Some of the reasons why a soldier returning home from active duty may struggle with sleep as the result of PTSD are because they remain in a state of heightened vigilance, and have high levels of anxiety, reports ABC7.
One of the most common problems with PTSD is frequent nightmares. It can lead to sleep fragmentation, excessive daytime sleepiness, and, potentially, chronic insomnia and sleep deprivation, which only worsens any other underlying problems.
Now, there is a trial of a new medication designed to lessen nightmares and improve sleep for those with PTSD.
For professional photographer Ali Bardeguez, the hours before dark are the best time of the day.
“What we call, photographers call, the golden hours,” said Bardeguez.