Almost everyone has heard about sleep disorders: from sleep apnea to insomnia and even narcolepsy. But did you know sleep disorders could be directly linked to your depression?
Even in the best of times, depression is a common disorder that impacts millions of Americans. About 8% of U.S. citizens 20 or older — or more than 25 million people — suffer from depression, according to the CDC. And over the course of a person’s entire life, about one out of six people, or upwards of 16%, suffer from depression at least once.
The problem? So few people realize how closely sleep and depression can be related. We all know that quality sleep is good for us. Getting in enough hours of shut eye boosts our energy levels, aids exercise recovery, and can even improve how productive we are at work. But one thing we tend to forget about? Our mental health.
In fact, sleep and its impact on mental health is one of the reasons I’ve dedicated my life to helping people get the best sleep possible.
When it comes …