Good Night’s Sleep Sometimes Makes Traumatic Memories Worse

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A provocative new Oxford University-led study suggests obtaining a good night’s sleep may actually be the wrong advice for a person who has experienced a traumatic event. If the findings are replicated in follow-up studies, the management of care after a traumatic event may be significantly altered. The research, conducted in Oxford’s Wellcome Trust-funded Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) showed that sleep deprivation might prevent people from consolidating memories of experimental trauma (emotional film clips in the study), reducing their tendency to experience flashbacks. The study appears in the

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Published By: Psych Central – Thursday, 2 July, 2015

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