Almost all refugees have had problems with their sleep. Sleep problems are common to all the mental illnesses you will deal with in your community. Poor sleep can be caused by physical illnesses, especially if there is pain or discomfort. Refugees who abuse drugs or alcohol will also have trouble sleeping.
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The most common sleep problems you see will not be caused by illness but by changes in camp conditions. These may include extreme weather conditions such as storms or drought, or worries about new rules related to resettlement, refugee status, food distribution or military activity.
Serious poverty and difficult and unexpected personal situations can also result in poor sleep. For example, a refugee's sleep may suddenly become disturbed on receiving bad news about a member of the family.
Dramatic changes in camp conditions or in a refugee's personal or social situation can turn an occasional sleep problem into a more serious one. The refugee will now sleep badly every night rather than just two or three times a week. The person may also relive the past in bad dreams or worry about the current situation. Lack of sleep and sleep interrupted by bad dreams cause people to feel tired the next day. Eventually a person becomes exhausted by this daily cycle of poor sleep and tiredness.
How to identify people with emotional disturbances related to poor sleep
1. Identify all physical or mental disorders and disturbances that may be causing the refugee's poor sleep. Make sure that the refugee is not depressed. If the person has frequent nightmares, he or she may be suffering from an emotional illness following a hurtful and terrifying event.
2. Find out from the refugee, friends, neighbours and camp authorities if any dramatic changes have occurred in camp life that might worry the person you are trying to help.
3. Ask the refugee and family members when the sleep problem began. Find out what personal or social events may be causing it.
How to help people with emotional disturbances related to poor sleep
1. Treat any medical or mental disorders that may be causing the person's poor sleep. Try to find out about any worries that may be causing the poor sleep.
2. Do not give sleeping tablets to someone with long-standing sleep problems. Although the tablets may help for a few nights, they will not help in the long term. Sleeping tablets may be used for a few nights to help someone who has just been very upset by something, but afterwards they must be stopped.
3. Send the refugee to a priest, religious leader or traditional healer. Folk medicine, prayer, meditation and religious practices can help a great deal.
4. Counsel the refugee about the worries that may be contributing to poor sleep.
5. Help the refugee find a relatively quiet place to sleep. This should be a place where the person feels safe and will not be constantly interrupted by loud noises, children, or people coming into the house or room at all hours of the night. A home visit will help you find out if this is possible.
6. Remember, even with all these measures you may not be able to solve completely the person's sleep problem. You may not be able to improve overcrowded living conditions, poverty or problems with the police or immigration authorities.
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