Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 15th, 1997
"Victims of sexual assault will develop the worst insomnia that I've ever seen, all as a function of nightmares," said Dr. Barry Krakow, who heads a study at UNM's Sleep Research Center on such nightmares. "I want you to imagine waking up screaming from a nightmare at least 250 nights out of the year."
Krakow said women who have been sexually assaulted have an average of five nightmares a week for as long as 20 years.
He has used an imagery rehearsal technique on people suffering from chronic...
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