Are you getting a regular, good night’s sleep?
Having spent almost two decades working 24/7 shifts, I understand only too well the impact this has on our health, relationships and our productivity in the workplace. I also, wrote about this subject a few years ago as insufficient sleep is viewed as a common contributory factor for those suffering prolonged periods of depression, anxiety and relationship problems, including parenting.
Having a sleep disorder does not in itself cause depression, but lack of sleep does play a role. – WebMD
Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a catch-22 situation in that if you suffer from depression you’ll likely suffer from sleep disruption, which in turn can aggravate the situation.
The relationship between sleep and depressive illness is complex – depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders. Sleep Foundation
But don’t worry! Here are a few tips that I’ve put together introducing ideas around grabbing the best available rest, whether it’s getting off to sleep, or remaining asleep.
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Discover what the BBC had to say about the 8-hour body clock phases and take the short quiz to find out if you’re a morning or a night person! Another article you may find of interest is 30 Remarkable Health Benefits of Sleep (Backed up by Science).
If you’re concerned about your lack of sleep and you’d like to talk to me, in confidence, please get in touch.
Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, mindset consultant and creator of "Conscious Living by Design"™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.
Bob provides bespoke counselling services to individuals and couples in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).