Getting Enough Sleep after a Stroke or Brain Injury

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It is not uncommon for your sleep to be disturbed after a stroke or brain injury. Some people may experience insomnia. Insomnia may make it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Others may experience Narcolepsy and fall asleep suddenly throughout the day. Some people might experience extreme drowsiness during the day. It is also possible to have disorganized sleep patterns. Regardless of what kind of sleep difficulty you may have, it can make doing the things you need to do and want to do more difficult.

Occupational therapy (OT) can help you identify strategies to improve your sleep. OT can examine your home environment and help you identify barriers to sleep. They can help you think about your daily routine and identify simple changes you can make to improve your sleep. They can also help you address internal barriers to sleep like pain or distressing thought patterns.

If you’d like to learn more about how occupational therapy can help with sleep after a stroke or brain injury, contact Moxie OT today!