The stress from the day comes to haunt you at night — and not in your dreams because you're not even asleep. Lying in bed, tossing and turning, your mind is racing. You could be thinking about the stresses from the day or dreading that meeting you have tomorrow — maybe even feeling the embarrassment from the infamous incident in third grade. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to combat these disruptive thoughts to get the Zs you desperately need.
In honor of World Mental Health day, Alaska Sleep Clinic invites you to take a minute to educate yourself about how mental health and sleep health are connected on every level.
Mental health and sleep are often intertwined. Even if you sleep every night, too little or poor quality sleep can compromise your ability to think clearly and be mentally productive. If you're already dealing with anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns, then healthy sleep may be challenging to get on a regular basis. Check out the facts below regarding the relationship between mental illness and sleep to see if you could be getting a better night’s rest.