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Emerging Research Now Shows Sleep Duration Influences Anxiety and Depression

You will find many posts on this site that talk about sleep. Poor sleep is linked to a huge range of issues.

  • Poor sleep is linked to increased anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.
  • Poor sleep is linked to reduced immune system activity.
  • Poor sleep is linked to slower physical healing.
  • Poor sleep is correlated with a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Correlation does not mean causation. people with dementia tend to sleep less.

For many of the clients I have worked with, sleep deficiency is an issue. However, sorting out sleep is not a trivial matter. Busy lives, demanding jobs, active families, financial worries all play their part. No simple approach will successfully help with all these areas.

Various potions, including pharmaceuticals to help sleep have a place. However, the evidence is also compelling that if they become a lifestyle, that is you take them most nights, then the benefits are soon lost. For example, many of the prescription sleeping tablets hamper our brains going into deep sleep for some reason. This deep sleep seems to be essential for our brain to tidy up memories, and to remove toxins from the brain.

If you want to read more articles about sleeping problems, feel free to browse through our articles below:

If you feel you have poor sleep and anxiety or depression then the research article below written by Melissa Scott may give you a nudge in the direction in sorting out your sleeping patterns. Otherwise, if someone you care about has sleeping problems then please share this post with them.

If you feel that disturbed sleep is causing you or your loved-one problems, then let us know by leaving a comment below.

Emerging Research Now Shows Sleep Duration Influences Anxiety and Depression

( — June 1, 2018) Orlando, FL — Scientists have been researching what really causes mental health issues and how to treat or avoid them. In a recent study, it appears that they may be linked with sleep. According to this new research, sleeping less than eight hours a night is linked with intrusive, repetitive thoughts.


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