Sleep Deprivation And Mental Health


With good sleep, you can improve your mental health as well as your physical. There are long and short term effects that can take place when you’re deprived of a quality sleep cycle.  

Sleep has been known to effect psychiatric effects like bi-polar but can also effect development and social skills. A lack of sleep can worsen metal health and trigger psychological problems and have a negative effect on emotional and social development. The same can be said for the other way around, it’s important to speak to your doctor if you are struggling with sleep and/or depression. 

Stress and Management

If you have been tossing and turning through the night, it’s bound to have a knock on effect on your performance in the daytime with mood changes occurring, finding it hard to deal with minor stresses in your life. Poor sleep can effect even minor stress- there’s no real gauge set and it can affect people in different ways. In the short term, minor differences like anger and frustrations can be the out come of sleep deprivation. There are ways to manage this such as forming relations with social workers or counsellors for support for instance. 

Depression And Anxiety  

Sleep deprivation can be a symptom of depression and anxiety, there’s also a case that lack of sleep actually cause depression some research has found –theconversation.com Helping people improve there sleep could actually help see the end of depression for them along with doctors support. 

Treating insomnia is a way that could help with psychological health issues. Types of treatments may also become a prevention this could be a encouraging format. 

There are many reasons why someone might have issues with there Mental Health poor sleep is just a contributor.

Better Bed Company are trying to improve Mental Health. We’ve partnered up this month with PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide raising awareness on this  subject. Providing our readers with advice and help.

To call HOPELINEUK ring 0800 068 4141 or visit their website https://www.papyrus-uk.org/