Importance of sleep and its role in mental & physical health

November 21, 2018

Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system, muscle pain, and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

 

Sleep is considered to play a very important physiological role in humans. It’s a vital need and it supports in various functions such as cardiovascular health, emotional restoration, memory association, creativity, body temperature regulation etc. sleep especially Rapid Eye Movement REM sleep is needed in order to heal emotional wound. 

 

 

 

Studies show that sleep disruption — which affects levels of neurotransmitters and stress hormones, among other things — wreaks havoc in the brain, impairing thinking and emotional regulation. 

There are more than 70 kinds of different sleep disorders identified by experts. The most common ones are: insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), sleep apnea (obstructed breathing that causes multiple awakenings), restless leg syndrome (prompts night fidgeting and impairs quality of sleep), and narcolepsy (falling asleep suddenly during the day).

 

Allowing yourself to get a good amount of shuteye on a regular basis not only restores your body, but your mind too.  The power of sleep and its relationship with your mental wellbeing is more vital than ever in today’s busy, restless culture. Understanding how one affects the other not only helps in getting the most accurate diagnoses, but also aids in improved treatments for both conditions.

 

There are various ways to improve sleep quality. In Elate Sleep Well Program, our experts provide practical tips to improve sleep hygiene. Regular daytime or early evening exercise can also be a great way to combat insomnia as it helps to reduce anxiety and stress, as can practices such as mindfulness. Our experts will also provide tools used in cognitive behavioural therapy to help you sleep on time and sleep well.

 

You may contact us on www.elate-wellbeing.com

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