CREATE A HEALTHY SLEEP ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN YOUR SLEEP ENVIRONMENT BY FOCUSING ON COMFORT AND LETTING GO OF DISTRACTIONS: UPGRADE YOUR BED: get a comfortable mattress and pillows; making sure that they...
Sleep can only occur if optimum body and brain temperature is reached.
PTSD patients tend to have reduced REM sleep, while MDD patients spend too much time in REM sleep.
Sleep helps optimize emotion regulation for both positive and negative emotions. When sleep is disturbed or lost, emotional volatility and potential psychopathologies occur.
Fear memory is consolidated during sleep through a neural mechanism that if disrupted leads to dysregulated fear as happens in anxiety disorders
Sleep loss promotes social withdrawal, thereby increasing isolation and loneliness.
Sleep deprivation increases anxiety, especially after more than 72 hours of no sleep.