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10 Facts You May Not Know About Sleep and Mental Health

If youve ever felt drowsy or zoned out,” then youre already aware of how important a good nights sleep can be. What you might not know, however, is that sleep isnt just important for helping you get through those dreaded Monday mornings, but its essential for your mental health too.

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Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health, and those with mental health problems are more likely to have insomnia or other sleep disorders.

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Depression and Sleep Disorders

Troubled sleep, insomnia, and oversleeping are classic symptoms of clinical depression. While not all depressed people have sleep disorders, many do.

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Mental Illness and Sleep Disorders

To an extent, sleep quality can be a barometer of mental health. Sleep disorders often coexist with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and schizophrenia.

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The Surprising Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep research is gradually establishing itself as an important field, and a recent study focusing on the relationship between insomnia and depression may have useful implications for mental health practitioners.

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Sleep Hygiene & Tips for Better Sleep

10 Tips to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

Getting too much or too little sleep leads to medical issues like fatigue, high blood pressure, and increased stress, among other things. Boosting your current habits will significantly decrease your risk of these symptoms.

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12 Steps to Improve Your Sleep

Sleep hygiene may sound unimaginative, but it just may be the best way to get the sleep you need in this 24/7 age.

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Healthy Sleep Habits

Your behaviors during the day, and especially before bedtime, can have a major impact on your sleep. They can promote healthy sleep or contribute to sleeplessness.

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What is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have a good nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.

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Sleep Apps

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Digipill (free)

Digipill uses a combination of psychoacoustics and NLP to help you to unlock your subconscious in order to change or mood, perception, or behavior.

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Pzizz (free)

Using the science of psychoacoustics, Pzizz plays a sleep-optimized mix that changes each night to put you to sleep and wake you up feeling refreshed.

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Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock (free)

Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep – the natural way to wake up – feeling rested and energized.

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