In PTSD, a good night’s sleep means feeling safe

Learning a safety signal in a shock paradigm associated with a better night’s sleep

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Many people diagnosed with PTSD suffer from problems with getting a good night's sleep. A new study shows that in these patients, sleep problems aren’t linked to reaction to fear, but instead to a sense of safety.

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