NEW BLOG: Sleep and Mental Health: The Connection
After a late or restless night, getting very little sleep, how do you feel?

Are you chipper, upbeat, optimistic?

Peaceful, calm, steady?

Or are you irritable, sad, frustrated, anxious?

One night of awful sleep is all it takes to wreak havoc on your thought processes and emotions.

How much more would your mental health be affected if your sleep was disrupted over several nights, weeks, or months?

Multiple studies have shown that people with a chronic sleep disorder such as insomnia are 17 times more likely to develop anxiety. It's also common for sleep problems to develop before major depressive episodes.

Incidentally, when people with mental health issues also experience sleep disorders, they're less likely to respond to treatment.

On the flip side, when treatment for the sleep disorder is given, it's much more likely that the mental health issue will improve as well. This has also been the case for children with ADHD. Not only can the disorder itself and the medication prescribed cause sleep issues, but when those sleep issues are treated, the symptoms of the disorder are sometimes eliminated completely as well.

We know that getting enough sleep is crucial for our physical health, but sometimes we don't realize the impact it can have on our mental health.

Rather than automatically assuming our emotions and mental health need medication, we should first look into how well we are caring for our bodies' basic needs.

Click here to grab a FREE Sleep Checklist that you can check off to make sure you're taking all the right steps to help your body get the sleep it needs, so that you can feel your best, both inside and out!

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