What if through simply sleeping better you could reduce your depression. The connection between sleep and depression can no longer be ignored. Especially when you’re lying in bed in the middle of the night feeling sad, anxious or hopeless. It’s only natural that these overwhelming feelings are going to disrupt your sleep.
In an ideal world, the snooze button doesn’t exist. You don’t need to set an alarm clock and you sleep soundly according to your body’s circadian rhythm. You go to sleep and wake up when your body signals it’s time.
But, your reality probably isn’t like that. And if you’re like most people, late nights, interrupted sleep or a demanding job mean that you probably don’t always go to bed when your body needs to. It’s no wonder you feel so tired when your alarm clock goes off in the morning. Of course, you hit the snooze button.
We’re all told that sleep is important but do you know why? Considering you sleep for up to one-third of your life, that’s on average 25 years by the way. Isn’t it time you found out exactly what your body is up to?
When you don’t get enough sleep because you’re too busy, stressed, or you have a condition like sleep disordered breathing, snoring or sleep apnoea, your body and brain miss out on a vital opportunity to repair, replenish and restore. That missed opportunity can lead to a whole range of critical health problems.
If you’ve ever been sleep deprived, it will come as no surprise that feeling tired slows down your brain. Snoring, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety and an abundance of lifestyle factors can all result in daydreaming, absent-mindedness, forgetfulness and just not feeling on top of your game. But why?
Sleep has captivated the minds of researchers and doctors across the world and a recent study has uncovered more of the mystery surrounding sleep and why we need it.