Self care is really about recognising detrimental behaviour patterns and making the effort to change them. The direct links between mood and sleep have been researched and documented for many years.
The Cold Truth About Sleep
- Sleep is critical to mastering your health and wellness.
- Sleep deprivation is linked directly to cravings, weight issues, anxiety, depression and a host of different diseases
- Modern life makes good healthy sleep routines difficult. Thus you need to have a proper battle plan in place to counter the balance.
Some key studies have indicated that with inadequate sleep you are ten times more likely to have clinically diagnosable depression and over seventeen times as likely to experience clinically diagnosable anxiety or struggle with chronic stress in your lifetime.
Lack of quality sleep comes with a whole host of stress-related issues that in-turn affect nervous and immune system functions with many detrimental short and long-term medical side effects.
Before you dive into medication and the pharmacological remedy route it is certainly worth actively looking into some simple behaviour changes and environmental shifts.
The bottom line is 7-9 hours of quality sleep is what your body and mind need to recharge, restore, revitalise and maintain relative homeostasis.