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Sleep Clinic Helping PTSD Sufferers

Sourced from KOAT Channel 7 - Albuquerque, NM

A new sleep clinic opened in Albuquerque Friday with the sole aim of helping people who suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

"Most people with PTSD have insomnia and nightmares. It's almost a given," said Dr. Barry Krakow of the Maimonides Sleep Center.

The effects are devastating for them and others.

"Parasomnia conditions, very disruptive sleep" are common, said Krakow. "They could actually act out their dreams and move around and hurt somebody."

Krakow said he's been treating people with sleeping problems for years, helping them with their nightmares. Recently he's seen a growing problem.

"There clearly is a rise, or at least an awareness of PTSD that's growing in the community," Krakow said.

Friday he unveiled a new PTSD sleep clinic.

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When Nightmares Won't Go Away

by By David Freeman | Sourced from WebMD

Nightmare therapy may put chronic nightmares to rest.

"Studies show that 70% to 80% of people who try IRT get significant relief," says Barry Krakow, MD, director of the Maimonides International Nightmare Treatment Center in Albuquerque, N.M. He's one of the researchers who worked on the JAMA study and the author of four books on sleep medicine, including Sound Sleep, Sound Mind.

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Yael Levy recalls having chronic nightmares as far back as elementary school, when she was living in Israel. The grandchild of Holocaust survivors, she says her dreams were filled with images of suffering and death.

In one recurrent nightmare, Levy was trapped in a concentration camp, facing death. In another, she was drowning in deep water. At their worst, the nightmares occurred on an almost weekly basis, leaving her jittery and desperately fatigued.

"I would wake up so terrified that I was afraid to go back to sleep," Levy says. "And the bad feelings were hard to shake. I would continue to feel frightened throughout the next day."

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