I have a client who refuses to fall asleep in her bed. She has to end each night by falling asleep to the television. She also always wakes up at the same time every night. It is very unsettling.
In her past, she got killed in her bed. It has created an unsettling pattern within her. She wakes up every night at the time she was murdered. The one place that should be a sanctuary is a place of unrest.
Once a memory is brought to the surface, it is easier to release the unconscious programming. When trauma from the past is remembered and validated, the behavior it created serves no purpose any more. There is much freedom in releasing past trauma.