Today, I thought I’d share an obvious statement. According to pretty much every scientific study ever, and common sense, and your mother — sleep matters. What you may not know is that a good night’s sleep is essential for more than maintaining your usual, sunny disposition, it’s also impacts your mental health.
Seeing as it’s World Mental Health Day, it seems like as good a time as any to discuss the importance of treating mental health like you would any other health issue, or say, sleep deprivation.
In the interest of not over-reaching my area of expertise or bogging you down with too many details, I’ll get to the point. When it comes to mental health, stigmas often get in the way. Coming at the conversation from a different angle, like sleep, has the potential to expand the conversation and to open minds to the importance of mental health.
After all, we can all identify with the awfulness of sleep deprivation. Whether you pulled an all-nighter in college or dealt with the nocturnal needs of a newborn, you’ve felt the mental and physical strain of utter exhaustion.
Something to keep in mind during your cat nap this afternoon.
More on the Story: Newsweek
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