I lost my mum a year ago in July to cancer. She went down hill quickly. I have been having horrible dreams on and off since she passed away. They make me not want to go to sleep. I’m so tired


Hello @Pambear83, thank you for reaching out - I am so sorry for the loss of your mum. Many of our members have experienced the loss of a parent and will understand some of what you’re going through.

I’m sorry to hear that you are having nightmares. It is understandable that you wouldn’t want to go to sleep. Having nightmares and flashbacks is common when someone we love has died, though it doesn’t make it any easier.

I wanted to share our Grief Guide with you. It can help you to cope with and understand your grief, and has some tools which you might find helpful such as journalling and a memory box. You can find it here:

If you are finding it hard to function due to lack of sleep, we would also encourage you to visit your GP and discuss what support they can offer you to help you through this.

I hope you find the community to be a support - keep reaching out, you’re not alone.

Take care

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Hi I lost my mum last dec I still have dreams about her I don’t think they ever go away