Firstly good on you for reaching out, that's often the hardest step for many people.
As an alternative to reprocessing or re-traumatising by talking about past emotional events; I highly recommend that you work with a practitioner whose modality (such as Clinical Hypnosis, NLP, EFT) is able to assist you to safely and comfortably resolve or neutralise underlying feelings and emotions, relating to past traumatic events, out of conscious awareness. You've already experienced that trauma once, you don't need to experience it again.
Additionally I'd recommend that you learn preventive skills and techniques that will enable you to change unwanted problematic thoughts, feelings, and emotions as they come up. The same practitioner should be providing these as a matter of course.
In my experience, once the past traumatic memories have been emotionally neutralised, the nightmares tend to stop. Sleep is vital for us to function day to day, not to mention our body uses it to heal and regenerate cells etc., so the sooner you can get some good sleep, the better.
In the mean time, some general sleep-related advice I'll offer, is to stay off mobile devices at least one hour before going to bed, don't watch or read anything that is overly stimulating, and certainly don't drink any caffeine before going to bed, as caffeine stimulates the activation of the stress response [fight or flight] in the body.
I hope this helps.
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