How Sleep Affects Mental Health
There are many factors that contribute to our state of mental health, but among the most influential factors is sleep (or the lack of). When we don’t get enough sleep, our brain function slows and impacts all mental functions negatively, such as emotional stability and cognitive function.
The relationship between mental health and sleep are deeply intertwined and complex, but there is a vast amount of information available to help with understanding the relationship. Mattress Advisor has published a number of articles that dive into the topic, such as:
- Sleep and Mental Health: Why Our Brains Need Sleep
- Sleep and PTSD
- Can Sleep Disorders Cause Mental Illness?
- Sleep After Trauma
The website also has a page full of resources on better sleep, including tips on natural sleep remedies, sleep at various life stages, and dealing with sleep issues as a parent.
Sleep is such an important part of our health and happiness, so it’s important to find a sleep pattern that works. If you’re struggling to get the proper amount of sleep, we encourage you to check out the above resources and do even further research to find solutions for better sleep.