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How does your mental health affect your sleep?

How does your mental health affect your sleep?

Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health. “Poor sleep leads to worrying. Worrying leads to poor sleep. Worrying about sleep is like your mind trying to fight itself. That’s a horrible place to be.” What problems might I have with sleep?

What to do if you have problems with Your Sleep?

Our pages on money and mental health, addiction and dependency, and mental health effects of drugs and alcohol have information about organisations that can help. Some medication, including psychiatric medication, can affect your sleep. If you’re taking any type of medication and having problems with your sleep, talk to your doctor or a pharmacist.

Who is more likely to have a sleep disorder?

National Institute of Mental Health. Women are more likely to have sleep problems and any type of mental illness, whereas men tend to be less affected. The majority of mentally ill people also have some kind of sleep disorder, and having a sleep disorder is often a symptom (or a cause) of another illness.

How to find out if you have a sleep disorder?

Request an appointment with a sleep specialist, or call 214-645-8300 for more information. Insomnia, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, is among the most common sleep disorders. In one study, 40 percent of participants with insomnia had a mental illness.

How are sleep problems related to mental health?

Key points 1 Sleep problems are more likely to affect patients with psychiatric disorders than people in the general population. 2 Sleep problems may increase risk for developing particular mental illnesses, as well as result from such disorders. 3 Treating the sleep disorder may help alleviate symptoms of the mental health problem.

How to help someone who is having trouble sleeping?

My colleagues help patients who are having trouble sleeping, who have some form of mental illness, or both. Request an appointment with a sleep specialist, or call 214-645-8300 for more information. Insomnia, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, is among the most common sleep disorders.

How to get better sleep for mental health?

Establish a nightly routine. Stick to a set of habits that help prepare you for rest each night. Take a bath, read a book, or practice a few minutes of meditation to calm your body. Repeat these routines each night to help set the mood for a solid night’s sleep. Avoid caffeine or stimulants too close to bedtime.

How does sleep affect your health and well being?

Sleep also regulates the body’s hormone levels and strengthens the immune system. All of these functions, as well as other physical and mental benefits of quality sleep, combine to improve energy levels throughout an individual’s daily life.