrubs he was totally game.
I went to the local health-food store and they suggested an essential oil blend that helped with PTSD & stress. We gave it a try and it has been making a HUGE difference! He has gone several nights without night terrors and as long as I massage him with the oil if he does have a terror it’s more of just a nightmare that I can calm him down from. His PTSD is very embedded from issues since he was a young child so we weren’t expecting a “one use” miracle cure but at least we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can tell you if I forget to massage him with the oil it’s gonna be a rough night. The company that makes the oil also has mists and internal drops that we are gonna give a try to see if using them too will help even more.
Here’s a Blog that explains why the essential oils can make a difference /www.kaliana.com/blogs/eatdrinkthink/power-of-essential-oils-on-the-brain
I hope this helps you
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