Written and Submitted by Lisa Smalls
Have you ever woken up and wondered, what the heck is going on? Nothing seems right. You are unfocused, lack motivation, and worse, you are cranky! While for some, these days are rare, for nearly 35% of Americans who sleep less than the recommended seven or more hours a night, you could be heading toward a path of mental illness.
Submitted By Tuck Sleep
Troubled sleep, insomnia, and oversleeping are classic symptoms of clinical depression. While not all depressed people have sleep disorders, many do. When evaluating patients for depression, doctors typically ask about sleep patterns as part of the diagnosis. Problematically, sleep problems worsen mood and can cause depression themselves, creating a vicious cycle.
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