Sleep Disorder

9 Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Impact Your Mental Health

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1. Introduction Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our overall health and well-being. It plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including memory consolidation, cognitive function, and emotional regulation. However, when sleep is compromised, it can have profound effects on our mental health. This article explores nine ways sleep deprivation can impact mental health. 2. Depression Sleep deprivation and depression often go hand in hand. According to WebMD, there is a well-established connection between lack of sleep and mental and physical health, including depression1.…

The Puzzling Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

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It is a puzzling phenomenon, sleep paralysis. Puzzling in a sense that one may think it is of a supernatural nature. I have suffered from sleep paralysis in the past, and from time to time. The experience can be gripping, and yes, frightening. And often it leaves a feeling of distress and exhaustion the next day.  Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you’re waking up or falling asleep. Many people who suffer from this condition are reluctant to talk about it.…
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