Poor sleep can lead to real health problems that truly are "all in your head." [...]
Napping is not a sign of frailty or weakness, it's a strategy for strengthening your cognition, balancing your mood, improving learning and memory retention, and being more productive.
Getting along without sleep is a contradiction in terms. People who lack sleep are very difficult to be around. Their sleep loss disables their judgment, patience, compassion and other virtues valued in familial, social, and professional relationships. [...]
There's plenty of blame to go around for the mood swings of teenagers, but let's be fair: a lot of it isn't their fault, it's due to sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation after baby is born is common, but can be a serious problem for new parents and mental health. Anxiety, postpartum depression, mood swings, even drowsy driving and child abuse can come from chronic lost sleep for both new mothers and new fathers.
Without sleep, we can struggle with memory and learning, mood stability, executive function, and mental processing. These podcasts and videos capture the strange landscape of the brain and mind under the influence of sleep deprivation. [...]
Start with sleep health if you want to improve your mental health. [...]