Our Number One Suggestion For Your Mental Health
What if we told you there was something you could do for your mental (and overall) health that costs nothing?
What if we said this amazing strategy would reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and rumination? It actually also has been shown to make you more attractive and less prone to illness!
Willing to give it a try? Wanna know what it is?
I know, I know. You’re rolling your eyes. THIS is the miracle cure for my depression and anxiety? Truly, though, sleep has a significant impact on our mental health.
It’s important to note that not only can sleep improve your mental health, but lack of sleep can also contribute to mental health challenges. Things like difficulty with managing emotion (anybody lose it on their loved ones lately?), lack of interest in activities, increased thoughts of suicide, and reduced happiness can all be linked to sleep deprivation.
So basically, we know that good quality sleep decreases negative mental health symptoms, and not getting enough sleep increases those negative symptoms. Sleep truly is an incredible strategy, then.
Some of you reading this may struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep can be negatively impacted by a number of internal and external factors.
Internally you might be dealing with:
- Sleep disorders
External factors might include:
- Caffeine or alcohol consumption
- Light quality in your room
- Sleep schedule
- The temperature in your room
- A restless partner
Getting a great night’s sleep might sound wonderful, but it might be something you struggle to achieve. Here’s a great resource for learning more about sleep and even some tips to improve your sleep.
One thing is certain…increasing the amount and quality of your sleep can have a positive impact on your mental well-being, and not getting enough zzzz’s can definitely exacerbate negative mental health symptoms.
Maybe tonight is the night to put the phone down a bit earlier and try to get a bit more rest.Back to Blog & Videos