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I just gotta ask this because I am at wits' end and I am sure somebody somewhere has some answer or advice. Long story short, without going into too much detail: I was sexually harassed last year (propositions for sex; indirect threat of stalking) and then assaulted (non-rape) by TWO different men in / tangentially in my university. Both men tower over me size wise and I only reach their chest level as I am pretty small. One could easily bear hug me. (I mention the non-rape aspect as I don't want to make it sound like I can understand the trauma of those who have been raped and "hijack" their story and voice.) In my head, the two men have somehow now kinda amalgamated into one horribly bad person. I get nightmares about this one horrible big person coming out of the shadows and forcing himself on me while I silently scream. I am now taking several drugs so I can sleep through the night, including one which I am building tolerance to. Does anybody have suggestions to sleep without all these drugs? Does / did anyone have to deal with nightmares and found strategies? I have heard anxiety and panic attacks, for example, causes trouble sleeping. I also know people have nightmares about comprehensive exams. I am seeing a psychiatrist so the nightmares have lessened in intensity somewhat (also could be the drugs). I have not had any panic attacks while awake, thankfully, as my psychiatrist has helped me with strategies like breathing and grounding techniques which I have been very diligently following. However, I do need strategies that others have found helpful for sleeping in the meantime as I consciously work through this with my psychiatrist during my waking hours. Academia comes with many forms of nightmares because of the pressures and I'm hopeful people have suggestions. Help? Please?