Now you're back at home you may also find that you have some ongoing problems with sleep.
Here are some tips that may help:
Talk to those around you if you feel lonely or sad. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your loved ones. They may know you are struggling and want to help.
Ask for help from your GP if you are having trouble sleeping and/or symptoms of anxiety, depression or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You may need a referral to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist. Your GP can also refer you to other services that can help with your recovery.
If the ICU at the hospital you were in has an ICU Follow Up Clinic, contact the hospital to make an appointment.
This topic was reviewed by an intensive care medicine specialist in July 2022.