We all handle stress in different ways, no one can predict how incidents such as road traffic accidents or accidents at work will affect them. In many cases however, victims of accidents will find that they find it hard to sleep.
Changes to your behaviour like finding it hard to sleep
Finding it hard to sleep, or feeling tired all of the time, are two common behavioural changes for individuals who are suffering from stress.
Following a public accident, even the most settled of sleepers may find that the stress of the incident is keeping them awake at night and leading to disturbed sleep when they do finally drift off.
Lethargy is also a typical symptom of stress. Feeling too tired to go about your day-to-day routine, oversleeping and struggling to participate in physical activities, are just examples of difficulties faced.
Improve your evening routine if you find it hard to sleep
Look at your evening routine and consider changes you could make so the time before you go to bed is more relaxed.
Invest in lavender oil and bathe in a warm bath before bed. Place an evening ban on electrical equipment and read a few chapters of a novel over a hot milky drink.
Keep all activities out of the bedroom and reserve the room as a place exclusively for sleep.
Ways to raise your energy
On the other end of the spectrum, if you are feeling hopelessly tired, it is usually your body’s way of telling you to rest. Be sure to get the sleep you need.
Improve your diet by including lots of green vegetables and fruits that are high in vitamins, and cut caffeine products. As tempting as caffeine seems, opt for water.
If you do feel it is possible, try to get some level of exercise, even if it is just a short walk to the local shop.
Personal injury claims for finding it hard to sleep
If the stress of an injury you have incurred, at no fault of your own, is weighing you down, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Victims are eligible to pursue a claim if the accident occurred within the last three years and they are able to prove that they are in no way accountable for their injury.
With so much to contend with following a public accident, legal firms such as Accident Advice Helpline can manage your claim and ensure that it is handled by a suitable and experienced solicitor.
Working on a no win, no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline ensure that those who have suffered from harm and stress, at no fault of their own, will receive the compensation they deserve. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown