Wellbeing

Mental Health And Your Sleep

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Sleep and mental health are related in so many ways. When living with mental health issues your sleep can be impacted and a poor sleep can have a negative effect on your life style. 

Sleeping Problems You May Have 

Everyone needs a good night sleep but some suffer with bad experiences. We’ve come up with some scenarios were this could come into play. Difficulties may rise to the surface, there mentioned here. 

  • Insomnia is when you find it hard to sleep, wake up early in the morning and stay a sleep. 
  • Mental problems like panic attacks, depression, nightmares that seem to keep you a sleep or stop you falling. 
  • Different times when you sleep during the day time or evenings which then disturbs your night time. 

Ways Deprived Sleep May Impact Your Mental Health 

  • Have certain thoughts like suicide, anxiety or paranoia. 
  • Less concentration which could impact your day to day life 
  • Bad relationships which would have a negative effect on your life

How Can Mental Health Problems Affect My Sleep 

  • Flash backs from trauma can effect your sleep feeling unsafe or uncomfortable in bed
  • Depressed thoughts can increase time spent in bed this could mean sleeping during the day time and lay ins. 
  • Worries could keep you awake before sleep anxiety and panic attacks come under this plot.  

How To Gain Quality Sleep  

  • Buy a new mattress this has to be the best way to improve sleep
  • Exercise on a daily basis with long walks and staying active improving over time
  • Drink water this can have a positive effect on your mental health along with a balanced diet. 
There are many reasons why someone might have issues with there Mental Health poor sleep is just a contributor.
    Better Bed Company are all about improving Mental Health. We’ve partnered up this month with PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide and want to raise awareness with this charity on issues relating to Mental Health. Providing content also to help educate our customers and readers.  
    To call HOPELINEUK ring 0800 068 4141 or visit their website https://www.papyrus-uk.org/