Mental Health Awareness Month: The Importance of Sleep
Did you know that sleep and mental health have a fascinating two-way relationship?
It’s true! When it comes to mental health disorders, they often make it trickier to catch those much-needed Z’s. But here’s the kicker: poor sleep, including that pesky insomnia, can actually be a sneaky accomplice in starting and worsening mental health problems and even physical pain! But fear not, my friend! Sufficient sleep, especially the magical REM sleep stage, does wonders for our brain’s emotional processing. While we snooze away, our brain evaluates thoughts and memories, giving a special nod to the positive ones. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, at Institutes of Health we’ve got your back. Just ask us how we can help you reclaim your nights!