A good night’s rest is often overlooked and unconsidered until it starts to impact normal day to day functioning. Struggling to sleep can lead to an array of secondary impacts, as sleep is critically important for both our physical and mental recovery and functioning. Sleep deprivation can affect mood, increase anxiety, lead to depression, irritability, and impatience. It also impairs physical performance and memory and makes mistakes more likely to happen. There are a number of problems that fall under the sleep issues umbrella and can have varying effects on mental and physical health.
In cases where people experience insomnia, a common sleep disturbance, it is because they have developed an unhealthy pattern of behavior that interferes with their sleep cycle and sleeping habits. Often sleep issues can be linked to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and chronic stress.