Sleep problems and nightmares.

So I've been having horrible high terrors and sleep paralysis for weeks now. My dreams range from rape (which I have been) to my boyfriend physically abusing me (never happened) to dreams about my dead father (unpleasant ones) I tried to just pray them away but they're constant. So today I purchased some incense and oils to help me sleep and of course a dream catcher. "Cliche" I know but I'm desperate and I'm very into meditation so this stuff means a lot to me. Any tips on how to sleep better? Anyone ever dealt with horrible nightmares or sleep problems? I need all the help I can get xox