Sober and Sleepless: 13 Tips to Help You Get Some Sleep in Early Recovery
Article from The Fix by Olivia Pennelle
According to Olivia Pennelle, "Sleep is as crucial to one’s recovery as regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but sleep disturbance is a problem that plagues most of us when we first stop using or drinking. As a result, we're cranky, unable to function effectively, irritable, and reaching for coffee, energy drinks, and sugary or processed foods for a quick boost. In some cases, the lack of restful sleep can put you at risk for a return to drugs or alcohol — all the more reason to get a good sleep habit established early in recovery."
This article discusses the importance of sleep during early addiction recovery.