There’s a direct link between poor sleep and mental health issues, with studies showing you can improve one by improving the other.
Sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and apnea, can lead to the development of serious mental health issues. These include mood swings, grumpiness, irregular emotional reactivity, depressed mood and depression. Just one night of poor sleep affects the brain’s ability to properly control emotions and negative thoughts. However, chronic sleep deprivation leads to exhaustion and can increase your risk for developing deadly chronic health conditions.
Poor sleep and mental health issues frequently come hand-in-hand. Recent studies report fewer than 20% of mental health patients don’t suffer from sleep problems. On the bright side, studies also show that improving one can help improve the other. To avoid the development or worsening of these issues, it’s important to speak with a physician about potential sleep issues.
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Shannon has over 25 years of experience in the fields of counseling and social work.